• Latest medicines optimisation data now available

    12 January 2018

    CCG medicine optimisation leads are encouraged to visit the MO Dashboard following the latest refresh of the data.

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  • Accountable care organisations

    11 January 2018

    This parliamentary briefing looks at the introduction of accountable care organisations (ACOs) in the NHS in England and the development of the ACO policy, and comments on its potential impact.

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  • NHS efficiency map

    11 January 2018

    The Healthcare Financial Management Association and NHS Improvement have updated the NHS efficiency map. The map is a tool that promotes best practice in identifying, delivering and monitoring cost improvement programmes in the NHS. It contains links to a range of tools and guidance to help NHS bodies improve their efficiency.

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  • MHRA drug safety update

    11 January 2018

    The Medicines and Healthcare-products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a drug safety update covering restrictions on use of daclizumab (Zinbryta), which may cause liver injury; advice on prescribing co-dydramol; and reporting procedure for suspected adverse reactions to herbal medicines.

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  • NHS supports development of health innovations

    10 January 2018

    The NHS has selected 138 entrepreneurs to design and deliver new technological solutions and innovations in healthcare. This includes the appointment of five healthcare scientists, tackling conditions including sickle cell disease and allergic reactions.

    The clinical entrepreneurs programme, run by NHS England, supports NHS workers to work with leading health and technology industry experts to develop their own innovative ideas. Within the first year, clinical entrepreneurs recruited to the programme have already launched 50 start-ups, leading to the creation of 344 jobs.

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