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The Department of Health announced on 4 January 2014 that an extra £25 million of funding for mental health nurses and other mental health professionals to work with police stations and courts so that people with mental health conditions and substance misuse problems get the right treatment as quickly as possible with the aim to […]
There are just a few days left to enter NHS England’s Excellence in Participation Awards. The Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions of people and organisations across the country that are transforming people’s lives, improving health and care services and putting patients, service users, carers and communities at the very heart of health and care. If […]
The Patient and Public Voice Assurance Group (PPVAG) is an NHS England committee and is accountable to the NHS England Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group. PPVAG will help NHS England put the patient and carer perspective at the heart of commissioning, including working together on plans, advising, and offering constructive challenge. NHS England is seeking a […]
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 10 January 2014
NHS England has set out a vision for how it wants the growing problem of diabetes to be tackled in 2014. The new plan, Action for Diabetes, outlines how it would like to see better prevention of Type 2 diabetes, earlier diagnosis of all diabetes, and support for people to manage their diabetes better and […]
The QCR Committee, a formal Committee of NHS England’s Board, is recruiting up to three Patient and Public Voice (PPV) representatives. The role of the QCR Committee is to provide assurance to NHS England’s Board that there are systems and processes in place to drive continuous improvement in the quality of services provided to individuals, […]
NHS England is seeking a number of people to chair Independent Review Panels (IRPs) about individuals’ eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC). Independent Review Panels can be requested by individuals or their representatives and they are co-ordinated by NHS England’s four regions. The panels comprise the chair and representatives from a clinical commissioning group […]
NHS England as the commissioner of specialised services is currently developing a five year vision and strategy for the commissioning of specialised services. We are keen to involve as many people as possible in this work and are doing this in a number of ways including a series of engagement events to develop the overarching […]
NHS England are running a number of webinars over the next couple of weeks to support local areas with their Better Care Fund (BCF) plans. The first one is running tomorrow between 11am-12pm on the North West London example BCF plan. See here for details of upcoming webinars (including tomorrow’s) and how to register.
Following the Christmas break, this summary offers an overview of the system, for the weeks ending 27 December and 3 January, pulling 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 3 January 2014