Unconventional health and care: five organisations delivering care differently
How can we make sure that people always receive the compassionate care they need? (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Maternal intravenous immunoglobulin for the prevention of allo-immune fetal and neonatal haemochromatosis
NHS England will commission maternal intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) for the prevention of allo-immune fetal and neonatal haemochromatosis in accordance with the criteria outlined in this policy. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Winter vomiting bug closes 1,100 hospital beds
The NHS is calling on the public to heed advice and stay at home if they have norovirus to avoid passing it on, as hospitals in England have been forced to close more than 1,100 hospital beds over the last week. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Quit smoking services for people with severe mental illness
The Mental Health Consortium has been commissioned to investigate how to help people with severe mental illness to stop smoking. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patient and community engagement indicator in the NHS oversight framework
NHS England has issued guidance on the patient and community engagement indicator in the NHS oversight framework 2019/20. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fundamentals first, transformation later
A few PCNs are getting involved in integrated care planning, but many are still working on their own relationships. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

National general practice profiles: 2019 annual update
Public Health England has published national general practice profiles. These are designed to support GPs, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and local authorities to commission effective, appropriate healthcare services for their local populations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

No evidence that hospital competition is good for us
The Health Foundation has challenged a claim by the Competition and Markets Authority that competition between hospitals benefit patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Better for women: improving the health and wellbeing of girls and women
A survey of more than 3,000 women commissioned by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists found that women are struggling to access health care services locally. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Practice managers ’ development programme
The advent of primary care networks creates a greater than ever need for practice managers to work together effectively and to develop their own skills and personal strengths. PCC has several years ’ experience of providing leadership development and skills training to practice managers. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A quarter of cancer patients experience avoidable delay to diagnosis
One in four cancer patients experienced a delay to their diagnosis that could have been avoided, according to a new study by Cancer Research UK. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

DHSC permits use of antiviral medicines against influenza
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has via its Central Alerting System (CAS) published a letter advising that due to increasing flu levels in the community, GPs and other prescribers working in primary care in England may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of flu at NHS expense. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Improving mental health services in integrated care systems
This report sets out recommendations for local and national health and care leaders to support the prioritisation of mental health as local areas develop into integrated care systems. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Occupational therapy led vocational clinics get people back to work sooner
Saving GP and practice nurse time is a key priority in primary care, particularly for those appointments that could be more appropriately dealt with by other professionals. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

State of the nation ’s health in 2018 shown in new report
The latest figures for the Health Survey for England have been released by NHS Digital, monitoring trends in the nation ’s health and featuring new data on gambling, asthma and longstanding conditions. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Avoiding conflict with clarity, openness and trust
No-one wants to reach a point where conflict resolution between commissioner, contract manager and provider is necessary. Constructive relationships are vital for the successful provision of high quality services that meet the needs of patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Get Health Creation Done – NHS Alliance manifesto
NHS Alliance has produced a manifesto – Get Health Creation Done. There is a persistent gap between poor and affluent areas of the UK in both life expectancy and the number of years people live in good health. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Project to cut hospital admissions wins Sir Peter Carr partnership award
A CCG has won this year ’s prestigious Sir Peter Carr partnership award for their innovative project which prevents avoidable hospital admissions and provides care at the place of a person’s choice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Running a successful patient group: top tips
Mike Etkind is chair of a Buckinghamshire patient participation group (PPG) that has teamed up with others in the area to form a primary care network-wide patient group, thought to be one of the first in the country. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The secrets of successful change agents
Seventy percent of change programmes fail. Successful change leaders are able to adapt to changing circumstances and to bring their teams with them. This requires sound judgement, decision-making skills in an uncertain environment, personal resilience and an ability to understand and support others at different stages of change. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Estimating need in older people: findings for England
A report from Age UK outlines how ill health, poverty, unmet needs for care and support, poor housing, loneliness and social isolation are profound challenges for many older people. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Guidance for local pharmaceutical committees on consultation service
PSNC has issued guidance for local pharmaceutical committees (LPCs) on providing support to community pharmacies on the community pharmacist consultation service (CPCS). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Drug-related hospital admissions data for 2018-19 published in new report
NHS Digital has published annual data on drug misuse in England including data on hospital admissions, deaths and the prevalence of drug use. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPhC launches new guidance for pharmacist prescribers
The council of the GPhC has approved new guidance for pharmacist prescribers to ensure that they provide safe and effective care when prescribing. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cancer survival: index for CCGs
This publication sets out and comments on cancer survival in CCGs in England for patients diagnosed in the period 2002 to 2017 and followed up to 2018. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

