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NHS England announces Chief Dental Officer’s retirement

Today (Friday 31 October) NHS England announced that Chief Dental Officer, Barry Cockcroft CBE, has decided to step down in early 2015. NHS England’s National Medical Director, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, said:  “Barry has made a huge contribution to dental health during his time as Chief Dental Officer, especially with the production in 2007 of […]

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Board meeting – 6 November 2014

The next Board meeting will take place on 6 November 2014, Leeds, at Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UE starting at 09.45am. If you would like to attend, please register your interest at and let us know if you have any additional requirements. Please note that members of the public are welcome to attend […]

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Liaison and Diversion Bulletin: October 2014

Publications Gateway Reference: 02445 Download the Liaison and Diversion Bulletin: October 2014. Welcome to the monthly Liaison and Diversion (L&D) Bulletin, bringing all news and L&D updates together in one place. Key steps of the L&D pathway are the identification, assessment and referral of service users into treatment and support services provided by partner organisations. […]

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GPs to bid for share of £100m ‘access’ fund

GPs can now bid for a share of £100m in the second wave of The Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund, improving access to GP services for patients. From today, practices are eligible to bid against the fund by working with peers to develop proposals for improving and extending patient access to services. Priority will be given to […]

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Informed: Issue 10

Gateway number: 02452 NHS leaders launch five year forward view of the NHS Simon Stevens has welcomed publication of the NHS Five Year Forward View which sets out how the NHS needs to evolve to meet the challenges ahead. The plan details actions that will be taken to deliver transformed care for patients, and the […]

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NHS England concludes review of children heart surgery at Leeds Hospitals

The review into children’s heart surgery at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust concluded today (28 October) with the publication of the final two reports, undertaken by an independent investigation agency Verita. NHS England’s deputy medical director, Dr Mike Bewick, paid tribute to all those who have contributed to the process, which was begun following the voluntary, […]

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Informed: Issue 9

Gateway number: 02408 Tony Young appointed as National Clinical Director for Innovation NHS England has appointed a new National Clinical Director for Innovation, Professor Tony Young PhD, FRCS (Urol). As National Clinical Director (NCD), Professor Young’s role will provide clinical leadership and support in delivering improved health outcomes across the five domains of the NHS […]

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Bulletin for CCGs: Issue 70, 23 October 2014

Gateway reference number: 02409 Download the bulletin as a PDF   Contents   Headline News: NHS leaders in England publish the Five Year Forward View Strategic issues: 2015/16 Planning Guidance Finance Guidance on the Better Care Fund and S.75 Budgets from CIPFA and the HFMA Operational issues – for action: NHS Standard Contract 2015/16 Cold […]

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

Based on a two year data collection from 11 sites covering both adults’ and children’s services, NHS England is developing a currency for palliative care which focusses on patient need. The aim of the work is to provide a transparent basis for palliative care commissioning NHS England’s initial thoughts on the currency model have been published […]

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