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Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) -
These briefings aim to help local pharmaceutical committees and community pharmacists keep up to date with developments in the healthcare landscape. Two of the briefings cover NHS England’s business plan and its plans for the development of general practice, following the GP Call to Action process undertaken in late 2013. The third briefing provides an update on the changes to the GP contract that were introduced in April 2014.
NHS England -
The Quality Premium rewards CCGs for improving the quality of services they commission and for associated improvements in health outcomes and reducing inequalities. NHS England are seeking suggestions on possible future mental health measures. These could be directly about mental health outcomes or could cover wider issues where it is known that people with mental health needs have poorer outcomes, such as physical health needs or employment. Suggestions should be submitted by 2nd May 2014.
NHS Confederation -
This briefing brings together the views of NHS leaders and highlights the key messages arising from a roundtable held at the end of last year on the issue of how the health service can balance the imperative to provide better care with the need to reduce costs overall.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation -
This briefing examines the relationship between pay and conditions for workers in residential, nursing and domiciliary care services and the quality of care experienced by people using the service.