RCGP pushes for 15-minute GP consultations
The RCGP has proposed that GP consultations should be lengthened from 10 to 15 minutes by 2030, with flexibility for longer consultations for those who need them. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CPAF screening process to start in June
The 2019/20 community pharmacy assurance framework (CPAF) screening questionnaire will soon be available for completion. Submissions are due between 3 June and 30 June 2019. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Physical health equality for those with serious mental health needs
A report by the Royal College of Nursing gives an overview of the work the RCN is doing to address the mortality gap between people with serious mental illness and the rest of the population, as well as their work to establish parity of esteem between mental and physical health. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Improving children and young people ’s mental health
The LGA has looked at how to prioritise early help and free up acute care for the most vulnerable in order to achieve change. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

£5m to review deaths of people with learning disabilities
The NHS has earmarked £5m to fund reviews to improve care for people with a learning disability. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Putting primary care networks into practice: form and function
Primary care networks (PCNs) promise to change the way GP services are delivered. They have a central role in meeting the NHS Long Term Plan ’s commitment to deliver better integrated local services that bring together primary care, community services, social care and the voluntary sector. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Report on restraint, seclusion and segregation of people with a mental health problem
The CQC has published a report of interim findings from its review of the use of restrictive interventions in places that provide care for people with mental health problems, a learning disability and/or autism. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Forum for digital leaders in primary care
NHS England plans to launch a national network of chief clinical information officers, clinical information officers, chief nursing information officers and clinicians with a digital/IT portfolio within their CCG role. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Community pharmacy oral health campaign
NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a campaign to help parents and carers stop children under five from experiencing tooth decay. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Call for investment in district nursing
A new report from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Queen ’s Nursing Institute (QNI) calls for urgent investment in district nursing, as new figures show the number of district nurses working in the NHS has dropped by almost 43% in England alone in the last ten years. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Disabled doctors to get increased support
Disabled doctors and medical students can expect greater support to pursue their careers, following new guidance from the General Medical Council (GMC). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

PCN briefcast: We ’ve got our bid in, so what now?
The 15 May submission date for primary care network submissions has come and gone. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

National survey of local innovation and research needs of the NHS
An Oxfordshire academic health science network (AHSN) has published a report on local innovation and research needs for AHSNs across the country. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The social impact of participation in culture and sport
A parliamentary report finds that opportunities to improve criminal justice, education and health are being missed by the government's failure to recognise and harness social impact. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Primary care networks FAQ from NHS England
NHS England has published a number of frequently asked questions to support the publication of the GP contracting documents and the development of primary care networks. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCGP calls for bright ideas
RCGP is calling for submissions to the Bright Ideas Awards – the awards celebrate innovations in primary care that have led to improvement. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs urged to join veterans scheme
NHS chiefs have urged family doctors to enlist in a scheme improving care for thousands of armed forces veterans and their families. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Managing change
All NHS organisations continue to face change. The newly published NHS long-term plan has emphasised the need to accelerate the development of integrated care systems, changing the way services are commissioned and delivered in future. Those organisations that prepare for change will be in a position not only to survive it but to get the best possible outcomes for their populations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Podcast on mental health support for schools
NHS England has recorded a discussion between clinicians and system leaders about the benefits of improving mental health provision in schools. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tools for co-production in mental health commissioning
NHS England commissioned resources to support delivery of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and the NHS Long Term Plan. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Should drug prices differ by indication?
Increasingly, scientific advances are delivering new medicines that deliver improved survival and quality of life across multiple treatment indications. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New reports recommend improvements to a range of services
The Healthcare Qualify Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has made recommendations to commissioners for improvements to services for COPD, breast cancer, lung cancer and other disease areas. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Update to mandatory network agreement – network contract DES (May 2019)
NHS England has made minor corrections to the mandatory network agreement required for delivery of the network contract directed enhanced service (DES). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Develop the leadership skills to make primary care networks happen
Newly appointed clinical directors face a daunting task. While new network funding makes provision for their own roles, they will need to build support in their own teams and in partner organisations if primary care networks are to deliver on their promise of better integrated local care services. Understanding how to manage change, facilitate productive meetings, resolve conflict, and develop effective engagement strategies with local communities will be key determinant of success. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Environmental public health tracking in England
Environmental public health tracking (EPHT) is the use of public health information to support the management of environmental and other hazards. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Progress of the emergency services network
The National Audit Office is warning that the new emergency services network (ESN) is facing further delays. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New advance care planning guide
A new guide from NICE and SCIE helps managers of care services to support people to prepare for a time when they do not have the capacity to make their own decisions. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New online exercise resources for patients with osteoporosis
The Royal Osteoporosis Society has launched a new set of online exercise videos and guides. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Getting to grips with project management
Knowing how to manage projects will be one of the key skills those involved in setting up primary care networks. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Delivering digital health for all
A report from the Social Market Foundation considers how technology could be adopted more quickly and more widely by the NHS to improve the care that patients receive and to drive better health outcomes. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Inactivity in old age to cost £1.3bn by 2030
A report from the think tank Demos highlights the costs of physical inactivity in older people to the NHS and estimates that by 2030, this could be as much as £1.3 billion. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Adult health screening
A parliamentary report argues that national health bodies are not doing enough to make sure that everyone who is eligible to take part in screening is doing so. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Annual report of antimicrobial resistance committee
The Department of Health and Social Care has published the annual report of the advisory committee on antimicrobial prescribing, resistance and healthcare associated infection (APRHAI). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

