• Supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities

    17 August 2018

    Find out how you can support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) by ensuring that their needs and requirements are met throughout their journeys in health and transition from childhood to adulthood.

    The SEND quick guides do this by assisting health commissioners and providers with joint commissioning of services. They provide guidance on developing processes to ensure that children and young people with SEND are fully supported in the best ways possible.

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  • Delegated commissioning application process and checklist for 2019/20

    16 August 2018

    NHS England has published a checklist and finance template to be completed jointly by the CCG and the relevant NHS England director of commissioning operations when CCGs apply for full delegation.

    As of 1 April 2018, 178 CCGs have delegated commissioning responsibilities. NHS England has invited the remainder of CCGs operating under joint or the greater involvement co-commissioning models to apply for full delegation before 1 November 2018.

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  • GP extended access collection and updated guidance

    10 August 2018

    The next bi-annual extended access collection will open for submission from 3 to 28 September 2018. Every GP practice in England is required to submit an online return twice a year through the primary care web tool.

    This will set out what access to appointments the practice offers to patients either itself or through other arrangements, over evenings and weekends.

    NHS England has published updated guidance to assist general practice with this.

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  • NHS RightCare COPD pathway webinar

    10 August 2018

    A webinar giving an overview of the NHS RightCare chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) pathway and its practical application is now available. It aims to support clinical and non-clinical practitioners working to improve COPD services for their local populations. For more information contact sally-grace.pilkington@nhs.net.

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  • GP patient survey 2018

    10 August 2018

    NHS England, together with Ipsos MORI, has published the latest official statistics from the GP patient survey. The survey provides information on patients’ overall experience of primary care services and their overall experience of accessing these services.

    The latest survey consisted of around 2.2 million postal questionnaires sent out to adults registered with GP practices in England from January 2018 to the end of March 2018.

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