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Informed: Issue 9

Gateway number: 02408 Tony Young appointed as National Clinical Director for Innovation NHS England has appointed a new National Clinical Director for Innovation, Professor Tony Young PhD, FRCS (Urol). As National Clinical Director (NCD), Professor Young’s role will provide clinical leadership and support in delivering improved health outcomes across the five domains of the NHS […]

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Bulletin for CCGs: Issue 70, 23 October 2014

Gateway reference number: 02409 Download the bulletin as a PDF   Contents   Headline News: NHS leaders in England publish the Five Year Forward View Strategic issues: 2015/16 Planning Guidance Finance Guidance on the Better Care Fund and S.75 Budgets from CIPFA and the HFMA Operational issues – for action: NHS Standard Contract 2015/16 Cold […]

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Specialised commissioning stakeholder newsletter: Issue 5

Publications Gateway Number: 02327 Welcome to the fifth edition of the Specialised Commissioning Stakeholder Newsletter. This newsletter is designed to update you on the work of the specialised commissioning task force, Clinical Reference Groups, and the newly established Patient and Public Voice Assurance Group. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve the […]

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Informed: Issue 8

Simon Stevens announces £120million investment in mental health NHS England’s Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg have announced huge investment in a five-year ambition for mental health services that will see new waiting time standards and early intervention services introduced, helping to put mental health on an equal footing with physical […]

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Informed: Issue 7

Patients take centre stage at future of health conference Simon Stevens will open this year’s Future of Health Conference in London on 21 November. The conference, which focuses on patients and their long-term needs, will include themes of personalisation, technology, equality and value. The event will also feature a People’s Panel where patients sit alongside […]

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Bulletin for CCGs: Issue 69, 09 October 2014

Gateway reference number: 02369 Download the bulletin as a PDF   Contents   Commissioning Assembly News: Commissioning leaders come together for third annual NHS Commissioning Assembly event Would you like to be part of the Commissioning for Person Centred Care Group? Strategic issues: Commissioning Support Lead Provider Framework (LPF) – User Guide Next steps towards […]

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Chief Nursing Officer bulletin: September 2014

Publications gateway number: 02234 Making health and social care information accessible consultation NHS England has begun a consultation on it Accessible Information Standard, designed to improve patient access to information through British Sign Language interpreters, and formats such as ‘easy read’ and braille. The consultation closes 9 November 2014. Brief Encounters Brief Encounters is a new […]

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Informed: Issue 6

Gateway number: 02312 Latest news from NHS England Cancer patients increasingly positive about their care NHS England has welcomed results from the national cancer patient experience survey 2014 showing that 89 per cent of cancer patients feel their care is excellent or very good. The results show an improvement on last year’s results despite the […]

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Bulletin for CCGs: Issue 68, 25 September 2014

Gateway reference number: 02300 Download the bulletin as a PDF   Contents   Operational issues – for action: Cabinet Office Consultation – Public procurement Act now to protect hard to replace services Dementia Revealed – what primary care needs to know Other news – for information: New start date for out of area registration confirmed […]

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Informed: Issue 5

Gateway number: 02289 Featured NHS England publishes Annual Review NHS England has published its first Annual Review looking at highlights from the last year including real life case studies showing how patients have been put first. Despite many challenges in 2013/14 the review shows NHS England has made real progress on turning its ambitions into reality. […]

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