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CCGs mapped

An interactive map shows the changing picture of CCGs – courtesy of Cuardian Healthcare Network

http://www.guardian.co.uk/healthcare-network/datablog/2012/may/10/clinical-commissioning-groups-mapped

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News from NHS Networks: 15 March 2013

Patient Information Conference in its eighth year

The government’s information strategy asserts that “access to good quality information… is an important health and care service in its own right”. It is a powerful statement, but what does it mean and how do we deliver?

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Regulations on procurement, patient choice and competition

The regulations laid last month have been amended in light of concerns expressed by GPs and others.

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Interim arrangements for NHS CB number two

The NHS Commissioning Board has announced interim arrangements for the post of chief operating officer and deputy chief executive.

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Mental health panel issues new guides

Advice and support for commissioners.

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The patient online: the road map

This guidance from RCGP supports GP practices to provide online access for patients.

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New network launched for rehabilitation professionals

A new network has been launched to bring together all qualified rehabilitation workers in the UK.

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New operating model for the commissioning of offender health care

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has published the single operating model for the commissioning of offender health services.

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Bulletin for proposed CCGs: 7 March 2013

Latest CCG bulletin from the NHS Commissioning Board.

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Resources to improve research information for patients

Resource pack to help NHS trusts raise awareness of clinical research among patients and carers, and deliver on the NHS constitution commitment to provide research information supporting patient choice.

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Best practice for managing medicines shortages in secondary care

These standards provide advice to NHS hospitals in England in managing medicines shortages at local level to minimise any risks to patients through delays to treatment.

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Chief medical officer warns over antibiotics

The second volume of the CMO’s annual report covers the threat of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases.

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GP-led groups ready to take charge of NHS budgets in every community in England

NHS Commissioning Board establishes fourth and final wave of clinical commissioning groups.

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March issue of Commissioning Excellence

Commissioning support needs to be focused on transformation not on transactions, according to Bob Ricketts, the man in charge of commissioning support at the NHS CB.

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What’s worrying your CCG?

CCGs have no shortage of challenges as they prepare to take the reins on 1 April. Initial responses to the survey point to predictable concerns about the financial pressures on CCGs but some more surprisingly relaxed attitudes in other areas – about the ability to engage with other organisations, for example.

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Healthy phone apps

The NHS Commissioning Board has launched a library of apps to help people manage their health.

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England to host international initiative for mental health leadership in 2014

Norman Lamb, minister of state for care services has accepted an invitation for England to host the 2014 exchange.

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CQC second care update

Care for people with dementia is not meeting their needs as services are struggling to cope, according to the latest care update from Care Quality Commission.

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Patient and public engagement: still an aspiration?

Engaging with patients and public is vital if NHS and social care organisations are to achieve outcomes, improve quality of services and strengthen bonds with local communities.

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Local Healthwatch regulations explained

Document to help local Healthwatch audiences understand the legal requirements that have been set out in regulations.

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Commissioning an integrated footcare pathway

Key recommendations for CCGs to help reduce diabetic amputations by 50%.

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News from NICE

NICE recommends blood pressure device that can help prevent strokes

A new device that allows GPs and practice nurses to detect pulse irregularities and pick up cases of atrial fibrillation whilst measuring blood pressure has been recommended by NICE.   Atrial fibrillation (AF) causes the heart to beat with an irregular rhythm. It can be difficult to detect and subsequently diagnose as it is often asymptomatic and can be intermittent.

People with AF are at increased risk of developing blood clots and subsequent stroke, with 423,000 people aged 65 and over expected to have AF, of whom some will be will living with the condition yet are undiagnosed.

In its medical technology guidance on WatchBP Home A, NICE says the device reliably detects AF and may increase the rate of detection when used in primary care. This will consequently allow for preventative treatment to be given and to reduce the incidence of AF-related stroke.

