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Watch the board meeting live from approximately 10:30am to 12:30am

View the livestream The 03 May 2013 board meeting will be broadcast live, from approximately 10:30am to 12:30am, as part of our commitment to make information as accessible as possible. A separate recording of each agenda item will be published … Read more → – Watch the board meeting live from approximately 10:30am to 12:30am

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NHS England welcomes publishing of medicines optimisation

NHS England is supporting the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s call for health professionals and patients to work together to ensure better use of medicines. A guide, called Medicines Optimisation: helping patients make the most of medicines, has been published by the … Read more → – NHS England welcomes publishing of medicines optimisation

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Improved vaccination programme announced

The Department of Health, in partnership with NHS England and Public Health England, has announced a number of improvements to the vaccination programme to protect against flu, meningitis C, shingles and diarrhoea. From July this year a new rotavirus vaccination … Read more → – Improved vaccination programme announced

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Board meeting – 3 May 2013

The next Board meeting will take place on Friday 3 May from 10.30-approximately 12.30 at our NHS England offices , Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UE. If you would like to attend, please register your interest as places are limited. … Read more → – Board meeting – 3 May 2013

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NHS England urges parents to get their children vaccinated against measles

NHS England today joins with Public Health England, the Department of Health and local authorities across the country to urge parents of 10 – 16 year olds to prevent measles by getting their children vaccinated with the MMR jab. Figures … Read more → – NHS England urges parents to get their children vaccinated against measles

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Clinicians and patients to begin review visits at mortality outlier hospitals

Experienced teams of doctors, nurses and patient representatives are set to make their first visits to hospitals as part of the Keogh Review. Led by Regional Medical and Nursing Directors of NHS England, review teams will visit the 14 Trusts … Read more → – Clinicians and patients to begin review visits at mortality outlier hospitals

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Review of Children’s Congenital Cardiac Surgery Service at Leeds

NHS England has released  the  Review of Children’s Congenital Cardiac Surgery Service at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust report. This report is the output of the independent review team that formed part of the first stage of the review into … Read more → – Review of Children’s Congenital Cardiac Surgery Service at Leeds

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Ground-breaking mental health commissioning programme is the first of its kind in England

Clinical leaders are gathering tomorrow to share their experiences of a ground-breaking NHS England programme to support GPs commissioning mental health services. Planning for the future: building on the national leadership support programme and the vision of the 31 London … Read more → – Ground-breaking mental health commissioning programme is the first of its kind in England

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NHS England Board agrees interim equality objectives

On 12 April, the NHS England Board agreed Putting Patients First: the NHS England Business Plan for 2013/14-2015/6. We have set ourselves three interim equality objectives for April to October 2013, which will ensure that our own policy making, decisions … Read more → – NHS England Board agrees interim equality objectives

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An appeal against court ruling on the configuration of children’s heart surgery

On 1 April 2013, NHS England inherited responsibility for the Safe and Sustainable Review from the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts. The review, launched in 2008, was set up to transform children’s heart services to provide better care to … Read more → – An appeal against court ruling on the configuration of children’s heart surgery

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