Issue 90 of the AQuA Bulletin

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–         Update on Urgent and Emergency Care Review

–         A national review of choices in end-of-life care

–         Population level commissioning for the future

·         Productivity:   Focus on how money is spent, not just how much

·         Integration:     The relationship between delayed discharge and care home bed supply

·         Reducing Mortality:  Cancer survival in England by stage

 ·         Safer Care:   National flu programme training slide set for healthcare professionals

 ·         Public Health:  Ambitious for recovery: tackling drug and alcohol addiction in the UK

 ·         Reducing Mortality:  NHS England sets out plan for a sustainable Cancer Drugs Fund

 ·         Productivity:  Help for NHS to recover costs of care from visitors and migrants

 ·         Patient Experience:  Aim to improve patient protection and public confidence in doctors

 ·         Prevention:  Asthma admissions rise in September

 ·         Safer Care:  Model process flowchart for raising concerns

 ·         Prevention:   MRSA screening and suppression guidance

 ·         Data & Intelligence:    Data round up

New framework agreement by NICE

NHS institutions can now purchase journals, books and databases to support patient care and safety at competitive rates, thanks to a new Framework Agreement launched by NICE.

The NICE Electronic and Print Content Framework Agreement allows NHS and partner organisations in England and Wales to buy a range of print and electronic content, from 14 approved providers, such as BMJ Publishing, Oxford University Press, Pharmaceutical Press and Waterstones.

The Framework is compliant with the Official Journal of the European Community purchasing route, meaning that it will not be necessary for purchasers to take part in full competitive tendering.   Read the full article here

Full details of the products, services, and purchasing and pricing models available through the Framework are available from the Journals and Databases page of the
NHS Evidence website.

Don’t forget you can use NICE for: NICE Guidance  Find GuidanceClinical GuidelinesDiagnostics,Interventional Procedures,Medical TechnologiesPublic HealthQuality Standards,Technology Appraisals

Public Health eNewsletter and resources at NHS Evidence

The latest e-newsletter from the National Library for Public Health is now available at   If you prefer you can subscribe to receive the newsletter every month by clicking here.

All the public health resources can be found at such as Public Health NICE Pathways – ‘bringing together all related NICE guidance and associated products in a set of interactive topic-based diagrams’. There are four Public Health pathways: