• £500m could be saved by ‘new medicine service’

    9 August 2017

    An economic evaluation looking at the cost-effectiveness of the new medicine service (NMS) has found that the service increased patient medicine adherence by 10% compared with normal practice, which translated into increased health gain at reduced overall cost.

    The authors, from University College London and the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham, estimated that the NMS offers the NHS short-term savings of £75.4 million and long-term savings of £517.6 million.

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  • Maternity programme moves towards delivery

    9 August 2017

    NHS England has published a blog by the chair of the maternity transformation programme. Sarah-Jane Marsh sets the scene for the programme which is now running in 44 areas.

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  • University College London launches national innovation survey

    9 August 2017

    University College London (UCL) has launched a national survey to investigate the evidence NHS decision-makers prefer to use when considering adoption or diffusion of innovations. The aim of this Health Foundation funded study is to improve both the production and use of evidence in decision-making. Please complete the survey before 30 September 2017 and forward to colleagues as appropriate. Queries can be directed to Nicholas Swart n.swart@ucl.ac.uk

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  • Current global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine

    8 August 2017

    There is currently a global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine which has been caused by problems in the manufacturing process.

    Public Health England, working with NHS England, the Department of Health and the manufacturers, have put in place a series of measures so that the NHS and other providers can use the available vaccine for those at highest immediate risk. Measures are expected to continue until the beginning of 2018 and will be kept under review.

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  • Thinking strategically e-learning

    7 August 2017

    Professionals in all walks of life sometimes struggle to get their issues heard at the strategic level. This e-learning course has been designed for professionals who want to develop their strategic thinking skills and influence the strategic direction of their organisation.

    Illustrated throughout with real life activities and scenarios, this course will show you why strategy is important to all professionals, and offer tips to help you to think strategically within your organisation.

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