Quality

An integrated approach to asthma services is vital, says NICE in new quality standard

NICE has published a new quality standard on the diagnosis and treatment of asthma in adults, young people and children aged 12 months and older. Read the quality standard

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Sir Bruce Keogh to lead review of urgent and emergency services in England

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has announced it is to review the model of urgent and emergency services in England. The review, led by Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh, will set out proposals for the best way of organising … Read more → – Sir Bruce Keogh to lead review of urgent and emergency services in England

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Calculating Quality Reporting Service

QMAS, the system currently used to calculate payments to GP practices under the Quality & Outcomes Framework (QOF), is going to be replaced by a new service called the Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS). CQRS is being built with flexibility … Read more → – Calculating Quality Reporting Service

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Transparent data on GP practices

The Department of Health is continuing to work with primary care organisations to provide transparent data for patients, the public and GP practices themselves, on all GP practices and the services they provide. An additional 20 GP practice indicators are … Read more → – Transparent data on GP practices

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Reminder for GPs to check nurse registration with the NMC

The Chairs of the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) have written to GPs reminding them that nurses cannot legally practise in the UK unless they are registered … Read more → – Reminder for GPs to check nurse registration with the NMC

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