Chief Medical Officer announces whooping cough vaccination programme for pregnant women

Pregnant women are to be offered whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination in an effort to combat the rise of cases and deaths in young infants. Health Protection Agency (HPA) figures for England and Wales show that in the first eight months … Read more → – Chief Medical Officer announces whooping cough vaccination programme for pregnant women

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GP and Practice Team Bulletin: September 2012

Welcome to the September edition of the GP and Practice Team Bulletin. This month Dame Barbara Hakin discusses some of the key decisions being made which will affect GP practices, including the transition arrangements for current local enhanced services (LESs), … Read more → – GP and Practice Team Bulletin: September 2012

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Commissioning for Integrated Health and Care conference

On 29 October 2012, the NHS Commissioning Board and Local Government Association will be hosting a joint one-day conference promoting examples of shared learning around integrated services, system leadership, joint planning and sector-led improvement and innovation, and looking at how … Read more → – Commissioning for Integrated Health and Care conference

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Chief Medical Officer issues health alert after reports of new respiratory illness

A new respiratory illness, similar to 2002’s globally spread Sars virus, has been identified in a man being treated in Britain. The 49-year-old was transferred to a London hospital by air ambulance from Qatar and is the second confirmed case … Read more → – Chief Medical Officer issues health alert after reports of new respiratory illness

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CQC registration update

The registration process for providers of NHS general practice and other primary medical services opened in July, and well over 70 percent of the GP providers expected to register have completed the first step of the process, setting up their … Read more → – CQC registration update

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