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NHS England has today launched the world’s largest healthcare incentive scheme for hospitals, family doctors and other health service providers to prevent the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. Launched against the backdrop of the International Patient Safety Conference taking place at Lancaster House in London today, funding will be made available to hospitals and other […]
Patients under the care of a suitably trained and qualified Dietitian, Orthoptist or Therapeutic Radiographer will shortly be able to access some of their medication without visiting a doctor, thanks to changes in legislation. Following an announcement today by George Freeman MP, Minister for Life Sciences, patients will have timely access to the medicines they […]
Sir Bruce Keogh has outlined an emerging strategy for Personalised Medicine in the NHS. NHS England’s National Medical Director said it would entail a move away from a ‘one size fits all’ approach to the treatment and care of patients with a particular condition, to using diagnostics, genomics, data analytics and other emergent technologies to […]
NHS England has today launched an updated Medicines Optimisation Dashboard to help CCGs improve and understand how well patients across the country are being supported to use their medicines. The dashboard brings together data and aligns it to various themes including patient safety, mental health, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, antibiotic prescribing and community pharmacy. […]
Proposals allowing certain health professions to prescribe or supply and administer medicines for patients have been published today (Thursday) by NHS England. The proposals would apply across the United Kingdom, and would enable four groups of registered allied health professions (AHPs) – radiographers, paramedics, dietitians and orthoptists – to prescribe or supply and administer medicines, […]
NHS England today (12 June) launches the Medicines Optimisation Prototype Dashboard, designed to encourage CCGs and trusts to think more about how well their patients are supported to use medicine and less about focusing on cost and volume of drugs. The prototype dashboard brings together in one place data from across sectors in areas such […]
Improving medication safety in mental health is imperative, Dr Geraldine Strathdee stressed today. NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health said: “We must make sure we tackle the higher levels of mortality and reduced life expectancy in patients with mental illness and we are committed to pushing mental health to the top of the […]
Monday 24 March is World TB Day and to mark the occasion Public Health England (PHE) has launched a consultation on proposals for a national strategy to combat TB. NHS England welcomes the opportunity to work with PHE on the consultation. Tuberculosis, TB, is a disease that can have serious consequences. In 2012 there were […]
NHS England has been considering the short term future of the new medicine service (NMS), in discussion with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee. It has been agreed that the NMS will be extended to run throughout 2014/15, subject to the outcome of the evaluation. Should the evaluation results fail to confirm a positive impact, the […]
The necessary changes have been made to The Pharmaceutical Services (Advanced and Enhanced Services) (England) Directions 2013 to allow the following things to happen: The New Medicines Service (NMS) is being extended to enable community pharmacies to continue to provide this service through to the 31st March 2014. At the request of NHS England, Department […]