• NHS App to be rolled out to GP surgeries following pilot

    23 January 2019

    NHS Digital is working with CCGs to roll out the NHS App to GP surgeries across the country. CCG will contact practices with details of the support they will receive to go live. Most surgeries will go live between April and June 2019.

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  • Local authority governance

    23 January 2019

    A report by the National Audit Office says the government should improve its oversight of the local governance system in order to help local authorities cope with increasing financial and demand pressures. It recommends that the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government works with local authorities and other stakeholders to assess the implications of the various governance issues identified.

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  • GP appointments data for November 2018

    23 January 2019

    NHS Digital has published monthly GP appointments data for November 2018.

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  • Does social media help you in your job?

    22 January 2019

    According to most research almost all of us use social media to keep in touch with friends and family. Do you also use it for work? And does it help? Vote at www.networks.nhs.uk

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  • Essential training for commissioners of primary care dental services

    22 January 2019

    When working with limited resources, understanding common contracting scenarios before they occur helps commissioners to understand their options, the actions they need to undertake and the potential impact on the wider commissioning cycle.

    PCC has four workshops coming up at two levels suitable for those who would like more experience commissioning dental services and to increase their knowledge and skills.

    Level two on 6 March in Leeds and 8 May in London builds on this knowledge and takes delegates through local or common scenarios they are likely to face as commissioners. Delegates are invited to consider contractual actions in light of the regulations, the contract and the NHS England policy book. They are also asked to consider the impact of contracting decisions on the wider commissioning cycle.

    Level three on 19 September in Leeds and 21 November 2019 in London works through two complex and layered scenarios, understanding the contractual issues and the options available. Delegates also have the opportunity to practice formulating contractual notices and potentially difficult conversations.

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