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The Department of Health has made a decision to withdraw central funding for NHSmail SMS and fax services for all organisations on 31 March 2015. However, NHS England has now formally agreed to support a replacement SMS service for primary care organisations that use the current NHSmail SMS service (including Clinical Commissioning Groups, GP practices, […]
NHS England has today published the NHS Number Survey Report, a national baseline report across all Trusts on their use of the NHS Number when sharing information for direct care. The recent “Framework for Action” report outlined the importance of the NHS Number and this survey has enabled NHS England to build, for the first […]
A milestone 40 million patients now have a Summary Care Record and health professionals are using them to improve and speed up patient care every 30 seconds. NHS England is delighted by the achievement and is now focusing on rolling it out in A&E, NHS 111, and GP out-of-hours services. Usage of the SCR is […]
Today NHS England launched a survey on the uptake and use of the NHS Number as the primary patient identifier aimed at Trusts across all services. The survey – the first of its kind – will enable NHS England to create a comprehensive picture by Trusts across England of use of the NHS Number in […]
Stevens announces new option for local Clinical Commissioning Groups to co-commission primary care in partnership with NHS England. England’s 211 clinically-led local Clinical Commissioning Groups will get new powers to improve local health services under a new commissioning initiative announced today by NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens. Speaking to GPs and other NHS health […]
NHS England launches a debate with community pharmacists in the latest phase of the ‘Call to Action’
NHS England is seeking the opinion of the community pharmacy sector in the next round of the national ‘Call to Action’ about the future shape of the NHS England will be consulting with pharmacists, their teams and, employees as well as the broader healthcare sector on their opinions and thoughts on how to help shape […]
More than 200 NHS and social care leaders from across London met today to plan how urgent and emergency care services could work better to prevent patients experiencing un-coordinated or unsafe care following an accident or emergency. The event, organised by NHS England, challenged health and social care professionals to look at how all parts […]
2013/14 patient participation directed enhanced service guidance published NHS Employers, the General Practitioners Committee of the BMA and NHS England have jointly published the 2013/14 patient participation directed enhanced service guidance. This guidance applies in England only and is intended to assist NHS England area teams and GP practices in understanding this service and how […]
On 3 April 2014 NHS England published Securing Excellence in GP IT Services: Operating model for 2014-16 an updated operating model to ‘Securing Excellence in GP IT Services’. The updated document sets out plans for how more than £230million in funding will be used to ensure all GP practices across England have high quality IT […]
CCG leaders are being invited to join National Director of Commissioning Development Barbara Hakin this week, for the latest session in her series of online webinars. The webinar is running on Wednesday 1 August 2012, from 12.15pm to 1pm. Webinar technology combines teleconferencing with the desktop sharing of slides through the web, so everyone who […]