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CCG bulletin: Issue 96

Publications gateway number: 04014 Featured Local Digital Roadmaps Guidance for CCGs, local authority partners and their providers on the production of local digital roadmaps by April 2016 has been published.  The guidance outlines the actions that CCGs need to take to support their health economies to become ‘paper-free at the point of care’.  The guidance also highlights […]

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Informed: Issue 47

Gateway number: 04032 Featured Cutting reliance on paper will make patients safer Guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), local authority partners and their providers on the production of local digital roadmaps by April 2016 has been published. Endorsed by the Five Year Forward View members and produced by the National Information Board, the guidance outlines the actions […]

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In Touch: Issue 11

Latest news New figures estimate five million people are at high risk of Type 2 diabetes Five million people in England have blood sugar levels indicating a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new report. The Public Health England report provides the most up to date estimate of how many people over […]

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Failing to innovate would be a disservice to patients – Sir Bruce Keogh

Bringing the Future NHS Stage to a close, NHS England Chair Sir Malcolm Grant chaired a session with Life Sciences Minister George Freeman MP and Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh discussing the imperative the NHS faces to embrace innovation, and the concerted work going on across the NHS to do so. Discussing the power that […]

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Flagship helpline aids thousands in mental health crisis

Thousands of people in mental health crisis have been able to access the urgent care they need quickly and directly thanks to a flagship £1million crisis helpline in the North East. People with mental health issues, who might previously have attended A&E, have been able to use a single telephone number set up by Northumberland, […]

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NHS Youth Forum calls for action

“Hear our voice and act on what we say” was the call today from the NHS Youth Forum. They told the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2015 in Manchester they want to do all they could to help the NHS make services better. Discussing the successes and challenges of services for children and young people […]

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Healthy New Towns – a mouth-watering opportunity

NHS England’s Healthy New Towns programme has been described as a ‘mouth -opportunity for public health’ by the President of the British Medical Association. Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green, the former Children’s Commissioner, was speaking at the Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester and highlighted the potential the scheme has to help young people. “This […]

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Data and patient education are untapped tools in the war against disease

One of the world’s leading cancer doctors says avoiding disease is key to lowering healthcare costs – with patient education and data the untapped NHS tools of prevention. Dr David Agus, who is Professor of Medicine and Engineering at the University of Southern California as well as a New York Times bestselling author and CBS news contributor, […]

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Latest wave of funding to recognise and reward innovation

More than £90,000 is up for grabs for fresh ideas to help address England’s biggest healthcare challenges in the second wave of this year’s NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes. The Innovation Challenge is a key part of the drive to embed innovation across the NHS, which includes the NHS Innovation Accelerator and Test Bed programmes and […]

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