Support for primary care networks

7 August 2018

NHS England is supporting primary care networks (PCN), an initiative to stimulate the development of general practice groups covering the 30,000 to 50,000 population size often regarded as the entry level point for primary care at scale.  PCN advocates collaborative ways of working and finding collective solutions to local problems.

PCC works with primary care networks and - where in place - federation boards to develop the vision and plans needed by local networks, focusing on early-stage collaboration including reaching consensus, identifying roles, and creating engagement; and moving on to support the leadership development and business planning to make networks successful and sustainable.  For more information about how we can facilitate networks in your area contact enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk.

 

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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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