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Facilitating student nurse placements in general practice

Leading change The practice nurse in Beaumont Lodge Medical Practice in Leicester demonstrated leadership in proactively offering student nurse placements for the first time at the surgery. The opportunity is reportedly having a positive effect on primary care recruitment of newly-qualified practice nurses within Leicester. Where to look The practice nurse identified the unwarranted variation […]

NHS set to save £150 million by switching to new versions of most costly drug

Health chief Simon Stevens has today asked NHS hospitals to ensure they are ready to realise savings of up to £150 million a year to reinvest in frontline care after the patent on the NHS’s most costly drug ends this week. Adalimumab is the single medicine on which hospitals spend the most, at a cost […]

Building the right home

Islington Council’s Director of Housing and Adult Social Services examines Building the right home, the new housing guidance from the Transforming Care Programme: The guidance states that around 2,400 people with a learning disability, autism or both will need new living arrangements upon discharge from inpatient care by March 2019. We know that many of […]

Pharmacy technicians are playing key new roles

The Assistant Head of Primary Care Policy calls colleagues to join with her in celebrating International Pharmacy Technician Day: Today marks Pharmacy Technician Day 2018 when around the world we’re celebrating ‘the essential role of the pharmacy technician’. In this era of integrated care, I’ve chosen to highlight the need for pharmacy technicians to work […]

Guidelines for the provision of Clinical Reviewers to support Health and Justice deaths in custody investigations

This set of documents provides NHS England regional Health and Justice commissioning teams with guidance to ensure compliance with Standing Financial Instructions, procurement processes, good governance and assurance of clinical reviewers.

Change to application of national data opt outs for Invoice Validation

Clarification of the position for opt-outs following the replacement of type 2 opt outs to national data opt-outs and a recent amendment to the CAG approval CAG 7-07(a-c)/2013 for invoice validation data processing During 2016/2017 NHS England worked with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and ran workshops specifically to understand the issues they were raising related […]

We need to hear ALL voices on cancer care

Today marks the start of a two-month promotion to encourage more people to give feedback about their cancer care and treatment. NHS England’s Head of Insight and Feedback tells us why it is important to hear from a diverse range of patients in surveys and feedback: In the weeks ahead, invitations to participate in the […]