• Improving access to general practice: updated communications guide and resources now available

    25 May 2018

    NHS England has published an updated communications guide and resources to support commissioners and general practice providers to promote general practice services to patients. Templates for a range of communications resources are available, including poster templates, web banners, social media templates and other promotional materials. Queries can be directed to england.gpaccess@nhs.net.

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  • New digital hub to support improvement in MSK services

    25 May 2018

    The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA), supported by NHS England, has launched a new digital knowledge hub to support improvement in musculoskeletal (MSK) and arthritis services. The interactive forum provides commissioners and STP leads with resources, good practice examples and data and research to support them in improving MSK services locally. Resources are aimed at those responsible for shaping services and include evidence and indicators on value, quality and cost of MSK services. Please register to access the information and contribute to resources and discussion.

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  • Eye health needs assessment: east Midlands and east of England

    16 May 2018

    Public Health England has published a report of an epidemiological assessment of eye health needs across three local eye health networks in the central Midlands and north Midlands NHS England areas.

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  • Rotating paramedics – getting the right response, first time

    14 May 2018
    Providing the right response, first time to people in need of urgent care has the exciting prospect of improving patient care, whilst significantly reducing demand on ambulance and other NHS services. That’s the aim of the Health Education England (HEE) rotating paramedic model, currently being piloted by four ambulance services in England, in collaboration with community and primary care colleagues.
     
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  • Spotlight on the 10 high impact actions

    10 May 2018

    The RCGP has published an assessment of NHS England's time for care programme - specifically, its 10 high impact actions, which aim to cut workload in general practice. Every GP surgery should be funded to have access to a dedicated social prescriber in a bid to tackle crippling GP workload, and free up their time for those patients most in need of medical care, according to the report.

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