CCG joins dementia drive

NHS Wakefield CCG has joined a campaign to raise the awareness of dementia to improve early diagnosis rates.

Measles outbreak prompts NHS vaccination debate

The current outbreak of measles in Swansea has prompted calls for more effective NHS vaccination strategies across England and Wales.

Dudley CCG agrees £60k mental health deal

NHS Dudley CCG has spent £60,000 on an online service to help adults with common mental health and wellbeing issues.

Public confidence in NHS stops falling

Like a patient in acute care, public satisfaction with the NHS is now in a stable condition after a severe fall.

Most GPs are anxious about patient trust

More than half of GPs see accusations of conflicting interests as the greatest danger of the new CCG system.

NICE says social care for dementia is ‘patchy’

NICE has described the existing social care provision for people with dementia as ‘patchy’ and struggling to catch up with the increased demand.

DH takes steps to improve patient safety

Hospital ratings and a “duty of candour” for the NHS are among the measures announced by the Department of Health in its response to the Francis report.

NHS Commissioning Board rebrands as NHS England

The NHS Commissioning Board, the ‘quango’ entrusted with managing the new NHS, will be known as NHS England from 12 April 2013.

High mortality rates typical of Welsh district hospitals

The majority of district general hospitals in Wales have mortality rates above the predicted level, according to health board figures.

Expert predicts CCGs are doomed

A health expert has predicted that the failings of CCGs will see them replaced after only two years by a more effective system of commissioning healthcare services.

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