NHS England: Implementing routine outcome monitoring in specialist perinatal mental health services

NHS England | December  2019 | Implementing routine outcome monitoring in specialist perinatal mental health services

NHS England has released a new publication, which focuses on good practice examples, tools, tips and information to help perinatal mental health (PMH) services embed appropriate perinatal mental health outcomes measures at a local level, using outcome measures that are already part of the Mental Health Services Dataset (Source: NHS England).

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Implementing routine outcome monitoring in specialist perinatal mental health services

NHS England will commission maternal intravenous immunoglobulin for the prevention of allo-immune fetal and neonatal haemochromatosis

NHS England |December 2019 |Maternal intravenous immunoglobulin for the prevention of allo-immune fetal and neonatal haemochromatosis 

NHS England will commission maternal intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) for the prevention of allo-immune fetal and neonatal haemochromatosis in accordance with the criteria outlined in this policy.

Clinical Commissioning Policy: Maternal intravenous immunoglobulin for the prevention of allo-immune fetal and neonatal haemochromatosis

 

NHS warning as winter vomiting bug closes 1,000 hospital beds

NHS England | December  2019| NHS warning as winter vomiting bug closes 1,000 hospital beds

The NHS is calling on the public to heed advice and stay at home if they have norovirus to avoid passing it on, as hospitals in England have been forced to close more than 1,100 hospital beds over the last week.

Top medics are concerned about the spread of the winter vomiting bug this year and the impact it is having on hospitals and other services.

They are therefore urging those who catch the virus not to go back to work or school until at least 48 hours after symptoms pass, to avoid passing it on to others.

The latest data from Public Health England (PHE) surveillance showed that the number of positive norovirus laboratory reports during the two weeks in the middle of November (11th-24th) was 28% higher than the average for the last five.

The NHS is responding by launching a new social media campaign to help people avoid catching the bug if possible, and recognise and deal with the symptoms of norovirus at home if they are unlucky enough to get infected.

Health bosses are also encouraging those who need it to seek help from the free, 24/7 NHS 111 phone and online service rather than going to hospital or their GP, where they risk infecting others (Source: NHS England).

 

A Guide to Managing Medicines Supply and Shortages

NHS England | November 2019| A Guide to Managing Medicines Supply and Shortages

NHS England have produced a guide which aims to support pharmacists, clinicians and other NHS professionals with managing the supply of medicines to their patients and details the national, regional and local management and escalation processes and communication routes for medicines supply issues in order to consolidate existing practice across industry, government and the NHS (Source: NHS England).

A Guide to Managing Medicines Supply and Shortages

NHS England: Advanced Service Specification – NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service

NHS England | October 2019 | Advanced Service Specification – NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service

NHS England has released Advanced Service Specification – NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service, this service specification is for the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS).

Advanced Service Specification – NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service

 

Advanced Service Specification – NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service

Social prescribing link worker welcome pack

NHS England | September 2019 | Social prescribing link worker welcome pack

NHS England has published Social prescribing link worker welcome pack, the pack includes useful information to help link workers in primary care networks find out more about their role and what support is available. 

Social Prescribing Link Worker welcome pack – web version

Social Prescribing Link Worker welcome pack – version for download