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Dementia linked to visual impairment
Research led by the College of Optometrists found that prevalence of visual impairment in those with dementia is generally higher than for the overall population, highlighting the importance of sight tests in this group of people. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Excellence In diabetes care commissioning
NHS Clinical Commissioners has published examples of good practice in commissioning of diabetes care including a number of case studies. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

General practice extended access collection – March 2017
NHS England has published the latest results from the extended access to general practice collection for March 2017. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Statistics on NHS stop smoking services 2016
NHS Digital has published data on NHS stop smoking services in England for the period April 2016 to December 2016. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Improved emergency care data to support commissioning
From October 2017 a new improved level of data will be submitted by trusts on urgent and emergency care to enable better commissioning. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Effective communication for reception teams
Receptionists are the front line of general practice. Good communicators can make life easier for patients, the practice and themselves, by explaining more clearly, listening more carefully and avoiding misunderstandings. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health care costs in the English NHS
A paper from York University describes how to calculate average health care costs broken down by age, sex and neighbourhood deprivation quintile group using the distribution of health care spending by the English NHS in the financial year 2011/12. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Consultant job planning: a best practice guide
NHS Improvement has published guidance for trusts on consultant job planning. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Report finds too few options for emergency hospital care for children
A report from QualityWatch finds that the number of babies and young children admitted to hospital in an emergency has grown by almost a third over the past decade. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Community pharmacy teams in Leeds engage with patients with learning disabilities
Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire has published an interim evaluation of the Making Time service, which is aimed at improving health and lifestyle outcomes for people living with a learning disability through greater support from their community pharmacy. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

VISION 2020 UK launches Welsh pathway for children and young people
VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration in eye health and sight loss, has developed a care pathway for children and young people (0 to 25) and their families in Wales with vision impairment. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Facilitation skills level two
Facilitation skills have a positive impact on meetings, negotiations and relationships, which are essential for better commissioning and performance management. Confident, capable facilitators are an asset to any organisation. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Support for general practice resilience
Primary care leaders seeking to strengthen practices at risk from workforce, demand and other pressures can access funding from NHS England ’s resilience programme, part of the General Practice Forward View. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Ultimate’ guide for pharmacists working in urgent and emergency care
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has published what it calls the ultimate guide for pharmacists working in or with urgent and emergency care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Timely diagnosis of cancer is a priority for GPs says RCGP
Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal College of GPs has responded to Cancer Research UK's study on emergency cancer presentations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Updated confidentiality guidance comes into force for doctors
From this week all doctors practising medicine in the UK will be expected to follow revised, expanded and restructured General Medical Council (GMC) ethical guidance on confidentiality. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The future of HIV services in England
A report from the King ’s Fund argues that the complexity of the health system in England is holding back progress in meeting the needs of people with HIV. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

General practice forward view (GPFV) - one year on
A report from the British Medical Association looks at progress of the GPFV one year on from its launch. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How to be a better manager
Great managers are admired, good to be around, and make things happen. They understand their role, and engage with organisational objectives and their people with equal ability and confidence. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Depression self-assessment tool
One in four of us will have problems with our mental health. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Overwhelming support from dentists for gender-neutral HPV vaccinations
The overwhelming majority of dentists and GPs are backing calls for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme to be expanded to school aged boys, according to a new survey. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPhC launches consultation on revalidation
The General Pharmaceutical Council has launched a consultation on proposals to introduce revalidation for pharmacy professionals. This is an important change to what pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must do each year to show that the trust in pharmacy professionals is well placed. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Public health ethics in practice
Public Health England has published an overview of public health ethics for the UK public health skills and knowledge framework (PHSKF). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government extends Change4Life sports club funding
The Youth Sport Trust has been awarded £658,708 to continue providing Change4Life sports services to children for a further year. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Building resilience for professional success
Resilience is our ability to overcome life's challenges and manage change. This emotional intelligence is essential when navigating your career, which will inevitably face uncertainty and setbacks. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

