Heatwave plan for England

Here is the Heatwave plan for England by Public Health England. A document can be downloaded below. Heatwave_Plan_2014_EasyRead As we approach summer, this letter is intended to draw your attention to the Heatwave plan for England (background Annexe 1). No changes have been made to the plan this year, apart from removing the calendar year … Continue reading Heatwave plan for England

Changes to Ealing maternity and interdependent services confirmed

For Information Changes to Ealing maternity and interdependent services confirmed  At its meeting in public on Wednesday 20 May 2015, Ealing CCG’s Governing Body confirmed that the closure of the maternity unit should be completed on 1 July 2015.  As well as the timing of the closure, the Governing Body discussed the planned improvements to … Continue reading Changes to Ealing maternity and interdependent services confirmed

NHS Five Year forward view. Summary of Chapter 1

NHS England has produced a strategy document on its plan for the next 5 years. This has some radical proposals on new models of care to meet future demand. Chapter 1 makes the case for why the NHS needs to change. Click here for a link to the document. Other chapters to follow shortly. Here is … Continue reading NHS Five Year forward view. Summary of Chapter 1

Join our weekly integrated care newsletter in 2015

Happy New Year! We hope to improved integrated care in 2015 with better integration. A lot going on, so join our newsletter for Great West Road Locality in Hounslow. We will share advice and tips and would welcome thoughts and views from patients, healthcare professionals and social workers. Just click on the link here. http://eepurl.com/bamNMD

Pulling together the Better Care Fund

This is a report by Grant Thornton on the challenges of implimenting the Better Care Fund. You can download the report here, Key points are outlined below. Pulling-together-the-Better-Care-Fund KEY ACTIONS REQUIRED Funding & Planning Arrangements All organisations need to understand the strength of  relationship with partners and  the impact that various cultural differences can have … Continue reading Pulling together the Better Care Fund

Primary Care Recruitment Crisis

GP workforce crisis could force 600 practices to close, warns RCGP By Neil Roberts on the 2 October 2014 Up to 600 practices could close within the next year because of the GP workforce crisis, the RCGP believes. Dr Maureen Baker: practice closure warning New research from the college estimates that the recruitment and retention … Continue reading Primary Care Recruitment Crisis