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NHS RightCare Medicines Optimisation

The NHS RightCare team has made significant progress on a number of pharmacy and medicine optimisation related initiative, as Jas Khambh explains in more detail. Talking about medicines in the context of a whole pathway rather than in isolation We have presented at various forums and conferences over the last few months and I think […]

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NHS RightCare Pathways: Stroke published for local health economies in England

14,000 strokes could be prevented over the next three years with improved prevention, treatment and outcomes management across health and care systems.  Building on the ongoing work of NHS England and the Stroke Association to improve services across England, NHS RightCare has published the latest NHS RightCare Pathway for Stroke. The Pathway defines the core […]

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2nd Atlas of Variation in risk factors and healthcare for liver disease published

Public Health England, in collaboration with NHS RightCare, has today published the 2nd Atlas of Variation in risk factors and healthcare for liver disease. The rate of people dying early from liver disease in some parts of England is almost 8 times higher than others, according to new data published by Public Health England (PHE) […]

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Sweetening the pill on Medicines Optimisation

NHS England’s National Pharmacy Adviser for RightCare gives the first in a series of updates to the pharmacy frontline: The intention of these blogs is to provide an overview of information on what is new and relevant to medicines optimisation and pharmacy colleagues. For those not familiar with NHS RightCare, it is a national, NHS […]

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NHS RightCare Pathway: Diabetes

NHS RightCare, in partnership with the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) today publishes NHS RightCare Pathway: Diabetes. This pathway has been developed in collaboration with the National Clinical Director for Diabetes and Obesity at NHS England and Associate National Director for Diabetes, the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, Public Health England, Diabetes UK […]

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New NHS RightCare scenarios for osteoporosis and wound care

NHS RightCare has recently published two new scenarios in its Long Term Conditions series. Both scenarios – osteoporosis and wound care – use fictional people to examine patient journeys, comparing sub-optimal but typical scenarios against ideal pathways. At each stage of the journey we have modelled the costs of care to commissioners and also described […]

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Nursing Times blog on Variation and NHS RightCare

Nursing Times have published a blog from Michelle Mello, Deputy National Director for NHS RightCare. It explains NHS RightCare’s drive to reduce unwarranted variation, linked to a Nursing audience. Michelle Mello – reducing variation in healthcare services in the UK

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The shift to value-based healthcare (NHS England Board Paper)

NHS England’s Board discussed the shift to value based healthcare on February 9. The paper covers the progress of NHS RightCare’s roll out nationally and how our work fits with NHS Improvement’s ‘Getting it Right First Time’ programme. Board paper: Item 6 – NHS Rightcare and the shift to value-based healthcare

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Healthcare Financial Management Association case study – how Southampton City CCG is implementing the RightCare approach

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) has published a new case study explaining Southampton City CCG’s progress under the NHS RightCare programme. The case study describes the NHS RightCare programme and the journey Southampton City CCG has been on since January 2016, to explore and address the variation in healthcare identified by the NHS RightCare Commissioning […]

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New Data available in NHS RightCare Where to Look packs

These packs are an updated version of the Commissioning for Value Where to Look packs, as published in October 2016. The packs have been updated so that local health economies are basing decisions on more timely data.  The main updates to this version include: Expenditure data is from 2015/16. Outcome data is the latest available […]

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