• Fracture liaison service database: commissioner's report 2018

    25 July 2018

    The fracture liaison service database provides sites with the data required to improve service and demonstrate efficiency.

    This report summarises the findings from the annual audit, including recommendations and results for fracture liaison services by region. The report also explains how fracture liaison services can help clinical commissioning groups to reduce the number of unplanned admissions and to make a significant reduction in morbidity and mortality for older people.

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  • NICE tackles variation in provision of services for adults with cerebral palsy

    23 July 2018

    NICE has published a draft guideline on the care and support adults with cerebral palsy should receive.

    It outlines the steps needed to address the variation in the provision of specific services for adults with cerebral palsy and aims to help local and regional services to provide consistent clear pathways of clinical and social care.

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  • Trust chief unapologetic about going on the GP acquisition trail

    4 July 2018

    “Ask for forgiveness rather than permission,” is the advice of an acute trust chief executive who has blazed a trail in acquiring GP practices with a combined list size of some 140,000.

    David Loughton, chief executive of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, says the idea of vertical integration in his patch began with the securing of local community health services in 2011 and approaches from small GP practices.

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  • 'Think like a company' - Federation leader who got London GPS back in business

    4 July 2018

    Necessity has proved a very fruitful mother of invention for GPs in a particularly diverse area of inner London.

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  • Improving access to general practice: updated communications guide and resources now available

    25 May 2018

    NHS England has published an updated communications guide and resources to support commissioners and general practice providers to promote general practice services to patients. Templates for a range of communications resources are available, including poster templates, web banners, social media templates and other promotional materials. Queries can be directed to england.gpaccess@nhs.net.

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