Leadership skills

12 July 2016

Many people make the mistake of thinking that leadership is something that only very senior people have to consider. In fact, leadership is a skill that every professional manager needs to master.

Now updated to include information on transformational leadership and goal translation, this course will help you to develop your leadership skills and use them to provide direction for your team.  The e-learning course also includes how to manage cross-functional teams and write effective mission statements.

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The impact of homelessness on health: a guide for local authorities

20 October 2017

A report from the Local Government Association warns that that the rising number of older homeless people will create significant extra pressures for councils, for example in providing housing and social care. The report aims to support local authorities in improving their population’s health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities, by tackling homelessness and its causes.

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Public Health England cancer board plan: 2017 to 2021

20 October 2017

This plan outlines the approach to co-ordinating Public Health England's cancer work for the next five years. It is aligned with the NHS Five Year Forward View and the independent cancer taskforce report and highlights how we will work in partnership with others in the fight against cancer.

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Delegated commissioning approval process for 2018/19: submission process for CCGs

20 October 2017

NHS England is encouraging CCGs to apply for delegated commissioning of primary medical services as part of a wider strategy to support the development of place-based commissioning. NHS England has invited CCGs that do not currently have delegated arrangements to apply between now and 1 November 2017.

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NHS standard contract 2017-19: consultation on proposed national variation

20 October 2017

When the NHS standard contract 2017-19 was published NHS said it would only be amended within the two year period except to reflect national policy changes. As a national variation is now required NHS England has published consultation documents. Stakeholders are invited to comment on the proposals by emailing england.contractsengagement@nhs.net by 10 November 2017.

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Obesity prevalence increases in reception age primary school children

20 October 2017

The prevalence of obesity has risen for the second successive year from 9.3% in 2015/16 to 9.6% in 2016/17 for children in reception.

Obesity prevalence was more than twice as high among children in year 6 than in reception age children, according to the latest figures from NHS Digital.

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