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New requirements of the NHS standard contract

NHS England has outlined six new requirements in the NHS standard contract for hospitals to adhere to in relation to the hospital/general practice interface.

Included are requirements for hospitals to publish local access policies, to send discharge summaries within 24 hours, to improve management of onward referrals, provide medication on discharge, and detailed requirements around notification of the results of investigations and treatments. More....