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We are pleased to be able to present the GP and practice manager bulletin in a new electronic format, which we hope will be more accessible and engaging in providing the latest up to date information from the Department of Health.

We welcome your views on the bulletin itself and the format, and would appreciate your feedback on any improvements we could make.

During this time, the GP and practice manager bulletin will continue to be available in other formats – as a print friendly version or as a pdf file.


GPs and practice managers can subscribe to receive an e-mail alert, sent out as each new edition is published. The email distribution list will only be used by the Department for official communications with GPs. To subscribe, send an email with your name, practice address and email address to

NHS Improvement’s new corporate report is launched

NHS Improvement’s new corporate report ‘The best of clinical pathway redesign: practical examples delivering benefits to patients’ showcases the projects it has been involved in across cancer, diagnostics, heart, lung and stroke. The document features good practice examples across the… Read more →NHS Improvement’s new corporate report is launched

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Government response to value-based pricing consultation

A public consultation on a value-based pricing system for new, innovative medicines took place from 16 December 2010 to 17 March 2011, and the Government’s response has now been published. The document provides a summary of the responses received, highlights… Read more →Government response to value-based pricing consultation

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NHS Commissioning Board’s people transition policy

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has set out the policies and processes that will guide the first round of its appointments with the publication of its People Transition Policy (PTP). Aligned with the HR Framework and developed in partnership… Read more →NHS Commissioning Board’s people transition policy

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Long Term Conditions (LTC) Commissioning Pathway

The LTC QIPP workstream is working to implement a system-wide change to the management of LTCs and has developed a commissioning pathway to support commissioners to embed a generic model of care and improve outcomes for patients. The pathway aims… Read more →Long Term Conditions (LTC) Commissioning Pathway

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GP and Practice Team Bulletin – July/August 2011

Gateway reference number: 16403 NHS commissioning reforms: next steps Clinical commissioning groups: new pathfinders announced Extending choice of Any Qualified Provider Electronic Prescription Service update Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health provides practical guidance GP Patient Survey update Pneumococcal vaccination… Read more →GP and Practice Team Bulletin – July/August 2011

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Changes to NHS student support

 In July, the Department of Health published the outcome of the review of NHS student support available to new students from September 2012. The new package of support will consist of a small non-means tested grant, a larger means tested… Read more →Changes to NHS student support

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Wanted: champions for healthcare improvement

The Health Foundation is seeking committed and talented clinically-qualified leaders to join its Quality Improvement Fellowship programme. Each year, four senior leaders are given the opportunity by the Health Foundation to spend a fully-funded year at the Institute for Healthcare… Read more →Wanted: champions for healthcare improvement

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