Quality and productivity

Importance of finger prick tests in managing type 1 diabetes highlighted

Healthcare professionals are being reminded of the importance of finger prick glucose testing for people living with type 1 diabetes. The following points are being highlighted: the requirements placed upon … Read more → – Importance of finger prick tests in managing type 1 diabetes highlighted

Paperless NHS: Jeremy Hunt leads discussion

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt led a panel discussion earlier this week on achieving his ambition for a paperless NHS by 2018. He pledged that one region in England would have … Read more → – Paperless NHS: Jeremy Hunt leads discussion

Changes to Quality Accounts reporting arrangements for 2012/13

Amendments have been made to the National Health Service (Quality Accounts) Regulations 2010. These amendments come into effect from February 2013 and change the reporting requirements for Quality Accounts being … Read more → – Changes to Quality Accounts reporting arrangements for 2012/13

Commissioning toolkit for respiratory services published

Updated 7 September 2012 – home oxygen assessment and review (HOS-AR) costing tool has been updated following identification of a minor error within one of the worksheets and macro functionality. … Read more → – Commissioning toolkit for respiratory services published

Third edition of Long Term Conditions Compendium published

The Department of Health has published the third edition of the Long Term Conditions Compendium of Information. It is aimed at commissioners as well as health and social care professionals, … Read more → – Third edition of Long Term Conditions Compendium published

Procurement call for evidence

A call for evidence on how procurement in the NHS can be transformed is issued today. Views and contributions are being sought from the NHS, industry, other government departments, the academic, … Read more → – Procurement call for evidence

Guidance aims to improve procurement across healthcare system

Guidance aimed at improving procurement across the healthcare system has been published by the Department of Health. ‘NHS procurement: raising our game’ sets out proposed actions for NHS trusts and … Read more → – Guidance aims to improve procurement across healthcare system