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Dental Procurement Review – Outcomes

NHS England, Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country Area Team has agreed to review the question as to whether it should exercise its contractual powers not to renew one or both of the dental contracts held by Smile Stylist Limited. The contracts, one at 352 Dyas Road, Great Barr, Birmingham and the other at 78 Soho […]

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Nottinghamshire dental patients recalled following apparent breach of infection control procedures

NHS England in Nottinghamshire has been working with Public Health England to investigate apparent breaches of infection control procedures by a single dentist, who was contracted to provide NHS dental services at the former Daybrook Dental Practice, 88 Mansfield Road in Gedling, Nottinghamshire. In June 2014 NHS England was contacted by a whistleblower who had […]

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Free NHS flu vaccinations being offered in pharmacies

From 1 November 2014, Shropshire and Staffordshire residents in at-risk groups will be able to get their free NHS flu jab in pharmacies for the first time. GPs currently offer free seasonal flu vaccinations to pregnant women, people aged 65 years and over, and people with certain long-term conditions like diabetes, asthma or heart or […]

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Patient drop-in sessions to explain next steps on Burton Road Surgery future

NHS England in Lincolnshire is to stage a series of drop-in sessions for patients, following the recent consultation on the future of services at Burton Road Surgery in Lincoln. Last week (7 October) NHS England wrote to patients to explain it will shortly advertise the opportunity to provide services for Burton Road Surgery patients for […]

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2014/15 Marginal Rate Emergency Tariff (MRET) investment in Specialised Services

Demand for prescribed specialised services has grown at a faster rate than other healthcare services. Although improvements in efficiency contribute to managing this situation, stretching our limited finances ever more thinly over a rising number of patients puts unsustainable pressure on service quality. Achieving more in terms of prevention, early intervention and demand management is […]

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Burton Road Surgery

Following a consultation exercise, NHS England in Lincolnshire has written to all patients currently registered with the surgery to explain the decision taken regarding the future of services at Burton Road Surgery, together with a summary report detailing the feedback received from the patient consultation. Patients were invited through a survey to state their preference for one […]

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Update on the St Luke’s project

Update on the St Luke’s project provided by Dr David Sharp, Director for NHS England in Leicestershire, on behalf of NHS England, NHS Property Services and East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG, at the Community Leadership Scrutiny Panel in Market Harborough on Thursday 11 September 2014. Thank you for inviting me back again to give councillors […]

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Needle free flu vaccinations for Years 7 & 8 school children in Coventry, Herefordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire

Years 7 & 8 school children, born on or between 1 September 2001 and 31 August 2003, in Coventry, Herefordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire are being offered the opportunity to be protected against seasonal flu this winter. The needle free flu vaccines, which are free, should be available from participating GP practices and many pharmacies in […]

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Burton Road Surgery

NHS England in Lincolnshire has announced that Burton Road Surgery will continue to be run by the current provider, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, until 30 June 2015. Dr David Sharp, Area Director for NHS England in Lincolnshire, said: “We have listened to the views of patients and recognised that we need to consult […]

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Contractors appointed to take forward St Luke’s Hospital Integrated Health Hub plans

The proposed multi-million development of St Luke’s Hospital Integrated Health Hub in Market Harborough is a step closer to commencing. NHS Property Services Ltd has appointed Morgan Sindall of Birmingham as the contractor to progress the plans and build the new facility once final approval is given. Morgan Sindall has been appointed through an established […]

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