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2013/14 NHS Standard Contract published

The 2013/14 NHS Standard Contract has been published by the NHS Commissioning Board. The contract is for use by commissioners when commissioning healthcare services (other than those commissioned under primary care contracts) and is adaptable for use for a broad … Read more → – 2013/14 NHS Standard Contract published

Healthcare UK launches in Dubai

On 29 January, Health Minister Lord Howe launched Healthcare UK at the Arab Health Congress in Dubai. A joint initiative between the Department of Health, NHS Commissioning Board and UK Trade & Investment, Healthcare UK will help international customers from … Read more → – Healthcare UK launches in Dubai

Does your organisation deliver (or commission) Expert Patients Programme courses?

If your organisation delivers (or indeed commissions) Expert Patients Programme (EPP) self management courses then you need to be aware that a new manual is now available and Lead Trainers and Tutors need to have update training.  The link below … Read more → – Does your organisation deliver (or commission) Expert Patients Programme courses?

Planning guidance for NHS Trust Boards for 2013/14

Over the last two months, the NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) executive team have been meeting with finance directors and medical directors to set out how the new organisation will support NHS trusts to deliver sustainable, high quality services … Read more → – Planning guidance for NHS Trust Boards for 2013/14

NHS Premises Assurance Model launch

An updated and revised version of the NHS Premises Assurance Model (PAM) is being released for NHS providers to use as a basis for locally derived estates and facilities assurance for the boards. Changes include: reviewed and rewritten self assessment … Read more → – NHS Premises Assurance Model launch

Changes to Quality Accounts reporting arrangements for 2012/13

Providers of NHS services may wish to note a joint Department of Health, Monitor and NHS Trust Development Authority letter that sets out amendments that have been made to the National Health Service (Quality Accounts) Regulations 2010. These amendments come … Read more → – Changes to Quality Accounts reporting arrangements for 2012/13

Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs): update on data collection

The Department of Health has sent out an update on Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) data collection. This includes thanks to the 300 separate provider organisations, which have implemented successfully new arrangements. Provider organisations were involved in mini competitions for … Read more → – Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs): update on data collection

Jeremy Hunt challenges NHS to go paperless by 2018

The NHS should go paperless by 2018 to save billions, improve services and help meet the challenges of an ageing population, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said recently. In a speech to the Policy Exchange on 16 January, the Health … Read more → – Jeremy Hunt challenges NHS to go paperless by 2018

Invitation to apply to join the health and care voluntary sector strategic partner programme 2013-14

The Department of Health (DH), NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) and Public Health England (PHE) are inviting applications from voluntary sector organisations to join the Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partner Programme. For more information, an application form and … Read more → – Invitation to apply to join the health and care voluntary sector strategic partner programme 2013-14

Building health partnerships: Call for expressions of interest

Clinical Commissioning Groups working with their local communities to build involvement in local health partnerships Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have great potential to deliver improved health outcomes for their communities by building effective community involvement in commissioning.  CCGs have indicated … Read more → – Building health partnerships: Call for expressions of interest