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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Patient safety implications of general practice workload

31 July 2015

The RCGP has published a paper on the patient safety implications of high workloads in general practice. It makes proposals for protecting the wellbeing of GPs to prevent them becoming too exhausted to provide safe care to their patients. The RCGP is asking for the views of patients, GPs, other health professionals and policy makers on how we can tackle this growing problem. Deadline for feedback is 25 August 2015.

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Guidance on access to urgent treatments

31 July 2015

NHS England has published refreshed guidance and advice for clinicians on accessing treatments in clinically critically urgent situations.

Information has also been published for patients to explain the individual funding request and clinically critically urgent processes.

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Vanguard support package launched

31 July 2015

The NHS Five Year Forward View partners have published a support package for the new models of care vanguards which were launched in March 2015.

The 29 vanguards were selected following a rigorous process involving patients, clinicians and peer review, and will initially improve the care provided to more than five million people.

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Self-destructive commissioning

31 July 2015

As Northumberland CCG announced plans to hand over to an "accountable care organsiation" it acknowledged that the move would dramatically reduce its own role as many commissioning functions would effectively transfer to the new provider body. Is commissioning mainly a provider function? Cast your vote on NHS Networks poll at www.networks.nhs.uk

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Specialised commissioning stakeholder newsletter

31 July 2015

NHS England has published the latest edition of the Specialised Commissioning Stakeholder Newsletter.

It contains updates on specialised commissioning, including news about clinical reference groups, and the patient and public voice assurance group.

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