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News Item Webinars for clinicians and practitioners: video group clinics for asthma, Wednesday 21 April 2021 12:30-13:30
16 April 2021
About this Event - Join this one-hour webinar as we discuss clinicians’ experiences of introducing video group clinics to provide QOF reviews and support children, young people and adults living with asthma. Hear how this remote care model is helping to restore joy to remote consultations, creating time for person centred care and building service resilience through digital transformation.
News Item Influencing skills
16 April 2021
Influencing is a vital part of communication in the workplace. Influencing is a combination of persuasion and negotiation - being able to persuade and negotiate with others to reach a win-win solution. Learning influencing techniques leads to smarter and more effective working.
News Item C source code NHS staff deliver two million routine procedures despite busiest period of pandemic
16 April 2021
NHS staff completed almost two million operations and other elective care in January and February while also providing hospital treatment for almost 140,000 Covid patients.
News Item Troff document Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: government response to the Committee’s fourth report
16 April 2021
The Committee published the original report in December 2020 and this is the government’s response.
News Item Making vaccination a condition of deployment in older adult care homes
16 April 2021
To increase vaccine take-up among staff working in care homes, the government is considering amending the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.
News Item Finding your feet in general practice
15 April 2021
Every primary care network (PCN) is appointing new professionals to work in general practice through the additional roles reimbursement scheme (ARRS). There has never been a time when it is more essential that these new professionals, many of whom may not have worked in general practice before, hit the ground running.
News Item Service improvement and change: it’s the simple things that get in the way
15 April 2021
General practice is seeing some of the most challenging times, not least with the Covid pandemic, but also just delivering day to day care with what appears to be a tsunami of demand.
News Item text/texmacs Consultation launched on staff COVID-19 vaccines in care homes with older adult residents
15 April 2021
Staff in care homes with older adult residents in England may be required to have a COVID-19 vaccine to protect residents from the virus.
News Item Troff document NHS Covid-19 app : early adopter evaluation report
15 April 2021
An NHS Covid-19 app was developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The NHS Covid-19 app has been trialled in the London Borough of Newham, the Isle of Wight and among NHS Volunteer Responders.
News Item The road to renewal: five priorities for health and care
15 April 2021
Kings Fund published five priorities to help guide the approach to renewal across health and social care.
News Item application/x-troff-me Setting up a voluntary buddying scheme
15 April 2021
Building on breakout discussions from NHS Providers' online events, the governor team and non-executive directors at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust explain how they introduced a governor to a non-executive director buddying scheme and its benefits.
News Item SocialPrescriberPlus – essential training for social prescribing link workers, care coordinators and health coaches
14 April 2021
With the additional roles reimbursement scheme supporting social prescribing link workers, care coordinators and health coaches, practically focused training is essential for these posts to provide effective and efficient support to practices.
News Item GP contract legislative changes
14 April 2021
The appropriate Regulations and national Directions reflecting primary medical services contract changes that came into force from 1 April 2021 have now been published at:
News Item Troff document Next phase of vaccine roll-out
14 April 2021
The UK is moving into the next phase of the COVID-19 vaccination programme as the government hits its target to offer everybody in phase 1 of the vaccination programme a jab.
News Item D source code Integrated care systems explained
14 April 2021
Delivering more joined-up care for patients has been a key ambition for the NHS over the past few years.
News Item Pascal source code Longer waits, missing patients and catching up
14 April 2021
This analysis looks at the impact of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic on elective care in England.
News Item Procurement update
13 April 2021
PCC have updated their procurement SlideShare to incorporate the latest guidance released by NHS England and NHS Improvement.
News Item application/x-troff-me Moderna jabs mark milestone in NHS vaccination programme
13 April 2021
The first Moderna jabs will now start to be delivered in England.
News Item C header Levelling up health
13 April 2021
This report states that Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on the United Kingdom, exposing the nation’s poor health and health inequalities - ninety per cent of those who died with Covid had significant prior poor health.
News Item Helping healthcare systems with cardiovascular disease prevention
13 April 2021
A practical guide has been produced - by Oxford Academic Health Science Network, the Getting It Right First Time programme and the Association of Directors of Public Health - to help healthcare systems overcome disruption to stroke, heart disease and vascular dementia prevention work.