Getting the dementia pathway right

19 June 2017

NHS RightCare has published a scenario featuring fictional patient Tom and his wife and carer Barbara, to compare a sub-optimal dementia care pathway with an ideal pathway. The scenario is the latest in the long term conditions series. It aims to help commissioners and providers understand the implications, both in terms of quality of life and costs, of shifting the care pathway for those living with dementia from a reactive approach (primarily based on an acute response) to a proactive approach, for example, providing an integrated primary care and community-based response, with support from the voluntary sector. 

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Three quarters of baby deaths may have been avoidable, says report

26 June 2017

Three quarters (76%) of cases of stillbirth, neonatal death and brain injury during childbirth might have had different outcomes with different care, according to a report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. The conclusion is based on a review of cases that underwent local review in 2015.

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Developing your professional career e-learning

26 June 2017

Are you managing your professional career? Most professionals ensure that they update their professional knowledge, but are you gathering the right experience and developing in the direction you want?

This e-learning course will enable you to take responsibility for your career. You will think through what makes you marketable right now and how you could develop your future career path. It also explores some specific career challenges affecting those taking career breaks, developing global careers and some particular issues affecting women.

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Updated CCG statutory guidance on managing conflicts of interest

26 June 2017

NHS England has published updated guidance for CCGs on managing conflicts of interest. This is to ensure the CCG guidance is fully aligned with the recently published cross system conflicts of interest guidance.

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All GP surgeries to have wifi by Christmas

23 June 2017

The roll-out of NHS wifi to primary care has now moved into its second phase which will see free wifi available to both patients and staff in all GP surgeries by 31 December 2017.

CCGs have received a letter outlining funding allocation, payment details, timeframes and service standards to be achieved. Free wifi for patients will allow them access to health and social care resources, online tools and services, empowering self-care and helping them to make informed decisions about their health care. Further information about the GPIT programme can be found on the NHS England website.

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Latest framework to help CCGs deliver more personalised health care

23 June 2017

NHS England has published a guide for CCGs and local authorities on the use of integrated personalised commissioning and personal health budgets. These are designed to enable a more personalised approach to people’s health and social care.

NHS England has made a commitment to ensure that 300,000 people benefit from personalised health and care through integrated personal commissioning by 2018/19, which includes 40,000 people with a personal health budget.

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