COVID-19 in schools: drop in infections
The Schools Infection Survey (SIS) shows a significant drop in the number of secondary school pupils and staff testing positive for coronavirus. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 5, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pandemic patient experience II: from lockdown to vaccine roll-out
In 2020, patients told the Patients Association about their experiences of living with health and care needs during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 5, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Thank you day
On Sunday 4 July the Together coalition will lead a national day of thanks and recognition to celebrate the incredible work of our NHS staff, as well as all key workers and others in our communities who have helped us through this challenging year. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 5, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Digital Weight Management Programme
The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme offers digital access to weight management services for those with obesity plus either diabetes, hypertension, or both, accessible freely by e-referral from all general practices in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 5, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New roles in primary care toolkit
This toolkit has been developed to enable primary and community care training hubs to work collaboratively with PCNs towards the development of the primary care workforce, as outlined in the GP contract. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 5, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Confident PCN Leader
The challenges for primary care network (PCN) leaders have been immense in the last year, and are not decreasing. Having the skills to manage the local politics, develop the relationships needed with local health and care partners, and become an effective voice at integrated care system level is vital. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 5, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered
Over 50 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the UK, with over a quarter of adults having received both doses. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Unborn babies receive operations
Dozens of babies with spina bifida have been spared paralysis and other life-limiting conditions after undergoing surgery in the womb. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

3D heart scans speed up disease diagnosis
The NHS is rolling out revolutionary technology to diagnose and treat around 100,000 patients with suspected heart disease, five times faster than normal. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Community pharmacy COVID-19 lateral flow device distribution service
NHS Test and Trace are keen to hear feedback from community pharmacies delivering this service via a short online survey. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Appointments in general practice data
NHS Digital has published Appointments in general practice data for March 2021. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 4, 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 - May 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 vaccination programme: updated protocols and PGDs
The list of COVID-19 vaccination programme patient group directions (PGDs) has been updated online. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 30, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus - Got Symptoms? Do not enter this building poster
The ‘Do not enter this building’ if you have symptoms of coronavirus poster has been updated and is available to download. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 30, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Guide to provider collaboratives
As part of system working, it is expected that most NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts will belong to one or more provider collaboratives. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 30, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

England ’s response to Covid-19
The King ’s Fund has published a new report: Assessing England’s response to Covid-19; it provides a framework to help untangle the complicated interactions between different elements of the pandemic response in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 30, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Promoting innovations - World Asthma day on 5 May
NHS England and NHS Improvement, through the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC), are supporting World Asthma Day on 5 May by raising awareness of two products to help Asthma patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 30, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS Chief Sir Simon Stevens to stand down
Sir Simon Stevens has formally notified the NHS England Board of his decision to stand down as planned at the end of July, after more than seven years as NHS chief executive. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 30, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

SocialPrescriberPlus – essential training for social prescribing link workers, care coordinators and health coaches
With the additional roles reimbursement scheme supporting social prescribing link workers, care coordinators and health coaches, practically focused training is essential for these posts to provide effective and efficient support to practices. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 30, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Community Pharmacy - mandated health campaign: COVID-19 vac
NHS England and NHS Improvement and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee have agreed that pharmacy contractors will be asked to participate in a COVID-19 vaccination campaign as the first mandated health campaign for 2021/22, which contractors must undertake, as part of their NHS contractual requirements. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 29, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation
NICE has published its updated guideline on the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation (AF). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 29, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK secures extra 60 million Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines
An extra 60 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine have been secured by the UK government to help support the booster COVID-19 vaccination programme beginning from the autumn. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 29, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

