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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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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 39th update – John Holden

I am pleased to announce the publication of the independent report ‘Consultation on draft standards and service specifications for the congenital heart disease service‘ which has been produced by Dialogue by Design. The report has been published on Dialogue by Design’s website. This is an important step in our work to develop standards to improve […]

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NHS Code4Health programme will improve digital literacy for clinicians

NHS England is supporting frontline staff and healthcare professionals to develop apps and other digital tools to become the centrepiece of an unprecedented initiative to harness the information revolution and make a real difference to patient care. National Director for Patients and Information Tim Kelsey will launch the NHS Code4Health programme today (Tuesday 3 March) […]

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Commissioning for Value – Integrated Care Pathways packs

On Friday 27 February, the latest Commissioning for Value packs were published – Integrated Care Pathways packs – to add to the ‘Pathway on a Page’ data packs published for CCGs in November 2014. The new packs focus on integrated care pathways and complex patients. These packs are designed to support you with local discussions […]

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Tariff arrangements for 2015/16 – Questions and Answers

Since the publication of the joint letter from Simon Stevens and David Bennett on 18 February setting out new information on tariff arrangements for 2015/16, NHS England and Monitor have received a number of questions about how the arrangements are expected to work.  As a result, a Q&A document has been published to answer the […]

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