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Liaison and Diversion Bulletin: January 2015

Publications Gateway Reference: 02956 Welcome to the first monthly Liaison and Diversion (L&D) Bulletin of 2015, 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. Each month we will be […]

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Volunteering to care for people with Ebola – Jane Cummings

Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England has recorded a video blog thanking volunteers who have been out to Sierra Leone to care for people with Ebola. In her video Jane also appeals to skilled nurses who have experience of caring for acutely ill people to consider going out to West Africa as a volunteer. […]

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Taking care of your experience – Neil Churchill

A lot of things matter to patients and carers. Indeed, your experience of care is affected by the sum total of everything that happens to you, from making an appointment to receiving the right aftercare. But some things matter more than others. Today marks the launch of a new agreement across national health and care […]

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Cold weather alert

There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather and icy conditions and possibly heavy snow between 0900 on Friday 30 January and 0700 on Thursday 5 February in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. More details about the weather alert is available […]

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Winter health check – 30 January 2015

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 – 30 January 2015

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NHS England statement on the 2015/16 national tariff proposals

Paul Baumann, Chief Financial Officer at NHS England said:  “Monitor will shortly be announcing the results of their consultation on the 2015/16 tariff. They will report details showing that while only a minority of providers and CCGs responded negatively, the relevant response threshold by market share was reached. Since the overall NHS funding totals for […]

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GPs have a vital care home dementia role – Alistair Burns

Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia, teams up with two GP colleagues, Maggie Keeble and Nick Cartmell, to give their views on improving care – including GP-led diagnosis – in care homes: I recently co-wrote a blog with Dan Harwood and Paul Twomey entitled “Don’t let care home residents slip through the […]

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