One dose of COVID-19 vaccine can cut household transmission by up to half
Studies have already demonstrated that being vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19) significantly reduces your risk of being infected. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 29, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Improve patient care: Pelvic Floor services in 2021 and beyond
A new report, ‘Seizing the opportunity to improve patient care: Pelvic Floor services in 2021 and beyond’ exposes significant shortcomings in the care of patients with pelvic floor disorders in the UK. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 29, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The leader as a coach – building stronger teams
Using coaching techniques in the workplace can support effective team management by increasing the motivation and confidence of individuals. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 29, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Can't see through the looking glass
The College of Optometrists has re-released one of the best known and most popular works of English literature fiction - Alice ’s Adventures in Wonderland - with entirely blurred text and illustrations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 28, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women's health strategy: call for evidence
The government are seeking views to help inform the development of the government ’s women’s health strategy. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 28, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Video consultations – translated resources
This quick guide and animation will support patients using video consultations and are relevant to any video consultation technology and any clinical setting. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 28, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Advanced therapies toolkit
The Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre network has launched the Advanced Therapies NHS Readiness Toolkit, to help accelerate the clinical adoption of advanced therapy medicinal products, which offer ground-breaking opportunities for the treatment of disease. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 28, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Creative and cultural projects supporting health and social care
The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance has released a report that reveals the pivotal role that culture and creativity has played in supporting health and social care organisations throughout the Covid crisis, and its efficacy in rehabilitating and resocialising society as we emerge from the severest phase of the pandemic. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 28, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Finding your feet in general practice
Every primary care network (PCN) is appointing new professionals to work in general practice through the additional roles reimbursement scheme (ARRS). There has never been a time when it is more essential that these new professionals, many of whom may not have worked in general practice before, hit the ground running. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 28, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GMC urges doctors to make their voices count on training
Doctors are being urged to have their say on how the pandemic has affected their workplace learning, as the General Medical Council (GMC) launched its annual training survey. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 27, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Supporting the dental team guide
The General Dental Council has published "Supporting the dental team", an online resource for employers, managers, and contractors of dental services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 27, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GenOMICC COVID-19 study
NHS England are supporting Genomics England to find volunteers for a national COVID-19 study about why some people become more severely affected than others and to help find better treatments. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 27, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS Premises Assurance Model (NHS PAM) online launch
As set out in the NHS Standard Contract (Service Conditions 17.9), NHS trusts are required to complete the NHS PAM annually which provides boards with improved oversight for the management of estates risks. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 27, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS to invite people aged 44 for COVID-19 jab
Around half a million 44-year olds will receive a text inviting them to get their jab through the national booking service. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 27, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Practice manager development programme
The last year has been challenging for the NHS and in particular for general practice. Now, more than ever, practice managers need to finesse their leadership skills to enable them to take on the new challenges ahead of them. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 27, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Experience of care week
Experience of Care Week is an international initiative, which runs from 26 - 30 April, to celebrate the work that is happening across health and social care to keep improving experiences of care for patients, families, carers and staff. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Updates to additional roles reimbursement scheme claims portal
The additional roles reimbursement scheme (ARRS) provides reimbursement for the employment of additional roles in primary care networks (PCNs) to create bespoke multi-disciplinary teams. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Supporting the vulnerable during lockdown
This report recognises the pace and urgency with which the government delivered the shielding programme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The people behind the national vaccination effort
The government has published a series of photographs, showcasing the people behind the UK-wide vaccination programme - ahead of a campaign urging under-50s to get the jab. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Supporting the mental health of new mums
A survey from NCT is a timely reminder of the importance of six week health checks for new mothers and the importance of having conversations about mental as well as physical health. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Financial incentives and prescribing behaviour in primary care
Many health care systems prevent primary care clinicians from dispensing the drugs they prescribe due to concerns that this encourages excessive, ineffective or unnecessarily costly prescribing. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Effective online meetings
Are too many of your meetings classed as ‘a waste of time or boring and frustrating?’ then develop the capabilities and confidence to manage engaging meetings that gain commitment, add value, and achieve outcomes. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE recommends new treatment for rare blood disorder
People with a rare blood disorder have access to a new treatment regimen following draft guidance from NICE. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 23, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Maggie Keenan praises ‘incredible’ NHS
Maggie Keenan, who made history when she became the first person in the world to receive an approved COVID-19 jab in December, has praised the hard work of “incredible” NHS staff in delivering the vaccination programme, during a Zoom call with NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 23, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Framework for suppliers of digital services to general practice
The Digital First Online Consultation and Video Consultation framework in general practice which will improve the standards of systems available for patients and practices has been launched. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 23, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Covid vaccination enhanced service
NHS England has updated the general practice enhanced service for the COVID-19 vaccination programme 2020/21 to provide further clarity that cover under the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice is not restricted to a GP practice ’s registered patients so would apply to the provision of any NHS COVID-19 vaccinations by a GP practice to a person, including where they are not on the registered list of that GP practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 23, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cardiovascular disease prevention packs
These packs estimate the progress of local health economies towards the Public Health England cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment ambitions for hypertension and atrial fibrillation (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 23, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dealing with difficult situations – courageous conversations
Sometimes in the workplace we find ourselves in difficult situations with people who appear resistant to what we are trying to do or even hostile. These situations can have a negative impact on our resilience and self-esteem, especially if we feel we did not handle them well. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 23, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news