• NHS England clarifies its stance on conversion therapy

    2 February 2018

    NHS England has signed a revised memorandum of understanding making clear its objection to conversion therapy.

    This is an umbrella term for therapy or persuasive techniques designed to prejudice people’s choices about gender change or sexual orientation. Signatory organisations agree the practice of conversion therapy is unethical and potentially harmful. Organisations that provide or commission mental health or psychological services should seek to ensure they do not commission or provide conversion therapy.

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  • Variation notices and updated standard contracts have been published

    2 February 2018

    In light of changes made to the General Medical Services (GMS) and Personal Medical Services (PMS) regulations in October 2017, the 2017/18 GMS, PMS and Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) variation notices and updated standard contracts have been published.

    Existing contracts should be updated by issuing the standard contract variation to providers and where new contracts are being issued, the standard contract templates should be used.

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  • International GP recruitment deadline brought forward

    2 February 2018

    NHS England’s general practice workforce team has brought forward the submission date for STP applications to join the international GP recruitment programme. The new deadline is Wednesday 28 February 2018. Detailed guidance is available on NHS England’s website. For further information, contact england.primarycareworkforce@nhs.net.

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  • Public health outcomes framework web tool: user survey findings

    1 February 2018

    This report summarises the results of a 2016 survey of public health outcomes framework users and resulting actions.

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  • Background to the forthcoming green paper on social care of older people

    1 February 2018

    This briefing paper provides background information on the forthcoming green paper for social care of older people. It outlines the contents of the green paper and its relationship to a parallel programme on the social care needs of working age adults.

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