News

Transforming NHS services and improve health outcomes using technology and data July 2018 Health and social care leaders from the National Information Board (NIB) have unveiled proposals to make technology work harder and faster for patients and increase transparency across more services. Read More →
New operating model for the commissioning of armed forces’ health care July 2018 The NHS Commissioning Board has published ‘Securing excellence in commissioning for the armed forces and their families’, which sets out where commissioning responsibility lies for all members of... Read More →
Primary Care Commisioning Support and Resources June 2018 Primary Care Commissioning (PCC) provides trusted, practical support to commissioners and providers of health and care services including training, development and expert advice.

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Regulations on entry to NHS pharmaceutical market May 2018 The Department of Health has published new Regulations on NHS pharmaceutical services, following consultation. Laid before parliament, recently, the Regulations, NHS (Pharmaceutical Services)... Read More →
Infection control advice on Pseudomonas aeruginosa April 2018 The Chief Medical Officer recently issued updated advice to assist healthcare providers in preventing and controlling contamination with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria in special care... Read More →
Patient Consent for a Blood Transfusion April 2018 The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) has reported on the importance of patients giving valid consent for a blood transfusion. Consent for treatment is an... Read More →
Personal Health Budgets April 2018 A personal health budget is an amount of money to support the identified healthcare and wellbeing needs of an individual, which is planned and agreed between the individual, or their representative,... Read More →
Good Practice Recommendations for NHS Constitution February 2018 From January 2010, all providers and commissioners of NHS care will be under a new legal obligation to have regard to the NHS Constitution in all their decisions and actions. The State of Readiness... Read More →
Indemnity Cover For Staff Working During Times of Pandemic February 2018 The Department of Health published a document that describes the provisions in place regarding indemnity cover for staff working during times of pandemic in England. The arrangements by which staff... Read More →
Equality and Human Rights in the NHS: A guide for NHS Boards February 2018 This guide is designed to help NHS Board members understand and comply with their obligations under equality and human rights legislation. Every NHS organisation, as a public body, needs to assure... Read More →

Resources

Technology In The NHS December 2017 The report 'Technology in the NHS: Transforming the patient?s experience of care' was commissioned by The King?s Fund and...
Emergency Planning For NHS Organisations November 2017 Guidance on arrangements for service provision during a major incident has been published by the Department of Health. It...
Tackling Healthcare Associated Infections November 2017 Information on recent initiatives to tackle healthcare associated infections and details of new ideas to promote clean and...
Clean, Safe Care: Reducing Infections And Saving Lives November 2017 A document has been published which draws together recent initiatives to tackle healthcare associated infections and...
What Matters To Patients, Public And Staff October 2017 Research undertaken by the Department of Health has revealed what really matters to NHS staff and its users. Findings...
Tool Helps Prevent Patients Re-admissions October 2017 An advanced tool that enables primary care trusts (PCTs) to identify patients most at risk of emergency re-admission to...
Dr Foster Intelligence September 2017 Dr Foster works with healthcare organisations to achieve sustainable improvements in their performance through better use...
Leadership guide September 2017 The NHS Leadership Framework is now available and is applicable to everyone in health and care, no matter what their...
Critical care strategy: managing the H1N1 flu pandemic August 2017 A strategy has been published setting out the Department of Health approach to managing critical care during the swine flu...
Maximising Staff Engagement August 2017 NHS National Workforce Projects (NWP) was a partner in an innovative study in the United States looking at staff engagement...
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