New NHS Alliance News:
At its AGM, held in London on Wednesday July 13, New NHS Alliance confirmed its commitment to Health Creation as a means to tackle health inequalities and deliver a more sustainable NHS. A diverse audience argued this is the most important agenda in health at the moment, a point confirmed by Lord Crisp, former chief executive of the NHS, in his key note on the power of communities. He shared the thinking of Dr Mirian Were Chancellor of Moi University, Kenya: “If it doesn’t happen in the community, it doesn’t happen. If it happens in the communities, it happens in the nation.”
Working with communities as assets has long been a key building block for the Alliance, and building health into housing is another emerging focus, as our membership expands from primary care to housing organisations, emergency services, and urgent care providers.
SAVE THE DATE: 2016 ACTION SUMMIT
Thursday, December 1, 2016
King’s Fund, Cavendish Square, London W1
Our 2016 Action Summit will take place in December at the King’s Fund in central London. This will be a full and interactive day, focusing on the concept and practice of Health Creation. We are delighted the Summit will be delivered in partnership with ITN Productions, who will launch our 2016 news programme, Healthy Communities, Healthy People.
Full details coming soon but please save the date and register your interest now with firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note places are limited and we will be offered in order of registered interest.
New NHS Alliance Coverage
NHS Reforms: Forward View ‘guarantee’ needed to stop crisis in general practice. National Health Executive
What does Brexit mean for pharmacy? Uncertainty seems to be the only certainty in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. Meanwhile, pharmacy, medical and health organisations are trying to reassure stakeholders, while seeking reassurance from government for themselves. Pharmacy Magazine
Care Pathways: Greater national action needed on management of controlled drugs – CQC. National Health Executive
- New NHS Alliance responds to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde research into systematic underfunding of general practice. New NHS Alliance
- New NHS Alliance responds to GP role in health checks for people with severe mental illness. New NHS Alliance
This fortnight’s news:
- Annual hikes in GP indemnity fees to be reimbursed from April 2017 – The NHS will introduce a £60 million Indemnity Support Scheme for GPs to compensate the costs of inflationary increases in insurances costs, Pulse understands. Pulse
- CCGs with biggest increases and decreases in GP access – The clinical commissioning groups with greatest improvements and biggest declines in patient access to GP services over the last three years have been identified, following the annual GP patient survey. Local Government Chronicle
- Millions of patients turned away by GPs – Millions of patients are being denied medical care after being shut out of overcrowded GP surgeries in what doctors say is a “clear threat to patient safety”. Times
- New prime minister must address NHS funding challenges, says BMA – The BMA has called on new prime minister Theresa May to produce a strategy to address the funding and workload challenges that threaten to ‘overwhelm’ the NHS. GP Online
- Larger GP practices have lower patient satisfaction, finds report – Large-scale general practice doesn’t improve quality of care, and actually leads to deterioration in patient satisfaction, a new report has concluded. Pulse
- Seven-day general practice will have to be funded by other NHS cuts, MPs warn – The House of Commons health committee has questioned how the Government intends to pay for seven-day routine GP services. Pulse
- GP Forward View will be high on agenda at RCGP Annual Conference 2016 – The GP Forward View will take centre stage at the RCGP Annual Conference in Harrogate this year, with plenary speakers and workshops addressing many of the key issues. GP Online
- Large general practice groups ‘improving nurse training’– Nurses and healthcare assistants working for new large-scale general practice organisations are benefitting from extra training and peer support which is leading to improved retention rates, a new report has suggested. Nursing Standard
Health Creation: the missing jewel in the NHS’ Crown? The NHS is very good at treating many illnesses and there is a greater focus than in the past on preventing illness. But what about creating health? Read our paper here.