• CCG lay members, non-executive directors and STP governance and engagement

    14 June 2017

    This report, published in partnership with NHS England, summarises the discussions at four regional workshops which focused on the role of lay members and non-executive directors in STPs. It discusses the importance of governance and accountability and developing working relationships across STP footprints. It also captures a number of case studies highlighting where there has been good practice in involving lay members and non-executive directors across STPs.

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  • Men dangerously unaware of family link to prostate cancer

    14 June 2017

    Two-thirds of men with a family history of prostate cancer are dangerously unaware of their increased risk of the disease and half of all UK men don't know that a family link makes you two-and-a-half times more likely to get it, according to new research by Prostate Cancer UK.

    It's prompted urgent calls from the charity for men and their families to have a potentially life-saving talk about the disease with their relatives and doctor. Especially since an accompanying study showed that only 1-in-10 GPs are likely to always ask a man whether any close relatives have had the disease. Although where men did take the lead and initiate a discussion with their doctor, it found their experiences were overwhelmingly positive.

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  • Combined performance summary, April 2017

    13 June 2017

    NHS England has published performance statistics for April 2017. The statistics include data for NHS 111 services and ambulance quality indicators.

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  • Support for men with cancer at work

    13 June 2017

    Men living with cancer need more support to stay in or return to work, according to nursing experts.

    A new project by the Royal College of Nursing, the European Men’s Health Forum (EMHF) and Ulster University aims to harness nursing expertise to help men with cancer to stay in or return to work after treatment.

    The project will produce a manual for nursing staff so they can help male cancer patients to return to work, should they wish to.

    It can also be used by nurses working with employers and managers to help them support their employees effectively during this time.

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  • End of antiviral medicine prescribing for 2016/17 influenza season

    13 June 2017

    In light of surveillance data indicating that circulation of influenza in the community has returned to baseline levels, the Department of Health has published an alert to inform prescribers working in primary care and pharmacy teams that antiviral medicines should no longer be prescribed.

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