• NHS providers: quarterly performance to 30 June 2016

    1 September 2016

    The number of NHS providers showing a financial deficit fell by 20% during the first quarter of 2016/17. The provider sector is reporting an overall deficit of £461 million this quarter, £5 million better than planned, says NHS Improvement.

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  • Mental health check for people involved in Paris and Brussels terrorist attacks

    23 August 2016

    The Department of Health has launched a mental health check for those adversely affected by the 2015 and 2016 attacks in Paris and Brussels, including those present and their close family members. Screening questionnaires are being issued and responses will be reviewed by Public Health England with those needing support being referred for clinical assessment. Commissioners are asked to ensure GP member practices are aware of the scheme. GPs should refer to clinical guidelines when contacted by patients with questions about their mental health or this programme.

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  • CQRS user satisfaction survey

    12 May 2016

    Following improvements to the Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) made as a result of a user survey last year, the Health and Social Care Information Centre is running another survey to find out how the changes have gone down. The survey closes on 30 May 2016.

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  • GP Collections Bulletin - Issue 40

    11 May 2016

    The latest issue of the monthly GP Collections Bulletin from the Health and Social Care Information Centre covers activity in April 2016.

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  • GMC publishes review of medical education and training in the East of England

    10 May 2016

    The General Medical Council (GMC) has published its review following visits to medical education and training organisations in the East of England.

    GMC inspectors visited medical schools, hospitals and GP surgeries who train doctors, as well as assessing Heath Education East of England, which oversees postgraduate training in the region.

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