Current policy statements

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3 March 2014

NICE consultation on potential new indicators for the Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set

As part of the process to develop the Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set (CCG OIS), NICE invited stakeholders to comment on potential new indicators.
The indicators have been mapped against the five domains of the NHS Outcomes Framework. 

Our response states that we would welcome the introduction of one or more MSK indicators under domain 2 (Long Term Conditions) that addresses the lack of commissioner incentives to deliver quality care for the significant proportion of the population suffering from preventable and manageable rheumatic conditions.

Please click here for the full consultation response.

 


 

27 September 2013

NHS Mandate revision consultation response 

 

NHS England launched a consultation asking for opinions on the impending revision of the NHS Mandate, which is due every two years. 

 

Our response highlights the concern that the revision places too much emphasis on certain health services and that yearly target-setting will detract from the mandate's longer-term approach.   

 

Please click here for the full consultation response.

 


17 September 2013

 

NHS Dataset Consultation response 

 

NHS England launched a consultation on NHS data and datasets to ask for advice on the collection of data and its management in English hospitals.

 

Our response highlights the need for improvements to data quality for ambulatory outpatient-based services to inform clinical improvement, amongst other points.  

 

Please click here for the full consultation response.

 

 


21 August 2013

 

 

NHS Payments consultation response 

 

The health sector regulator Monitor and NHS England launched a consultation earlier in the year on the Payment by Results system to gather feedback.

 

Our response detailed how a new, fair NHS payment system that incentivised quality was needed, as well as ensuring better outcomes throught mutually reinforced ad joined-up best practice accross care settings.

 

Please click here for the full consultation response.

 


20 August 2013

 

 

House of Commons Long Term Conditions consultation response 

 

Earlier this year the Health Committee of the House of Commons launched a consultation into the management of long-term conditions.

 

We submitted a response to the consultation highlighting the need for early treatment and service coordination across all health care sectors.


Please click here for the full consultation response.

 


15 February 2013

 

 

Diclofenac: Risk of complications is small

 

Diclofenac has made the national press this week, as a recent study by Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry has highlighted the possible increased risk ofheart attack and stroke in patients taking the painkiller.

 

However, we advise that there is no need for panic, and patients prescribed with diclofenac should continue to take it at least until they next speak to their doctor.


Please click here to view the full press release.

 


January 2013

 

 

Health and Social Care Act 2012

 


The impact to BSR

 


The Health and Social Care Bill was passed by parliament and given royal assent in March and is now the Health and Social Care Act 2012. This paper gives a brief update on the content of the Act as well as highlighting the impact it was on BSR and what actions we are taking to accommodate the changes. 



Health and Social Care Act 2012 update…….The impact for BSR


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