111 Service – are you up to speed?

Have you seen the staff briefing on developments about the new National 111 Service.  Please read this latest briefing about how this will affect the trust’s urgent care services.

There will further updates as soon as we have more information via regular briefings in the Staff Matters e bulletin.
If you have any further questions or concerns following the briefing please ensure you speak to your line manager.

Catherine Robinson, Associate Director Community Business Group.  Please view the latest staff briefing and FAQs on Your Infonet 


Health and Social Care news

Here is a brief extract of some of the news available from the Health and Social Care Newsletter courtesy of epublicservice.co.uk

NHS 111 online trials begin 
Department of Health considers new digital channels to implement NHS 111 service

Cancer care shift could save 1,000 lives
Hospital specialists, GPs and scientists have come together under the name of London Cancer

NHS trust to challenge largest ever £325k data breach fine
ICO slams NHS with a £325,000 after hard drives were sold online containing data on tens of thousands of people

NPfIT supplier admits ‘error’ over NHS income
Computer Sciences Corporation admitted to ‘intentional’ errors, in which its income from the NHS was exaggerated

‘NHS silver surfers desperate to use telehealth’ 
Electronic solutions recommended for older patients to ease burden of long-term conditions on health service

The deal’s done, but what’s in our hand? 
The NHS has endured a gruelling 18 months of hiatus and distraction, right at the point when we most need certainty and clarity. While reforms lack staff support, no one can afford them to fail, says Mike Farrar, chief executive of the NHS Confederation.