• Trusted assessor scheme can reduce delays to transfers of care

    4 August 2017

    Trusted assessors can reduce the numbers and waiting times of people awaiting discharge from hospital, according to NHS Improvement. It has published a document describing how hospitals, primary and community care, and local authorities could work together to deliver trusted assessment as part of the high impact change model set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View Next Steps.

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  • New framework for eye health

    4 August 2017

    The Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC), which represents the major clinical professions and charity organisations in the eye-care sector, has launched a new low vision, habilitation and rehabilitation framework for adults and children. The framework – mainly aimed at commissioners and providers in health and social care – calls for more joined-up commissioning and provision of appropriate equipment.

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  • 2016/17 GP contract variation notices and updated contracts

    4 August 2017

    NHS England has published the 2016/17 General Medical Services (GMS) and Personal Medical Services (PMS) variation notices and updated contracts. Regional teams should update local contracts where they have not used the new standard contract.

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  • Research points way to better dementia services

    3 August 2017

    Reviews by the personal social services research unit at the London School of Economics should aid commissioners and researchers to make decisions about prioritisation of primary prevention measures for dementia. The reviews find evidence that changing some behaviours in midlife can reduce the chances of getting dementia in older age.

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  • CCG improvement and assessment framework 2016/17

    3 August 2017

    This framework replaces both the existing CCG assurance framework and CCG performance dashboard. In the government’s mandate to NHS England, the new improvement and assessment framework takes an enhanced and more central place in the overall arrangements for public accountability of the NHS.

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