Statement of collaboration between NICE and Public Heath England
NICE and Public Health England agreed to collaborate on future work.
February 8, 2013
Dementia, stroke and cancer among potential indicators for latest CCG Outcomes Indicator Set
Dementia, stroke, cancer, and end-of-life care are among 32 new indicators put forward for inclusion in the Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set (CCG OIS).
February 4, 2013
Have your say on NICE’s social care work 
The Department of Health has launched a 12 week consultation to gather views on the topics for NICE’s new quality standards and guidance for social care.
February 1, 2013

AQuA News Bulletin – November 2012

Please find attached a link to the November edition of AQuA News at https://www.aquanw.nhs.uk/content_items/6134

In this edition you will find:

• AQuA Launches its Improving Outcomes Pack On Chronic Liver Disease

Chronic Liver Disease
Liver disease is now the 5th commonest cause of death in the UK and one of the few developed nations with an upward trend in mortality from liver disease.

• Academic Health Science Networks

• Registration Open For Final Advancing Quality Collaboratives Of 2012

• Advancing Quality: An Introduction For CCGs

• New Collaboration Website Launched For Advancing Quality Teams

• AQuA 2012 Member Survey

• AQuA Mental Health Bespoke Work

• Preventing Suicide In England

• Congratulations To HSJ Efficiency Award Winners!

• Are You Shared Decision Making Positive?

• Your Health Your Decision: A Conversation About Shared Decision Making

• AQuA Improvement Methodologies (AIM): Next Cohort Open For Bookings

• AQuA Lean Network

• A New Role For Finance In Quality Improvement: Cohort 3

• Take Advantage Of AQuA Lean Opportunity!

• AIM+ Programme

• AQuA Patient Safety Ambassadors

• IHI Open School Licences

Introduction to Lean Resources
In this area you will find resources from the Introduction to Lean programme for utilisation in your workplace.

Website to watch: The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB)

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB), plays a key role in the Government’s vision to modernise the health service with the key aim of securing the best possible health outcomes for patients by prioritising them in every decision it makes.

Formally established as an independent body, at arm’s length to the Government, on 1 October 2012, it will carry forward the preparatory work begun as the NHS Commissioning Board Authority while taking on initial statutory responsibilities.  The most notable of these responsibilities being the authorisation of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) which are the drivers of the new, clinically-led commissioning system introduced by the Health and Social Care Act.

The NHS Commissioning Board will take up its full statutory duties and responsibilities on 1 April 2013.”

Read more about the NHS CB.  See their website at http://www.commissioningboard.nhs.uk/ for news, information, puiblications, events, resources including blogs and RSS feeds for subscription.

Bulletin for proposed CCGs – Issue 23, 09 November 2012

Welcome from Barbara Hakin

Welcome to the latest bulletin for emerging clinical commissioning groups. This issue contains a number of items which are of absolute importance, both to CCG leaders and others involved in the new clinical commissioning system.

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AQuA: Clinical Commissioning Group Authorisation and Development Programme

From Authorisation to Implementation:
AQuA has developed a five-module programme to support senior CCG leaders, CCG Chairs, Chief Operating Officers, Finance Directors along with senior Managers and Clinicians going through CCG assessment centres and to support the on-going development process, we are encouraging teams to apply for these modules as well as individual leads.

For more information please contact Liz Ashall-Payne at Elizabeth.Ashall-Payne@srft.nhs.uk.

Binley’s: proposed CCG boundary map

Binleys online have produced a map of the proposed clinical commissioning groups.

Use the available filters to locate East Cheshire.

The Mental Health Act 2007: a review of its implementation

This report examines key issues in the operation of the Mental Health Act five years on. It finds that while there have been some improvements in the treatment of people detained under the Act there remain major concerns about the use of compulsory powers and the availability of advocacy and support for the most vulnerable people. It argues that CCGs and local authorities must ensure that they uphold the rights of people detained under the Mental Health Act as they take up their new responsibilities.

 

AQuA – June issue


AQuA News
Latest AQuA News. Issue 19: June 2012 
Inside this edition you will find some of the following: 


– AQuA Launches Learning Set for Shared Decision Making
– Don’t miss AQuA’s Annual General Meeting
– This year’s Clinical Leaders Network/AQuA Steve Henderson Award Winner Announced
– Launch of the AQuA Mental Health ‘Harmfree’care Programme
– Blackpool shows how it is Advancing Quality in Heart Failure Care
Link to full details…

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