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

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.

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

National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2017: National Results Summary – Quality Health

Report that finds for patient experience overall ratings continue to improve, with year on year increases in reported positive experience. Patients also reported more positively on areas including involvement in decisions about care and treatment, and being treated with dignity

The Montefiore Health System in New York – The King’s Fund

Explores how the The Montefiore Health System in New York is building primary and community care, managing patients with complex needs, supporting infrastructure, and elements of a high-performing system. A previous long read from the King’s Fund on the system can be

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

A Picture of Health: the NHS at 70 and its future – Fabian Society

Fabian Society report that looks backwards at the history and achievements of the NHS over the last 70 years. It also looks to the future, in the context of acute financial pressures and growing healthcare needs . The report argues

Implementing the 2018/19 GP contract: Changes to Personal Medical Services and Alternative Provider Medical Services contracts

Following the changes agreed to the General Medical Services (GMS) contract for 2018/19, this document sets out the approach to the funding changes that NHS England will apply to Personal Medical Services (PMS) and Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) contracts.

Medicines management for people receiving social care in the community: Quality standard [QS171] – NICE

This quality standard covers assessing if people need help with their medicines and deciding what medicines support is needed to enable people to manage their medicines. It also includes communication between health and social care staff, to ensure people have

Directed Enhanced Service Specification: Seasonal influenza and pneumococcal polysaccharide 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 seasonal influenza and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination programme 2018/19.

The General Ophthalmic Services Contracts (Continuing Education and Training Allowances) Payments Directions 2018 – Department of Health and Social Care

The General Ophthalmic Services Contracts (Continuing Education and Training Allowances) Payments Directions 2018 and a form to claim the continuing education and training payment between 2 July 2018 and 1 November 2018.