• STPs: destined to fail or the road to better care? The hospital doctors’ view

    17 November 2017

    Hospital doctors know little about sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and are worried about their impact, according to a report by the Hospital Consultants and Specialists’ Association. The report is particularly critical of the failure to involve doctors in the STP process.

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  • Latest data on extended access to general practice

    13 November 2017

    NHS England has published the results of the third extended access to general practice bi-annual data collection. 93.6% of practices responded to the third survey, covering 55.3 million (94.6%) registered patients. The results show an increase across England of 8.9% (from 23.6% to 32.5%) in the delivery of full extended access to 17.6 million registered patients. Further information can be found in the published report, along with a breakdown of responses per practice and CCG. Queries can be directed to england.biannual@nhs.net.

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  • Antibiotic awareness events

    13 November 2017

    World Antibiotic Awareness Week is this week (13-19 November 2017) and European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is on Saturday 18 November. The events are to raise awareness about the problem of anti-microbial resistance (AMR). A letter from Public Health England, Department of Health and NHS England outlines the national ambitions to tackle AMR and steps that can be taken to preserve antibiotics for the future.

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  • Dental commissioning statistics, England – September 2017

    13 November 2017

    These statistics show the volume of units of dental activity (UDAs) commissioned by the 14 NHS England local offices as at the end of September 2017, for the upcoming 12 months.

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  • Clinical pharmacists in general practice phase 2

    13 November 2017

    This enhanced service (ES) is designed to allocate the financial offer to providers of primary medical services for employing or gaining access to a clinical pharmacist and/or senior clinical pharmacist through the clinical pharmacists in general practice programme, now in its second phase.

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