• Important news for readers: GDPR

    18 April 2018

    To comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force on 25 May, we will shortly email you for permission to keep sending you this newsletter. The opt-in process is simple and will take you a few seconds, but if you don’t give us your consent then you will no longer receive the newsletter after the deadline. Note that you can also unsubscribe at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link above or in the footer.

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  • Step by step guide to developing a strategic business plan for general practices

    18 April 2018

    There are more demands than ever on general practice, and it’s important providers have a clear plan to remain profitable and sustainable for the long term, whatever the outcome of national and local health policy. A business plan enables you to scan the horizon, assess the threats and opportunities ahead, formulate your options, and develop a simple, workable and effective plan to enable you to be in control of your own destiny.

    This webinar will be of interest to GPs and practice managers in individual practices, and also to groups of practices working together in loose collaborations, alliances or formal federations. It may also be of interest to CCGs supporting local primary care development, who may wish to participate for their own learning and/or encourage some of their practices to take part.

    The webinars are being held on 1 and 23 May. To find out more email events@pcc-cic.org.uk

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  • Service specification for NHS England commissioned sexual assault referral centres

    18 April 2018

    This service specification outlines the public health responsibilities that lie with NHS England in relation to the commissioning of sexual assault services.

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  • Integrated commissioning for better outcomes framework

    18 April 2018

    This practical tool developed by the Local Government Association and NHS Clinical Commissioners, updates the commissioning for better outcomes framework 2015 to better reflect the changing commissioning landscape. The resource consists of a commissioning framework and commissioning standards that support continuous improvement.

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  • PHE urges vigilance in spotting signs of scarlet fever

    18 April 2018

    Public Health England (PHE) advises parents to be aware of scarlet fever symptoms following a substantial rise in reported cases across England in 2017 to 2018.

    The latest data shows 20,372 cases of scarlet fever have been reported since mid-September 2017, compared to an average of 9,461 for the same period over the last five years. sThere were 1,180 cases reported for the most recent week (ending 8 April 2018).

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