• Wheelchair services data collection Q2 2017/18 dataset

    5 December 2017

    NHS England has published wheelchair data for July to September 2017. The data shows waiting times are either static or falling. In Q1 21.4% of children waited more than 18 weeks, rising slightly to 21.5% in Q2. In Q1 14.1% of adults were waiting above 18 weeks, falling to 13.2% in Q2. Q3 is open for submissions from 3 January to 16 January 2018, when a new website for submitting data is expected to be available. NHS England is promising further details soon.

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  • Checklist for professional development of CCG lay members

    5 December 2017

    NHS Clinical Commissioners has published a checklist to help CCGs support the professional development of their lay members. It looks at appraisals, professional development, career development opportunities and planning for the future.

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  • 1.4 million people referred to NHS mental health therapy this year

    4 December 2017

    Over one million referrals to NHS talking therapies for depression and anxiety were made last year according to official data.

    Of the 1.4 million new referrals for talking therapies as part of NHS England’s Increasing Access to Talking Therapies (formerly IAPT) programme, 965,000 people began treatment, a 32,000 rise on patient numbers from the year before.

    As well as increasing numbers of people getting treatment, performance statistics for 2016/17 show that waiting times are decreasing and recovery rates improving. The number of people recovering from their condition has increased on the previous 12 months, with over 50% of patients making a recovery in every month of this year.

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  • How NEDs can support transformation

    4 December 2017

    A report from NHS England and NHS Improvement summarises discussions held at two events earlier this year that brought together more than 200 CCG lay members and trust non-executive directors (NEDs). These events focused on how lay members and NEDs can contribute to the integration and transformation of their local health communities.

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  • Guidance on health and social care needs of the older prison population

    4 December 2017

    This document provides evidence-based guidance on how to carry out a health and social care needs assessment of older people in prisons.

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