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Genomics programme will make NHS a world leader

Simon Stevens, NHS England’s Chief executive, today welcomed the announcement by David Cameron of the 100,000 Genome Project. The Prime Minister unveiled plans for a £300million investment into the project which involves ground-breaking genetic research into cancer and rare diseases, that will transform how diseases are diagnosed and treated The four year project will allow […]

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UK to lead the world in the fight against cancer and rare diseases

The UK is set to become the world leader in ground-breaking genetic research into cancer and rare diseases, which will transform how diseases are diagnosed and treated, thanks to£300million of investment, the Prime Minister announced today (1 August). The four year project will allow scientists to do pioneering new research to decode 100,000 human genomes […]

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NHS takes action to tackle race inequality across the workforce

The NHS Equality and Diversity Council today announced action to ensure employees from black and ethnic minority (BME) backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace. The move follows recent reports which have highlighted disparities in the number of BME people in senior leadership positions across the NHS, as well as lower levels of wellbeing amongst the BME population. The Council has pledged its commitment, subject to consultation […]

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Bulletin for CCGs: Issue 64, 31 July 2014

Gateway Reference Number: 02025 Download this bulletin as a PDF Contents   NHS Commissioning Assembly News: NHS Commissioning Assembly Rapid Reference Groups Annual Summary published Registration now live for the NHS Commissioning Assembly annual event! New tools to support CCGs in Commissioning for Quality Database of innovative commissioning and contracting approaches Strategic issues: Commissioning Support […]

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Summary Care Record hits 40 million milestone

A milestone 40 million patients now have a Summary Care Record and health professionals are using them to improve and speed up patient care every 30 seconds. NHS England is delighted by the achievement and is now focusing on rolling it out in A&E, NHS 111, and GP out-of-hours services. Usage of the SCR is […]

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Specialised commissioning stakeholder newsletter: Issue 2

Publications Gateway Number: 01962 Welcome to the second edition of the Specialised Commissioning Stakeholder Newsletter Welcome to the second edition of the Specialised Commissioning Stakeholder Newsletter. This newsletter is designed to update you on the work of the specialised commissioning task force, Clinical Reference Groups, and the newly established Patient and Public Voice Assurance Group. If […]

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NHS News: Issue 68

Publications Gateway: 02010 NHS England publishes Annual Report NHS England has published its first Annual Report and Accounts setting out its achievements in the last year and its aspirations for 2014/15. The report features key milestones since its inception in April 2013, the annual accounts and a Directors’ report. In his introduction Chief Executive Simon […]

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Liaison and Diversion Bulletin: July 2014

Download the Liaison and Diversion Bulletin: July 2014 Welcome to the monthly Liaison and Diversion (L&D) Bulletin, bringing all news and L&D updates together in one place. A key part of the L&D pathway is the referral of service users into treatment and support services provided by partner organisations. Each month we will be looking […]

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NHS England’s Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group (SCOG) announces recent decisions

NHS England’s Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group (SCOG) has announced a number of decisions made at its latest meeting. SCOG has operational oversight of specialised commissioning and now, as a result of recent governance changes, receives advice and recommendations from the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group (CPAG). The group has delegated authority to make decisions on the […]

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