• Report on regulations on patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare

    16 November 2018

    The review sets out how far the requirements of the National Health Service (Cross-Border Healthcare) Regulations 2013 have been met.

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  • Cancer screening to be overhauled as part of NHS long term plan

    16 November 2018

    Professor Sir Mike Richards will lead a major overhaul of national cancer screening programmes as part of a renewed drive to improve care and save lives, NHS England has announced.

    Increasing early detection of cancers when they are easier to treat is at the heart of the NHS’s long term plan to upgrade services and make sure patients benefit from new technologies and treatments.

    Sir Mike, who was the NHS’s first cancer director and is a former CQC chief inspector of hospitals, will lead a review team to assess current screening programmes and recommend how they should be improved.

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  • Improving access and continuity in general practice

    14 November 2018

    A report by the Nuffield Trust sets out the evidence on continuity of care, its impact on clinical outcomes and wider health services, its importance to patients and GPs, and the relationship between improved access initiatives and continuity of care within general practice. The report aims to help providers, commissioners and policy-makers maximise the opportunities to improve continuity provided by the additional investment in primary care to support improved access. It examines how to achieve the optimal balance between these two dimensions of care when redesigning services for local populations.

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  • Digital maturity of maternity services

    14 November 2018

    NHS England has published a “digital maturity assessment” of maternity services across England, described as a baseline for improvement at both a national and local level.

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  • Health care needs of people with multiple conditions

    14 November 2018

    A Health Foundation report found that one in four adults in England (14.2 million people) had two or more health conditions. This group accounts for over half (55%) of hospital admissions and outpatient visits and three-quarters (75%) of primary care prescriptions. The report also found that people in the most deprived areas had developed two or more conditions by the age of 61, ten years earlier than those in the least deprived areas.

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