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NHS England today highlighted the significant work it is leading to improve the safety of patients as part of a co-ordinated response to the Francis Report. In the coming months NHS England will: Launch Patient Safety Collaborative Programmes in a network covering the entire country – that will bring together frontline teams, experts, patients, commissioners […]
Listen to BBC Health Correspondent Adam Brimelow’s report about the urgent and emergency care in England here. Related news item: Sir Bruce Keogh proposes new blueprint for urgent and emergency care across England
NHS England invites written submissions to help inform its five-year strategy for specialised services
NHS England is inviting individuals and organisations to provide written submissions to help inform the development of its five-year strategy for specialised services. The development of the strategy is one of a number of workstreams supporting the Call to Action, which was launched in July 2013, opening a public debate about the future shape of […]
NHS England seeks views on draft patient safety alert for Non-Luer Spinal (Intrathecal) Devices for Chemotherapy and Lumbar Puncture.
NHS England seeks views on draft patient safety alert for Non-Luer Spinal (Intrathecal) Devices for Chemotherapy and Lumbar Puncture Please complete the consultation and give us your views on the draft patient safety alert – The consultation runs from 18 Nov 2013 to 5 Dec 2013. Read more about NHS England’s work on patient safety
NHS England today launches its Winter Health Check with senior clinicians urging people to take early advice on health problems. The advice is particularly aimed at those who are very young, the elderly and frail or those who have existing health problems. A key way of addressing this winter’s pressures on hospital A&E departments is […]
Patients are set to benefit from changes to the GP contract which will reduce bureaucracy and free GPs to deliver personalised care. The changes will ensure that the most vulnerable patients receive personalised care. This will mean more patients can be looked after in the community and will reduce emergency admissions. GPs will be freed […]
“Look after yourself this winter. If you know someone who is frail or elderly or has a serious health problem, then help look after them too. Help or encourage them to go to their pharmacy or GP before one problem leads to another and they end up in hospital.” Senior clinicians at NHS England today […]
The Sheffield University study took place in the original four pilot NHS 111 areas and its results were used to design the current service. However, the study is now significantly out of date and is not directly comparable to the current 111 service. NHS 111 provides a good service to the public and more people are […]
CCGs have expressed the need for support in the decision making process around whether to make, Share or Buy their commissioning support services. NHS England has responded to this through the creation of a Make, Share, Buy toolkit to enable CCGs to make informed decisions around what and from whom they access Commissioning Support. Through […]
The National Medical Director of NHS England today proposes a fundamental shift in provision of urgent care, with more extensive services outside hospital and patients with more serious or life threatening conditions receiving treatment in centres with the best clinical teams, expertise and equipment. Sir Bruce Keogh is publishing a report on the first stage […]