Meeting urgent needs: improving out of hours services in Wales – Royal College of General Practitioners

Report from the Royal College of General Practitioners Wales that calls for better use of a wider primary care team, better use of technology, clearer national guidance for those working in the services, and measures to address the wider issues

Note for avoidance of doubt – Out-of-hours training for GP Registrars: letter from David Geddes – NHS England

This letter is to all CCG Clinical Leaders and Accountable Officers and is a reminder of their responsibility to commission training support for GP specialist registrars in the out of hours setting, in advance of guidance from Health Education England

GP Forward View: Assessment of progress Year 2 – Royal College of General Practitioners

Report that finds several key areas where progress is being made, including: promises of a state-backed medical indemnity for GPs in England more GPs in training than ever before the establishment of the NHS GP health service, which is highly rated

Flu vaccination programme delivery guidance 2018-19 – NHS England

This document sets out some key information to help general practices and pharmacies to plan for the 2018-19 flu vaccination season, and in particular to answer patient queries about the adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine (aTIV).

Overview of integrated budgets for Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) – NHS England

This overview has been jointly produced by NHS England and NHS Improvement. It is designed to be used alongside the Integrated Budgets Handbook, which includes information gained through working with vanguards and provides guidance on a number of technically challenging aspects of designing

CCG roles where Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) are established – NHS England

This document has been produced to reflect changes in terminology and to clarify the policy positions around: whether Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) are allowed to manage third party contracts; and the handling of Individual Funding Requests.

Contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers (ICPs): Draft equality and health inequalities analysis – NHS England

This document outlines the anticipated equality and health inequalities impact of proposed contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers (ICPs).

GP Integration Agreement (GP IA) FAQs – NHS England

This document has been produced to answer frequently asked questions relating to the GP Integration Agreement.

NHS Standard Contract Template Integration Agreement for Partially Integrated Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) – NHS England

This Integration Agreement sets out a framework for the parties to work collaboratively to deliver the health and care services provided by each party in an integrated way and to achieve the objectives necessary to assure the success of the

Explanatory notes to the draft Integrated Care Provider (ICP) Contract – NHS England

This document describes the proposed structure and content of the draft variant of the NHS Standard Contract for integrated care models on a section-by-section basis.

National Health Services England: The draft Primary Medical Services ([NAMED SITES] – Integrated Services Provider Contracts) Directions 2018 – NHS England

These Directions have been produced in respect of the provision of primary medical services under an integrated services provider contract.

The national childhood flu immunisation programme 2018 to 2019: information for healthcare practitioners – Public Health England

This document on the flu vaccination and vaccination programme includes information on: what flu is the flu vaccine dosage administering the vaccine advice on vaccinating children with an egg allergy further resources

Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice: Pilot scheme: Independent Evaluation Report: Full Report – University of Nottingham

Report that finds Clinical Pharmacists (CPs) have made a unique and valuable contribution to the primary care skill mix. Pharmacists  contribute significantly to patient safety, bring medicines and prescribing expertise, support with prescribing tasks, support for patients with long term conditions

Enhanced Service Specification: Shingles (catch-up) vaccination programme 2018/19 – NHS England

All GMS practices are expected to provide essential and those additional services they are contracted to provide to all their patients.  Service specification for shingles (catch-up) vaccination programme 2018/19.

Review of the National Childbirth Trust Hidden Half report and GP consultation – Centre for Mental Health

Review of the cost of providing a GP check-up appointment dedicated to the mother’s wellbeing throughout England and to assess the feasibility and implications of taking this step. Estimates that to ensure all new mothers received a 10-minute check-up in

The Hidden Half: Bringing postnatal mental illness out of hiding – National Childbirth Trust

National Childbirth Trust  report that finds half of women experiencing mental health difficulties during pregnancy and in the year after did not have their needs recognised by health professionals. It calls for GPs to be resourced to ensure they make

Enhanced Service Specification: Childhood seasonal influenza vaccination programme 2018/19 – NHS England

All GMS practices are expected to provide essential and those additional services they are contracted to provide to all their patients.  Service specification for childhood seasonal influenza vaccination programme 2018/19.

2018/19 Immunisation programmes – list of additional and enhanced services – NHS England

All GMS practices are expected to provide essential and those additional services they are contracted to provide to all their patients. This document provides a list of vaccination programmes classified as additional services or enhanced services.