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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Quarterly data on smoking in pregnancy

17 September 2014

This report presents the latest results and trends from the women's smoking “status at time of delivery” data collection in England. It includes new figures for the first quarter of 2014/15.

The results provide a measure of the prevalence of smoking among pregnant women by commissioning region, area team and CCG. This supplements the national information available from the infant feeding survey.

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More than money: closing the NHS quality gap

17 September 2014

The financial gap in NHS finances has been projected to reach £30bn by 2021. This report discusses the implications of this financial gap for quality of care in the NHS. It argues that additional resources alone will not be enough to close the quality gap.

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NHS England publishes annual review

17 September 2014

NHS England has published its first annual review. It includes highlights of the last year.

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Transparency in care: visible ratings for health and care providers

16 September 2014

The Care Act 2014 will give the Care Quality Commission (CQC) the power to assess health and social care providers’ performance and give each a rating.

These ratings are designed to improve transparency by providing service users and the public with a clear statement about the quality and safety of care provided. The ratings will also incentivise providers to improve services.

The government believes that these ratings should be on display in all locations that provide care, to ensure that providers are transparent about their performance.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the proposal to make it a legal requirement for providers to display the performance rating given to them by the CQC.

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Navigating the NHS

16 September 2014

This event is for anyone working in commissioning, NHS trusts, the third sector and local government and other organisations with a professional interest in understanding how the system works. Places are still available for the sessions on 2 October in Birmingham and 7 October in Leeds.

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