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NHS England has issued Invitation to Tender (ITT) Stage 1 documentation

Following on from the recent publication of a NHS Genomic Medicine Centres Prospectus on 3rd July 2014, NHS England has today issued ITT Stage 1 documentation. The process for the procurement of wave one of the NHS Genomice Medicine Centres is split into two stages. The first stage, which this document relates to, is a pre-qualification […]

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Commissioning for quality: views from commissioners – Dr Paul Husselbee

A new interactive web resource has been launched to support CCGs on commissioning high quality services that deliver improved outcomes for patients. Dr Paul Husselbee, Chief Clinical Officer of NHS Southend CCG gives his view: “High quality care for all, now and for future generations” – This is the very least the public deserves from […]

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NHS News: Issue 67

Publications Gateway 1961 National group to improve healthcare support for people with learning disabilities NHS England has asked Sir Stephen Bubb, the Chief Executive of charity leaders network ACEVO, to head a new group of experts and advisors to develop a national guide for how we provide health and care for those with learning disabilities. […]

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Sir Bruce makes 7-day services his top target

Sir Bruce Keogh says the provision of 7-day services across the NHS is his “number one priority” Speaking at an NHS Improving Quality event in London, “Delivering Services, Seven Days A Week”, NHS England’s national clinical director told delegates: “We all know in our heart of hearts the service we offer at weekends isn’t as […]

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NHS England publishes first Annual Report and Accounts

NHS England has published its first Annual Report and Accounts today setting out its achievements in the last year and its aspiration for 2014/15. The report features key milestones since its inception in April 2013, the annual accounts and a Directors’ report. In his introduction Chief Executive Simon Stevens, who took over at NHS England […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 28th update – John Holden

It’s a short blog this week, reflecting the fact that there have not been lots of meetings, with all the associated paperwork that is the staple diet of the usual blog. Instead, we have been focused on preparing for the 25 July 2014 event which brings together all our engagement and advisory groups; developing a […]

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Sir Bruce’s pledge on 7-day services

Sir Bruce Keogh will today present an update on NHS England’s 7-Day Service programme. Speaking at an NHS Improving Quality Event, “Delivering Services, Seven Days A Week”, NHS England’s national clinical director will tell delegates: “These are early days but we are stepping up to the challenge. “We want you to be local champions, explaining […]

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Friends and Family Test set for roll out to all NHS services

NHS England today took the next step towards expanding the Friends and Family Test (FFT) to all NHS services. The roll out of the FFT will mean every patient will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the services they have received, enabling the public to make better informed choices about the services they use. […]

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Help us develop good governance

NHS England has appealed to Clinical Commissioning Groups to give their views on what good governance looks like. Currently work is going on with the Good Governance Institute (GGI) to support CCGs on developing good governance arrangements which their member practices and local community have confidence in, and to help achieve the desired outcomes for […]

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Bulletin for CCGs: Issue 63, 17 July 2014

Gateway reference number: 01930 Download the bulletin as  PDF   Contents   NHS Commissioning Assembly News: Have you visited the NHS Commissioning Assembly website recently? National support for the appointment of new CCG Accountable Officers and Chairs Strategic issues: Simon Stevens offers a radical new health and social care integration option Better Care Fund Operational […]

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