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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Extended access to general practice

2 December 2016

NHS England has published the latest data on evening and weekend access to GP appointments. The data collected in October 2016 is the first of a twice yearly collection until March 2021.

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Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2015/16

2 December 2016

This annual report on the use of the Mental Health Act looks at how providers are caring for patients and whether patient’s rights are being protected. The report found many examples of good practice but also discovered that good care is not consistent across the country. The priorities for change highlighted include stronger leadership from providers; a more local and needs-based approach from commissioners; and greater collaboration between the Department of Health and national agencies on early intervention to reduce detention rates.

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Improved dashboard to help optimise the use of medicines

2 December 2016

Medicines play a vital role in improving people’s lives but up to 50% of medicines are not taken as intended by the prescriber, resulting in wasted resources and poor outcomes for patients.

In 2014 NHS England launched its medicines optimisation dashboard to help inform local discussions about how to improve patient outcomes and get better value from our medicines spend. Since then it has been evaluated and modified based on what commissioners, prescribers and other healthcare providers want to see. Visit the new and improved dashboard to explore how you can use it to optimise medicines use for patients.

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Case for routine prescribing by pharmacists for long term conditions

1 December 2016

A report from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society argues that community pharmacists should be able to write routine prescriptions and make referrals for people with long-term conditions to ease demand pressures on GPs. Care of people with long-term conditions accounts for half of all GP appointments, 64% of outpatient appointments and 70% of all health and social care spending. The report estimates that £500m could be saved in five therapeutic areas: asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, vascular disease and schizophrenia.

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Increase in prevalence of mental health symptoms

1 December 2016

Mental health disorders have risen by a quarter over the past decade, according to the adult psychiatric morbidity survey. Its authors report a 24.8% increase in the prevalence of common mental health disorders, primarily as a result of population changes since 2005. For planning CCGs should use their previous year’s prevalence baseline with locally determined inflation and aim to achieve the standards for improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) set out in Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. NHS England is commissioning work to provide prevalence estimates by CCG.

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