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News Item An insider's guide to procurement for primary care providers
16 November 2018
Understanding procurement and how to prepare a bid are critical to the future of primary care providers. Changes in recent years have made them more important than ever. More and more services are subject to a procurement process, rather than being simply directly awarded by commissioners. These include many of the “enhanced” services that GP practices could once expect to win almost by default.
News Item Cancer screening to be overhauled as part of NHS long term plan
16 November 2018
Professor Sir Mike Richards will lead a major overhaul of national cancer screening programmes as part of a renewed drive to improve care and save lives, NHS England has announced.
News Item Report on regulations on patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare
16 November 2018
The review sets out how far the requirements of the National Health Service (Cross-Border Healthcare) Regulations 2013 have been met.
News Item text/texmacs Feedback from people with personal health budgets
16 November 2018
NHS England commissioned an independent survey of people with a personal health budget (PHB) to understand their experience.
News Item Improving air quality
16 November 2018
This publication from Public Health England focuses on air pollution and discusses how local authorities have an important role in assessing and improving local air quality.
News Item C header Priorities for adult social work research
16 November 2018
A report from the Department of Health and Social Care sets out the top ten priorities for adult social work research.
News Item Effective communication: How to deliver your message with clarity and impact
15 November 2018
Great leaders understand how to communicate. Well communicated messages build trust, promote understanding and create confidence - the essential conditions for leading change and meeting challenges.
News Item text/texmacs NHS to provide glucose monitors for type 1 diabetes patients
15 November 2018
Tens of thousands of people with type 1 diabetes across the country will benefit from life changing glucose monitors on the NHS.
News Item New web resource to explore technology in care
15 November 2018
The CQC has added pages to its website exploring the use of technology in care.
News Item Royal college argues for new approach to outpatient care
15 November 2018
The Royal College of Physicians says a new approach to outpatient care is needed if it is to meet growing demand and reduce disruption to patients’ lives.
News Item Second annual report on prevention of harm during labour
15 November 2018
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has published the second annual report into stillbirth, early neonatal death and severe brain injury occurring during labour at term.
News Item Clinical engagement and collaboration: Newcastle Gateshead CCG
15 November 2018
The Core Cities Network is a peer-led network representing clinical commissioning groups from the eight core cities in England outside London – Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Bristol, Newcastle, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester.
News Item British invention could save hospitals millions
15 November 2018
Many patients put on drips for emergency rehydration could have been spared the inconvenience and risk of infection. A British invention launched today promises to reduce the use of drips in hospitals and other care settings, saving money and reducing plastic waste from drips which are used once before disposal.
News Item Dealing with difficult people and situations – courageous conversations
14 November 2018
This workshop looks at workplace challenges and fears, what causes stress in these difficult situations, and how to cope with them. We discuss how to build personal resilience and develop assertiveness skills, followed by a session on courageous conversations – things to consider and top tips. We also spend time testing out some difficult conversations, to help you to understand what to do when you face resistance or hostility.
News Item x-conference/x-cooltalk Improving access and continuity in general practice
14 November 2018
A report by the Nuffield Trust sets out the evidence on continuity of care, its impact on clinical outcomes and wider health services, its importance to patients and GPs, and the relationship between improved access initiatives and continuity of care within general practice.
News Item Health care needs of people with multiple conditions
14 November 2018
A Health Foundation report found that one in four adults in England (14.2 million people) had two or more health conditions.
News Item Digital maturity of maternity services
14 November 2018
NHS England has published a “digital maturity assessment” of maternity services across England, described as a baseline for improvement at both a national and local level.
News Item Urinary tract infection: diagnostic tools for primary care
14 November 2018
Public Health England has published reference materials for primary care on diagnosing and understanding culture results for urinary tract infections (UTI).
News Item GMC consultation on consent guidance
14 November 2018
The General Medical Council (GMC) is seeking views on its updated guidance document “Decision making and consent: Supporting patient choices about health care”.
News Item The Confident Leader
13 November 2018
The Confident Leader programme is designed for those who have, or aspire to, a leadership role in primary care, integrated care systems, sustainability and transformation partnerships (STP) or as commissioners of services.