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NHS England responds to patient feedback and consults on prioritising specialised services

NHS England today launches a new consultation about how it will prioritise which specialised services and treatments to invest in. Patient groups asked it to consult on changes to the principles and process by which it makes these decisions. NHS England directly commissions around 145 specialised services. In order to ensure the maximum number of […]

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Informed: Issue 21

New GP workforce action plan NHS England is investing £10 million to kick start a plan to expand the General Practice (GP) workforce. NHS England funding will be used to develop a range of initiatives in collaboration with Health Education England, the Royal College of General Practitioners and the British Medical Association to increase the […]

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New Models of Care Programme

NHS England and its national partners have announced a new programme to focus on the acceleration of the design and implementation of new models of care in the NHS. As set out in the Five Year Forward View, rapid progress is needed to speed up the development of new care models for promoting health and […]

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Preventing medical device incidents

Patient safety incidents involving medical devices occur every day in the NHS. Although the vast majority of incidents result in no harm to patients, in 2013, over 40,000 incident reports relating to medical devices were submitted to the National Learning and Reporting System (NRLS). The actual number of incidents is even higher due to reporting […]

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Informed: Issue 20

NHS England announces £1bn investment in primary care over the next four years NHS England has announced that patients across England are set to benefit from a £250m investment in GP premises every year for the next four years. The NHS England funding will deliver on the promise of a new deal for primary care, […]

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Board meeting – 29 January 2015

The next Board meeting will take place on 29 January 2015 at NHS Southside, start time will be 10.30am. If you would like to attend, please register your interest at england.boardattendance@nhs.net. and let us know if you have any additional requirements. Please note that members of the public are welcome to attend meetings of the […]

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Informed: Issue 19

NHS England announces outcome of Cancer Drug Fund review NHS England has published the outcome of a review of drugs included in its Cancer Drug Fund, to ensure that the drugs available to patients offer the best clinical benefit. It also announced that the fund’s budget will grow to an estimated £340 million from April […]

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CCG Bulletin: Issue 75

Publications gateway number: 02847 Model specification for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: targeted and specialist services A new model Targeted and Specialist (Tier 2/3) specification has been published for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. This builds on previous sample specifications and will support commissioners of targeted and specialist services (Tiers 2 and 3). […]

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Webinars

NHS England’s Patient Online team are hosting as series of webinars to support practices, CCGs and CSUs with implementing online services, appointments, repeat prescribing and records access; which is included in the GMS/PMS contracts. You can ask questions, learn from other practices and find out how to access support locally. The webinars will run twice-weekly, […]

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