• 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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  • Mental health services for children and young people

    16 January 2019

    A parliamentary report finds that in 2017/18 only three in ten children and young people with a mental health condition received NHS-funded treatment, and many more faced unacceptably long waits for treatment. It concludes that the government has no comprehensive, long-term plan for how it will fulfil its commitment to implement Future in Mind, which set out a cross-sector vision for how to support young people’s mental health.

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  • Childhood obesity plan fleshed out

    16 January 2019

    The Department of Health and Social Care has published a paper that goes into further detail about the government’s childhood obesity plan.

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  • GP partnership review: final report

    15 January 2019

    The Department of Health and Social Care has published the findings of the partnership review chaired by Dr Nigel Watson.

    The report makes final recommendations to the secretary of state for health and social care and to the CEO of NHS England.

    The review has engaged with GPs and others with an interest to look for solutions to reinvigorate the partnership model and support the transformation of general practice.

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  • Have you read it yet?

    14 January 2019

    The NHS Long Term Plan sets out the actions the NHS must take if it is to be sustainable for the next decade and beyond. As well as the NHS’s ambitions for tackling the big disease areas, the plan considers workforce, commissioning and how primary care needs to work together to provide more joined-up services. The plan is likely to affect everyone who works in the NHS in some way. Have you read it yet? Vote at www.networks.nhs.uk

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