Welcome to the online, interactive Medical Directors’ Bulletin providing you with up-to-the- minute information on policy, leadership, events and a host of other resources – all to support you in delivering patient-focused, evidence-based, high quality care.

The monthly Medical Directors’ Bulletin, with many in-depth articles and interviews, together with a summary of the news, is still also available to download as a hard copy, if you prefer.

Pathology Quality Assurance review launched

A review of quality assurance arrangements for NHS pathology services was announced today by NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh. The review will be led by National Clinical Director for Pathology Dr Ian Barnes and will scrutinise NHS arrangements … Read more → – Pathology Quality Assurance review launched

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NHS Commissioning Board consults on specialised services

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) published a new operating model for commissioning specialised services on 21 November 2012 which set out how the move from ten differing regional processes to a single national approach will improve services for patients. … Read more → – NHS Commissioning Board consults on specialised services

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Secretary of State sets out his ambitions for cancer care

Jeremy Hunt has pledged to make England among the best in Europe in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer – and in the support offered to cancer survivors. This is part of his broader ambition to see England become … Read more → – Secretary of State sets out his ambitions for cancer care

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Health Red Tape Challenge: deadline extended

The deadline for submitting comments to the Healthy Living Theme of the Red Tape Challenge has been extended until the end of January 2013. This means there is now more time to comment on which of 500 Department of Health … Read more → – Health Red Tape Challenge: deadline extended

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Online tools to help improve health, care and wellbeing

The NHS Commissioning Board is looking for good examples of online tools to help people improve their health and wellbeing. It is creating a directory of online tools, often called apps, to help people find the best online tool for … Read more → – Online tools to help improve health, care and wellbeing

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