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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) -
HCPC are consulting on revised standards of proficiency for practitioner psychologists. The deadline for responses to the consultation is 17 October 2014.
World Health Organization (WHO) -
The action plan provides a road map and a menu of policy options for policy-makers to take coordinated and coherent action on the prevention and control of long-term conditions. The agreed global targets include a 25% relative reduction in premature mortality from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory diseases by 2025. An accompanying publication provides information and data on long-term conditions in each country.
Race Equality Foundation (REF) -
The term ‘personalisation’ means different things to different people but, as used both by the previous Labour and current Coalition governments, it is about tailoring services to people’s own circumstances and giving them more control over the amount and type of support they receive. This briefing looks at how personalisation can increase access to healthcare for people from black and minority ethnic communities, but also considers some of the challenges that it may bring.
Department of Health (DH) -
This implementation plan sets out a timeline for how the Visitor and Migrant NHS Cost Recovery Programme will be rolled out over the next 2 years. It is intended to give the NHS a clear idea of the timeline and sequence for building on existing systems and developing new ones. The programme aims to help the NHS recover costs from visitors and migrants from both the European Economic Area (EEA) and outside.
This report presents the findings of a review into off-payroll employment in NHS foundation trusts. Monitor worked with the Health and Social Care Information Centre to make sure that NHS foundation trusts understand and are complying with tax arrangements recommended by HM Treasury.
National Audit Office -
Although some parts of the NHS in England are achieving value for money for their spending on out-of-hours GP services, this is not the case across the board, according to this report. It finds that the number of cases handled by out-of-hours GP services has fallen, from an estimated 8.6 million in 2007-08 to 5.8 million in 2013-14. The report also estimates that out-of-hours GP services also cost less now, in real terms, than they did in 2005-06, but NHS 111 makes cost comparisons difficult.