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New alliance in social care and health launched

A major new alliance committed to improving care and support for people with long-term conditions has been launched in London today (Friday 21 November). The Coalition for Collaborative Care (C4CC) has people with long-term health conditions at the heart of its powerful alliance and brings together some of the sector’s most influential national groups and […]

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Towards a new deal for people with long term conditions – Martin Routledge

The Coalition for Collaborative Care (C4CC) formally launched today at the Future of Health Conference – a major event in the Health calendar – and addressed this year by NHS England’s Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, following recent publication of the NHS Five Year Forward View. We want this launch to light the blue touch paper for […]

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Outcome ambitions: Views sought from local commissioners

In Everyone Counts, Planning for Patients 2014/15 – 2018/19, all local NHS commissioners (Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England Area Teams) were asked jointly to plan for improvement in seven areas relating to improving patient outcomes.  This included setting local ‘levels of ambition’ for the outcomes commissioners planned to achieve for the local population. Commissioning […]

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Informed: Issue 13

Publications gateway number: 02542 Plans to transform health and improve services using technology unveiled Radical new plans to improve health through digital technology have been unveiled by the National Information Board, chaired by NHS England’s National Director for Patients and Information, Tim Kelsey. The plans set how technology should work better for patients by 2020, […]

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Bulletin for CCGs: Issue 72, 20 November 2014

Gateway reference number: 02543 Download the bulletin as a PDF   Contents Strategic issues: Getting the best from the Commissioning Support Lead Provider Framework (LPF) NHS Planning Timetable for 2015/16 Next steps towards primary care co-commissioning document published and additional regional event available Operational issues – for action: Sir Bruce Keogh, Jane Cummings and Dr […]

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Getting the best from the commissioning support Lead Provider Framework

This is to let you know about the next steps to help you plan and prepare to get the best results from the Commissioning Support Lead Provider Framework (LPF) which will open for use from 30th January 2015. The initial response from providers to the LPF was very strong and has been strengthened since the […]

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Meet the People’s Panel

Patients and their long term needs will again be the focus of this year’s Future of Health conference tomorrow, at which NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens will give the keynote address. Continuing with the theme of putting patients at the heart of everything, the conference will again feature a People’s Panel – a unique […]

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Patient safety alert – risk of distress and death from inappropriate doses of naloxone in patients on long-term opioid or opiate treatment

A patient safety alert has been issued by NHS England to further raise awareness of the risk of harm or death from inappropriate doses of naloxone in patients on long-term opioid or opiate treatment, where these drugs are used to provide relief from both chronic and acute pain, such as following surgery. In cases where […]

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Realising the greatest asset the NHS has – Dr Martin McShane

On the eve of the 2014 Future of Health Conference, NHS England’s Director for People with Long Term Conditions, Dr Martin McShane, explains why empowering patients is vital: I was speaking at a conference last week and was introduced to Shirley. She was speaking before me, providing the patient’s perspective. Shirley has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary […]

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Sign up for the Future of Health Conference

It is not too late to sign up for this year’s Future of Health Conference. The event, being staged at Kensington Olympia, London, on Friday (November 21), will be opened by NHS England’s Chief Executive Simon Stevens. Other speakers will include Professor David Haslam, Chair of NICE, and Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General […]

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