The secretary of state for health Jeremy Hunt has announced a second wave of funding to ease pressure on hospital emergency departments ahead of next winter.
Mr Hunt will confirm that a further £20.74m has been awarded to 27 hospitals in England, which follows an initial £55.98m given to 70 hospitals in April. This money is part of the dedicated funding announced in the spring budget to ensure local A&Es are prepared for the additional demands that winter brings.
NHS chief Simon Stevens has announced that NHS England has struck a deal with Roche, also endorsed by NICE, to make the breast cancer drug Kadcyla available for routine use on the NHS.
Speaking at the NHS Confederation conference in Liverpool, Simon Stevens said: “NHS cancer survival rates are now at record highs, and this year we’re going to be making major upgrades to modern radiotherapy treatments in every part of England.
“NHS England is also taking practical action to drive greater value from taxpayers growing investment in modern drug treatments, and that work is beginning to bear fruit.”
Two further bite-size guides to patient insight have been launched to help CCGs and providers to carry out qualitative research and to gather feedback from people with a learning disability.More guides will be produced this year and suggestions for future topics are welcome. Please email your suggestions to email@example.com
NHS RightCare and the patient centred care team have published updated versions of 28 patient decision aids that have been developed for CCGs to share with clinicians. The aids are designed to support patients and clinicians to have informed conversations about treatment for their condition. They are available on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Evidence Search website. CCGs can discuss these with their NHS RightCare delivery partner. Please email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org