Upcoming webinars


Title: Learning disability webinar

Date: Thursday 24 November – 12.30 to 1.30

Description: Join us for our next learning disabilities webinar.

Topic One: Strategic resettlement, personalisation at scale and pace with Pól Toner, Head of Improvement, NHS England

Topic Two: Enhanced Care Service with Caroline Kirby, Angie Simmons and Ted Page from Adult Services Commissioning Unit, Worcestershire County Council – This session will reflect on good practice around avoiding hospital admission in Worcestershire who have developed an Enhanced care service working proactively in the community.

For information on forthcoming and previous webinars, please visit the learning disabilities section.

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Title: Commissioning Policies: Funding of Treatment outside of Clinical Commissioning Policy or Mandated NICE Guidance

Date: 30 November 2016, 3.30 – 5pm and 6 December 2016, 4.00 – 5.30pm

Description: NHS England has today launched a consultation on four related policies that describe how NHS England will make decisions on funding for treatments that are not currently routinely commissioned.

The four policies are: in-year service developments, individual funding requests, funding experimental and unproven treatments, and continuing funding after clinical trials.

The public consultation, which launches today, will be open for 12 weeks and will ensure the policies help NHS England make the most effective, sustainable and fair use of its finite resources.  The key themes of the consultation findings and feedback will be published on the NHS England website.

The draft policies are the result of a review of the eleven existing policies established when NHS England became responsible for commissioning of specialised services in 2013.  The review, which took into account the lessons learned from using the policies in practice, as well as feedback from stakeholders, found that many of the original eleven are now covered by Department of Health or other NHS England policy.  The four areas that still require distinct policies are the focus of the consultation.
During the consultation period, NHS England will be hosting a number of face-to-face events, and webinars. The aim of these events is to provide you with an opportunity to learn more, and clarify any points, so that you can contribute your views to the online consultation in an informed way.

The webinar is open to anyone with an interest in these proposals.


Title: Mental Health Service Review: Adult Medium and Low Secure Webinar Invite


Date Timing Audience
Tuesday 6 December 16:00 – 17:00 Providers/Clinicians/Commissioners/Voluntary Sector
Thursday 8 December 14:00 – 15:00 Providers/Clinicians/Commissioners/Voluntary Sector
Monday 12 December 16:30 – 17:30 Carers/Family/Experts with Experience
Wednesday 14 December 09:30 – 10:30 General Public

Description: The Mental Health Services Review Programme is hosting four x one hour webinars to test the draft adult medium and low secure specifications with healthcare professionals, charity and voluntary organisations, strategic partners, service users, carers and the public.

During each webinar, NHS England will be checking the clarity, understanding and content of each of the adult medium and low secure specifications. Following this stage in the process, NHS England will proceed to planning a 90-day public consultation of the draft adult secure (medium and low) specifications in early 2017.

Each of the four webinars will be hosted by Louise Davies, Adult Secure Service Review Lead, with other experts in the field.

Each webinar is the same, so there is no need to attend more than one session.

If you have any specific questions regarding these events, please email: england.specmh@nhs.net.

Title: Measuring Improvement: Using metrics and data to evaluate seven day services

Date: 06 December 2016, 13:00 – 14:00

Description: NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team are hosting a series of free webinars designed to provide opportunities for sharing and learning, and to help organisations implement seven day services.

The second in the series will focus on Measuring Improvement: Using metrics and data to evaluate seven day services. This webinar will explore how metrics and data are used to drive improvement in the delivery of seven day services, and aims to help trusts develop and apply practical measurement and analysis plans.

During this session you will hear about:

  • North West London Collaboration of CCG’s In-patient Model of Care
  • Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust on mortality and near miss reviews and how this led to developing their plan for improvement
  • NHS Digital will discuss their report into seven-day service provision across the NHS

There will be opportunities for discussions with the presenting teams, and for participants to share their own practice.

This open invitation is aimed at all staff working to deliver seven day services.

You can register for this event online or email england.si-7ds-support@nhs.net for more information on the upcoming series.

Title:  Modernising Radiotherapy Services: Developing proposals for future radiotherapy service models

Date: 08 December 2016, 5.00pm

Description: Enabling people in England to receive, and have access to, modern and innovative radiotherapy, which has been shown to be clinically and cost effective has been an ambition echoed in both the NHS England and Cancer Research UK Vision for Radiotherapy, 2014 – 2024 and in the independent Cancer Taskforce report (2015), which also highlighted the need to tackle variation in the quality of services provided.

The engagement guide published in October 2016 sets out NHS England’s proposals, at an early stage of development, for modernising radiotherapy services in England through the establishment of networked non-surgical clinical oncology services. The proposals contained within the engagement guide have been developed in order to turn the vision set out for radiotherapy services within these publications into reality. This will mean that people who require radiotherapy treatment will get access to high quality, safe and efficient services regardless of where they live.

A number of face to face events have been arranged in England to discuss these proposals but it is appreciated that not everyone can attend such events. This webinar is aimed at non-surgical oncology clinicians and radiotherapy professionals and managers

Patient Online are running a series of webinars to support GP practices to implement and get the most from providing online services to patients. These webinars may also be of interest to organisations providing support to GP practices, such as clinical commissioning groups and commissioning support units. Details and dates of each session can be found within the Patient Online section.