Important information on data sharing opt out

 

Following today’s media coverage on the care.data programme NHS England would like to clarify the following points in relation to patient care.NHS_England

  • Under the care.data programme no patient data has been collected so far from GPs
  • The Pathfinder stage will test the care.data programme in four different English regions
  • The opt out for the care.data programme will apply to confidential GP data being used for purposes beyond direct care
  • The opt out is not currently live and will not impact upon direct care
  • How we communicate this to patients will be tested in the Pathfinder areas

Super self-help books added to stock

DSCF0870Starting the New Year off in style, the library is pleased to announce the re-stocking of the Wellbeing and Leadership sections.  Lots of super self-help titles now grace the shelves including:

  • Heal your headache
  • The feeling good handbook
  • Say No to Diabetes
  • IBS: free at last
  • The cancers survivor’s companion
  • Freedom from the diet trap
  • Treat your own back

In the Leadership section you will also find books on Employee Engagement which may be helpful to new managers.

  • Leadership plain and simple
  • Managing stress in the workplace
  • The extraordinary leader
  • Employee engagement 2.0
  • Carrots and sticks don’t work
  • Team building

Come in and take a look at the whole range or email us at ecn-tr.stafflibrary.nhs.net to reserve any of those listed above.

NHS England launches new bid to beat cancer 

Extract from Informed newsletter

informed_nhs_englandNHS England has announced a new independent taskforce to develop a five-year action plan for cancer services that will improve survival rates and save thousands of lives. The taskforce has been asked to deliver the vision set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View, which calls for action on better prevention, swifter diagnosis and better treatment, care and aftercare for all those diagnosed with cancer.

Also

NHS England announces outcome of Cancer Drug Fund review

NHS England has published the outcome of a review of drugs included in its Cancer Drug Fund, to ensure that the drugs available to patients offer the best clinical benefit. It also announced that the fund’s budget will grow to an estimated £340 million from April 2015.

You can subscribe to receive news updates from ‘Informed’ by email – see NHS England website.