Policy

Recent rise in measles cases – a reminder to encourage parents to get their babies vaccinated

The Health Protection Agency recently reported the highest annual rate of measles since 1994 with 2,016 confirmed cases of measles in England and Wales in 2012.  The MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine was introduced in 1988 and since then, … Read more → – Recent rise in measles cases – a reminder to encourage parents to get their babies vaccinated

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Patient choice pilots – new guidance

The Department of Health has published guidance and resources to support PCTs and GP practices participating in the pilot schemes to widen people’s choice of GP practice. The guidance also includes further information for all PCTs and GP practices on … Read more → – Patient choice pilots – new guidance

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Developing the long term conditions outcomes strategy

The Department of Health is leading on the development of a cross-government long-term conditions outcomes strategy. The strategy will consider how to prevent long-term conditions, where possible, or to delay their onset. It will consider how people with long-term conditions … Read more → – Developing the long term conditions outcomes strategy

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Champion groups established to lead work on dementia

Health and care leaders from health, social care, local government and charity sectors have come together to form three champion groups that will lead the work to improve dementia services and deliver the ambitions set out in the Prime Minister’s … Read more → – Champion groups established to lead work on dementia

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Patient safety research centres funded

Two research centres have received a share of £13 million of funding to help make the NHS a safer place for patients. The money, from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), will be used to advance and refine new … Read more → – Patient safety research centres funded

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