The all party parliamentary group (APPG) for continence care is pushing to make integrated services more widely available to all age groups, and also to help break the taboo which prevents individuals seeking and receiving medical attention.
The APPG has developed a survey to help provide an up-to-date picture of continence services in England.
The NHS Commissioning Board has published a document setting out how the management of IT systems will be organised for primary care providers (dentists, pharmacists and optometrists) from April 2013.
Securing excellence in IT Services: Operating Model for Community Pharmacies, Appliance Contractors, Dental Practices and Community Optometry explains how the accountability for the delivery of primary care information services will transfer from primary care trusts (PCTs) to the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB).
This guide is designed to help with embedding social value in commissioning and procurement practices. It aims to help those in local government or public bodies who are affected by the Social Value Act prepare for its implementation in January 2013.