NHS dental portal

22 October 2012

The NHS Dental Portal is a free online service for NHS dentists, giving them 24/7 access to downloadable pay statements and reports, contractual information, progress reports for claims including rejected claims information and information on superannuation contributions.

NHS Dental Services will be writing to all providers and performers in November and December with details of how to activate their portal account. The portal rollout timetable shows the date that each provider and performer will receive their activation letter.

The functionality available to either a provider or performer (which is slightly different), will be clarified in the guidance/FAQs when the individual dentist uses the system for the first time.

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26 November 2015

NICE has endorsed a decision support tool that helps healthcare professionals and people with atrial fibrillation (AF) make informed decisions about the most appropriate treatments.

The online tool is in two parts and encourages partnership between patients and healthcare professionals when reaching a decision about the use of anticoagulants to reduce the risk of stroke.

The new tool can help both GPs and their patients with this choice. The first part allows GPs to enter health information about a particular person into the online tool, which then provides individualised prescribing recommendations based on the NICE guideline.

The second part incorporates NICE's patient decision aid, to help healthcare professionals support the person with AF weigh up the possible benefits, harms, advantages and disadvantages of different treatment options.

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Hospital admissions up by 25% in a decade

26 November 2015

Latest figures show that there were 15.9m admissions to NHS hospitals in England in 2014/15, the equivalent of 43,500 per day. This is 10,400 more a day on average than 10 years ago in 2004/05, an increase of more than 25%.

The figures appear in a report by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

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Department of Health's settlement at the spending review 2015

26 November 2015

The chancellor has published the results of the spending review, including details of DH's budget over the course of this Parliament.

The spending review confirms a £10bn real-terms increase in NHS spending from 2014/15 to 2020/21 and reiterates that the NHS will need to find £22bn in efficiencies over the same period.

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Recruitment and selection for managers

26 November 2015

A practice’s staff are its most precious resource. Ensuring you get the right people is crucial to the success and sustainability of your practice. Good recruitment is also a key outcome of the Essential Standards of Quality and Safety.

This e-learning course focuses on the recruitment process from the need to recruit right through to making the job offer. It is equally well suited to the recruitment of specialist professionals and non-technical staff.

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PM announces funding for UK’s first dementia research institute

25 November 2015

The UK’s first dementia research institute is set to receive up to £150m to tackle the disease.

Led by the Medical Research Council, the institute will bring together world-leading experts, universities and organisations to drive forward research and innovation in fighting dementia. The disease affects an estimated 850,000 in Britain, a figure that’s expected to double in the next 20 years.

The institute will have a central UK hub, with links to universities across the country and will build on the centres of excellence in dementia already operating across the UK.

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