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News and developments

This section of the website contains the latest developments and news about NHS Pathways.

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October 2012

NHS 111 final evaluation report has been published based on the first four pilot sites underpinned by NHS Pathways and the Directory of Services.

RCGP presentation from Dr Peter Fox (PDF, 918.7kB) - download Peter's presentation and Q&A from this year's annual conference at the Royal College of General Practitioners.

NHS Pathways Release 6.5.1 Update (PDF, 32.1kB)- read the latest letter on the deployment of the new NHS Pathways release.

Are you getting poor returns from DOS? Understand why, download the guide (PDF, 252.0kB).

June 2012

NHS Pathways at the Isle of Wight Hub - We catch up with health professionals on the Island to establish what benefits NHS Pathways is bringing.

May 2012

NHS Derbyshire release 111 video on YouTube - mentions NHS Pathways, most prominently in the section on training.

CDSS (computer decision support systems) report published on NHS Pathways by the NHS National Institute for Health Research.

Changes to the support service arrangements for the Capacity Management System and Directory of Services - details of the improvements that have been made in the way that implementation, training and support services for CMS are delivered.

DOS Gap data now being provided to commissioners and live services - information on data that is available and the best way to use it for local commissioning.

April 2012

Scope document published for NHS Pathways release 6.5.0 (PDF, 243.6kB) – details of the updates and additions to the Pathways system to be implemented by the end of October this year.  For more information on the specific dates, please see the deployment plan (PDF, 243.0kB).

New NHS Pathways implementation course dates available from May to November

February 2012

Data data...what you need to know! (PDF, 94.1kB) - a guide to assessing data from organisations using NHS Pathways

NHS Pathways mythbuster download (PDF, 378.6kB) - Misconceptions, inaccuracies and wrong information, get it right by downloading the handy guide

Training delivery partners guide for commissioning organisations (PDF, 292.9kB)

January 2012

NHS Pathways has gone live in parts of North West

December 2011

Introduction to NHS 111 (PDF, 251.9kB) - a leaflet explaining how the NHS 111 service works

Primary Care Foundation has published 'Breaking the mould without breaking the system',  (PDF, 855.1kB)a document on clinical commissioning for integrated urgent care.  Find out more on the PCF website.

NHS Pathways mythbuster - Misconceptions, inaccuracies and wrong information – visit the NHS Pathways myth buster to get the right information!

November 2011

Second evaluation report for NHS 111 sites published. 

NHS Pathways features on BBC Inside Out.

October 2011

Department of Health announces 111 phone and web plans

September 2011

RCGP Centre for Commissioning 

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August 2011

NHS Pathways CMS change notice: Pathways 6.4 content in the Directory of Services (PDF, 195.9kB) (applicable to CMS Leads)

July 2011

New training arrangments - NHS Pathways

NHS 111 refers on two thirds of callers

June 2011

The 111 number for urgent help

NAO report supports the use of NHS Pathways