Good project management is of the art of getting a successful outcome using the resources available. This is more important than ever in health and social care where managers are under increasing pressure to deliver better outcomes and greater efficiency in every aspect of their work.
Project management requires a specific set of skills, some of which we possess naturally and can learn to use more effectively. But it also requires knowledge and a well-defined approach. This one day training session on 4 October in Birmingham, 10 October in Manchester and 13 December in Leeds is for everyone who has responsibility for projects or is part of a project team.
A Manchester cancer network has launched a pioneering online learning platform to help GPs detect cancer symptoms faster. Family doctors will now have access to a secure learning zone packed with valuable resources including interactive films and other materials to help them identify the early signs of cancer.
The Home Office has developed guidance for health and care staff to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from so-called “county lines”. These are urban gangs supplying drugs to suburban areas and market and coastal towns using dedicated mobile phone or “deal lines”. NHS and other organisations are asked to consider the guidance in developing their safeguarding policies.
NHS Digital has issued a data provision notice to all general practices in England to notify them of a monthly collection of general practice appointment information which will commence on 10 September 2017. The collection expands on the existing patient online management information collection to include additional data on patient appointments. The new data will be collected via the Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) system. Queries can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
A briefing by professional body the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee lists issues to be considered by local pharmaceutical committees (LPCs) and community pharmacy contractors when pharmacy access to local electronic health record systems is being planned.