• Current global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine

    8 August 2017

    There is currently a global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine which has been caused by problems in the manufacturing process.

    Public Health England, working with NHS England, the Department of Health and the manufacturers, have put in place a series of measures so that the NHS and other providers can use the available vaccine for those at highest immediate risk. Measures are expected to continue until the beginning of 2018 and will be kept under review.

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  • A personalised approach to quality assurance

    7 August 2017

    A case study of Surrey County Council explains how their quality assurance team works closely with local CCGs to ensure a high quality of care in care homes, home care providers and supported living schemes.

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  • Falls and fracture prevention commissioning resource pack

    7 August 2017

    Public Health England and others have published a resource pack to support commissioning of falls and fracture prevention. The pack contains information on key interventions including cost and clinical effectiveness. It provides links to documents and tools covering commissioning support, clinical guidance and quality standards and frailty. The pack also includes indicators for data collection and a commissioner’s checklist. For further information contact ffprevention@phe.gov.uk.

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  • Integrating care: contracting for accountable models

    7 August 2017

    NHS England has published information on contractual arrangements for accountable care organisations.

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  • Better Care Fund planning requirements 2017-19

    4 August 2017

    NHS England has published an FAQ to aid development of local Better Care Fund plans for 2017–19.

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