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CCGs approved for joint commissioning of GP services

Over a third of GP-led Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) around the country have been approved to jointly commission GP services with NHS England, it has been announced today. This follows the announcement last week of the first CCGs approved to take on greater delegated responsibility for GP services and means that from 1 April, over […]

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Liaison and Diversion Bulletin: February 2015

Publications Gateway Reference: 03119 Download the Liaison and Diversion Bulletin: February 2015. Welcome to February’s Liaison and Diversion (L&D) Bulletin, bringing you L&D news and 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 […]

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Sir Bruce revisits pioneering new Emergency Care Hospital

Sir Bruce Keogh has paid a return visit to Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital as the impressive £75million development prepares to open this summer. NHS England’s National Medical Director met some of the doctors and nurses who have helped design the hospital and who will be caring for seriously ill or injured patients from North […]

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Developing a new approach to palliative care funding

Based on a two year data collection from sites covering both adults’ and children’s services, NHS England has produced a development 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 […]

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How did the NHS do for you today?

The Friends and Family Test (FFT) is set to mark its second anniversary by rolling out to millions more patients when it is implemented from April 1 in NHS dental practices, ambulance services, patient transport, day-case and outpatient services. Launched less than two years ago in April 2013, FFT has already allowed more than five […]

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Informed: Issue 26

Publication gateway number: 03154 Featured NHS England and Greater Manchester announce shared plan for £6billion health and social care funding Greater Manchester and NHS England have announced groundbreaking plans around the future of health and social care with a signed memorandum agreeing to bring together health and social care budgets – a combined sum of […]

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Sir Bruce to lead review of professional codes

The Health Secretary today asked Sir Bruce Keogh to carry out a review of codes of practice for health professionals The move by Jeremy Hunt came as a report into the failings over the deaths of mothers and babies at Morecambe Bay was made public. The review to be carried out by Sir Bruce, NHS […]

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Joint statement in response to the independent investigation into maternal and neonatal deaths at university Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

We are deeply saddened by the tragic and inexcusable events described in this report. They should never have happened, and they must never be allowed to happen again. Our fundamental purpose is to ensure that every NHS patient is offered safe, honest and compassionate care, but the report is unequivocal that the care provided to […]

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NHS England announces national review of maternity care

NHS England has today announced details of a major review of the commissioning of NHS maternity services, as promised in the NHS Five Year Forward View. The review will assess current maternity care provision and consider how services should be developed to meet the changing needs of women and babies. Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of […]

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