• Preventing infections and reducing AMR

    13 November 2017

    Public Health England has published a document on the importance of infection prevention and control and how they can contribute to reducing antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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  • Report on NHS maternity services

    13 November 2017

    This report identifies areas of good practice and opportunities for improvement in the care of women and babies in maternity services across Britain. Based on data covering the period April 2015 to March 2016, it finds that while the vast majority of women have a safe birth, and despite on-going improvements in the safety of maternity services, variation exists in a number of clinical processes and outcomes in maternity care. Some of the variation found will be due to differences in the quality and completeness of data and in the risk profile of women being seen in different units.

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  • NHS wifi programme

    10 November 2017

    The rollout of free wifi to GP practices across England should be complete by the end of the year. To date 76% of CCGs have submitted wifi implementation progress tracking data to the NHS wifi data portal. NHS Digital is asking CCGs who have yet to report on progress to post updates on the NHS wifi portal.

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  • General Practice Forward View: online consultations fund launched

    10 November 2017

    Full details have now been published of the £45 million fund to stimulate the use of online consultations announced in the General Practice Forward View. Every GP practice in England is eligible to access the support from this national funding which will be allocated at CCG level. NHS England has published operational guidance and details about how to apply for funding. Webinars will provide opportunities for practices and commissioners to learn more. The next is on 15 November. Queries can be directed to england.onlineconsultation@nhs.net.

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  • Key performance indicators: tier 2 weight management services for adults

    9 November 2017

    This publication sets out the key performance indicators recommended for tier 2 weight management services. The KPIs should be used in line with the guidance on delivering and commissioning adult weight management services.

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