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Medicines Optimisation Clinical Reference Group

Scope and service Medicines play a crucial role in maintaining health, preventing illness, managing long-term conditions and curing disease. In an era of significant economic, demographic and technological challenge, it is vital that patients get the best quality outcomes from medicines. The NHS faces unprecedented change in terms of patients living longer with long-term, sometimes […]

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Better information means better care – Dr Geraint Lewis

Dr Geraint Lewis, NHS England’s Chief Data Officer, explains why patients can be confident in agreeing to allow their health records to be shared: Over the course of the next four weeks, every household in England will receive a leaflet, ‘Better Information Means Better Care’. The leaflet explains how the NHS is upgrading its data […]

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Developing a five-year strategy will address some hard truths – James Palmer

By James Palmer, NHS England’s Clinical Director for Specialised Services: Part of the future success of health care, integrated across hospitals, general practice and into the community, is dependent on how NHS England approaches its direct commissioning responsibility for specialised services. If a patient needs a heart bypass operation; a kidney transplant; a brain tumour […]

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Information governance resources and FAQs

This resource page has been designed to help locate the information needed to answer most Information Governance (IG) related queries. We have developed responses to a number of frequently asked questions. The FAQ document is regularly updated and appears below: Frequently Asked Questions The HSCIC’s FAQ’s can be found a on their website. If a query […]

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Bulletin for CCGs: Issue 50, 09 January 2014

Contents NHS Commissioning Assembly News: Quality Working Group contribution to new publication Developing the NHS Commissioning Assembly Strategic issues: Winterbourne View Concordat: Assuring transformation of care for NHS funded patients Lead Provider Framework draft scope published A Call to Action event update Operational issues: Publication of the final National Tariff Document for 2014/15 NHS Standard […]

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National programmes of care and clinical reference groups

About NHS England is working with a range of stakeholders at a national level to determine the outcomes expected for specialised services. This will be achieved through the development of clinical strategies set out within five national Programmes of Care (PoC) which group together the prescribed (nationally agreed range of) specialised services. These strategies will enable […]

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Help us develop the future of specialised services – Steve Sylvester

Steve Sylvester, Head of Specialised Commissioning, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire Area Team, issues a call to action for help in developing future strategy: Some say that providing a service in fewer hospitals reduces patient choice and competition. Others are concerned that having to travel further than their local hospital for specialised care […]

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GP and Practice Team bulletin: December 2013

Publications gateway number: 00766 Seizing opportunities to make things happen – Mike Bewick,  Deputy National Medical Director I’ve been very impressed with how innovative GPs are already tackling the many challenges that come with Improving General Practice – a Call to Action. Thanks to feedback, we are now developing an even greater understanding of the […]

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Chief Nursing Officer bulletin: December 2013

Publications gateway number:  00992 Welcome from Jane Cummings I hope you had a lovely festive break and thank you for all you have done in 2013. The second annual Chief Nursing Officer for England’s Summit 2013 ‘Delivering Excellence through Compassionate Care’, where I launched Compassion in Practice – One Year On report and a short […]

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New Year – New you? by Sharon Howard

Sharon Howard, an administrative support officer with NHS England, outlines a SMART way for sticking to our resolutions: 2014 is almost upon us. And it’s time of year when we all over-indulge in everything – even those of us that pride ourselves on healthy living let go a little. Eating too much, drinking too much […]

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