Announcement of forthcoming changes to the Friends and Family Test: Letter from Dr Neil Churchill – NHS England

This letter to all trust chief executives, to senior accountable officers of all CCGs in England and to primary care professional bodies, provides details about the changes to the Friends and Family Test (FFT).

Equality and Health Inequalities: Full Analysis: Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: an update and a consultation on further guidance for CCGs – NHS England

This is the equality impact assessment for the consultation ‘Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care – a consultation on guidance for CCGs’ which ran between 21 July and 21 October 2017.  

Report of findings: Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: an update and a consultation on further guidance for CCGs

‘Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care – a consultation on guidance for CCGs’  ran between 21 July and 21 October 2017 – these are the results to this consultation.

Transforming elective care services: General Surgery: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England

This handbook is for commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation of general surgery elective care services. It describes what local health and care systems can do to transform general surgery elective care services at pace, why this is

Transforming elective care services: Gynaecology: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England

This handbook is for commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation of respiratory elective care services. It describes what local health and care systems can do to transform respiratory elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and

Transforming elective care services: Respiratory: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England

This handbook is for commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation of respiratory elective care services. It describes what local health and care systems can do to transform respiratory elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and

Briefing for the Diabetes Outcomes Versus Expenditure (DOVE) tool: Overview to 2018: Summary of results 2013 to 2018 – Public Health England

This report gives an overview of the tool and presents data from 2013/14 to 2017/18, showing how spend on diabetes medications and the proportion of patients achieving recommended blood glucose levels varies between general practices (GPs) and clinical commissioning groups

Making Outcome-Based Payment A Reality In The NHS – Office of Health Economics.

Report that explores the feasibility of introducing one type of flexible payment mechanism –outcome-based payment (OBP) –for cancer medicines into the NHS in England. This model links the price the NHS pays for a medicine to the outcomes it achieves

Raising the bar on strength and balance: The importance of community-based provision – Centre for Aging Better

Report that presents the models of delivery, issues, barriers and innovative solutions of community-based strength and balance programmes. Falls are not an inevitable part of ageing and can be prevented. Although there are some NHS rehabilitation services that provide strength

State of Child Health England: Two Years On – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Report that congratulates the Government on its commitment to child health, commending them on bold pledges in areas such as obesity, mental health and the integration of children’s health services. The scorecard, which describes progress against a series of recommendations

A teachable moment: delivering perioperative medicine in integrated care systems – Royal College of Anaesthetists

The time preparing for, undergoing and then recovering from an operation is known as the perioperative period and the College believes that tailored care throughout this time will improve long-term outcomes for patients after surgery.  It suggests exercise and nutritional

Understanding patient needs in switching from biologic to biosimilar medicines: Final report of survey and focus group findings – The Patients Association

Patients Association report that finds patients with common conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and ulcerative colitis are being switched to new medicines without receiving the support they need to understand any changes, or to monitor and manage side effects

Clinical Commissioning Policy: Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) for chemotherapy refractory / intolerant metastatic colorectal cancer (adults) – NHS England

NHS England will commission selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) for chemotherapy refractory / intolerant metastatic colorectal cancer in adults in accordance with the criteria outlined in this document.  This policy document outlines the arrangements for funding of this treatment for the

Annex F: Joint Technical Definitions for Performance and Activity 2019/20 – NHS England

This document contains the technical definitions for measures included in the operational plans collected from providers and commissioners. The purpose of this technical definitions document is to describe the indicators set out in the NHS England Guidance for Operational and

Equality and Health Inequalities Pack: NHS Sheffield CCG – NHS Rightcare

The Equality and Health Inequalities RightCare Pack considers measures of health inequality and aims to support CCGs and health systems to identify areas of improvement in promoting equality and reducing health inequalities. Previously such analysis has not been available at

Equality and Health Inequalities Pack: NHS South Cheshire CCG – NHS Rightcare

The Equality and Health Inequalities RightCare Pack considers measures of health inequality and aims to support CCGs and health systems to identify areas of improvement in promoting equality and reducing health inequalities. Previously such analysis has not been available at

Equality and Health Inequalities Pack: NHS South Sefton CCG – NHS Rightcare

The Equality and Health Inequalities RightCare Pack considers measures of health inequality and aims to support CCGs and health systems to identify areas of improvement in promoting equality and reducing health inequalities. Previously such analysis has not been available at

Equality and Health Inequalities Pack: NHS South Tees CCG – NHS Rightcare

The Equality and Health Inequalities RightCare Pack considers measures of health inequality and aims to support CCGs and health systems to identify areas of improvement in promoting equality and reducing health inequalities. Previously such analysis has not been available at