Reversing the tide of the UK tuberculosis epidemic

21 October 2013

A primary-care based screening programme could help tackle TB in the UK according to a comment from Public Health England (PHE) published in The Lancet.

London has the highest rate of TB of any western European capital and the UK will have more TB cases than the USA within two years, if current trends continue.

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Leading local partnerships: how CCGs are driving integration for their patients and local populations

31 October 2014

A new report profiles some of the CCGs across England who, despite still being relatively new organisations, are already driving new and innovative models of care that improve the health and wellbeing of their local populations.

It showcases 20 examples of CCGs joining with partners, not just from social care, but from the voluntary and private sectors.

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Better care plans to help elderly and reduce hospital visits

31 October 2014

The expanded ‘better care fund’ will help join up local health and care services to improve care and reduce A&E admissions, according to a joint statement by the Department of Health and the Department for Communities and Local Government.

The government’s better care fund, originally set at £3.8bn, was recently increased to £5.3bn, a pooled budget for services to be jointly commissioned by the NHS and local government.

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Annual report on tuberculosis in London

31 October 2014

A report from Public Health England provides an update on the recent epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) in London residents.

It includes characteristics and distribution of tuberculosis cases across local authorities, trends in anti-TB drug resistance and the treatment outcome of patients.

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Head for pharmacy if you’re ‘feeling under the weather’, says NHS England

31 October 2014

The NHS will today launch its national public awareness campaign in a bid to persuade people to seek advice early from their local pharmacist if they are ‘feeling under the weather’.

The campaign has been launched to encourage people, particularly older people and those with existing respiratory conditions, to nip health problems in the bud by seeking early advice from their local pharmacist. It will run for six weeks.

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Facilitation skills: level two

30 October 2014

Facilitation skills have a positive impact on meetings, negotiations and relationships, which are essential for better commissioning and performance management. Confident, capable facilitators are an asset to any organisation. PCC offers two levels of facilitation training. This intermediate level workshop on 4 November in Manchester provides an opportunity for delegates to practice and experience their learning in a safe environment. It is a follow up for those who attended the introductory session, and for those wanting to improve their current facilitation skills and confidence.

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