PMS, GMS and APM contract 2019 guidance
NHS England has published Personal Medical Services contract October 2019. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The stress-resistant manager: building your resilience
Most of us will suffer work-related stress – and the problem is most acute for public sector staff, particularly those in the NHS. Many are faced with increasing complexity and rising workload, and report a poor work/life balance as they struggle to reconcile work priorities with home or family commitments. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Falling short: the NHS workforce challenge
A report from the Health Foundation analyses the changes in the size and composition of the NHS workforce in England in the context of long-term trends, policy priorities and future projected need. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS Digital publishes detailed picture of mental health in England
NHS Digital has published annual figures on mental health, learning disability and autism services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Survey to gather insights on personal impact of sight loss
Fight for Sight is launching an online survey to gather broader insights into the personal impact of sight loss and eye conditions. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New post-polypectomy and post-colorectal cancer resection surveillance guidelines
The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) is asking CCGs to support trusts with a colonoscopy service to implement new guidance on polyp surveillance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP Connect programme update
The GP Connect programme supports the development of products which enable different GP clinical systems to communicate. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What does a pharmacist bring to the role of clinical director?
In this week ’s podcast we talk to Helen Kilminster, one of only three clinical pharmacists to have taken the role of clinical director of a PCN. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Will we ever turn the tide of health inequalities?
Reducing health inequalities is central to the NHS Long Term Plan and is arguably the most important indicator of the success of health policy. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK healthcare property market overview: autumn/winter 2019
Estate agent Knight Frank has issued a report on trends in health and care property markets. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Evaluation of type 2 diabetes peer mentor programme
This report outlines the findings from an interim evaluation of a peer mentoring service for people with type 2 diabetes. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patients ’ experience of mental health services
NHS England has published the latest statistical information on patients ’ experience of mental health services in the NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

King ’s Fund on leadership for integrated care
A report from the King ’s Fund explores the leadership challenges of integration through interviews 16 sixteen people leading integrated care systems or sustainability and transformation partnerships. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Our support for primary care networks
PCC offers support and development services in each of the domains of the maturity matrix, which describes the domains in which networks will need to develop to fulfil their potential. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

PHE and NHS England urge eligible people to get free flu vaccine
Parents of 2 and 3-year olds are urged to protect their children against flu, which can be a serious and fatal illness. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Call to improve hospital care for children and young people
CQC has published the results of a survey designed to capture the experience of hospital care for children and young people and their parents or carers. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Staff flu vaccination reminder
A letter from the chief nurse, Ruth May, urges every member of the NHS ’s frontline workforce to get vaccinated against flu and to work together to ensure that colleagues are also covered. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Funding available to improve analytical capability in health and care services
Charity the Health Foundation has launched the fourth round of its advancing applied analytics programme backed by £750,000 to support 12 projects across the UK that can demonstrate how they will improve analytical capability in support of health and care services and provide lessons for the wider care system. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dealing with difficult people and situations – courageous conversations
This workshop looks at workplace challenges and fears, what causes stress in these difficult situations, and how to cope with them. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Campaign to prevent children ’s burns
A three-month long social media campaign is taking place to highlight the dangers of hot drinks and burns in young children. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Transgender patients and passports
The government has reminded GPs of the procedure around transgender patients requiring a letter for a new passport. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Achieving integrated care: 15 best practice actions
The Social Care Institute for Excellence has listed 15 actions that will be necessary to achieve integrated care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS priorities for the next government
A briefing from the Health Foundation explores how the NHS in England is performing and sets out priorities for the next government. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Local leaders by design
Practice managers have always been “local leaders” by default, but the advent of primary care networks (PCNs) will be a stiffer test of leadership ability requiring leaders by design. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Recorded dementia diagnoses October 2019
NHS Digital has published recorded dementia diagnoses for October 2019. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news