Registered Blind and Partially Sighted People
Statistics on the number of blind and partially sighted people who registered with their local authority during 2019-20 have been published by NHS Digital. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A window of opportunity for public health
This briefing explores the risks and opportunities that arise from the dissolution of Public Health England (PHE) and the creation of the National Institute for Health Protection (NIHP) – a new national body responsible for protecting the nation's health from external threats, incorporating NHS Test and Trace, the Joint Biosecurity Centre and PHE's infectious disease unit. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE guidance on safeguarding adults in care homes
This guideline covers keeping adults in care homes safe from abuse and neglect. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New specialised support to help those living with obesity to lose weight
Children, adults and families will be better supported to achieve and maintain a healthier weight through £100m of new government support. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaccination plans for PCN COVID vaccination sites
Letter from Dr Nikita Kanani and Ed Waller to Primary Care Network (PCN) COVID vaccination sites, which describes forthcoming vaccine supply for first doses, providing advanced notification of a substantial increase in the volume of vaccine available and the need to use it quickly to prevent wastage. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination deployment
NHS England has written to Integrated Care Systems and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships setting out the key priorities and actions for immediate review. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 4, 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 - March 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 insight
This briefing looks at the evidence so far about how health and care services have been affected by the pandemic during this winter, and discuss what action the CQC is taking to provide constructive support. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES): 2020 data analysis
This report enables CCGs and trusts to compare their performance with others, with the aim of encouraging improvement by learning and sharing good practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CVD prevention proactive care frameworks available
Primary care has changed substantially as a result of COVID-19. The UCLPartners ’ Proactive Care Frameworks support practices and primary care networks to work differently to deliver comprehensive care to patients with long-term conditions. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Expanding the primary care workforce
Recruiting to the primary care workforce continues to be a key priority. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Physician associates added to the new to partnership payment scheme
From this week, physician associates are included in the list of health care professionals eligible to apply to the new to partnership payment scheme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health Secretary ’s message to GPs on pandemic effort
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock MP, has expressed his thanks to all those in general practice who have continued to deliver dedicated care throughout the pandemic. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The stress-resistant manager: building your resilience
Most of us will suffer work-related stress, especially at the current time – and the problem is most acute for public sector staff, particularly those in the NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Personal protective equipment (PPE): local contacts for providers
A list of local contacts for providers who are not on the PPE portal. Providers can get PPE through their local authority or local resilience forum. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 2, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Restricting workforce movement between care homes and other care settings
Guidance for care home providers on limiting staff movement between settings in all but exceptional circumstances to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 2, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaccines reduce severe COVID-19 in older adults
New data shows both Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines significantly reduce severe COVID-19 in older adults. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 2, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS entitlements: migrant health guide
Advice and guidance for healthcare practitioners on the health needs of migrant patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 2, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Adult weight management
Practical advice and tools to support health and care professionals make brief interventions in weight management for adults. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 2, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Call to address impact of inspections on BAME GPs
RCGP Council has called on the Care Quality Commission for a series of measures to look at the impact of its inspections on GPs from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 2, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS invites people aged 60-plus to book Covid jab
Nine out of 10 people aged 65 and over have now had their first Covid vaccine. People aged 64 were invited to have a life-saving jab last week and 1.9 million letters have started arriving at the homes of those aged 60 to 63 today explaining how they can arrange a vaccination through the national booking service. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 1, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New education standard for nursing students announced
To provide more flexibility in how it support students learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced a new further education recovery standard which allows students to practice and learn in simulated environments where conventional clinical practice is not possible. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 1, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Designated settings for people with COVID-19 leaving hospital
The Care Quality Commission is continuing to work with the Department of Health and Social Care, local authorities and individual care providers to provide assurance of safe and high-quality care in designated settings, which are part of a scheme to allow people with a COVID-positive test result to be discharged safely from hospitals. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 1, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: advice for pregnant employees
Advice for pregnant employees on risk assessments in the workplace and occupational health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 1, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ethical approach to the international recruitment of health and care workers
