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Nutritional care tool report 2017
The BAPEN nutritional care tool report provides organisational-level data on how nutritional care is organised and patient-level data on the quality of nutrition in hospitals, care homes and community organisations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Addressing ambulance handover delays
NHS England has written to ambulance trusts setting out actions that need to be embedded as part of normal working practice, and actions to be taken should ambulances begin to queue. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

PHE announces areas for IPS alcohol and drug dependency trial
Public Health England (PHE) has announced the seven local authority areas selected to take part in a randomised controlled trial of individual placement and support (IPS) for people in or dependent on either drugs, alcohol or both in community treatment services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

App for monitoring hypertension among latest crop of innovations
A wireless sensor that better detects breathing rate in hospital patients, an app to help pregnant women monitor hypertension and another that directs patients with minor injuries to treatment units with the shortest queues are among the latest innovations set to be spread across the NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Innovation e-learning
Innovation is all about generating and implementing new ideas and breaking the mould to deliver success. This course shows you why innovation is important, how to create and select great ideas and how to realise them in your own organisation. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The principles of project management
Good project management is of the art of getting a successful outcome using the resources available. This is more important than ever in health and social care where managers are under increasing pressure to deliver better outcomes and greater efficiency in every aspect of their work. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Movement into employment: return on investment tool
This interactive tool is aimed at local commissioners and helps to assess the health and financial benefits of moving an individual from worklessness into employment. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Commissioners must drive but leave providers to steer new care models
Commissioners can prompt local providers to embrace new service models and accountable care, according to Hill Dickinson partner Robert McGough. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England action to save lives by catching more cancers early
NHS England has announced a scheme that catches lung cancer early by scanning patients, along with new details of a more sensitive bowel cancer test that could save thousands of lives. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patient and public voice survey report
This report outlines the findings of a 2016 survey of patient and public voice partners and chairs on their views and experiences. It finds that whilst most respondents feel that their input is valued, some are unsure of the impact of their role. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Seasonal flu vaccination for care and nursing home workers 2017/18
This enhanced service specification is directed at GP practices delivering vaccination and immunisation services in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New care models in practice
GP practices need to be at the centre of new care models, but understanding how best to position themselves to work with others is crucial. Trusts also need to understand how to work with large groups of practices, and commissioners need to enable the process. This event allows all GPs, practice managers, commissioners and trust colleagues to come together to understand the new models and what is working in practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New framework launched to define the role of advanced clinical practitioners in healthcare
Health Education England (HEE), in partnership with NHS Improvement and NHS England, has launched a new national framework that sets out a vision for the further development of advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Safeguarding adults annual report published
A report presenting information about adult safeguarding enquiries during the 2016/17 financial year has been published by NHS Digital. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Breast cancer patients to have routine access to two life extending drugs after new deal say NICE
NICE has recommended palbociclib and ribociclib for routine funding after the companies lowered the prices and gave more evidence for their effectiveness. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Does hospital competition improve efficiency? The effect of the patient choice reform in England
This paper investigates the effect of hospital competition on dimensions of efficiency including indicators of resource management and costs. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Publication of the Community mental health survey 2017
Findings have been published by the Care Quality Commission from the latest survey on patient experience of community mental health services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dealing with difficult people and situations – courageous conversations
The session on 31 January in Birmingham, 8 February in London and 13 March in Manchester 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 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist? – patient leaflet published
New measures have been introduced into the NHS Standard Contract to try to provide more seamless care for patients between general practices and hospitals - a commitment in the General Practice Forward View. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Significant step forward in transforming child health services
The Professional Records Standards Body (PRSB) has launched a new set of information standards, to ensure that children receive appropriate care by setting out what information on screening tests, immunisations and developmental milestones should be securely shared for their treatment, care and wellbeing. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Access and quality help practice pharmacists to make a hit with patients
Hannah Black ’s patients seem to have made a good start in her role as clinical pharmacist at two Leeds practices but she’s already thinking about the next steps. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Adult Social Care Funding (England)
This Commons Library briefing paper examines the key funding pressures facing adult social care services in England and evidence of the impacts of these pressures on social care and health services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Collaborative arrangements for general practice
General practices are starting to work more collaboratively. However, it is important to take time to agree the purpose, vision and function of the collaboration rather than moving directly to forming a company. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Primary Medical Care – Policy and Guidance Manual (PGM) published
NHS England has published the Primary Medical Care Policy and Guidance Manual (PGM), which supersedes the ‘Policy book for primary medical services’ published in January 2016. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Behavioural design teams: the next frontier in clinical delivery innovation?
A Commonwealth Fund briefing examines how embedded behavioural design teams could help providers rethinking the delivery of care in their organisations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Good practice in prescribing opioids for chronic pain
The British Medical Association ’s (BMA) recent study into prescribing analgesics has shown long term opioid prescribing for chronic non-cancer pain is becoming an increasing issue in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Commissioning children's palliative care in England: 2017 edition
This report highlights that only a third of CCGs in England are implementing NICE clinical guidance to the prioritisation of palliative care for babies, children and young people. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

