• Health gap is growing, says King’s Fund

    16 August 2017

    Analysis by the King’s Fund finds that health inequalities in England on all 15 targets have widened since the baseline measurement in 2010–2012.

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  • New mental health workforce plan

    15 August 2017

    Following the announcement by Jeremy Hunt of more investment in mental health including thousands of extra staff, Health Education England (HEE) has published a workforce plan. Called Stepping Forward to 2020/21: Mental Health Workforce Plan for England, the documents stresses the importance of older people’s mental health. HEE promises to make planning guidance and support available soon.

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  • Issues around pharmacy access to local electronic health records

    14 August 2017

    A briefing from the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee outlines a list of issues to be considered by local pharmaceutical committees and community pharmacy contractors when planning pharmacy access to local electronic health record systems.

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  • National framework for leadership development

    14 August 2017

    NHS Improvement has published an updated framework to help NHS and social care staff to develop four critical capabilities: system leadership, quality improvement, inclusive and compassionate leadership, and talent management.

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  • Lease incentives for GP practices

    14 August 2017

    The General Practice Forward View makes a commitment to help every GP practice that is a tenant in an NHS Property Services or Community Health Partnerships building to enter into a new lease. This offer is available until 30 November 2017 and includes: reimbursement of stamp duty land tax for the initial term (up to 15 years), contribution of up to £1,000 plus VAT of legal fees related to the lease transaction, and reimbursement of management fees for the financial year 2016/17 and 2017/18. Further information on how practices can claim this support can be found on the NHS England website.

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