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NICE approves new type of treatment for Crohn ’s disease
Following NICE recommendations, patients with Crohn ’s disease will have routine NHS access to drug ustekinumab, which offers a new way of treating the condition. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NUMSAS guidance published by NHS England
NHS England has published a toolkit for pharmacy staff on the NHS urgent medicine supply advanced service (NUMSAS). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Community pharmacy patient safety group launches new website
The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group, which provides a forum for community pharmacy organisations to openly share and learn from each other when things go wrong, has launched a new website. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Review of two decades of social care policy
A parliamentary briefing considers the policy proposals of successive governments since 1997 for how individuals should pay for their social care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Long-stay rehabilitation services
A briefing from the Centre for Mental Health reviews evidence from Care Quality Commission inspection reports of inpatient rehabilitation services in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The leader as coach
Using coaching techniques in the workplace can support effective team management by increasing the motivation and confidence of individuals. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Community pharmacists provided 1m flu jabs in 2016/17
Community pharmacists in England administered 950,765 flu vaccinations to patients under the national NHS flu vaccination service in 2016/17. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Enhanced monitoring update
The General Medical Council has published its quarterly update of postgraduate training sites which are subject to the enhanced monitoring process. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Returning to practice
The Health and Care Professions Council has issued guidance for anyone thinking of returning to practice on how to re-join the HCPC register. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Monthly announcement of national dementia diagnosis rate
Alistair Burns, NHS England ’s clinical director for dementia has written to CCGs with an update on national priorities and the latest dementia diagnosis figures, for April 2017. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Jeremy Hunt: message to NHS staff
In a personal message to NHS staff, the secretary of state for health says his mission is to support them in delivering the safest and highest quality care in the world. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Going with the grain: new models for general practice
National policy poses a dilemma by insisting on the one hand that general practice is key to the development of new care models but recognising on the other that parts of general practice are badly in need of support. Evolutionary models of change represented by the primary care home (PCH) and other kinds of GP hub promise to resolve the dilemma, creating building blocks of the necessary scale to work in larger systems such as multi-speciality community provider (MCP) or accountable care systems. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CCGs to be rated for patient and public participation
NHS England has developed a new indicator of patient and public participation as part of its statutory annual assessment of CCG performance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Where next for commissioning?
NHS Providers has published a report based on interviews with leaders of trusts on the role of STPs and accountable care systems, the challenge of integrating health and care commissioning, and the future of the purchaser-provider split. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Interactive dashboard provides new insight into cervical screening coverage
GPs and health organisations will be able to improve cervical screening rates thanks to an innovative new online data tool from NHS Digital, Public Health England and the charity Jo ’s Cervical Cancer Trust. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE developing new ways to measure quality of life across health and social care
NICE is taking part in a project that will examine how quality of life measures used to evaluate healthcare treatments such as drugs can be extended into areas of social care and public health. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England to invest in building the right support for people with a learning disability
Patients with a learning disability, autism or both are set to benefit from over £10m investment by NHS England to help them lead more independent lives, closer to their friends and family. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Network leadership e-learning
Leaders today operate in a dynamic environment. Technological advancements and increased competition from globalisation have changed forever the way we work in organisations. In this new world of projects and teams, the top-down, command-and-control leadership approach is no longer effective; to be a successful leader you need a new set of skills and techniques. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Independent sector works with NHS to reduce delayed discharge
This report from the NHS Partners Network highlights examples where the independent sector is working with the NHS to avoid delayed discharges of care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GMC warns patients not to take risks for a 'beach body'
The General Medical Council (GMC) has warned people considering cosmetic interventions in search of a ‘beach ready’ body to think twice before embarking on what could be risky procedures. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Getting the dementia pathway right
NHS RightCare has published a scenario featuring fictional patient Tom and his wife and carer Barbara, to compare a sub-optimal dementia care pathway with an ideal pathway. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Localised community outbreaks of influenza in the out of season period
NHS Clinical Commissioners and its members have worked with NHS England and Public Health England to develop a new system where clinical commissioning groups facilitate the NHS response to localised community outbreaks of influenza in the out of season period. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS moves to end “fractured” care system
The head of NHS England has pledged to end the “fractured” health and social care system that leaves too many patients “passed from pillar to post” by giving local leaders and communities more control over how they improve health and social care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How to be a better manager
Great managers are admired, good to be around, and make things happen. They understand their role, and engage with organisational objectives and their people with equal ability and confidence. Many people find themselves promoted into management or supervisory positions because they ’re good at something. That’s great. Unfortunately, they’re not always good at management. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More A & E funding to help hospitals prepare for winter
