• Risk and reward sharing for NHS integrated care systems

    18 June 2018

    This report outlines approaches to risk and reward sharing as they might apply to integrated care systems in the NHS. It is designed for those involved in establishing NHS integrated care systems, particularly NHS directors of finance, directors of strategy and their teams.

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  • Latest briefing on best value biological medicines (adalimumab) now available

    18 June 2018

    A second update to regional Medicines Optimisation Committees (RMOCs) on the implementation of best value adalimumab “biosimilar” medicine products has recently been made available. The briefing, summarises advice on the next steps for commissioners and providers, practical advice in the context of homecare services, progress to date in planning for the patent expiry of the originator adalimumab product Humira® in October 2018.

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  • Manual for improving access to psychological therapies

    18 June 2018

    NHS England has published a new manual for improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT). The manual will help commissioners, managers and clinicians expand their local IAPT services while maintaining quality and ensuring that patients receive effective and compassionately delivered care. It provides guidance on setting up and running an efficient IAPT service that achieves good outcomes, and which creates an innovative and supportive environment for staff and clients. It also explains how to use local and national data to improve understanding of the strengths and limitations of a service.

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  • Integrated care: organisations, partnerships and systems

    14 June 2018

    A parliamentary report explores the development of new integrated ways of planning local health and care services, which have arisen out of the NHS Five Year Forward View. The report supports the move away from a competitive landscape of autonomous providers towards more integrated, collaborative and placed-based care. However, it finds that understanding of these changes has been hampered by poor communication and states that the government and the NHS must improve how they communicate NHS reforms to the public.

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  • Government response to House of Lords report on reciprocal healthcare

    14 June 2018

    The government has published its response to a report on the impact of Brexit on reciprocal healthcare, published by the House of Lords European Union Committee in March 2018, chaired by Lord Jay of Ewelme.

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