General hospital care for children with learning disabilities has scope for improvement
Less than half of NHS staff surveyed said they were routinely informed that a child has learning disabilities through a dedicated flagging system on admission. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England ’s healthy new towns programme
NHS England has produced a leaflet outlining ten principles of healthy new towns . (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE encourages further discussions on Kymriah for adult lymphoma
CAR-T is too expensive to recommend as a treatment for adults with lymphoma, NICE says in draft guidance published this week. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

£1.4m to fund digital projects for social care
NHS Digital has awarded 18 councils a share of £1.4m to develop digital projects that support social care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New tool available: older people with depression
A mental health network and Public Health England have issued a guide for commissioners and others interested in depression in older people. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England pushes for open systems
NHS England is reminding trusts and other NHS bodies of their obligations under the NHS standard contract to publish specifications that will allow their information systems to work with other NHS systems. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Don ’t let the digital revolution just happen to your practice
Is the digital revolution the end of general practice as we know it or a vital step to modernisation? (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Meeting pathology demand: histopathology workforce census
This workforce census finds that only 3% of NHS histopathology departments have enough staff to meet clinical demand. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Clinical radiology: UK workforce census 2017 report
The annual radiologist workforce report highlights the UK ’s current and predicted future shortage of imaging doctors and urgently calls for more funding for trainees and better NHS retention and recruitment. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

One person quits smoking every 80 seconds
Last year, nearly 400,000 smokers in England quit successfully, which is the equivalent to 1,069 smokers each day. Despite new smokers starting and ex-smokers relapsing, there are now 1 million fewer smokers in England since 2014. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Guidance for commissioners: interpreting and translation services in primary care
NHS England has published guidance for commissioners including details of the legal position, principles for high quality interpreting and translation services, and commissioning and contracting considerations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patients with high-risk skin cancer have new treatment option
Hundreds of patients with a type of advanced skin cancer are set to benefit from a new treatment, dabrafenib plus trametinib. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaccination coverage is falling
Figures published by NHS Digital show that coverage for nine of the 12 routine vaccinations for babies and young children is falling. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Carers action plan 2018 to 2020
The government has published a plan to improve support for carers in England over the next two years. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sexual safety on mental health wards
A CQC report calls for new national guidance to improve the sexual safety of people on mental health wards, following analysis of how mental health trusts in England report sexual incidents. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Learn to speak up in primary care
A new e-learning module for speaking up is now available for all staff working in primary care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health secretary visits China to promote co-operation on healthcare innovation
The health and social care secretary Matt Hancock is travelling with some of the biggest technology companies in the UK to develop trade opportunities. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Flu immunisation for early years settings including child minders
Guidance for early years childcare settings on the nasal spray flu (influenza) vaccination for preschool children. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Effective communication: How to deliver your message with clarity and impact
Great leaders understand how to communicate. Well communicated messages build trust, promote understanding and create confidence - the essential conditions for leading change and meeting challenges. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Performance of the NHS provider sector for the quarter ended 30 June 2018
A report from NHS Improvement finds that the start of the financial year saw frontline staff cope with record A&E attendances, high bed occupancy levels and improved discharge rates. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Developing the long term plan for the NHS: tell us what you think
As part of the process for developing a long term plan for the NHS it is vital that all those who rely on and work in or alongside the NHS have the opportunity to contribute their ideas and insights. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Written complaints statistics
Written complaints to GPs and dental services were up by 4.5% last year according to recent report by NHS Digital. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The truth about child sexual abuse
The truth project is part of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse, which was established to investigate organisations and institutions that have failed to protect children. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP IT operating model revised
NHS England has published an addendum including revisions to the GP IT Operating Model (3rd edition). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Practical tools for problem-solving
Professionals at every level need to find solutions to problems – practical solutions that can be justified and implemented. Although the context and content of our problems may be unique, it is likely that somebody has had this sort of problem before. Don’t waste valuable time reinventing the wheel. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New guidance to help you with reflection
New guidance has been published to support doctors to be ‘reflective practitioners’. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Social care funding in England: call for evidence
A parliamentary inquiry is underway to address the funding challenges faced by the social care system in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Framework for responding to CQC inspections of GP practices
