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A new Dementia Roadmap developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners has been welcomed by Professor Alistair Burns as a key innovation towards improving care. NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia said: “The need for high-quality local information for people with dementia and their carers cannot be underestimated. This new dementia platform can […]
Publications Gateway Ref No: 01597 NHS England will transfer £1,100 million from the Mandate to local authorities. £200 million of this total is the first part of the Better Care Fund, intended to help local authorities and clinical commissioning groups prepare for the implementation of the full Better Care Fund pooled budget in 2015/16. Area […]
NHS England is to launch a new pilot scheme that aims to help general practitioners assess the care and support needs of people with long-term conditions. A new assessment tool, known as patient activation, is designed to help GPs put people with long-term conditions at the centre of the care and support they receive. It […]
I said on my first day in this new job that five years in to the longest period of austerity the Health Service has ever seen, the stakes for the NHS have never been higher. So far our main response to NHS budget pressures has been an enormous and successful collective effort to keep the […]
NHS England has today published guidance for commissioners, GPs and providers to help them support patients to choose their mental health care. From 1 April 2014 patients with mental health conditions have had the same rights as physical health patients to choose where they have their first outpatient appointment. They are able to choose any clinically […]
On 16 May NHS England issued a letter and supporting appendices of guidance to Trusts with inpatient beds on publishing staffing data on NHS Choices. This follows guidance issued by NHS England on 23 April. The letter provides a number of documents to enable Trusts to deliver on the expectation of submitting their data via UNIFY. […]
A major new report about Patient Activation – which could help over 1.5million people in England with long term conditions – was launched at the King’s Fund today. Patient activation is a measure of a person’s skills, confidence and knowledge to manage their own health. It’s simple to find out, like measuring blood pressure, and […]
Thursday 15 May 2014, at NHS Southside, London. Board meeting will start at 10:30am. Watch the live stream of the meeting.
Thousands of mental health staff will soon be giving lifestyle MOTs to patients as well as assessing psychological health to reduce avoidable deaths. Mental health trusts all over the country will now receive financial rewards for carrying out the checks, including smoking status, diet, weight, blood pressure, glucose and fats or lipids, and ensuring identified […]