Top News Stories:
The pharmacy minister has failed to address whether the Department of Health (DH) has considered the impact funding cuts could have on rural and urban pharmacies. C+D
NHS England sets out local NHS funding growth to 2020: NHS England today published indicative figures for how much each part of England could see its NHS budget grow by 2020, and the funding available for transformation. NHS England
The chief nursing officer for England is set to unveil a new four-year plan for nurses, midwives and care workers focussed on how the profession can drive changes to services and help reduce unwarranted variation in health and care provision. The new framework – called Leading Change, Adding Value – is the successor to the 2012 Compassion in Practice strategy. Nursing Times
Vanguards funding cut in 2016-17 – Vanguards will receive less money in 2016-17 than last year, with hospital chains the only sector to see an overall increase in funding.HSJ
NHS providers end year with £2.7bn deficit, HSJ research reveals – NHS providers have fallen almost £1bn short of their revised financial target for 2015-16, finishing the year £2.7bn in the red. HSJ
New NHS Alliance News:
- Collaborate is making very good progress. It is now in full delivery mode, currently undertaking consultations across the country in order to inform our community of learning and practice around primary care leadership.
- New NHS Alliance co-chair Mark Spencer and national executive Caroline Kerby spoke at the Primary Care Public Health conference.
- New NHS Alliance’s national executive Michael Palmer attended the Royal College of Nursing and NHS England round table on the nursing contribution to implementing 5 Year Forward View.
New NHS Alliance Coverage:
More integration needed in flu vaccination programme, says New Alliance chair – While the recommissioning of the flu vaccination programme to community pharmacy has been welcomed by the New NHS Alliance, there is still a need for more joint working according to the chairman. Primary Care Today
New report investigates unsafe discharge from hospitals – with comment from New NHS Alliance national executive and registered nurse, Michael Palmer. Nursing in Practice
A route to transformation – Relationship management needs to become the new normal for the NHS and, with the extreme pressure on social care, few relationships are more important than the one with local housing organisations. Primary Care Today
Merron Simpson, New NHS Alliance, reflects on the GP Forward View. LGC
For richer, but not for poorer – The gap between the lifespans of the richest and poorest in the UK seems to be increasing for the first time since the 1870s. How can this worrying trend be reversed? Pharmacy Magazine
Pharmacy flu fight divides doctors – Commissioning flu vaccines through community pharmacy continues to divide doctors as the decision is backed by the New NHS Alliance but remains challenged by the British Medical Association (BMA). The Pharmacist
Measuring holistic success – Relationship management needs to become the new normal for the NHS and, with the extreme pressure on social care, few relationships are more important than the one with local housing organisations. Primary Care Today
New NHS Alliance Press Releases:
New NHS Alliance responds to Ombudsman report into elderly hospital discharge. New NHS Alliance
New NHS Alliance responds to new nursing framework – Leading Change, Adding Value. New NHS Alliance