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New National Commissioning Framework for Hearing Loss Services launched

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, […]

Adult Hearing Service Specifications

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.

CSO programmes

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, […]

Shining a spotlight on inequality

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 […]

GP Patient Survey

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 […]

Notes on Assessing Conformance

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 to support winter pressures 2017-18

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 […]