Hospital admission data
NHS Digital has published figures on the number of NHS hospital admissions for 2020-21. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mental health and wellbeing at work
This session is designed to give insight and understanding to managers within the healthcare sector around how to support the people they manage, in identifying and addressing mental health concerns in the workplace or triggered by the workplace. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mental health training for managers
All managers should be given the skills to support employees with mental health issues, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Public Health England (PHE) have said in new guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Genome sequencing programme
Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid visited Great Ormond Street Hospital to provide a blood sample for a genomic sequencing programme aimed at tackling disparities in health. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

COVID booster jabs
Invitations to book a COVID booster jab will be sent to one and a half million people this week, by the national booking service, as the NHS vaccination programme enters a new phase ahead of winter. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Healthcare needs of adults with a learning disability and autistic adults in prison
Guidance to help commissioners, providers and staff within the adult prison estate to plan and provide healthcare for adults with a learning disability and autistic people. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Getting to grips with the PCN dashboard
The primary care network (PCN) dashboard was introduced as a way of monitoring how PCNs are performing against the PCN directed enhanced service (DES) specifications, the impact and investment fund (IIF) indicators and a range of other metrics. Using the dashboard will help PCNs to understand their performance and it ’s financial impact. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Safeguarding of vulnerable adults in 2020-21
The latest statistics on safeguarding concerns reported to local authorities in England have been published by NHS Digital. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medicines monitoring tool
The medicines monitoring tool gives suggestions for drug monitoring in adults in primary care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Enhanced service specification: coronavirus vaccination
NHS England has updated the enhanced service specification to inform GP practices planning to support phase 3 of the COVID-19 vaccination deployment programme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stoptober 2020: campaign evaluation
Stoptober is an annual event to encourage smokers to quit for 28 days in October, with the aim of stopping smoking permanently. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Malnutrition and nutritional care in adults
This report outlines the findings of a survey that aimed to take the temperature on the status of nutritional care across all health and social care settings in the UK. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 booster vaccination campaign
The NHS has started delivering COVID booster jabs to people in eligible groups. In line with new advice set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on Tuesday 14 September, the NHS vaccination programme will now invite eligible people, who had their second COVID jab at least six months ago. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Develop your personal resilience
The last few months have been fast-paced and demanding. Working lives have become more stressful, we ’ve all been managing change at pace and the home/work balance is more challenging than ever. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pharmacy briefing on addressing health inequalities
Public Health England (PHE) has produced a briefing highlighting the unique role that pharmacy teams can play in helping to address health inequalities. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Shielding programme ends for most vulnerable
The government has agreed to end the requirement for shielding guidance for people previously considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Paediatric dentistry
The NHS commissioning standard for dental specialties: paediatric dentistry defines the NHS England paediatric dental care pathway and sets out the minimum standards that when implemented commissioners must expect all providers of paediatric dental services to adhere to. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Action required for booster vaccinations
This letter sets out the actions NHS England is asking all vaccination sites to take immediately to begin administering booster doses as soon as possible. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Expectations for integrated care partnerships
This document sets out the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and the Local Government Association ’s expectations for the role of integrated care partnerships (ICPs) within integrated care systems. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Primary care medical contracts – ask the expert
This primary medical care contracts ask the expert surgery advice session is led by our expert advisers. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Most vulnerable to be offered COVID-19 booster vaccines
Millions of vulnerable people are to be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine from next week as the government confirms it has accepted the final advice from the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Recall of children for dental appointments
The chief dental officer England has produced an implementation tool to support NICE guidance which assists dental professionals in the recall of children for a dental appointment. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Making vaccination a condition of deployment in health and social care
The government is seeking views on whether or not to extend vaccination requirements to health and care settings for COVID-19 and also for flu. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Improve understanding of young people ’s mental health
The We Can Talk online learning tool has been co-produced with young people, hospital staff and mental health experts to improve the understanding and confidence of staff in acute hospitals in contact with children and young people with mental health needs. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Long COVID Enhanced Service
The Long COVID Enhanced Service specification 2021/22 details a care pathway for patients with symptoms, including the option to refer them to a post-COVID assessment clinic. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Change management
This workshop is aimed at leaders and managers to enhance and develop skills in change management who are undergoing or supporting staff through change programmes. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Analysis of NHS integration
The government is embarking on the most significant NHS reforms for a decade, with the aim of improving collaboration and integration across health and social care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