New guidance promotes a consistent approach for CCGs, area teams and CQC to work together before, during and after GP practice inspections and for responding to instances where practices are rated inadequate. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Signing up students: a guide for universities, GP practices and CCGs
NHS England has published a guide to help GP practices register more students to use GP online services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A new CCG model constitution
NHS England has published an updated model constitution for CCGs. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Disruptive innovation? Online consultation and general practice
New tools and services are already allowing general practice to work in new ways. They range from systems that enable practices to improve patient flows to AI based apps that do some of the work of GPs and services where the only face to face contact between doctor and patient is on a screen. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ambulance services could play a key role in transformation
Ambulance services are playing a crucial role in efforts to transform care and services across the country, but must be recognised as indispensable partners in local decision-making if a radical step change in care is to be realised, a panel of ambulance leaders has argued. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patient director charts the long road to ‘patient leadership’
Writing in the BJPsych Bulletin, David Gilbert, patient director at Sussex MSK Partnership tell why the provider decided to recruit patient leaders and what lessons have been learnt in the three years since he joined the organisation with a mission to involve patients properly in the design and governance of services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ambulance services could play a key role in transformation Ambulance services are playing a crucial role in efforts to transform care and services across the country, but must be recognised as indispensable partners in local decision-making if a radical s
Ambulance services are playing a crucial role in efforts to transform care and services across the country, but must be recognised as indispensable partners in local decision-making if a radical step change in care is to be realised, a panel of ambulance leaders has argued. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Latest IAPT data
NHS Digital has published the latest monthly data on Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Report on out of area placements
NHS Digital has published findings from the out of area placements (OAPs) collection. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Annual report on A & E activity in England 2017/18
NHS Digital has released data on accident and emergency (A&E) activity in English NHS hospitals and English NHS-commissioned activity in the independent sector. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Public asked to get behind calorie labelling for restaurant food
The government has opened a public consultation on how to introduce calorie labelling for food and drink consumed outside of the home. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Deliver with confidence: Essential skills for managers
Some people naturally make better managers than others, but all good managers need to learn a set of skills without which they cannot do their job: the skills to enable those they manage to deliver the goals of the organisation. These are time management, delegation and constructive feedback. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New flu vaccine available this winter for those aged 65 and over
A more effective flu vaccine is available this winter for older people, which could prevent deaths and reduce the burden on the NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Consultation on improving learning disabilities staff training
The government has announced a series of measures to address the inequality of life expectancy between people with learning disabilities and the wider population. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Online resource to support and assist adults with Type 1 diabetes
NHS England ’s deputy national clinical director for diabetes, Dr Partha Kar, has written to colleagues to draw attention to the nhs.uk online diabetes resource which provides practical information at diagnosis, such as videos on how to inject insulin, how to check blood glucose levels and the check-ups and a ppointments they should attend. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New information standard for digital maternity records
A new standard has been published to support the introduction of digital maternity records that will ensure that record information is consistent and can be shared more easily across healthcare services in England in the future. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A taxing question: how to pay for free personal care
A report by charity Independent Age looks at various funding options for older people's social care, including what each option would cost the individual and what the funding situation might look like in ten years ’ time. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Priced out: home ownership and public service workers
Research from Unison focuses on the salaries for employees in five jobs ¬– NHS cleaner, teaching assistant, librarian, nurse and police community support officer. It finds that saving money for a down-payment on a property would take decades – or more than a century for public sector staff in some parts of London. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS opens international search for new innovations
NHS England is calling on the best innovators from across the world to apply to join two schemes that aim to ensure NHS patients benefit from new technology faster. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stop smoking resources from Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK has published a newsletter focusing on smoking cessation aimed at community pharmacy teams. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Suicide prevention: toolkit for engaging communities
The World Health Organisation has issued guidance setting out how communities can address suicide prevention. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CQC calls for guidance to improve sexual safety on mental health wards
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is calling for new national guidance to improve the sexual safety of people and staff on mental health wards, following analysis of how mental health trusts in England report sexual incidents. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaccination news: flu and hospices
NHS England has written to social care organisations confirming that NHS flu vaccinations will now be offered to health and care staff in the voluntary managed hospice sector. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news