Delivering the Forward View: NHS Shared Planning Guidance 2016/17 – 2020/21

23 December 2015

The leading national health and care bodies in England have come together to publish shared planning guidance for the NHS, setting out the steps to help local organisations deliver a sustainable, transformed health service and improve the quality of care, wellbeing and NHS finances.

It is published by NHS England, NHS Improvement (the new body which will bring together Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority), the Care Quality Commission, Public Health England, Health Education England and NICE – the bodies which developed the Five Year Forward View in October 2014.

The planning guidance is backed up by a new sustainability and transformation fund which will support financial balance, the delivery of the Five Year Forward View, and enable new investment in key priorities.

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Health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a review into how the health system responds to reports from patients about side effects from treatments.

The review will focus on three NHS treatments: Primodos, vaginal mesh implants and the anti-epilepsy drug sodium valproate.

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Flu vaccine ordering for 2018/19 flu season

23 February 2018

Information has been sent to GPs, community pharmacists, CCGs and NHS providers on vaccine ordering for the 2018/19 flu season. Further information is available on the NHS England website.

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Health protection in schools and other childcare facilities

23 February 2018

Public Health England has published a guide for staff on managing cases of infectious diseases in schools and other childcare settings.

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Falls prevention: cost-effective commissioning

23 February 2018

Falls cost the NHS an estimated £2.3 billion a year. With 30% of people aged 65 and over suffering a fall every year, rising to 50% of people aged 80 and over, the impact of falls on the health and care system is huge. To support CCGs to provide cost-effective falls prevention locally, Public Health England has published a return on investment tool that pulls together evidence on the effectiveness and costs of interventions.

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Views from the coalface – Join the discussion

22 February 2018

PCC is researching the challenges faced by smaller practices, both rural and urban, as well as those faced by larger practices in rural areas. Please help by taking part in our survey http://bit.ly/2DSmnEy, if your practice falls in these categories.

You can also take part in webinars on 27 February and 7 March between 12:30 and 13:30 that explore the challenges facing smaller and rural practices. Register interest by emailing events@pcc-cic.org.uk.

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