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NHS England publishes allocation of commissioning resources for 2015/16

Following this week’s (17 December) Board meeting, NHS England has today published the clinical commissioning group (CCG) and primary care allocations for 2015-16 and the notional split to CCG level to support the primary care co-commissioning agenda and the notional specialised commissioning balance by CCG for 2015-16. The allocations include the recently announced £1.98bn of […]

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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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Health leaders set out new year plan for a sustainable NHS

NHS England allocates £1.98 billion of extra cash to every locality across England The leaders of the NHS in England have set out new steps to be taken during 2015/16 to deliver the NHS five-year forward view. Called The Forward View into action: planning for 2015/16, the planning guidance is backed by the recently-announced £1.98 billion of additional funding, with specific allocations for each area of England. […]

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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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Mental health choice guidance published

NHS England has published updated guidance to help commissioners, GPs and providers support mental health patients exercising their legal rights to choose who provides their care and treatment. This follows extensive consultation on the interim guidance published earlier this year. In April 2014 the Government established for people with mental health conditions the same legal right […]

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Winter health check – 19 December 2014

This summary offers an overview of the system and pulls together information on waiting times in A&E, ambulance response times, daily situation reports from the NHS, and information on flu rates. Winter health check report – 19 December 2014

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Professional Guidance on the Structure and Content of Ambulance Records

New guidance describing the clinical professional standards for the structure and content of ambulance patient records: “Professional Guidance on the Structure and Content of Ambulance Records” is published today.  The guidance was commissioned by NHS England from the Health and Social Care Information Centre and produced by the Royal College of Physicians Health Informatics Unit.

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