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NHS England publishes revised process for operation of its Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF)

NHS England today published its updated procedure for evaluating drugs in the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), which will mean more effective and promising drugs will be prioritised and made available to patients. Since it was established in 2010, more than 55,000 patients have accessed treatment through the CDF – around 2,000 every month. Last week […]

Standard Operating Procedure: Roving and mobile models

Contents 1. Scope and purpose 2. Preparing for roving and mobile vaccination 3. Roving and mobile operating models 4. Additional considerations for all roving and mobile models 5. Vaccinations Appendix A: Roving visit schedule and workforce set-up for care homes Appendix B: Assurance checklist developed for St John Ambulance mobile treatment unit pilot Appendix C: […]

COVID-19 waste management standard operating procedure

Contents What does this mean for healthcare staff? Key point for non-COVID-19 areas Segregation of waste Vaccination programmes Working across government agencies General advice from the Environment Agency (EA) Useful links Contracting   Classification: Official Publications approval reference: C1446 November 2021, Version 6 Updates from version 5 (published in April 2021) are highlighted in yellow […]

Standard operating procedure: Management of COVID-19 vaccination clinical incidents and enquiries

This clarifies the process for escalating and addressing incidents and enquiries related to the COVID-19 vaccination programme, at both regional and national levels. It also describes the audit and governance process for this.

List of downloadable resources used in this guidance

Note NHSEI proxy ordering resources webpage, advises viewers to check with their local CCG in the first instance, before using the templates available to check there are not any locally adapted templates that they are being advised to use. If you are unsure who to contact in your local CCG or regional proxy team, please […]

NHS England consults on plans for a sustainable Cancer Drugs Fund

NHS England is proposing changes to the way its Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) operates, in order that it delivers maximum benefit for patients, within the resources available. Clinicians and cancer specialists believe the changes, if adopted, would: improve patient access to the most clinically effective drugs available through the fund; encourage pricing that delivers value […]