• 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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  • 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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  • New digital hub to support improvement in MSK services

    25 May 2018

    The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA), supported by NHS England, has launched a new digital knowledge hub to support improvement in musculoskeletal (MSK) and arthritis services. The interactive forum provides commissioners and STP leads with resources, good practice examples and data and research to support them in improving MSK services locally. Resources are aimed at those responsible for shaping services and include evidence and indicators on value, quality and cost of MSK services. Please register to access the information and contribute to resources and discussion.

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  • Rotating paramedics – getting the right response, first time

    14 May 2018
    Providing the right response, first time to people in need of urgent care has the exciting prospect of improving patient care, whilst significantly reducing demand on ambulance and other NHS services. That’s the aim of the Health Education England (HEE) rotating paramedic model, currently being piloted by four ambulance services in England, in collaboration with community and primary care colleagues.
     
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