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NHS pension scheme: government response to consultation

The government response to the consultation on draft NHS pension scheme regulations is published. The draft regulations were confirmed with some proposals modified or withdrawn based on the comments received. This document provides a summary of the consultation findings and … Read more → – NHS pension scheme: government response to consultation

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Call to action on reducing avoidable deaths

Improvements in the fight against the five major causes of death, including new plans to tackle cardiovascular disease, could save 30,000 lives by 2020, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced. In a video, Jeremy Hunt outlines his ambition to cut … Read more → – Call to action on reducing avoidable deaths

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CMO report calls for action to tackle threat of antimicrobial resistance

The Chief Medical Officer has launched the second volume of her annual report, calling for immediate action to tackle the threat of increasing antimicrobial resistance. Read the report

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NHS Advocacy Services

The Independent Complaints Advocacy Service ceases on 31 March. On 1 April, commissioning of NHS complaints advocacy services transfers to local authorities. GP practices can contact their local authority for details of the service in their area. Further information is … Read more → – NHS Advocacy Services

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Patient Online

New guidance to support GP practices in providing online access for patients has been launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). Patient Online: a Roadmap covers transactional services such as the booking and cancelling of GP appointments and … Read more → – Patient Online

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