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 - April 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How cultural alignment and the use of incentives can promote a culture of health
This report discusses how concepts of cultural identity such as ethnicity, religion or sexuality and organisational culture can be harnessed to create a culture of health, and how incentives can be used to promote wellbeing. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What does improving population health really mean?
Everybody in NHS policy seems to be talking about population health. New care models are being developed to improve population health. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A & E departments to get more funding
The Department of Health has announced the allocation of £55.98 million of the £100 million A&E capital funding outlined in the spring budget by the chancellor to ease pressure on emergency departments in time for next winter. The funding awarded at this stage is being allocated to 70 NHS hospitals. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Effective negotiation: tapping in to your natural resources
In this interactive, one-day training event on 20 June in London we will discover how to make the best of a skill that we possess naturally and yet rarely use to best effect – negotiation. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Referral-to-treatment waiting times and forecasts
The NHS Confederation estimates that the number of people waiting longer than 18 weeks for planned operations could exceed 800,000 by 2020. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The risks of Valproate medicines in female patients
There is a 30% to 40% risk of developmental disorders in children born to mothers who take Valproate medicines during pregnancy. GPs should identify female patients on Valproate medicines and arrange discussions with healthcare professionals about the benefits and risks. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ambulatory emergency care: reimbursement under the national tariff
This briefing aims to create a better understanding of the current approaches taken to the recording and reimbursement of ambulatory care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Co-producing technology: harnessing digital solutions for social care
The report is based on a recent workshop, which explored how people who use services contribute to technological design and are changing the delivery of social care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Terminally ill children should have access to around-the-clock homecare, says NICE
NICE has published a draft standard aiming to improve end of life care for children in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Quality payments: deadline looms for amended NHS Choices profiles
Community pharmacy contractors are reminded that they have one week left to review their NHS Choices entry and ensure this is up to date before the review period for this gateway criterion closes on Friday 28 April. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS and leading suppliers join forces to cut sugary drinks
The NHS is stepping up the battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth decay by announcing that sugary drinks will be banned in hospital shops from next year unless suppliers voluntarily take decisive action to cut their sales over the next 12 months. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Facilitation skills, level two
Facilitation skills have a positive impact on meetings, negotiations and relationships, which are essential for better commissioning and performance management. Confident, capable facilitators are an asset to any organisation. PCC offers two levels of facilitation training, level one for beginners and level two for intermediates. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New programme of learning and innovation in homeless health announced
Thanks to a funding partnership between the Queen ’s Nursing Institute (QNI) and Oak Foundation, the QNI will start a programme to support nurse education, leadership and innovation in the field of homeless health from May 2017. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A new model of midwifery supervision
NHS England has launched a new model of midwifery supervision. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mental health: disabled and deaf people
This report makes recommendations to improve access to mental health services for disabled people and deaf people in London. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Report sets out progress on race equality standards for all NHS trusts in England
NHS England has published a second annual report into race equality across the NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Managing workload e-learning
We work in fast-paced environments, where there are tight deadlines that regularly need to be met. Do your to-do piles only ever seem to get bigger, your inbox only ever become fuller and do you seem to have an ever decreasing amount of time to complete your work in? (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 20, 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 - April 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Care home performance varies by region
This report reveals variation in the quality of care homes at a regional and local authority level across England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Two in five GPs in the south-west to ‘quit within five years’
Around two in every five GPs in the south-west have say they will quit within the next five years, exposing the magnitude of the region ’s impending healthcare crisis, according to a report by Exeter University. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

An inclusive NHS 111 service
NHS England has produced a short film to help people with a learning disability, autism or both, understand how and when to access the service, and what to expect. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patient and public participation: statutory guidance for CCGs and NHS England
This guidance aims to support staff to involve patients and the public in their work in a meaningful way to improve services, including giving clear advice on the legal duty to involve. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Framework for managing performer concerns
This document provides the framework through which NHS England will oversee and manage GPs, dentists and optometrists who are registered as a performer on the NHS England national performers list. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour report 2017
A report by the British Heart Foundation finds that more than 20 million adults in the UK are physically inactive and estimates that this increase risk of heart disease may cost the NHS £1.2 billion annually. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news