• Government proposals on children and young people's mental health

    6 December 2017

    The government has published proposals to improve mental health support for children and young people in England backed by £300m in funding.

    The government is asking people for their views on the planned measures, which are set out in a green paper.

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  • Guidance for CCGs on tackling health inequalities

    6 December 2017

    NHS England has published a guide to help CCGs identify variation in emergency admissions.

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  • Wheelchair services data collection Q2 2017/18 dataset

    5 December 2017

    NHS England has published wheelchair data for July to September 2017. The data shows waiting times are either static or falling. In Q1 21.4% of children waited more than 18 weeks, rising slightly to 21.5% in Q2. In Q1 14.1% of adults were waiting above 18 weeks, falling to 13.2% in Q2. Q3 is open for submissions from 3 January to 16 January 2018, when a new website for submitting data is expected to be available. NHS England is promising further details soon.

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  • Problems with GP prescribing of metabolic foods

    5 December 2017

    Therapeutic dietary treatment is central to the management of many inherited metabolic diseases (IMDs). Children and adults are prescribed a range of approved specialised nutritional products and foods, which are essential for normal development. Unlike gluten-free foods, low protein foods are only available on prescription. Increasingly, CCGs have been questioning their use and restricting access to lifesaving medical treatment. Further information can be found in the prescribed specialised services manual.

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  • Checklist for professional development of CCG lay members

    5 December 2017

    NHS Clinical Commissioners has published a checklist to help CCGs support the professional development of their lay members. It looks at appraisals, professional development, career development opportunities and planning for the future.

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