Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Employment law reform - changes happening on 29 July 2013 The 29 July 2013 sees various significant changes to employment law and practice that employers in the NHS will want to be aware of. NHS Employers News
Guidance for employers on the sharing of information about healthcare workers Guidance on the sharing of information about healthcare workers where are patient or public safety risk has been identified. NHS Employers News
NHS England to oversee transistion to new providers of NHS 111 services as NHS Direct gradually withdraws from contracts
NHS England to oversee transistion to new providers of NHS 111 services as NHS Direct gradually withdraws from contracts NHS England today pledged to support commissioners of NHS 111 services to put in place alternative providers to take over the 111 services provided by NHS Direct to patients. This follows an announcement by NHS Direct that they are seeking to gradually withdraw from their remaining contracts for the NHS 111 service.
The decision has been taken by NHS Direct as they are unable to deliver the service within the agreed contract price.
Callers to the 111 number in the areas currently served by NHS Direct will continue to receive a prompt and safe service.
Local GP-led clinical commissioning groups, supported by NHS England, are now actively discussing with a range of potential providers the best way to continue providing a high quality 111 service for patients.
Poor dental health and gum disease may cause Alzheimer’s Poor dental health and gum disease may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, a study suggests. Independent
Why NHS England is launching 'TripAdvisor' for patients Unleashing the power of people is going to be fundamental to improving outcomes across health care, says Tim Kelsey, National Director for Patients and Information at NHS England.Telegraph
Updated version of the workplace health and safety standards now available The NHS Staff Council’s Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group (HSWPG) has today published a revised version of the workplace health and safety standards document with the support of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). NHS Employers News
Standards of care for people who self-harm must be improved, says NICE The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a quality standard to improve the quality of care and support for children, young people, and adults who self-harm.
New NICE TA: Aripiprazole for treating moderate to severe manic episodes in adolescents with bipolar I disorder
New NICE TA: Aripiprazole for treating moderate to severe manic episodes in adolescents with bipolar I disorder NICE has just published a new technology appraisal recommending aripiprazole as a treatment for bipolar disorder in young people. Technology Appraisals are systematic evaluations of the effectiveness of health technologies. They do not have the broad scope of guidelines, which focus on topics rather than technologies, but they do give guidance for clinical practice on the [read the full story...] The Mental Elf