• Improvement and assessment framework: conflicts of interest indicator submission process for CCGs

    19 February 2018

    NHS England has provided further information on the conflicts of interest indicator in the clinical commissioning group improvement and assessment framework, and the process for completing and returning the self-certification submissions, including updated templates.

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  • Return on investment tool for the assessment of falls prevention programmes

    19 February 2018

    A tool from Public Health England pulls together evidence on the effectiveness and associated costs for interventions aimed at preventing falls in older people living in the community. The accompanying report details how the tool was constructed and presents the main results.

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  • Bradford healthy hearts publication

    19 February 2018

    NHS Rightcare has published resources that may help to cut the number of heart attacks and strokes. Based on Bradford Districts CCG’s pioneering Healthy Hearts programme, it offers a practical guide for health economies committed to reducing the incidence of heart attacks and strokes by improving the detection and management of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and atrial fibrillation (AF) within primary care. The Bradford resources resulted in the optimised treatment of 21,000 people and more than 200 fewer people suffering heart attacks or strokes.

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  • Dental contract reform

    15 February 2018

    INVITATION FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR FURTHER PROTOTYPE SITES

    The Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England are pleased to invite practices to submit their expression of interest to become a prototype practice. Prototype regulations have been extended for a further two years, allowing us to continue testing the approach further.

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  • How third sector organisations are supporting personal health budgets in 2018

    9 February 2018

    A new guide from Shared Lives Plus explores the role that voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations play in helping people to benefit from personal health budgets. Through partnerships with statutory services, voluntary and community sector partners are ideally placed to provide a range of advice, support and care services. The report provides recommendations for both VCSE organisations and CCGs.

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