• Clinical radiology: UK workforce census 2016 report

    16 October 2017

    This report argues that the ongoing shortage of imaging doctors will result in late hospital diagnoses and delayed scan results for patients. It finds that the NHS paid out an estimated £88 million for out-of-hours reporting of x-rays and scans, while nearly two-thirds of vacant radiologist posts sat empty for 12 months or more.

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  • Commissioning mental health services in primary care

    16 October 2017

    A report by NHS Clinical Commissioners showcases programmes that are embedding mental health services in primary care and draws out advice from the commissioners and practitioners involved in their development and delivery. It highlights projects where CCGs and their partners are delivering better care for patients, working across the boundaries between services and reducing pressure on GPs and hospitals.

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  • New guidance on dementia-friendly dentistry

    16 October 2017

    The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK has published new guidance on the practice of dentistry for patients with dementia.

    With around 850,000 people in the UK with dementia - 5% of the population - the faculty says that dental professionals need to understand the condition, and adapt their patient management and clinical decisions accordingly.

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  • Quality payments scheme - guidance for the November declaration

    16 October 2017

    NHS England has published further guidance for pharmacy contractors taking part in the quality payments scheme. This should be read in conjunction with the two previously published guidance documents. The guidance clarifies the requirements for meeting the gateway and quality criteria, completing the November declaration process and providing evidence for the validation procedures.

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  • Groin hernia and varicose vein surgery removed from patient reported outcome measures

    16 October 2017

    Changes are being made to the list of elective surgeries covered by patient reported outcome measures, the “before and after” research to measure how much patients feel they have benefited from their operation. PROMs for groin hernia and varicose vein operations are being phased out from 1 October 2017, but measures for hips and knee procedures will remain.

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