• HIV prevention trial to double in size

    11 January 2019

    Implementation of the PrEP (HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis) impact trial has been a huge success with over 10,000 participants already enrolled. Researchers now want to double the number of places made available on the trial before the rollout of the national programme. This could see 26,000 people enrolled before the end of the trial next year.

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  • Long term plan: equality and health inequalities impact assessment

    10 January 2019

    NHS England has published an “impact assessment” to show how equality duties were considered in developing the NHS long term plan.

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  • A measles and rubella free future

    10 January 2019

    Public Health England’s new measles and rubella elimination strategy depicts a future that is free of measles, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS).

    The strategy builds on the success of 50 years of measles vaccination and 30 years of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunisation programme.

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  • GP premises: the patient perspective

    10 January 2019

    Poor confidentiality at reception desks, issues with access for disabled people and dated waiting rooms are some of the biggest problems highlighted by patients in a new report published by the Patients Association.

    The report on people’s experience of GP surgeries found that patients are concerned about various internal and external aspects of their local GP practice premises.

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  • Introduction to project management

    10 January 2019

    Project management requires a specific set of skills, some of which we possess naturally and can learn to use more effectively. But it also requires knowledge and a well-defined approach. This one day training session is for everyone who has responsibility for projects or is part of a project team.

    The session on 16 January in Manchester, 21 February in London and 5 March in Birmingham sets out the common principles of project management and covers the journey from inception to completion. The session covers the rationale for projects, the stages of project management, the role of the project manager and gives useful hints and tips for effective and efficient project management. Scenario based exercises are included to illustrate the concepts involved.

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