• 2018/19 quality and outcomes framework guidance and audit requirements

    13 April 2018

    NHS Employers, on behalf and NHS England and the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC) has now published the QOF guidance and audit requirements for 2018/19. This document is available to download from the NHS Employers website.

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  • Dental policy book and launch events

    9 April 2018

    The policy book for dental services has been published on the NHS England website. To support this publication NHS England is putting on four events, which PCC is pleased to be supporting. These events will highlight changes introduced by the policy book and help you understand how to use the document when managing dental contracts. The launch events are aimed at all members of the dental team so please share the following booking link with colleagues: www.events.england.nhs.uk/dental-policy-booklet-launch-events

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  • Guide to implementing the patient activation measure

    9 April 2018

    “Patient activation” is the process of making people more knowledgeable and confident about their own care. Research suggests that “activated” patients are cheaper to treat and benefit from improved health outcomes.

    NHS England has published a guide for CCGs and NHS organisations using the patient activation measure (PAM) tool.

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  • Dementia guidance goes online

    21 March 2018

    The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK has made its guidance on the practice of dentistry for patients with dementia available free of charge online.

    The guidance covers the epidemiology of dementia and a wide range of implications for dental professionals, including patient identification, competence and referrals, communication, consent and capacity, history taking, treatment planning, care delivery, prescribing and site-specific considerations for dental practices, care homes and domiciliary practice.

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  • CCG prescribing data – October to December 2017

    13 March 2018

    NHS Digital has published prescribing data for the quarter October to December 2017 by CCG at British National Formulary (BNF) section level. A data extraction and manipulation tool is also available.

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