First ever treatment for children with rare muscle-wasting condition
The NHS will provide a promising new treatment that can prolong the lives of children with a rare genetic condition under a deal with the manufacturer. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mounting pressures on GPs in deprived areas
New analysis released by the Health Foundation reveals a mounting cycle of pressures on GPs in the most deprived areas, increasing GP workload and leading to growing inequality in provision for patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

An insider's guide to procurement for primary care providers
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. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Monthly dementia diagnosis figures
National dementia diagnosis rates (DDR) for March 2019 have now been published and can be found on NHS Digital ’s website. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health inequalities among older LGBT people in the UK
This report highlights new findings from a recent project exploring the discrepancies in health outcomes experienced by older LGBT people. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS Fit Notes allow regional comparisons to be made for the first time
NHS Digital is now including data from 96% of GP practices in its Fit Notes allowing regional comparisons between CCGs. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical contracts - do you vary or procure?
Commissioners of primary medical services contracts are frequently faced with changes to contracting parties and contractual obligations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New device will protect prostate cancer patients during radiation treatment
An innovation that can reduce the side-effects of radiotherapy for prostate cancer patients by over 70% will be rolled out across the NHS to put cutting-edge treatments at the heart of people ’s care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Consultation on NICE indicators
The consultation on proposed amendments and additions to the NICE indicators for asthma, COPD, heart failure, multi-morbidity, frailty, familial hypercholesterolaemia (HF), alcohol and HIV testing is still open. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nuffield counts the workforce and spells out the gaps
A report from the Nuffield Trusts shows the biggest sustained fall in GP numbers since the 1960s. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Guidance for 2019/20 physical health SMI data collection
NHS England has issued “technical guidance” for commissioners collecting data on physical health checks for people with severe mental illness (SMI). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

National bodes produce diagnostics on integrated care
NHS England and NHS Improvement have produced system transformation reports for every STP and integrated care system. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Parents told to look out for scarlet fever symptoms
Scarlet fever is a seasonal bacterial illness that is common at this time of year, mainly affects children, and is easily treated with antibiotics. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Brain cancer treatment aid now available across England
A new treatment aid will allow surgeons to identify areas of the brain affected by cancer more accurately, helping up to 2,000 patients a year. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Service specification for adult critical care
NHS England has published a new service specification for adult critical care services, clarifying the standards for service delivery when the critical care period is linked with a spell of specialised treatment. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New database helps local systems find support
NHS England has created a system transformation “support offer” database to identify different types of support currently offered by NHS England, NHS Improvement and other national bodies such as Health Education England and the Local Government Association. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Wanted: more data analysts
A report from think tank the Health Foundation says more analysts are needed to make sense of the huge amount of data produced by the NHS, better understanding of which could improve care and how services are run. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news