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National Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention Programme helping to save lives

NHS England’s national prevention programme aimed at improving outcomes for patients who develop hospital associated Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) has been shown to save lives in the results of a study undertaken at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Blood clots or VTE can commonly follow hospitalisation and cause thousands of deaths each year in the […]

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Health Visiting Programme

Health Visitors have a crucial role in ensuring that children have the best possible start in life, and are the backbone of the Healthy Child Programme 0-5 years, in partnership with other health and social care colleagues. The ‘Health Visitor Implementation Plan 2011–15’ was published in February 2011, and sets out the full range of […]

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Commissioning support

‘Towards commissioning excellence: a strategy for commissioning support services’ sets out the building blocks for developing a vibrant market that enables Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and other commissioners to choose from best-in-class providers from the public, voluntary and independent sector. An effective market will bring strong incentives for commissioning support providers to be responsive to […]

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Bulletin for CCGs: Issue 35, 6 June 2013

Contents: Personal Health Budgets – support for CCGs to deliver the new concept in patient involvement New interactive CCG outcomes tool Invitation to input into the commissioning skills work programme Procedures for CCG constitution change, merge or dissolution The National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No.2) Regulations 2013 – Monitor consults on its […]

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Introduction to the Friends and Family Test

The Friends and Family Test (FFT) is an important feedback tool that supports the fundamental principle that people who use NHS services should have the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience. It asks people if they would recommend the services they have used and offers a range of responses. When combined with supplementary follow-up […]

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Bulletin for CCGs: Issue 34, 14 May 2013

Contents Welcome from Barbara Hakin Commissioning Assembly news – Integrated care pioneers CCG Development Framework 2013/14 CCG Assurance Framework 2013/14 proposals published Timely diagnosis of dementia and post diagnostic support NHS111 update NHS support plan launched to help hospital and A&E departments keep waiting times in check CCG set up: Guide to good handling of […]

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National partners make commitment to join up health and social care

In the first ever system-wide ‘shared commitment’, NHS England as one of the key national partners in the National Collaboration for Integrated Care and Support has signed up to a series of commitments on how we will help local areas integrate services. Minister of State for Care Services, Norman Lamb, said: “People don’t want health […]

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Chief Nursing Officer bulletin: April 2013

Publications Gateway No. 00060 Foreword: Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer, England The launch of NHS England at the beginning of this month marked a key milestone in the journey to transform and improve healthcare for all. The transition to the new world has at times been challenging over the last two years and I truly […]

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E12. Fetal Medicine

Scope and service Whilst common fetal conditions (for example, minor malformations, late fetal growth restriction) are managed in local hospitals, more complex and rare conditions (for example, major/multiple malformations, complications of monochorionic twins and severe fetal growth restriction and those secondary to maternal disorders, for example, alloimmunisation (where fetal blood cells are destroyed by maternal […]

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