Commissioning

New guidance for community pharmacies claiming quality payments

NHS England has issued new guidance for community pharmacies wishing to claim payments this year under the Quality Payments Scheme. The scheme financially rewards community pharmacies for improving the quality of care for patients by meeting a number of criteria centred on themes of clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patient experience. These include: becoming accredited […]

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As NHS approaches 70 it is time to unleash the potential of innovation to transform patient care, says Simon Stevens

The head of NHS England, Simon Stevens, will today (Tuesday 12 September) set out an ambitious vision for the National Health Service as it approaches its landmark 70th anniversary – calling on health and care leaders to unleash the game changing potential of innovation for both patients and taxpayers. Speaking at Expo conference in Manchester, […]

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NHS England marks World Hearing Day

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 […]

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Patients with rare conditions to benefit from new treatments

NHS England has today confirmed that three new specialised treatments will be made available for patients in England. It is estimated that up to 145 people a year will meet the clinical criteria to benefit from the following treatment options being made routinely available to their clinicians with funding from NHS England: Second allogeneic haematopoietic […]

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NHS England to fund Bionic Eye Surgery

NHS England has today announced that it will provide funding for further testing of the Argus II, also known as the Bionic Eye. Ten patients will undergo surgery to tackle Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), an inherited disease that causes blindness. The procedures will take place at Manchester Eye Hospital (MREH) and Moorfields Eye Hospital from 2017. […]

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Consultation: Commissioning Medicines in Children

NHS England has today (05 October 2016) launched a 30 day public consultation on a clinical commissioning policy proposition for commissioning medicines in children.  There has already been extensive engagement on this national policy, it has been developed with the support and input of lead clinicians and patient and public representatives. This approach has helped […]

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