• Three quarters of baby deaths may have been avoidable, says report

    26 June 2017

    Three quarters (76%) of cases of stillbirth, neonatal death and brain injury during childbirth might have had different outcomes with different care, according to a report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. The conclusion is based on a review of cases that underwent local review in 2015.

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  • Updated CCG statutory guidance on managing conflicts of interest

    26 June 2017

    NHS England has published updated guidance for CCGs on managing conflicts of interest. This is to ensure the CCG guidance is fully aligned with the recently published cross system conflicts of interest guidance.

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  • Latest framework to help CCGs deliver more personalised health care

    23 June 2017

    NHS England has published a guide for CCGs and local authorities on the use of integrated personalised commissioning and personal health budgets. These are designed to enable a more personalised approach to people’s health and social care.

    NHS England has made a commitment to ensure that 300,000 people benefit from personalised health and care through integrated personal commissioning by 2018/19, which includes 40,000 people with a personal health budget.

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  • Pathway for children and young people with vision impairment

    23 June 2017

    VISION 2020 has published a pathway for children and young people with vision impairment. It is a best practice, generic pathway that requires health, social care, education and the voluntary sector to work collaboratively to meet the needs of the child or young person and their family. The pathway is designed to be applicable for all UK countries.

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  • Community pharmacy patient safety group launches new website

    22 June 2017

    The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group, which provides a forum for community pharmacy organisations to openly share and learn from each other when things go wrong, has launched a new website. The group, which was originally hosted by Pharmacy Voice, considers how learning from patient safety incidents can be applied across the pharmacy network and wider NHS.

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