Tag - Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)

Electronic prescription service to include controlled medication

Electronic prescription service to include controlled medication. Pharmacies in England will now be able to dispense controlled drugs via the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) following a successful trial. The decision means patients will be able to have their prescriptions sent electronically from their GP to their pharmacy, rather than having to carry a paper copy. Schedule 2 and 3 controlled drugs, excluding oral liquid methadone, will now be available electronically. More than 90% of GP practices and pharmacies are already live with the [...]

Child mental health services are a postcode lottery, finds study

Child mental health services are a postcode lottery, finds study. Children who need 'low level' mental health services for conditions such as depression and anxiety or eating disorders face a significant postcode lottery, a report has warned. An investigation by the Children’s Commissioner into spending on prevention and early intervention services in 2018/19 found while a quarter of areas are spending £1.1 million or more, the bottom quarter spent £180,000 or less. Figures collected for the report from local authorities, public health bodies, children’s [...]

Skills for Health Core Skills Training Framework

Skills for Health's UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) - E-Learning for Healthcare & Social Care Providers in the UK. Skills for Health Core Skills Training Framework Many health and social care providers ask the following questions: What is the Skills for Health's UK Core Skills Training Framework? Can the Core Skills Training Framework be used in primary care? Which training courses are included in the Core Skills Training Framework? These are just a few questions from the many enquiries The Mandatory Training Group receives [...]