Identity checking for GP online services: What you need to know – NHS England

This is a step-by-step guide that will help GP practices to go about checking patients who want to access GP online services.

Workforce briefing – winter 2018 – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

This briefing document from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) reveals that patient demand is strongly outstripping the supply of doctors as the usual seasonal increase combined with a rise in children’s emergency admissions is placing unprecedented demand on

Clinical guidelines for major incidents and mass casualty events – NHS England

This guidance has been developed with the occasional trauma team in mind, for example, surgeons in a trauma unit who need to treat a deteriorating P2 patient, or a P1 patient who has been conveyed to the trauma unit, during

Promoting independence through intermediate care: A quick guide for staff delivering intermediate care services – Social Care Institute for Excellence

Intermediate care involves working closely with people to agree what intensive support they need to improve their independence.  This quick guide from the Social Care Institute for Excellence outlines how intermediate care functions.

Londoners said – Mental Health Foundation

Report on an engagement exercise udertaken for Thrive LDN by the Mental Health Foundation. Thrive LDN is a citywide movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners. The report recommends that they: Develop, train and support a

Filling the chasm: Reimagining primary mental health care – Centre for Mental Health

Report from the Centre for Mental Health exploring a number of local initiatives which are bridging the gap between primary care and secondary care services, supporting people who fall into this ‘grey area’ due to having more complex needs, not

State of the North 2018: Reprioritising the Northern Powerhouse – Institute for Public Policy Research

The north of England has rarely faced such threat and opportunity. Brexit looms; budgets in essential NHS and council services are at breaking point. The world’s major, long-term challenges – globalisation, climate change, AI, automation and an ageing population –

National Health Servce England: The NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group Directions 2018 – NHS England

Directions have been issued to NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group in December 2018. NHS England is supported by legislation in exercising formal powers of direction if it is satisfied that a CCG is (a) failing or (b) is

NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) Training Module – NHS England

A training module developed for NHS 111 health advisors and pharmacy teams to help describe the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) and to illustrate the change in the patient journey since its introduction.

The State Of Medical Education And Practice In The UK 2018 – General Medical Council

Report that indicates many doctors are considering career changes to step away from the heavy workload placed upon doctors in primary and secondary care. Around a third of 2,600 doctors surveyed are considering reducing their hours in the next three

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: GIRFT Programme National Specialty Report – GIRFT Programme

Report that finds Nearly two thirds of procedures were coded to the wrong specialty, meaning outcomes, treatment volumes and which units did what was hard to measure. The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons has pledged to start collecting

Would you like to live and work in England?: The NHS is looking for GPs to work in the areas of North Central London – NHS England

This document provides details about the International GP Recruitment Programme including the benefits of living and working as a GP in North Central London, who is eligible for the programme, and the process for applying.

Would you like to live and work in England?: The NHS is looking for GPs to work in the areas of Surrey and East Sussex – NHS England

This document provides details about the International GP Recruitment Programme including the benefits of living and working as a GP in Sussex and East Surrey, who is eligible for the programme, and the process for applying.

Making sure people seeking and refused asylum can access healthcare: what needs to change? – Equality and Human Rights Commission

Report that seeks the answer to the core question what change is needed to make sure that people seeking and refused asylum have full enjoyment of their right to health?

Community Mental Health Survey 2018 – Care Quality Commission

Research on the experiences of people receiving community mental health services. It finds that people’s experiences of the care they receive from community-based mental health services have continued to deteriorate. Key concerns are expressed around: access to care, care planning

Prescribing Gluten-Free Foods in Primary Care: Guidance for CCGs – NHS England

Supporting guidance for CCGs, which is intended to communicate changes in regulations, and to support CCGs with their development of their local Gluten-Free food prescribing policies. A set of Frequently Asked Questions is also available. Additional Items  

Health at a Glance: Europe 2018 State of Health in the EU Cycle – OECD

OECD comparative analyses of the health status of EU citizens and the performance of the health systems of the 28 EU Member States, 5 candidate countries and 3 EFTA countries. Part I comprises two chapters, the first focusing on the need

Quality Payments: Guidance for the February 2019 Review Point – NHS England

This guidance document sets out the requirements in order to participate in the Community Pharmacy Quality Payments Scheme. The Scheme will reward community pharmacies for delivering quality criteria in all three of the quality dimensions: Clinical Effectiveness, Patient Safety and

Investigation Into The Provision Of Mental Health Care To Patients Presenting At The Emergency Department I2017/006: Independent report by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch – Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

Report highlighting the variation in mental health care across emergency departments and setting out four recommendations aimed at improving patient care. Develop a sustainable funding model for 24/7 mental health support in emergency departments (ED) Standardise national guidance on the

Children’s Mental Health briefing: A briefing by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England – Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England

Report that finds improvement in the provision of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in most areas in the country, yet with the exception of eating disorder services, the provision of services in the youth justice system and in perinatal mental