• NICE indicator menu 2017

    3 August 2017

    NICE has published new and updated indicators for general practice and clinical commissioning groups.

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  • Revised guidance on quality surveillance groups and risk summits

    3 August 2017

    The national quality board (NQB) has published revised guidance on quality surveillance groups (QSGs) and risk summits. The guidance has been revised following a recent NQB review of the QSG and risk summit model, as well as in response to changes signalled in the Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View and the NQB’s Shared Commitment to Quality.

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  • Immigration health surcharge: removal of assisted conception services

    1 August 2017

    Amendments to the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015 were introduced into Parliament on 19 July 2017. As a result, from 21 August 2017, assisted conception services will no longer be included in the scope of services available for free for those who pay the immigration health surcharge. CCGs should update their online and publicly available policies in this area, to ensure potential users of these services are aware of the changes. Further information can be found in the explanatory memorandum for these regulations.

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  • Inpatient provision for children and young people with mental health problems

    1 August 2017

    A report by the Education Policy Institute examines the state of child and adolescent mental health inpatient services in England. It explores the latest evidence and NHS data on admissions, quality of care, staffing and capacity, and highlights five challenges in raising standards in young people’s mental health provision.

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  • Reducing inequalities in access to GP services

    1 August 2017

    NHS England has renewed its commitment to improve access to GP services with the publication of Improving Access for All: Reducing Inequalities in Access to General Practice Services. This resource explains which sections of the population find it hardest to access a GP and what to do about it.

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