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NHS England to launch publicity campaign on care.data

Despite previous assertions that it was the duty of GPs to inform patients of the new care.data programme, NHS England are to launch a publicity campaign in January to raise awareness of the changes that will see patient information shared with commissioners.
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NHS England cancels £50m innovation commissioning fund

Just two months after its announcement, a fund designed to support medical innovation has been cancelled by NHS England.
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Updated mandate puts CCGs under strain

The future of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) looks uncertain as the Department of Health’s updated mandate to NHS England has not been fully ‘costed’.
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NICE quality standards for young suffers of depression

Standards of care and support for children and young people with depression must be improved, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said.
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Primary care requires more NHS attention

The NHS requires “radical transformation” of out of hospital care, said Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt at a conference of the Royal College of General Practitioners in Harrogate.
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Abbott loses shadow health minister role

High-profile Labour MP Diane Abbott has been dismissed from her role as Shadow Public Health Minister.
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Gerada: independent general practice has ‘served its time’

Clare Gerada, Chairwoman of the Royal College of General Practitioners has announced that the small business model of general practice has ‘served its time’.
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24/7 society needs longer surgery hours

Patients will be given the chance to visit GP surgeries during the evenings and weekends, Prime Minister David Cameron has stated.
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Foundation Trusts must have CQC approval

NHS Trusts will no longer be given foundation status until they have gone through a Care Quality Commission inspection regime, Monitor has stated.
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NHS demonstration tries to heal Labour-union split

A major ‘Save the NHS’ demonstration and rally in Manchester has challenged the coalition’s health policy – and tried to heal the split...

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