Recommendations from the Kark review
The Kark review, led by Tom Kark QC, has reported back on the effectiveness of the fit and proper persons tests for senior NHS staff. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scottish GPs get help to cut premises risk
GPs in Scotland have welcomed additional investment of £20m to reduce the financial risk of owning premises – and make becoming a GP partner more attractive. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Framework for maternity support services
Women and their babies will have access to improved support and safer care thanks to a new resource launched today by Health Education England (HEE). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Getting to grips with project management
This one-day course will review the basic principles covered in our introductory course before going on to consider examples of learning from real projects and discuss different scenarios. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Simon Stevens challenges ambulance makers to help ‘blue lights go green’
NHS chief Simon Stevens has challenged vehicle manufacturers to help “blue lights go green” and cut air pollution by developing more environmentally friendly ambulances. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ambitions set to address major causes of cardiovascular disease
Public Health England and NHS England lead coalition of over 40 organisations to step up fight against the nation ’s biggest killer. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dorset trust provides case study on staff engagement
NHS Employers has published a case study on how Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust has worked to improve its NHS staff survey results through a range of staff engagement actions. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Local government spending
The public accounts committee has published a report on the continuing deterioration of local authority services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Air ambulance charities invited to bid for share of £10m funding
Health minister Stephen Hammond has invited air ambulance charities in England to apply for a new £10 million fund for upgraded equipment and facilities. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff
The government wants to know how we can make sure that health and social care staff have the right training to understand the needs of people with a learning disability and autistic people, and make reasonable adjustments to support them. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Matt Hancock: email must replace paper in the NHS
The NHS must stop relying on pen and paper and should use modern, secure forms of communication instead, according to the health and social care secretary Matt Hancock. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A critical moment for NHS staffing
A report from think tank the Health Foundation highlights the ongoing deterioration in workforce numbers in critical areas such as primary and community care, nursing and mental health. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New antibiotic prescribing guidance for patients with suspected pneumonia
NICE and Public Health England have issued guidelines to improve antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Guidance on ‘strengths-based’ social work
The Department of Health and Social Care has published guidance for social workers on applying a strengths-based approach to their work with adults. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Proton beam therapy guides
The Brainstrust has published proton beam therapy guides for patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New campaign to recruit thousands more adult social care staff
The government has launched a recruitment campaign to fill the 110,000 vacancies in the adult social care sector. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Good news with strings attached: implications of the GP network contract
General practice has every reason to welcome the NHS Long Term Plan and the contract settlement that followed in its wake, according to lawyer Nils Christiansen. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Practices wanted for oral health research
The Faculty of General Dental Practice is encouraging dentists, dental care professionals and dental practices to take a short survey to identify their interest in carrying out important oral health research. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Report on R & D for assistive technology
A report on research and development in assistive technology reviews government-funded projects in 2017/18. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Continuity of the supply of medicines
Keith Ridge, chief pharmaceutical officer has written to community pharmacists, general practices and other professionals with guidance on continuity of supply of medicines in the wake of Brexit. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Diagnose Lyme disease if bull ’s eye rash is present, says NICE
People showing erythema migrans, the characteristic skin rash associated with Lyme disease, can be diagnosed without the need for blood tests, NICE says in new guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Topol review on digital healthcare
The government has published the report of the Topol review Preparing the Healthcare Workforce to Deliver the Digital Future. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 12, 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 - February 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trainee nursing associate numbers continue to grow
Over 5,000 people were recruited as trainee nursing associates in 2018, up from 2,000 in 2017, according to Health Education England (HEE). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE updates guideline on alcohol education in schools
New draft recommendations will support the Department for Education ’s (DfE) plan to make alcohol education a compulsory component of personal, social and health education (PSHE) in all state-funded schools in England from September 2020. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Professor Dame Sally Davies to step down as chief medical officer
Professor Dame Sally Davies will step down as chief medical officer for England at the end of September this year after nine years in the post. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hospital admissions for youths assaulted with sharp objects up almost 60%
