• Build your own primary care home – it’s cheaper than you think

    8 May 2017

    Practices can form a locality hub without having to invest significant sums of money, according to the chair of Wolverhampton’s primary care home (PCH).

    Dr Gill Pickavance said the eight practices in Wolverhampton Total Health PCH tweaked a similar organisation’s limited company agreement and memorandum of understanding (MOU). She told PCC’s Going with the Grain event that the PCH then asked a solicitor to examine them.

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  • NHS primary medical services directions update

    6 February 2017

    The Department of Health has published the General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Amendment No. 3) Directions 2016 and the Alternative Provider Medical Services Directions 2016 which supersedes the Alternative Provider Medical Services Directions 2013 as amended.

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  • Meeting demand for eye services

    3 February 2017

    The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has published a resource for ophthalmic teams, hospital managers and commissioners that are seeking to develop sustainable ways of working to meet the increasing demand in ophthalmic services. The resource covers each of the particularly high volume areas in ophthalmic care: glaucoma, cataract, medical retina/diabetic eye disease and emergency eye care.

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  • NHS RightCare mental health and dementia data packs for CCGs

    26 January 2017

    NHS RightCare has published personalised mental health and dementia data packs for CCGs. The data will support discussions about best use of mental health resources and help to identify unwarranted variations in each local health economy.

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  • Improved dashboard to help optimise the use of medicines

    2 December 2016

    Medicines play a vital role in improving people’s lives but up to 50% of medicines are not taken as intended by the prescriber, resulting in wasted resources and poor outcomes for patients.

    In 2014 NHS England launched its medicines optimisation dashboard to help inform local discussions about how to improve patient outcomes and get better value from our medicines spend. Since then it has been evaluated and modified based on what commissioners, prescribers and other healthcare providers want to see. Visit the new and improved dashboard to explore how you can use it to optimise medicines use for patients.

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