• New resources for dementia care

    1 August 2017

    NHS England has published an implementation guide and resource pack for dementia care. The guide defines good quality assessment, diagnosis and care in relation to NICE and other formal guidance and to the views and expectations of people living with dementia and their carers. The resources support the aims of existing operational and contracting guidance: to increase the number of people starting treatment within six weeks from referral; and to improve the quality of post-diagnostic treatment and support for people with dementia and their carers.

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  • NHS England publishes 2016/17 CCG assessments

    1 August 2017

    NHS England has published its annual assessment of CCGs for 2016/17. The assessment shows an overall picture of improvement during a challenging year. Improvements have also been made in each of the clinical priority areas identified in Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View: cancer, mental health and dementia. NHS England has introduced measures to support CCGs to achieve the clinical priorities. Queries can be directed to england.ccgiaf@nhs.net

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  • Solutions for the rising demand on eye conditions

    28 July 2017

    The Devon Local Optical Committee has produced a guide to local services that includes an overview of the workforce, information about demand for services and an overview of enhanced services in optician practices.

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  • £15m general practice nursing workforce for the future

    28 July 2017

    England’s chief nursing officer has launched a £15m scheme to improve recruitment of practice nurses, encourage leavers to return to practice and support the development of the existing practice nurse workforce.

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  • Public spending: a brief introduction

    27 July 2017

    This parliamentary briefing describes the different ways in which public spending is categorised and presents statistics and commentary on recent spending.

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