Teenagers accounted for more than 1,000 admissions to hospital as a result of assaults with a knife or sharp object last year, NHS figures show. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CCG allocations 2019/20 to 2023/24 by funding stream
NHS England has produced a spreadsheet providing details of CCG allocations 2019/20 to 2023/24 for all funding streams. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 11, 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 implementation of primary care networks, which as the NHS Long Term Plan makes clear will soon include all GP practices. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Age UK ’s personalised integrated care programme: evaluation of impact on hospital activity
Age UK ’s personalised integrated care programme (PICP) aims to improve the lives of older people through practical support, underpinned by a change in the way that the health and care system works together for these people locally. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lung cancer scanning trucks to travel the country
Lung cancer scanning trucks that operate from supermarket car parks are being rolled out across the country in a drive to save lives by catching the condition early. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Review of national cancer screening programmes in England
NHS England has published terms of reference and other details for the review of national cancer screening programmes in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New tools to improve care of older people
Digital checks that can detect dementia and prevent falls in older people, and save lives through diagnosis of sepsis, are among a range of tools being made available in hospitals across the country. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Diabetes Prevention Week 2019 toolkits now available
Diabetes Prevention Week, 1 to 7 April 2019, aims to raise awareness of Type 2 diabetes, complications associated with the condition, at-risk groups and how to prevent it. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 8, 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 - February 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Investigation into the management of health screening
The National Audit Office has criticised health screening services arguing that availability and quality are inconsistent. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Introducing Fizz-Free February
The Faculty of General Dental Practice is encouraging dentists to support Fizz-Free February, a new campaign to encourage people to give up fizzy drinks for a month. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Time to Talk Day 2019
is taking place today, 7 February to encourage people to have conversations about mental health. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dementia assessment and referral data collection
NHS England has published November 2018 data on dementia assessment and referral. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government wants better services for victims of sexual assault
Government departments have written to commissioners to look at how they are meeting their responsibilities for victims and survivors of sexual assault. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 7, 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 implementation of primary care networks, which as the NHS Long Term Plan makes clear will soon include all GP practices. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Chief medical officers urge ban on social media for children at meal and bed times
The four chief medical officers for the UK have issued joint advice to parents to limit children ’s screen time. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Development opportunities for allied health professionals
Health Education England has published information about development opportunities open to allied health professionals (AHPs) covering eight potential areas for career development. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

338,000 admitted to hospital as a result of alcohol in 2017/18
Alcohol was the main cause of 338,000 admissions to hospital in 2017/18, according to new figure from NHS Digital. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Polypharmacy: getting our medicines right
A report from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society summarises the scale and complexity of the issue of polypharmacy. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Governance and accountability for integrated health and care
NHS Clinical Commissioners and the Centre for Public Scrutiny have published a briefing setting out potential solutions to some of the key governance and accountability challenges faced by integrated care organisations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Juggling work and unpaid care: a growing issue
Research by a carers ’ organisation reveals that 2.6 million people have quit their job to care for a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill, with nearly half a million (468,000) leaving their job in the past two years alone, a 12% increase since the last poll in 2013. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Introduction to project management
Project management requires a specific set of skills, some of which we possess naturally and can learn to use more effectively. But it also requires knowledge and a well-defined approach. This one day training session is for everyone who has responsibility for projects or is part of a project team. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE recommends another revolutionary CAR T-cell therapy for adults with lymphoma
Adults with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) will be able to access another revolutionary chimeric antigen receptor T-Cell (CAR T-cell) therapy through the cancer drugs fund. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Update on vaccines for 2019/20 seasonal flu programme
NHS England has issued further information on recommended seasonal flu vaccines for 2019/20. It confirms which vaccines should be ordered by providers of the seasonal flu vaccination programme, including which are eligible for reimbursement. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news