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Specialised Services would like to announce the appointment of three new Clinical Reference Group (CRG) Chairs, these are: Professor Derek Tuffnell for the Specialised Maternity Dr Mathias Radatz for Stereotactic Radiosurgery Dr Marios Adamou for Specialised Mental Health.
A vision showing how key organisations in the health and care system will join forces to address sustainability challenges, potentially saving millions of pounds, has been launched. Reducing carbon emissions, protecting natural resources, preparing communities for severe weather events and promoting healthy lifestyles and environments are key to the concept. NHS England, Public Health England […]
A need for transparency, better safety checks on testing, consistency and standardisation of processes and procedures are some of the recommendations made to NHS England in a review into pathology services. Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of NHS England commissioned Dr Ian Barnes, chair of NHS England’s Pathology Quality Assurance Review Board, to strengthen and refine the quality assurance […]
A Compact Agreement has been developed by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and NHS England to ensure effective partnership working between ABPI members and the specialised services Clinical Reference Groups. The Agreement highlights a number of commitments from both parties which will enable them to collaborate and drive the delivery of high […]
NHS England has produced a toolkit called ‘Any town’, which using high level health system modelling, allows clinical commissioning groups to map how interventions could improve local health services and close the financial gap. It is an additional guide to help commissioners with their five-year strategic plans, showing how a typical CCG could achieve financial […]
This weekly summary offers an overview of the system and pulls together information on waiting times in A&E, ambulance response times, daily situation reports from the NHS, and information on flu rates. Winter health check report 24 January 2014 (document is available on our archived website).
24th January 2013 – Board meeting starting at 10:00am Watch the live stream of the Board meeting.
The responsible officer regulations require each designated body to appoint one responsible officer (except for NHS England which may appoint several). However, where a conflict of interest or appearance of bias exists between the responsible officer and one of the doctors, an alternative responsible officer must be nominated or appointed for that doctor. In deciding […]
A new animated video has been developed by NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre to further raise awareness of how patient data are set to be collected and used to help improve care for all. The video, “Better Information Means Better Care”, accompanies a leaflet of the same name that is […]
NHS England setting up Industry Reference Group to help develop its five-year strategy for specialised services
NHS England is establishing an Industry Reference Group to help support its work in developing a five-year strategy for specialised services. It is currently seeking representative bodies (i.e. trade associations, not individual companies) from the medical technology, pharmaceutical, bioscience and diagnostic industries to join the group. To find out more, visit our specialised services engagement […]