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NHS Networks

  • What NHS Networks can do

NHS Networks allows you to

Create and manage a network or community of interest. Take part in discussion forums, share knowledge and good practice including videos and presentations. Get news, views and information about events.

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Create a network

  • Set up and maintain a network

Set up and maintain an NHS Network

The network creation wizard enables a new network to be created within minutes. Test-drive our demonstration network to try out the network administration and content management features of the site.

See our help section for more details.

Manage content

  • Manage content and membership

Manage you network content and membership

The network administrator toolbox allows you to add content to your network and manage membership.

See our help section for more details.

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Primary medical services: Policy and Guidance Manual – contracting and patients

Over 85% of CCGs have taken on delegated responsibility for the commissioning and management of primary medical services, but NHS England remains liable for the decisions they take. NHS England offices are building teams to support CCGs and in November 2017 NHS England also published the Policy and Guidance Manual to mitigate the risk of time-consuming and costly challenges to primary medical contracts. More ›


What would do most to fix NHS finances in the long term?

Tougher measures to stop trusts going into the red
More resources for primary care and other non-hospital services
Higher investment in public health and prevention
Prioritise development of integrated care systems
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Helpful people

Networks is full of helpful people. To help you identify them, every contribution you make to the site is totted up and adds to your Networks rank. So if you come across an Outstanding Contributor or Networks Guru on a forum, you know they've been around Networks a long time and have generally made a lot of helpful contributions.


Welcome to NHS Networks


  • Leadership skills e-learning
    Many people make the mistake of thinking that leadership is something that only very senior people have to consider. In fact, leadership is a skill that every professional manager needs to master.
  • On the trail of infectious diseases
    Public Health England's first edition of Disease Detectives focuses on how we discover and track diseases and unusual incidents around the globe.
  • Wellbeing and mental health
    Public Health England has published guidance to help healthcare professionals tackle factors that affect health and wellbeing in mental health.


Failing our way out of trouble

Gasps of mock astonishment greeted the news that NHS trusts have missed the very reasonable spending targets set by the NHS’s financial optimism and improvisation body NHS Improvement and the pragmatists at HM Treasury.
Friday, 23 February 2018