Integrated care: organisations, partnerships and systems

14 June 2018

A parliamentary report explores the development of new integrated ways of planning local health and care services, which have arisen out of the NHS Five Year Forward View. The report supports the move away from a competitive landscape of autonomous providers towards more integrated, collaborative and placed-based care. However, it finds that understanding of these changes has been hampered by poor communication and states that the government and the NHS must improve how they communicate NHS reforms to the public.

 

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Child death review: statutory and operational guidance

17 October 2018

This guidance sets out the full process that follows the death of a child who is normally resident in England. It builds on existing statutory requirements and clarifies how individual professionals and organisations across all sectors should contribute to child death reviews.

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NHS England urged to develop children’s health strategy

17 October 2018

A report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) compares health outcomes of children and young people in England compared with other wealthy European and western countries. It uses historical data and modelling techniques to project likely outcomes in 2030, and recommends that NHS England develops a strategy for children and young people’s health.

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New tool to make it easier for health professionals to talk about physical activity

17 October 2018

The Moving Medicine tool will help healthcare professionals advise patients on how physical activity can help to manage their conditions, prevent disease and aid recovery.

It is produced by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) in partnership with Public Health England (PHE) and Sport England with National Lottery funding.

The tool is aimed particularly at those with the most common long term health conditions, such as cancer, depression, musculoskeletal pain and type 2 diabetes.

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Price fall of ‘most costly drug’ set to save the NHS £150m a year

17 October 2018

NHS hospitals stand to save £150m a year as the NHS’s most costly drug becomes cheaper.

Adalimumab is the single medicine on which hospitals spend the most, at a cost of more than £400 million a year. As the patent has now expired, most patients can now expect to be treated with a much cheaper ‘biosimilar’.

At least 80% of existing patients should be switched to the best value equivalent within 12 months, NHS England has told CCGs and trusts.

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Why caring for the people who care matters

16 October 2018

NHS England has produced infographics for commissioners to use to highlight the importance of looking after carers.

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