Monthly Archive:: March 2016

What You Need to Know About Zika Virus: Pregnancy and Sexual Transmission

Reading Time: 3 minutesNo treatment or vaccine currently exists for Zika virus. For most people who contract the virus, the illness will be mild and pass on its own in about one week. For pregnant women, however, Zika could be much more severe, particularly for their unborn babies. And

New CCG improvement and assessment framework launched today

Reading Time: 2 minutesNHS England has today launched a new Improvement and Assessment Framework for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), which will include ratings published online to show patients how their local health service is performing in six important areas. From June, an initial assessment of CCG performance will be

Patient safety alert – prioritisation of general practice home visits

Reading Time: 1 minutesA patient safety alert has been issued by NHS England around the prioritisation of general practice home visits. When a request for a home visit is made, it is vital that general practices have a system in place to assess: whether a home visit is clinically

Helping doctors respond to the needs of transgender people – Will Huxter

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Chair of the NHS England Gender Task & Finish Group looks at how new guidance and training packages promote best practice in the treatment of transgender people in the NHS:   I am always pleased to draw attention to examples of good practice from the

NHS England takes robust action on confilcts of interest

Reading Time: 3 minutesNHS England is today unveiling a comprehensive package of measures aimed at clamping down on conflicts of interest and ensuring the NHS is one of the leading healthcare organisations in the world in tackling such issues. The plans are designed to bring a stronger, more consistent

NHS England publishes Business Plan 2016/17

Reading Time: 2 minutesToday (31 March) we published our Business Plan for 2016/17 which builds on three guiding principles which will shape our work in the year ahead: Constancy of purpose and priorities Coherent national support for locally led improvement Solve today’s issues by accelerating tomorrow’s solutions There is

NHS England communications survey

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS England » NHS England communications survey NHS England communications survey 31 March 2016 – 09:34 NHS England would like to know how we can improve our digital communication channels including the NHS England website, our email bulletins and our social media accounts. We would like

Media Briefing to Announce First-Ever Liver Transplant from HIV-Positive Donor

Reading Time: 3 minutesWHAT: Johns Hopkins Medicine press conference on the first-ever HIV-to-HIV liver transplant WHEN: Wednesday, March 30, 12 noon EDT WHERE: Turner AuditoriumThe Johns Hopkins Hospital720 Rutland Ave.Baltimore, MD 21205 Parking is available in the Washington Garage for regular-sized cars; larger news trucks/vans may park along Monument Street

Watch the live stream of NHS England’s Board meeting

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS England » Watch the live stream of NHS England’s Board meeting Watch the live stream of NHS England’s Board meeting 30 March 2016 – 16:30 Taking place on Thursday 31 March 2016, NHS England, Southside, London, at 10.30am. Categories: Board meetings • Home • News

Sustainability and Transformation leaders confirmed

Reading Time: 4 minutesSenior figures from across health and care who will be leading work on Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP) within their ‘footprint’ area have been confirmed today. The recently-announced 44 STP footprints are geographic areas that will bring local health and care leaders, organisations and communities together