This blog covers the latest UK health care news, publications, policy announcements, events and information focused on the NHS, as well as the latest media stories and local news coverage of the NHS Trusts in Northamptonshire.
Now or never: shaping pharmacy for the futureThis report highlights that people across England should expect pharmacists to offer far more than just medicines. It looks at how pharmacists are providing easy access to medicines, advice, review and care; better self-management of long-term conditions; better health through support to make lifestyle changes, and services which are integrated with other health professionals- so care is seamless, and it recommends ways to make these services more widespread.
Health and wellbeing boards: one year onHealth and wellbeing boards have made good progress but face a critical year which could define whether they develop into system leaders or are relegated to a side show, according to a King’s Fund survey. There is little sign that the 152 new bodies have begun to grapple with immediate issues such as reconfiguration and integrated care with the latter only mentioned by nine respondents. King's Fund
Deprived of chance to die at homefficial study shows terminally ill patients in some areas twice as likely to be able to die at home than in some deprived parts of the country The Daily Telegraph See also: