Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Securing excellence in GP IT services

"This document sets out the operating arrangements for the delivery of GP IT services across England. It outlines clear accountability, responsibility and financing support for general practice in England to receive high quality IT support services."

Securing excellence in GP IT services: operating model, 2nd edition (2014-16)
NHS England
April 2014

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Transforming primary care

"By freeing up time and redirecting several hundred million pounds of public funding for hard pressed family doctors as well as nurses and other community health staff, the aim is to bring about broad-based improvement in care for our highest need patients."

Transforming primary care: safe, proactive, personalised care for those who need it most
Department of Health, NHS England
April 2014

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Improving contraceptive services

"Investment in contraception saves money by reducing unintended pregnancy rates. This, in turn, will reduce costs for: the NHS, the education system, welfare" 

Contraceptive services
NICE local government briefings
March 2014

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Community engagement to improve health

"If local authorities and their partners get local communities involved in decisions about how to design or improve services this will make services more effective, cost-effective and sustainable – and there will be greater uptake."

Community engagement to improve health
NICE local government briefings
March 2014

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Successfully spreading surgical innovation

"If we are to address the slow diffusion of innovation we must learn from experience. This report sets out what makes adoption of surgical innovation different and why we need a new approach."

From innovation to adoption: Successfully spreading surgical innovation
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
April 2014

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Monday, 14 April 2014

General Medical Services: guidance and audit requirements

"This document provides information on contractual changes in 2014/15 as well as detailed guidance and the assurance management arrangements and audit requirements to support practices and NHS England area teams."

General Medical Services contract 2014/15: guidance and audit requirements
NHS England
March 2014

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Cost benefit analysis guidance for local partnerships

"This document outlines a methodology for a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) model originally developed by New Economy, local authorities and other public sector agencies across Greater Manchester (GM). It is designed to simplify and to lower the cost of performing CBA in the context of local programmes to improve public services where analytical and research resources may be relatively limited." 

Supporting public service transformation: cost benefit analysis guidance for local partnerships
HM Treasury, Public Service Transformation Network, New Economy
April 2014

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