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NHS Mandate replaces targets with ‘progress’

The new NHS Mandate, presented to Parliament by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, has replaced the draft version’s outcome targets with requirements for “measurable progress”.
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Trusts launch medicines waste campaign

A host of NHS trusts across south east London have launched a new medicines management campaign to combat widespread drug waste and treatments being misused or taken incorrectly.
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Commissioning Board publishes CCG running costs allowances

The NHS Commissioning Board has published revised running costs allowances (RCAs) for the 211 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in 2013/14.
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Type 1 diabetes patients are denied access to NHS specialists

NHS commissioning policies stop people with type 1 diabetes from gaining access to essential specialist services, medical experts have warned.
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Final CCGs submit applications

The final ‘wave’ of clinical commissioning groups have submitted their applications for authorisation with the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB).
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Bridge over troubled healthcare

How will Public Health England bring together the NHS and local government?
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CQC improving after difficult start

The Care Quality Commission has experienced “serious difficulties” in its first 18 months, according to a National Audit Office report.
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NICE launches QOF consultation

The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has launched a public consultation on the new indicators for the 2013/14 Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF).
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Public ignoring flu jab

The Government has claimed people who ignore receiving the seasonal flu vaccine are playing “Russian roulette with their lives”.
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New online register launched by EMA and ENCePP

The EMA and the European Network of Centres for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance (ENCePP) have launched the E-Register of Studies.

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