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Transforming Care for People with Learning Disabilities – Progress Report

The Transforming Care Delivery Board, comprising NHS England, the Local Government Association (LGA), the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Health Education England (HEE) and the Department of Health has today published a Progress Report (also in Easy Read) on the steps taken towards improving services for people […]

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Liaison and Diversion Bulletin: June 2015

Download the Liaison and Diversion Bulletin: June 2015 Welcome to June’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. In previous editions we have […]

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Dame Barbara Hakin has decided to retire

After 41 years working in the NHS, Dame Barbara Hakin has decided to retire. During her long career she has worked both as a hospital doctor and a GP for 20 years before taking up her first role helping manage the NHS, first as a Primary Care Trust Chief Executive in Bradford and then as […]

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NHS England launches accessible information standard

New framework set to simplify care information for disabled patients and their carers. Disabled patients are set to benefit from improved healthcare after a new law comes into force to ensure information they receive is clear, consistent and easy to understand. The Accessible Information Standard will be implemented on 31 July 2016 and aims to […]

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In Touch: Issue 6

Latest news Improving NHS job opportunities for people with learning disabilities NHS England and NHS Employers are calling on all NHS organisations to open up suitable job opportunities for people with learning disabilities, ensuring that the NHS workforce is more representative of the communities it serves. To help organisations deliver this, NHS England and NHS Employers […]

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NHS England announces annual investment decisions for certain specialised services

NHS England has today (2 July) set out its planned investment decisions for certain specialised services as part of its annual commissioning round. The decision follows a three-month public consultation on the principles and processes NHS England will follow when making investment decisions. Feedback from the consultation has helped inform the way these decisions have […]

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Digital Leaders Award for NHS England’s inclusion project

NHS England has picked up the top award at the Digital Leaders 100 Awards 2015, which celebrated innovation and leadership in the digital world. The award for best health and social care product or service went to the Widening Digital Participation programme for their work, along with partners the Tinder Foundation, on improving the digital […]

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Latest GP Patient Survey results

The latest GP Patient Survey (GPPS), which seeks the views of over two and a half million people every year about their experience of GP services and NHS dentistry, is published today. The data included in this publication was collected in two waves during July to September 2014 and January to March 2015. Dr. David […]

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Informed: Issue 38

Featured Health and social care leaders set out proposals to transform NHS services and improve health outcomes using technology and data Health and social care leaders from the National Information Board (NIB) have unveiled proposals to make technology work harder and faster for patients and increase transparency across more services.  The NIB is seeking wider views on […]

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