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Sir Bruce’s pledge on 7-day services

Sir Bruce Keogh will today present an update on NHS England’s 7-Day Service programme. Speaking at an NHS Improving Quality Event, “Delivering Services, Seven Days A Week”, NHS England’s national clinical director will tell delegates: “These are early days but we are stepping up to the challenge. “We want you to be local champions, explaining […]

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Friends and Family Test set for roll out to all NHS services

NHS England today took the next step towards expanding the Friends and Family Test (FFT) to all NHS services. The roll out of the FFT will mean every patient will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the services they have received, enabling the public to make better informed choices about the services they use. […]

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Payment system changes to encourage better care and financial efficiency

Proposed changes to the NHS payment system for next year are designed to help maintain tight financial discipline while promoting high-quality care for patients intough economic conditions. Proposals set out by Monitor and NHS England for the 2015/16 national tariff would also encourage a speedier expansion of innovative patterns of care to meet the needs […]

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GP and Practice Team bulletin: June 2014

Publications gateway number: 01848 Enhanced service specification published for proactive care of vulnerable people Providing proactive care and avoiding unplanned admissions for vulnerable people: a programme of action for general practice , the new 2014/15 enhanced service specification has now been published. The specification forms the contractual basis for the enhanced service and the relevant Read2 […]

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Help us develop good governance

NHS England has appealed to Clinical Commissioning Groups to give their views on what good governance looks like. Currently work is going on with the Good Governance Institute (GGI) to support CCGs on developing good governance arrangements which their member practices and local community have confidence in, and to help achieve the desired outcomes for […]

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Bulletin for CCGs: Issue 63, 17 July 2014

Gateway reference number: 01930 Download the bulletin as  PDF   Contents   NHS Commissioning Assembly News: Have you visited the NHS Commissioning Assembly website recently? National support for the appointment of new CCG Accountable Officers and Chairs Strategic issues: Simon Stevens offers a radical new health and social care integration option Better Care Fund Operational […]

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NHS England funds the evaluation of specialist surgery for more than 100 children a year with cerebral palsy

NHS England has today (17 July) announced it will commission specialist surgery for a number of children with cerebral palsy who have difficulty walking, which could improve their mobility and level of independence. Around 120 children a year could benefit from a procedure called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) as part of NHS England’s innovative Commissioning […]

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NHS News: Issue 66

Publications gateway reference: 01913 NHS News is changing As part of a series of planned improvements to our bulletins, NHS News will be replaced by a new bulletin called Informed from 22 July. Informed will deliver top NHS England corporate stories and wider NHS news straight to your inbox every Tuesday, helping you stay in […]

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