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Further update on commissioning and provision of Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PREP) for HIV prevention

PrEP is a way of using anti-retroviral drugs – usually used for treating people with diagnosed HIV-  to stop viral transmission. Evidence of effectiveness is strongest for men who do not use condoms in sex with multiple male partners. On 21 March 2016, a statement was placed on the NHS England website explaining that PrEP could […]

Working Together – how health, social care and fire and rescue services can increase their reach, scale and impact through joint working

A document to support the implementation of the Consensus Statement and principles of a Safe and Well visit by showcasing what could be achieved by
working with fire and rescue services.

Challenge Prize cash supporting GP surgery to fight antibiotic resistance

A GP surgery is leading the way in the fight against antibiotic resistance with simple tests that dramatically reduce unnecessary prescribing. Attenborough Surgery in Bushey, Hertfordshire, was awarded £10,000 “acorn” funding in the 2015/16 NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes to further develop its system of point-of-care fingerprick blood tests which help clinicians decide whether antibiotics are […]

Updated evaluation strategy to support sharing of best practice and learning

The new care  models programme published the National Evaluation Strategy in May 2016. The strategy sets out our overall approach to both national and local evaluation of the new care model vanguards. Evaluation of the vanguards is at the heart of the national new care models programme, providing the robust results and learning that can […]

Delivering what matters most to people

As the Personal Health Budgets team welcomes applications from patients and families to join the Peer Leadership Academy for 2016-17, NHS England’s Lived Experience Lead explains the importance of embedding co-production into national initiatives to give people more choice and control over their care: Since last year, I’ve been pleased to work directly with the […]

Tackling capacity constraints in the trans pathway

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists is doing some impressive work in coordinating national efforts to address capacity issues in the trans pathway. Here the college’s National Advisor in Transgender Voice tells us more:  Speech and Language Therapists aim to support trans and non-binary people in specialist voice modification therapy, facilitating gender expression […]