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Retired Biology and ICT teacher. Secretary/Treasurer of my PPG

NHS Networks News Summary 8th June 2015

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Negotiation is the essential skill for commissioners and providers of health services, the key to providing the best value for money for the taxpayer and the best services for patients.
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the Patients Association has published their joint report, Time to Act – Urgent Care and A&E: the Patient Perspective.
A new paper from the King’s Fund aims to helps boards and other NHS leaders to decide which processes and systems need to be in place to support the recruitment, development, retention and deployment of an agile workforce.
NHS England is running a series of blogs from dedicated people who give up their time free as health and care volunteers.
NHS England is offering a renewed support programme for CCGs and their local partners, to help develop local personal health budget offers in line with the CCGs priorities and circumstances.
NHS England has published the latest news and resources for CCGs.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute and its Scottish counterpart are developing voluntary standards for district nurse education and practice, and have now published a draft for consultation.
The NHS will require the development of existing and new premises to deliver patient centred services in the community. Strategic planning of estates now will ensure that funding is used to best effect and efficiencies realised.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has launched guidance for community nurses about how to support people who are homeless to improve their oral health.
The latest bulletin for general practices from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) includes details on the rotavirus (routine childhood immunisation) vaccination programme.
This report presents a range of information on smoking from a variety of sources.
NICE Evidence Search allows you to search for systematic reviews from a range of sources (including Cochrane and DARE) all in one place.
The British Institute of Learning Disabilities has published its latest newsletter for GPs.
Public Health England (PHE) has published two new public safety updates on reducing infant mortality and sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI).
Updated NICE guidance will help to safeguard NHS staff and patients by preventing violent situations and offering clear advice on managing them safely.
This workshop will provide an overview of pharmaceutical services in particular the contractual frameworks including enhanced and locally commissioned services.
Commissioners, including NHS England and local clinical commissioning groups, should help patients choose their GP surgery, according to Monitor.
A number of professional bodies have produced a 100 day plan setting out priorities for action on mental health.
A £30,000 international challenge prize – the first of its kind – is up for grabs to innovators or organisations who can present obesity data in a new way.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered a clampdown on use of agency staff as part of tough new financial controls to cut down on waste in the NHS.
The NHS Confederation has produced an animation highlighting the challenges in providing urgent care for older people.
The sickness absence statistics for the NHS to January 2015 show a rise of 0.28% over the previous year.
Delegates who attend this workshop will have a better understanding of the regulatory, financial and contractual framework under which NHS dental services are commissioned and provided and the practical implications of contracting decisions.
NHS Clinical Commissioners has published a paper on involving the public in service reconfiguration programmes.
The latest statistical data regarding the friends and family test has been published by NHS England.
The advisory board for the NHS pension scheme was established in shadow form in April 2014.
The Department of Health has revised guidance about charges for NHS hospital treatment for overseas visitors.
Public Health England has published its latest newsletter.
Guidance from Public Health England sets out the role and purpose of PHE’s screening quality assurance service.
PPG Awareness Week runs from 1 to 6 June 2015.
The Care Quality Commission has announced the eight acute, community and mental health providers that it will inspect in October 2015.
GPs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are slower to refer people with possible cancer for tests or to a specialist than those in comparable countries, according to new research published in BMJ.
Monitor has published research on the impact of choice of hearing-loss services on patients. It sought views from the public, patient groups, GPs, commissioners and providers.
NHS Improving Quality has published a survey of interventional radiology in 2014.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre has published figures on NHS hospital admissions for injuries caused by dogs, rats and other mammals.