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Bulletin for CCGs: Issue 74, 19 December 2014

Publications gateway number: 02786 Download the bulletin as a PDF   Contents   Featured: 2015/16 NHS Planning Guidance Allocation of resources 2015/16 Primary Care Co-commissioning Eight CCG-led pilots announced to lead innovation in children’s mental health More mental health teams to be based at police stations and courts For action: New process for proposals to […]

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NHS England to support SMS for primary care organisations until September 2015

The Department of Health has made a decision to withdraw central funding for NHSmail SMS and fax services for all organisations on 31 March 2015.  However, NHS England has now formally agreed to support a replacement SMS service for primary care organisations that use the current NHSmail SMS service (including Clinical Commissioning Groups, GP practices, […]

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Developing a new approach to palliative care funding: A revised draft for discussion

Based on a two year data collection from sites covering both adults’ and children’s services, NHS England is developing a currency for palliative care which focuses on patient need. The aim of the work is to provide a transparent basis for palliative care commissioning. In October 2014 the NHS England Pricing Team published the first […]

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2014/15 NHS standard contract

The NHS Standard Contract is mandated by NHS England for use by commissioners for all contracts for healthcare services other than primary care. The 2014/15 NHS Standard Contract is available for use by commissioners both in paper form and as an electronic document through the eContract system. Like the 2013/14 Contract, the 2014/15 NHS Standard […]

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Board meeting – 17 December 2014

The next Board meeting will take place on 17 December 2014 at NHS Southside, start time will be 10.15am and is due to end around 12.45pm. 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 […]

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Genomics resources

Published documents No. 10 Press Release: DNA tests to revolutionise fight against cancer and help 100,000 NHS patients, published 10 December 2012. Mapping 100,000 genomes: strategic priorities, data and ethics – recommendations from DH commissioned working groups, published 5 July 2013. NHS England – Response to Government Mandate Refresh 2014-15, published 12 November 2013. NHS […]

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Genomics

100,000 Genome Project On 10 December 2012, the Prime Minister announced that the Government intended to achieve a paradigm shift in the way that genomics is used across the NHS.  To provide the catalyst for this change and to accelerate the benefits to NHS patients stemming from innovations in genomics, the Government committed to sequencing […]

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GP and Practice Team bulletin: November 2014

Patient Online Launch Support and  Resource Guide The Patient Online Programme has developed an interactive support and resource guide to help general practices implement the General Medical Service/Personal Medical Service contractual requirements of online booking of appointments, online ordering of repeat prescriptions and online access to summary information held in patients’ records; to be delivered […]

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Reflections on Pressure Ulcer November – Dr Ruth May

The issue is pressure ulcers and the impact of them on patients, families, carers, staff and organisations is huge. The lifestyle of a person who has suffered a pressure ulcer is changed forever, their ability to lead a pain-free, risk-free life in the future, affected. The focus we placed on pressure ulcer prevention and management […]

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Informed: Issue 16

Health and Care Innovation Expo returns to Manchester in 2015 NHS England has announced that the Health and Care Innovation Expo will return to Manchester on 2 and 3 September 2015. More than 5000 people from across NHS, voluntary and community sectors are expected to take part in the innovative and patient focused event designed […]

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