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Update on the current Cancer Drugs Fund list

The Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) has today completed a further review of the effectiveness of treatments it funds to ensure it delivers the best outcomes for patients. Professor Peter Clark, Chair of the Cancer Drugs Fund and an oncologist, said: “There is no escaping the fact that we face a difficult set of choices, but […]

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Taking the lab approach to enabling innovation in healthcare – Dr Harpreet Sood

The Senior Fellow to the Chair and Chief Executive’s Office of NHS England explains how cutting edge ideas can be turned into reality: The notion of being bound by only what we know, and the confines of traditional thinking, are a deterrent to real and meaningful innovation. The concept of innovation labs or innovation hubs […]

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GP access a top priority for NHS

GP access will be a touchstone for demonstrating how the NHS is doing in the future. That’s the view of Ros Roughton, Director of NHS Commissioning, who today outlined the future for seven day services and primary care. Speaking at the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2015 in Manchester, Ros explored the challenges facing GPs […]

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CCG bulletin: Issue 96

Publications gateway number: 04014 Featured Local Digital Roadmaps Guidance for CCGs, local authority partners and their providers on the production of local digital roadmaps by April 2016 has been published.  The guidance outlines the actions that CCGs need to take to support their health economies to become ‘paper-free at the point of care’.  The guidance also highlights […]

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Informed: Issue 47

Gateway number: 04032 Featured Cutting reliance on paper will make patients safer Guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), local authority partners and their providers on the production of local digital roadmaps by April 2016 has been published. Endorsed by the Five Year Forward View members and produced by the National Information Board, the guidance outlines the actions […]

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In Touch: Issue 11

Latest news New figures estimate five million people are at high risk of Type 2 diabetes Five million people in England have blood sugar levels indicating a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new report. The Public Health England report provides the most up to date estimate of how many people over […]

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Failing to innovate would be a disservice to patients – Sir Bruce Keogh

Bringing the Future NHS Stage to a close, NHS England Chair Sir Malcolm Grant chaired a session with Life Sciences Minister George Freeman MP and Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh discussing the imperative the NHS faces to embrace innovation, and the concerted work going on across the NHS to do so. Discussing the power that […]

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Flagship helpline aids thousands in mental health crisis

Thousands of people in mental health crisis have been able to access the urgent care they need quickly and directly thanks to a flagship £1million crisis helpline in the North East. People with mental health issues, who might previously have attended A&E, have been able to use a single telephone number set up by Northumberland, […]

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NHS Youth Forum calls for action

“Hear our voice and act on what we say” was the call today from the NHS Youth Forum. They told the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2015 in Manchester they want to do all they could to help the NHS make services better. Discussing the successes and challenges of services for children and young people […]

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