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  • Care home pharmacists to help cut needless hospital stays for older patients

    Friday, May 4, 2018

    NHS England has announced plans to recruit and deploy hundreds of pharmacists into care homes to help reduce overmedication and cut unnecessary hospital stays.

  • Blithering on purpose

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

    Following reports in the media about the appointment of a major firm of management consultants, Sir Trevor Longstay, chairman of Blithering Improvement, has issued a short statement. All press enquiries to Martin Plackard, strategic director of crisis communications.

  • Effective business planning for practices

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    There are more demands than ever on general practice, and it’s important that you have a clear plan to remain profitable and sustainable. A good plan will help you to assess the threats and opportunities ahead, formulate your options, and put you in control of your own destiny.

  • NHS England letter: GMS contract changes 2018/19

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    This letter from Ed Waller confirms the outcome of the 2018/19 General Medical Services (GMS) contract negotiations.

  • Alternative options to switching patients medicines

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    I just wondered if anyone had experience of an alternative way of making saving on prescribing rather than going for...

  • IAPT pathway for people with long-term physical conditions and medically unexplained symptom

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    From April 2018 all CCGs are expected to expand Improving Access to Psychological Therapies by commissioning (IAPT) services integrated into physical healthcare pathways.

  • We need to do better on social care

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    Jeremy Hunt has outlined the seven key principles that will guide the government's thinking ahead of the social care green paper, to be published later in 2018.

  • Trusted relationships fund

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    The minister for safeguarding and vulnerability has launched a trusted relationships fund for vulnerable young people between the ages of 10 and 17 at risk of exploitation and abuse.

  • Tackling malnutrition in England

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    A report from the British Specialist Nutrition Association reflects on the increasing number of cases of malnutrition in hospital and associated deaths.

  • A softer centre

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    NHS England and NHS Improvement have announced a major strategy shift from central control to a new “light touch” and supportive approach to management.