• NHS quality checkers’ toolkits

    8 June 2018

    NHS England has published toolkits for quality checkers to use within NHS services. Quality checking is where people with a learning disability, autism or both are employed to look at the quality of the services they use and suggest improvements.

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  • New clinical guidelines on onward referrals

    8 June 2018

    It is a year since new provisions were made in the NHS standard contract to improving working practices between primary and secondary care. Now the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has published new clinical guidelines on onward referral. AMRC with the backing of NHS England is asking CCGs to continue to work with providers to deliver against the new contract provisions.

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  • The local GP retention fund

    8 June 2018

    NHS England has announced £10 million of additional funding in 2018/19 to support the retention of GPs in the workforce. A new local GP retention fund will promote new ways of working and offer additional support in areas that have struggled most to retain GPs.

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  • Tobacco control plan: delivery plan 2017 to 2022

    7 June 2018

    This delivery plan will monitor how the aims of the tobacco control plan for England are being met. The tobacco control plan was published in July 2017.

    The delivery plan sets out specific milestones and what is expected at national and local levels.

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  • New research into funding for adult social care published

    7 June 2018

    The Review of Adult Social Care Relative Needs Formulae is a report on a review of adult social care funding. It was commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care in 2012 and produced by the University of Kent, the London School of Economics, and LG Futures.

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