STPs: destined to fail or the road to better care? The hospital doctors ’ view
Hospital doctors know little about sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and are worried about their impact, according to a report by the Hospital Consultants and Specialists ’ Association. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Saving social care: a fair funding settlement for the future
This report examines four options for the future of social care funding: means testing the winter fuel payment, scrapping the triple lock on the state pension, increasing national insurance contributions and an increase in inheritance tax. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Great customer service in general practice
Reception teams can improve the experience of patients and practice staff by taking simple steps to improve customer service. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Unlocking the potential of the summary care record
The functionality to add additional information to the summary care record (SCR) is now live in 98% of GP practices across England. EMIS, TPP and INPS practices can add further clinical information (with explicit patient consent) by simply changing the patient ’s consent preference in your GP system. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Use antibiotics effectively to reduce drug-resistance
Good management of antibiotics can halve the number of people picking-up drug-resistant infections in hospital, new data suggests. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

£600,000 funding of 12 projects by PHE to help prevent HIV
Public Health England (PHE) has announced the projects which have been awarded funding from the HIV prevention innovation fund for 2017 to 2018. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Diabetes and obesity prevention services at touch of a button
NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK have teamed up with companies from the tech sector as the battle against obesity and Type 2 diabetes goes digital. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England promotes growth for Movember
From Handlebar to Zapata – men across the UK are styling their facial hair for Movember – the annual campaign aimed at raising awareness of men’s health issues. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Presentation skills e-learning
Whatever your role, or the organisation you work in, effective presentation skills are an important part of your professional portfolio and will help to boost your career. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cuts, closures and contraception
Local authority contraception budgets are being cut and contraceptive care services have closed or are under threat in more than one third of English local councils since 2015, with the pace of closures accelerating. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Healthy people, healthy planet
The OECD has published a report written for the 2017 meeting of the G7 ministers of health. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE seeks members for adoption and impact reference panel
NICE is looking for finance and commissioning professionals, pharmacists, providers and managers of health and care services to join its adoption and impact reference panel. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England announces new national medical director
NHS England has announced that Professor Stephen Powis has been appointed as its new national medical director, following the departure of Sir Bruce Keogh. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tools to help you with brain tumour fatigue
The Brainstrust has launched a resource to help allied health professionals support people living with a brain tumour who are suffering from fatigue. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Get the most out of NHS Networks
Over 100,000 people use NHS Networks, the free-to-use virtual networking and document sharing platform. These training webinars on 18 January and 22 February arm you with the knowledge and skills to join them. The training comprises two webinars each lasting an hour. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Report on NHS maternity services
This report identifies areas of good practice and opportunities for improvement in the care of women and babies in maternity services across Britain. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Preventing infections and reducing AMR
Public Health England has published a document on the importance of infection prevention and control and how they can contribute to reducing antimicrobial resistance (AMR). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Clinical pharmacists in general practice phase 2
This enhanced service (ES) is designed to allocate the financial offer to providers of primary medical services for employing or gaining access to a clinical pharmacist and/or senior clinical pharmacist through the clinical pharmacists in general practice programme, now in its second phase. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dental commissioning statistics, England – September 2017
These statistics show the volume of units of dental activity (UDAs) commissioned by the 14 NHS England local offices as at the end of September 2017, for the upcoming 12 months. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic awareness events
World Antibiotic Awareness Week is this week (13-19 November 2017) and European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is on Saturday 18 November. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Extended access to general practice bi-annual data collection
NHS England has published the results of the third extended access to general practice bi-annual data collection. 93.6% of practices responded to the third survey, covering 55.3 million (94.6%) registered patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS Employers tool to help plug workforce gaps
NHS Employers has published a tool to help NHS organisations identify and fill gaps in their workforce. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Consultation: reporting and rating NHS trusts' use of resources
The Care Quality Commission has started consulting on plans to implement the process that it and NHS Improvement will use to report on how NHS non-specialist acute trusts are using their resources. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news