• New frameworks aim to improve health and social care integration and care homes

    30 September 2016

    NHS England has published details of two more common frameworks for local health and care systems, organisations, communities and patients, wishing to develop new ways of working.

    The documents are based on the learning so far from the primary and acute care system (PACS) and enhanced health in care homes vanguards – describing the key ingredients that make up both models.

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  • N.A.P.P. launches guide to patient participation for GP practices

    12 May 2016

    The National Association for Patient Participation (N.A.P.P.) has launched Building Better Participation, a guide to help patient participation groups (PPGs) and their GP practice work effectively together. It is designed so a PPG can dip in to use the parts of most relevance and covers a range of topics from getting a PPG established to working to forming working relationships with patients and the wider community. Supported by NHS England, the guide can be downloaded and/or printed from N.A.P.P.’s website.

    Meanwhile, N.A.P.P.’s annual conference is on 11 June in Stretton, Cheshire. Its theme is "Transforming services together: transformation, integration and federation - what do they mean for patients?” For more information go to http://www.napp.org.uk/conference.html#

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  • QOF business rules v34.0

    9 May 2016

    The Health and Social Care Information Centre has published v34.0 of the QOF business rules. Also available are an expanded cluster list document and a change control document.

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  • Care Quality Commission fees scheme 2016/17

    4 April 2016

    This document outlines the changes to revised fees that providers will have to pay to cover the chargeable costs of Care Quality Commission regulation for 2016/17. These new fees came into effect on 1 April 2016.

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  • Implementing the 2016/17 GP contract

    31 March 2016

    NHS Employers and the British Medical Association’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC) recently announced changes to the GMS contract in England for 2016/17.

    A summary document has been produced setting out the changes agreed for 2016/17.

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