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GP practices are to be warned that they will be in breach of contract if they do not take all reasonable steps to stop their patients being asked to use 084 numbers for appointments and advice. The national office of NHS England is writing to all its 27 Area Teams from today – see the […]
Today (4 November) at the London NHS Values Summit, NHS England Chief Executive, Sir David Nicholson, announced a refresh of a toolkit designed to ensure NHS organisations follow best practice in delivering services that are free of discrimination and meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. Sir David announced the refresh of the Equality […]
The afternoon session (2:15pm-400pm) of the London NHS Values Summit will be live streamed. Watch it here.
The next Board meeting will take place on Friday 8th November at 10:00am – at NHS England, Rivergate House, Newbury Business Park, Berkshire, RG14 2PZ If you would like to attend, please register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org. and let us know if you have any additional requirements. Please note that members of the public are […]
Fourteen areas leading the way in delivering better joined up care In May 2013, national partners announced the ‘pioneers’ programme, inviting local areas to demonstrate the use of ambitious and innovative approaches to deliver person-centred, co-ordinated care and support. Over 100 expressions of interest were received, with the final selection of the pioneers being made […]
NHS England has today published September’s Friends and Family Test results across all hospitals in England. The key findings for the September FFT data are: The total number of responses to date (April-September) is 983,728 (including independent-sector providers) The number of responses in England has risen by 4% from 183,464 in August to 190,280 in […]
NHS England today welcomes the publication of a report into emergency admissions by the National Audit Office. The report shows the number of emergency admissions to hospitals is continuing to rise, albeit at a slower rate than in the past, and more patients attending major A&E departments are now being admitted to hospital. Professor Keith […]
National Partnership Agreement for the co-commissioning and delivery of healthcare services in prisons in England
A National Partnership Agreement between NHS England, the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and Public Health England (PHE) has been developed. It sets out the shared strategic intent and joint commitment in the commissioning, enabling and delivery of healthcare services in adult prisons in England. It sets out: respective roles and objectives of each organisation […]
NHS England is to announce a raft of new measures aimed at increased public participation as part of its on-going pledge to openness and transparency. The new commitments are being made as part of the UK’s national action plan at the Open Government Partnership’s annual summit in London today (Thursday Oct 31). They include: Publishing […]
Responding to the NHS hospitals complaints system review published this week, Jane Cummings, The Chief Nursing Officer for England and NHS England said: “Our single most important purpose is to look after patients with compassionate care. That means delivering the best possible patient experience to every single patient, every single time. As part of this […]