The secretary of state for health Jeremy Hunt has announced a second wave of funding to ease pressure on hospital emergency departments ahead of next winter. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS expenditure
A parliamentary briefing documents NHS expenditure since 1948. It also contains a summary of the structure of the NHS and how it is financed. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Case studies show improvement at eight NHS trusts
This report contains case studies of eight trusts that have shown significant improvement since a previous inspection. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Breast cancer drug to be routinely available on the NHS
NHS chief Simon Stevens has announced that NHS England has struck a deal with Roche, also endorsed by NICE, to make the breast cancer drug Kadcyla available for routine use on the NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Two new bite-size guides to insight and feedback published
Two further bite-size guides to patient insight have been launched to help CCGs and providers to carry out qualitative research and to gather feedback from people with a learning disability. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Updated patient decision aids for CCGs
NHS RightCare and the patient centred care team have published updated versions of 28 patient decision aids that have been developed for CCGs to share with clinicians. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health matters: child dental health
This edition of the public health newsletter focuses on effective interventions to prevent tooth decay in children under five years. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes prevention programme
NHS England has produced a short animation to mark Diabetes Week. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The shrinking value of the commissioning pound
This briefing shows that rising inflation, along with a growing population, has resulted in a real terms decrease in the value of the CCG funding allocations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Building resilience for professional success
Resilience is our ability to overcome life's challenges and manage change. This emotional intelligence is essential when navigating your career, which will inevitably face uncertainty and setbacks. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Effective negotiation: tapping in to your natural resources
In this interactive, one-day training event on 5 October in London, 12 October in Birmingham and 2 November in Manchester we will discover how to make the best of a skill that we possess naturally and yet rarely use to best effect – negotiation. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Report on abortion statistics in England and Wales for 2016
This report sets out and comments on abortion statistics in England and Wales for 2016. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Education consultation
This consultation seeks views on a review of the standards that UK trained nurses will need to meet before they can work as a registered nurse. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Men dangerously unaware of family link to prostate cancer
Two-thirds of men with a family history of prostate cancer are dangerously unaware of their increased risk of the disease and half of all UK men don't know that a family link makes you two-and-a-half times more likely to get it, according to new research by Prostate Cancer UK. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CCG lay members, non-executive directors and STP governance and engagement
This report, published in partnership with NHS England, summarises the discussions at four regional workshops which focused on the role of lay members and non-executive directors in STPs. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Event will explore the role of evolving GP hubs in transformation
National policy poses a dilemma by insisting on the one hand that general practice is key to the development of new care models but recognising on the other that parts of general practice are badly in need of support. Evolutionary models of change represented by the primary care home (PCH) and other kinds of GP hub promise to resolve the dilemma, creating building blocks of the necessary scale to work in larger systems such as multi-speciality community provider (MCP) or accountable care systems. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Support for men with cancer at work
Men living with cancer need more support to stay in or return to work, according to nursing experts. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Combined performance summary, April 2017
NHS England has published performance statistics for April 2017. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

End of antiviral medicine prescribing for 2016/17 influenza season
In light of surveillance data indicating that circulation of influenza in the community has returned to baseline levels, the Department of Health has published an alert to inform prescribers working in primary care and pharmacy teams that antiviral medicines should no longer be prescribed. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health and work: infographics
Public Health England has published infographics to raise awareness and understanding of the relationship between health and work. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Take your place with confidence in the changing provider landscape
PCC has added new dates in its learning and development programme for new and aspiring leaders of provider organisations, such as GP hubs and federations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Focus on general practice at the heart of local system change
Workforce development and collaboration are the twin themes of the latest issue of Commissioning Excellence, which highlights how local leaders are promoting the development of general practice at scale both to deliver the kinds of services communities demand and the resilience GP practices need. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Men's Health Week 2017 focuses on belly fat
This year Men ’s Health Week (12-18 June) is all about belly fat. It’s the type of fat that's bad for your health and men are more likely to have it. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Professional certificate recognised by NHS national diabetic eye screening programme
The College of Optometrists and Public Health England have mapped the college-accredited professional certificate in medical retina to the new level three diploma for health screeners (diabetic eye). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Parliamentary briefing on commissioning of specialised services
A parliamentary briefing looks at the commissioning of specialised services by the NHS in England for patients with rare or complex conditions. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Latest stats on children and young people ’s health services
NHS Digital has published the latest figures on NHS-funded community services for children and young people aged 18 years or under. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news