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NHS England today has welcomed the findings of an independent audit that shows 20 per cent more patients are now surviving severe trauma since the introduction of Major Trauma Networks in 2010. Results from the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN) national audit show that 1 in 5 patients who would have died before the […]
Statement from Professor Keith Willett, National Director for Acute Episodes of care, NHS England, on NHS England’s Review of Urgent and Emergency Care
I welcome the opportunity to appear before the Health Select Committee to lay out the evidence behind NHS England’s Review of Urgent and Emergency Care. Together with senior colleagues Professor Sir Bruce Keogh and Dame Barbara Hakin, we are not only taking our message to Parliament and talking to MPs, but this is also a chance […]
NHS England and Monitor have set out their strategic intent and commitment to work together in a partnership agreement. The agreement outlines the respective duties, roles and responsibilities of each organisation and the strategic context, placing patients and improved outcomes at the heart of the shared vision. It sets out the partnership objectives, values and […]
NHS England asks patients, the public and staff to help shape the future of urgent and emergency care
NHS England is today asking patients, public and NHS staff to help shape the future of urgent and emergency care services. Professor Sir Bruce Keogh’s Urgent and Emergency Care Review was announced in January this year. Its aim is to develop a national framework to build a safe, more efficient system, 24 hours a day, […]
NHS England has today published advice on how to conduct risk stratification while complying with the new legal framework that exists following the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. The document begins by setting out the role that risk stratification can play in managing the health of a population. It then explains how risk stratification […]
Today Monitor and NHS England have published three documents on our proposals for the 2014/15 National Tariff: The Tariff Engagement Document, with key information on the 2014/15 National Tariff Proposals for local payment variations; and Proposals for enforcement of the tariff by Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority. There are three questionnaires asking for […]
NHS England today announced its roadmap for supporting the development of high quality, cost effective support services for NHS commissioners. ‘Towards commissioning excellence: a strategy for commissioning support services’ sets out the building blocks for developing a vibrant market that enables Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and other commissioners to choose from best-in-class providers from the […]
Thousands of victims of sex assault and rape in Britain every year are to get improved care and support under a new scheme being launched by NHS England. Working with the police, crime commissioners, local authorities and public health and community safety groups, NHS England will support commissioners in delivering services that secure the best […]
NHS England has today published the interim specifications it has adopted for the commissioning of specialised services. The new service specifications, along with clinical commissioning policies, were the subject of a short, public consultation which ran from mid-December 2012 to February 2013. NHS England received more than 3,500 responses from individual patients, carers, patient groups, and […]
NHS England reaction to independent reconfiguration panel report on the proposed changes to children’s heart surgery
NHS England today promised to lead a rethink of plans to improve children’s heart surgery in England following publication of an independent report on the Safe and Sustainable Review. Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director for NHS England said: “We welcome the review and NHS England will now study its recommendations in full to learn […]