COVID oximetry @home pathways
NHS England's COVID oximetry @home pathway guidance has been updated, clarifying which patients can benefit and arrangements for continuing this support. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sepsis awareness resource
For world sepsis day, Health Education England has released an animation video, which showcases the available learning resources which have been designed to educate our health and care professionals on sepsis cases and boost their confidence in responding to them. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Young people aged 12 to 15 to be offered a COVID-19 vaccine
People aged 12 to 15 in England will be offered one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, following advice from the four UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Autumn and winter plan for COVID
The government ’s autumn and winter plan announced on 14 September will set out a renewed focus on vaccines as the first line of defence, supported by testing, public health advice, and a world-leading variant surveillance system. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pharmaceutical needs assessments
If you have you experience of writing pharmaceutical needs assessments (PNAs) under the NHS (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013, as amended, and have the capacity to write more PCC would like to hear from you. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Build back better: plan for health and social care
This paper sets out the government ’s new plan for health and social care. It provides an overview of how this plan will tackle the elective care backlog in the NHS and put the NHS on a sustainable footing. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Case studies: Working Together for Better Lives
Mid and south Essex Health and Care Partnership are launching a new series of local case studies under the banner of ‘Working Together for Better Lives’. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

24/7 mental health crisis lines
NHS all ages 24/7 mental health crisis lines are available across the country and should be promoted to patients who might need urgent support with their mental health. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sir James Mackey appointed as elective recovery adviser
Sir James Mackey, the chief executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, will spend two days a week supporting NHS England and NHS Improvement to find new ways to address the elective backlog. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trial for new cancer test
The NHS will launch the world ’s largest trial of a blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Leading positive workplace cultures
Practices and primary care networks perform better if there is a positive workforce culture. This workshop encourages delegates to consider how their own behaviour influences the workplace culture and ways they can develop the leadership skills to create and maintain a positive and resilient culture. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Afghan relocation and resettlement schemes: advice for primary care
Public Health England has produced guidance for primary care professionals concerning the Afghan relocation and resettlement schemes and is intended as a resource to support assessing and addressing individuals health needs. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The case for scaling up Housing First
This report warns that more than 9,000 people with the most serious support needs, such as trauma, physical and mental health problems and drug and alcohol dependencies, are at risk of being trapped in a cycle of homelessness because there aren ’t enough Housing First programmes available to support them into a permanent home. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS delivers millions of routine treatments
NHS staff have delivered millions more tests and treatments this summer while hospitals cared for thousands more patients with COVID, according to new figures released. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS appoints national director of learning disability and autism
NHS England has announced the appointment of Tom Cahill as the national director for learning disability and autism. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Understanding the legal implications of being a practice partner
All partners in general medical practices need to understand the legal implications of partnership. From HR issues to the legal issues around collaboration, partnership agreements and premises ownership. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New to partnership payment scheme
The new to partnership payment scheme is in place to support GPs and other registered health care professionals in establishing themselves in their new partnership role, offering a one-off financial payment and up to a £3,000 non-clinical training fund to be utilised within their first year. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Network contract DES additional roles reimbursement scheme
Following confirmation of the 3% pay uplift for Agenda for Change, the maximum reimbursement rates for each role under the additional roles reimbursement scheme (ARRS) of the network contract directed enhanced service (DES) will be uplifted to be in line with the Agenda for Change rates. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HealthCoachPlus programme
The HealthCoachPlus programme is a two-day virtual training programme designed to provide healthcare professionals in primary care, secondary care and in the wider community and voluntary sectors with the knowledge, skills and confidence to incorporate health coaching techniques in their role. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health and social care funding to 2024/25
This analysis sets out the scale of the challenge facing the government if it wants to clear the backlog in NHS care over the course of this parliament and return hospital waiting times to 18 weeks. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Community support can improve outcomes for people with complex needs
The Care Quality Commission ’s Home for Good report celebrates examples of successful community support provided to people with complex needs. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Campaign to help public get healthy
Public Health England (PHE) has launched the latest Better Health campaign to encourage adults across the nation to lose excess weight, eat more healthily and get active. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Innovation and new technology to help reduce NHS waiting lists
Local surgical hubs, technology to speed up diagnosis, and innovative ways of working will help the NHS to tackle growing waiting lists and treat around 30% more patients who need elective care by 2023/24. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news