Is the NHS overmanaged?
This long read examines the question of whether the NHS is overmanaged. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 26, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Consultation on the 2022/23 National Tariff
The statutory consultation on the 2022/23 national tariff closes at midnight on Friday 28 January. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 26, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Supporting 8 –13 year olds' mental health
A Million& Me is a programme funded by BBC Children in Need, aiming to improve the emotional health of children under 14 –the age by which half of mental health difficulties begin to emerge. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 26, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Branded medicines pricing and access
The 2019 voluntary scheme payment percentage for 2022 will be 15 per cent. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 26, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Community pharmacy – phase 3 coronavirus vaccination
Details of how NHS England and NHS Improvement will commission phase 3 COVID-19 vaccination services from community pharmacy. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 26, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

An introduction to population health and population health management
With an increasing emphasis on population health and addressing the wider determinates of health this three-hour online workshop explores what population health means and what population health management approaches to health and wellbeing are. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 26, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More support for schools and students
Funding from NHS England will enable all schools to fully support the in-school vaccination programme, and air cleaning units will be provided in all classrooms and teaching spaces that need them, the Education Secretary has announced. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 25, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Records management guidance for the transition to integrated care boards
NHS England and Improvement is providing detailed guidance on the transition to integrated care systems. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 25, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 antiviral study
Adults over the age of 50 or with an underlying health condition who test positive for COVID-19 are being urged to sign up for a COVID-19 study. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 25, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New ways of working boost patient experience
Dr Abbie Brooks, GP with Park View Surgery, York, part of the Priory Medical Group, explains how online patient triage and a range of consultation options are providing a better experience for patients and staff across the group. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 25, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More dental appointments to help recovery of services
An extra £50 million of funding will secure up to 350,000 additional dental appointments allowing people suffering from oral pain, disease, and infection to get the care they need, as services drive back to pre-pandemic levels. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 25, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Introduction to project management
Good project management is of the art of getting a successful outcome using the resources available. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 25, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE commitment on evaluation of promising new health technologies
Changes to the way medicines and other health technologies are evaluated by NICE for use in the NHS were approved by its board. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 24, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Community pharmacy workforce survey
Health Education England (HEE), working with NHS England and NHS Improvement, commissioned the Community Pharmacy Workforce Survey (2021) across England to understand how the size and make-up of the community pharmacy workforce has changed since the last survey was conducted in 2017. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 24, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Richard Meddings CBE confirmed as chair of NHS England
The government has confirmed that Richard Meddings will be the new Chair of NHS England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 24, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Weight loss support
People struggling to lose weight will now be offered help from their local pharmacy. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 24, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Guidance on system quality groups
All integrated care systems are required to have a system quality group, focused on enabling quality improvement across the health and care system. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 24, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mental health and wellbeing at work
This workshop 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 - January 24, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Consensus pathway for uncontrolled asthma
A consultation on the development of a consensus pathway for uncontrolled and severe asthma has been launched. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 21, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patients to access their GP health records
From April 2022, patients with online accounts such as through the NHS App, will be able to read new entries in their health records. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 21, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Infection prevention control remains in primary care settings
Following the Government announcement that face coverings will no longer be mandatory in public places it should be noted that the UK Health Security Agency's infection prevention control (IPC) guidance remains in place for all staff and patients, in GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure that everyone is protected. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 21, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How does the health and care system hear from people and communities?
People's lived experience is a powerful tool to improve existing services and identify new and better ways to meet their needs. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 21, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ethnic minority-led GP practices: impact and experience of CQC regulation
In February 2021, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) began work to examine concerns raised by some GPs that ethnic minority-led GP practices were more likely to have a poorer experience or outcomes from regulation than non-ethnic minority-led practices. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 21, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Effective interview skills
Going to any interview can be a nerve-racking experience; often leaving us with the post-interview thoughts of ‘why did I answer like that?’ or ‘I didn’t tell them all my achievements.’ (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 21, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

