• Guidance on support for children and young people with disabilities and complex needs

    17 January 2019

    NICE has published guidance on health and social care provision for disabled children and young people with severe complex needs in all settings, including education.

    As well as looking at integrated health and social care support, the guidance aims to ensure that effective commissioning and joint working occur between practitioners across health and social care services The consultation closes on 5 February 2019.

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  • Clinical pharmacists in general practice

    17 January 2019

    NHS England says the recently revised criteria for clinical pharmacists applying to working in general practice are having a positive impact. Recent applications show a potential for a total of 326 whole time equivalent (WTE) clinical pharmacists approvals for wave 7, compared to a total of 19.6 WTE approvals for wave 6. These wave 7 applications will be approved through local and regional approval panels which were held during December 2018. This represents the highest number of potential approvals at any stage of the programme.

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  • Presentation skills

    16 January 2019

    Whatever your role, or the organisation you work in, effective presentation skills are an important part of your professional portfolio and will help to boost your career.

    During this e-learning course you will explore how verbal, visual and non-verbal communication skills contribute to effective presentations while considering your audience, goals and the wider context. You'll also discover how to manage nerves and stay on message in some of the most challenging situations.

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  • Patients avoid 7,500 nights in hospital with tailored home help scheme

    16 January 2019

    An NHS programme in Somerset has helped patients avoid 7,500 nights in hospital and freed up at least £2m for other services.

    Somerset’s pioneering Homefirst scheme offers patients who are healthy enough tailored help to finish therapy at home, with personalised care reducing stays in hospital by up to ten days.

    Homefirst is delivered by specialist teams of staff who have been given additional training in a range of care techniques, so they can do more with patients once they are home, to help them regain independence faster.

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  • NHS operational planning and contracting 2019/20, technical guidance

    16 January 2019

    NHS England has issued technical planning guidance to support the submission of consistent planning templates.

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