• Nominations for the national tariff high cost drugs and devices lists

    16 October 2017

    A number of high cost drugs and devices are paid for over and above the national tariff price for the related service. These drugs and devices appear on a high cost list which is part of the national tariff for 2017 to 2019. NHS England has opened a high cost drugs and devices survey for anyone to nominate drugs and devices to be added to, or removed from, the high cost lists for the next national tariff, due to take effect in April 2019. The closing date for nominations is 17 November 2017.

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  • Better IT for commissioners of personalised care

    13 October 2017

    NHS England has published the findings of a campaign to develop better IT for personalised care, as part of work to develop the IT supplier market for personal health budgets. The scheme drew applications from more than 20 IT suppliers and resulted in six actions for commissioners to support the development of more effective IT systems. For more information about IT for personalised care, please email England.PersonalisationIT@nhs.net.

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  • The state of hospice services in England 2014 to 2017

    13 October 2017

    Hospice care across England has the highest percentage of services rated outstanding, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

    In a report published during Hospice Care Week CQC found that 25% of hospices are rated as outstanding (51 services), with a further 70% (142 services) rated as good. By comparison around 6% of NHS acute hospitals, 4% of GP services and 2% of domiciliary care agencies, nursing homes and residential homes being rated outstanding.

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  • GP indemnity: development of state-backed scheme for England

    13 October 2017

    The government is planning a state-backed indemnity scheme to protect GPs from the costs of clinical negligence claims.

    The aim is to provide GPs with more affordable cover for claims arising from the delivery of NHS services.

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  • Action to boost flu vaccination and manage winter pressures

    13 October 2017

    NHS England, Public Health England, the Department of Health and NHS Improvement have unveiled measures to boost the uptake of flu vaccinations along with package of new contingency actions to respond to pressures on frontline services this winter.

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