A new guide to help organisations responsible for planning and commissioning local hearing services for deaf people and those with diminishing hearing is launched by NHS England today (19 July). The Commissioning Services for People with Hearing Loss – a Framework for Clinical Commissioning Groups, will be presented by the Chief Scientific Officer for England, […]
What Works Guides To continue to deliver more of the recommendations on the Action Plan on Hearing Loss (APoHL), a series of ‘What Works’ guides have been produced in partnership by NHS England, the Department of Work and Pensions, the Department for Education and hearing loss charities. The guides cover hearing loss across the life […]
The impact of poor hearing in adults can be great both at a personal and a societal level leading to social isolation, depression, loss of independence and employment challenges.
Assessing the hearing needs of adults with hearing loss, developing an individual management plan and providing appropriate interventions can reduce isolation, facilitate continued integration with society and promote independent living.
Emerging science and innovation Genomics As the Senior Responsible Officer for Genomics, the Chief Scientific Officer works with Genomics England, which was set up to deliver the 100,000 Genomes Project, , with the consent of participants and the support of the public, is creating a lasting legacy for patients, the NHS and the UK economy, […]
NHS England’s End of Life Care team recently hosted a webinar about health inequalities in end of life care. Here, Nicola Spencer and Professor Bee Wee from the team talk about the need to highlight and change the situation: Everyone experiences death and dying in different ways, but should that experience be worse just because […]
This framework supports Clinical Commissioning Groups to make informed decisions about what is good value for the populations they serve and provide more consistent, high quality, integrated care. It also addresses inequalities in access and outcomes between hearing services.
The GP Patient Survey assesses patients’ experience of healthcare services provided by GP practices, including experience of access, making appointments, the quality of care received from healthcare professionals, patient health and experience of NHS services when their GP practice was closed. The survey also includes a number of questions assessing patients’ experience of NHS dental […]
Following the launch in 2016 of Commissioning Services for People with Hearing Loss: A framework for Clinical Commissioning groups, Fiona Carragher, Deputy Chief Scientific Officer will join a range of partners from the health, charity and social care sector, to update on progress to date, including updates on: How CCGs across the country have used […]
This has been prepared to support applicable and interested organisations to effectively assess, monitor and / or assure their own, and others’, implementation of and ongoing conformance with SCCI1605 Accessible Information – referred to as ‘the Accessible Information Standard’ or ‘the Standard’. ‘Applicable organisations’ are those to which the Standard applies (i.e. with specific requirements […]
Framework for maximising the use of care homes and use of therapy-led units for patients medically fit for discharge NHS England and NHS Improvement have produced a Best Practice Framework to support sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and their provider organisations. This is in recognition of the pressure that can build in the system, with […]