The UK aligns with World Health Organization ’s advice on ethical recruitment to promote effective, fair, and sustainable international recruitment practices. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 1, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Households with children of school age get Covid tests
Whole families and households with primary school, secondary school and college age children, including childcare and support bubbles, will be able to test themselves twice every week from home as schools return from 8 March. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 1, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Support for PCN leaders
The challenges for primary care networks (PCNs) has been immense in the last year and are not decreasing. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stay at home
Everyone across the UK is being reminded of the importance of staying at home and the risks in relaxing their behaviour at this crucial point, in a new advertising campaign. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Standards for inpatient diabetes care
This NHS England letter highlights clinical standards and adjustments to standard approaches for inpatient diabetes care needed in response to COVID-19. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Physical activity - addressing inequalities
This guidance can be used by local level practitioners and commissioners to begin tackling inequalities in physical activity across and within protected characteristic groups. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The future of adult social care
This report argues that a new blueprint for delivering social care in England could help tens of thousands of adults each year who need care and support to live more independent lives – if councils are given the ability to reshape services through the government’s long-awaited reforms. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Heart failure: a call to action
In 2016 the All Party Parliamentary Group on Heart Disease published Focus on Heart Failure, which made recommendations to improve care and transform lives. Four years on, with heart failure featuring prominently in the NHS long-term plan and a growing number of regional NHS plans, this report looks at the progress that has been made on the APPG ’s recommendations and evaluates what further action needs to be taken. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Implementing the additional roles recruitment scheme
PCC is supporting PCNs to effectively utilise, integrate and embed the additional roles reimbursement scheme (ARRS) roles. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The health of people from ethnic minority groups in England
This explainer examines the differences in health outcomes for ethnic minority groups, highlighting the variation across groups and conditions, and considers what ’s needed to reduce health inequalities. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Prescription charge to rise
The NHS prescription charge will increase to £9.35 per prescription item from 1st April 2021. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

JCVI advice - inviting those on the learning disability for Covid vaccine
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised the government to invite all people on the GP Learning Disability Register for COVID-19 vaccination. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Partner with community venues to deliver temporary vaccination clinics
NHS England has written to colleagues working across commissioning, public health and primary care about further opportunities to reach out to communities with lower uptake levels by operating temporary vaccination clinics in community venues. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Supporting CCGs to address vaccine inequalities
NHS England has published a letter which outlines support for CCGs to address vaccine inequalities. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 25, 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 - February 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Free sessions launched to support mental health and wellbeing of health and social care workforce
Performing Medicine, specialist in arts-based healthcare training and research, has launched a series of free virtual sessions available throughout February and March for the health and social care workforce. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS gives women Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) home testing kits to cut cancer deaths
More than 31,000 women will be offered kits to carry out smear tests in the privacy and convenience of their own homes in a trial. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fewer than 1 in 5 university students had COVID-19 by end of autumn term
A study conducted by Public Health England (PHE) estimates that 17.8% of university students in England had COVID-19 antibodies. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaping better than nicotine replacement therapy for stopping smoking
As the number of vapers in England plateaus, incorrect perceptions of its relative risks compared to smoking may be discouraging smokers from using vaping to quit. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Integrated care systems in London: challenges and opportunities
Commissioned by the Greater London Authority, this report looks at how the five integrated care systems (ICSs) in London were developing before Covid-19 and how this has changed as a result of the response to the pandemic. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Supporting care homes with pulse oximetry
NHS England is working with care homes to ensure they feel supported to provide oximetry to residents who have been diagnosed with coronavirus. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination enhanced service
Updates have been made to the enhanced service for the COVID-19 vaccination programme 2020/21. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The stress-resistant manager: building your resilience
Most of us will suffer work-related stress, especially at the current time – and the problem is most acute for public sector staff, particularly those in the NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Building the resilience of the health and care system
A year into the pandemic and with the benefit of some hindsight, this report argues that too little consideration was given to the implications of a complete reallocation of resources away from ‘business as usual’. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 23, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Perinatal care - trauma-informed care guide
This good practice guide to implementing trauma-informed care during the perinatal period will support all clinical and non-clinical staff working with perinatal women in maternity and mental health services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 23, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Home delivery of medicines
This letter and service specification detail arrangements for continuing the home delivery of medicines and appliances to clinically extremely vulnerable people until 31 March. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 23, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news