England to return to Plan A
The government has announced that England will fully return to Plan A on Thursday 27 January thanks to the success of the booster programme, with ministers urging anyone who has still not had a top-up jab to come forward and Get Boosted Now. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 20, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS cancer checks at record high
Record numbers of people are coming forward for cancer tests, with almost a quarter of a million referrals in one month according to the latest data, the NHS said today. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 20, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Addressing vaccine hesitancy in different ethnic communities
Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership used insight gained from a four-stage programme to understand the impact that COVID-19 was having on ethnic minority communities, and work with the different communities to understand the causes of the vaccine hesitancy. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 20, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Local government governance
is complex, this guide has been put together to help NHS and voluntary community and social enterprise (VCSE) leaders and managers working with local authorities in new ways and at new scales understand the fundamentals. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 20, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Plans to boost veterans employment
New programmes to make better use of the unique skills and experience of military veterans, including as prison officers and the uniformed and health services, have been launched. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 20, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Project support
Do you need programme or project support? PCC has experience in scoping new service models, service redesign, mobilisation and delivery. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 20, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How has lockdown affected people's mental health and dignity?
New research from the Care Quality Commission highlights the impact lockdown measures have had on the wellbeing of people who use care services with nearly three-quarters of carers (73%) saying that the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions have impacted on the mental health of the person they care for and over half (56%) of carers say that the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions have impacted on the dignity and independence of the person they care for. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 19, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Take up a career in care
Public are urged to consider a career in care as celebrities take to social media. Celebrities have united to help show a job in adult social care is a career like no other. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 19, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS 111 mental health triage service
NHS Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) worked with partners, including people with lived experience, to develop a seamless, single point of access to mental health crisis support using mental health nurses working in NHS 111. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 19, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

System collaboration and financial management agreement
There is no longer a requirement in the NHS Standard Contract for CCGs and trusts to agree a system collaboration and financial management agreement, but NHS England have published an updated version which can be used where local systems wish to adopt it. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 19, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Point of care testing in community pharmacies
This guidance supports commissioners and providers of community pharmacy clinical services to develop point of care testing in the community pharmacy setting by setting out the key principles and signposting to essential resources, including the relevant legislation and standards. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 19, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New to people management programme
This programme develops the skills of newly appointed managers and equips them with the knowledge and tools to be able to effectively manage, encourage and inspire people and teams. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 19, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Integration and innovation: community capacity
This report outlines a range of examples where NHS organisations are working collaboratively to improve outcomes for patients and local communities. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 18, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller civil society
Between October 2020 and 2021, the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller civil society micro-sector was mapped to improve understanding of the type and size of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller equality organisations in the United Kingdom. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 18, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Self-harm is everyone ’s business
All professionals working across the health and social care system have a role to play in supporting people who self-harm and the issue should not just be seen as the responsibility of those with mental health expertise, NICE has said in a new draft guideline. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 18, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Grab a jab during week of walk-ins
The NHS is kick-starting a week of walk-ins with a record 1,800 sites now on the Grab A Jab website available for people to conveniently grab their life-saving jab this week as part of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 18, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 staff absence tracker
The COVID-19 staff absence tracker for primary care is available to support service continuity and resilience plans. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 18, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Conflict in partnerships and PCNs: getting positive outcomes
This two-hour virtual workshop, delivered by a practicing GP and qualified mediator, focuses on the different types of conflict that are encountered in general practice partnerships and primary care networks (PCNs). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 18, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Overcoming health inequalities in ‘left behind’ neighbourhoods
This report shows the impact of poor health for those living in deprived areas and left behind neighbourhoods and makes a number of recommendations to overcome the health inequalities faced by people living in these places. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 17, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dentistry and oral health update
Sara Hurley, England ’s Chief Dental Officer and Ali Sparke, Director for Dentistry, Community Pharmacy, Optometry and the NHS Standard Contract, have issued an update to the dental profession regarding exceptional circumstances. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 17, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Discharge medicines service CQUIN indicator
The Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) scheme will be reintroduced from April 2022. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 17, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaccination as a condition of deployment
New guidance and resources to help organisations who provide CQC regulated NHS services to meet their regulatory requirements on vaccination as a condition of deployment. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 17, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Campaign to promote mental health services
NHS England are launching a campaign to promote NHS mental health services, encouraging anyone experiencing feelings such as anxiety or depression to seek help through talking therapies. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 17, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Leadership development programme for pharmacists
With pharmacists and community pharmacy offering a wider range of services to local populations the need for them to work in partnership with general practices and primary care networks (PCNs) is essential. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 17, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Free PPE for frontline extended for another year
The offer of free PPE to frontline health and social care staff in England has been extended for another year. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 14, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam to step down as Deputy Chief Medical Officer in March 2022
Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam will step down as Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England at the end of March 2022 to take up a new role at the University of Nottingham. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 14, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news