NHS Wales

Kyowa Kirin welcomes the decision that NICE will revisit their appraisal of the innovative systemic treatment, POTELIGEO®▼ (mogamulizumab), for adults living with two forms of ultra-rare non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 1:51pm

Kyowa Kirin remains committed to finding a solution for people living with SS or MF to have access to POTELIGEO and will continue discussions with NICE and NHS England to find a resolution.

Key Points: 
  • Kyowa Kirin remains committed to finding a solution for people living with SS or MF to have access to POTELIGEO and will continue discussions with NICE and NHS England to find a resolution.
  • We strongly believe in the clinical and cost effectiveness of POTELIGEO and will continue a dialogue with NICE and NHS England.
  • We are hopeful that NICEs reassessment might bring parity with the SMCs decision to make mogamulizumab available in Scotland.
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electroCore, Inc. Announces Extension of NHS England’s Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) Program to Fund Continued Use of gammaCore™ in England

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 1:44pm

The proposed contract includes the option to extend for up to an additional three years through March 31, 2024.

Key Points: 
  • The proposed contract includes the option to extend for up to an additional three years through March 31, 2024.
  • Designed as a portable, easy-to-use technology, gammaCore can be self-administered by patients, as needed, without the potential side effects associated with commonly prescribed drugs.
  • In 2019, NICE published an evidence-based Medical Technology Guidance document recommending the use of gammaCore for cluster headache within NHS England.
  • Please refer to the gammaCore Instructions for Use for all of the important warnings and precautions before using or prescribing gammaCore.

NHS charges

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 12:04am

This provision has been carried forward into the legislation which replaced the 1946 Act the NHS Act 1977 and subsequently the NHS Act 2006.

Key Points: 
  • This provision has been carried forward into the legislation which replaced the 1946 Act the NHS Act 1977 and subsequently the NHS Act 2006.
  • Since the founding of the NHS, amendments to legislation have been made allowing charges for NHS services including prescription, dental and optical charges.
  • This briefing paper sets out the provisions for various NHS charges, which groups are exempt, and explains where charges vary in the devolved nations.
  • In the context of financial pressure on the NHS, there have been calls for the introduction of additional charges for services, such as GP appointments, although there have been no Government plans to introduce further charges.

NHS Wales Rolls out Connected Healthcare to Over 4 Million People With Fiorano

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:00am

Fiorano's ITK Framework provided NHS the capability to manage complex health information integrations across a wide geographical area.

Key Points: 
  • Fiorano's ITK Framework provided NHS the capability to manage complex health information integrations across a wide geographical area.
  • Healthcare professionals across Wales can now access cancer patient's information, previously available only to Cancer Network Information System Cymru (CaNISC) users.
  • NHS Wales is the publicly funded healthcare system providing healthcare to some 4 million people who live in the country.
  • The NHS Wales Informatics Service is responsible for the development and support of the technology used in NHS throughout Wales.

NHS Wales selects RLDatix to drive national patient safety initiative

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 12:55pm

"This partnership with RLDatix is an important next step in our patient safety evolution," said Jonathan Webb, who led the procurement project as Head of Safety & Learning at NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership.

Key Points: 
  • "This partnership with RLDatix is an important next step in our patient safety evolution," said Jonathan Webb, who led the procurement project as Head of Safety & Learning at NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership.
  • RLDatix's leading software technology, DatixCloudIQ, will capture and standardise granular patient safety data from across NHS Wales, then distribute those insights to the country's seven health boards to drive local improvements.
  • The NHS Wales programme team and a specially selected team from RLDatix will implement a smooth roll out of functionality across all organisations.
  • "The foresight shown by the leadership of NHS Wales to improve quality and patient safety through this project cannot be overstated.

NHS Wales selects RLDatix to drive national patient safety initiative

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 7:55am

"This partnership with RLDatix is an important next step in our patient safety evolution," said Jonathan Webb, who led the procurement project as Head of Safety & Learning at NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership.

Key Points: 
  • "This partnership with RLDatix is an important next step in our patient safety evolution," said Jonathan Webb, who led the procurement project as Head of Safety & Learning at NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership.
  • RLDatix's leading software technology, DatixCloudIQ, will capture and standardise granular patient safety data from across NHS Wales, then distribute those insights to the country's seven health boards to drive local improvements.
  • The NHS Wales programme team and a specially selected team from RLDatix will implement a smooth roll out of functionality across all organisations.
  • "The foresight shown by the leadership of NHS Wales to improve quality and patient safety through this project cannot be overstated.

Steve Brine MP gives evidence to Committee on sexual health services

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 1:09pm

Health and Social Care Committee hears from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care, NHS England, and Association of Directors of Public Health

Key Points: 
  • The Health and Social Care Committee hears from Steve Brine MP,Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care, Public Health England, NHS England and the Association of Directors of Public Health, on a range of issues relating to sexual health including trends, services, commissioning and funding.
  • Tuesday 26 February in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House
    Steve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Health and Social Care
    Dominic Hardy, Director of Primary Care Delivery, NHS England

NHS Counter Fraud organisations give evidence on the Bribery Act 2010

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 12:11am

Select Committee on the Bibrey Act 2010 takes evidence on 20 November at 10.30am

Key Points: 
  • The Select Committee on the Bribery Act 2010 hears evidence from the NHS Counter Fraud Authority, NHS Counter Fraud Services, barristers and solicitors.
  • Do you think understanding of the Bribery Act, and specific wording, is improving with time?
  • How effective are the UK's law enforcement organisations when it comes to investigating and prosecuting bribery?
  • What do the NHS Counter Fraud Authority and Services, respectively, do to tackle bribery within the NHS?

NHS Counter Fraud organisations give evidence on the Bribery Act 2010

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 12:11am

Select Committee on the Bibrey Act 2010 takes evidence on 20 November at 10.30am

Key Points: 
  • The Select Committee on the Bribery Act 2010 hears evidence from the NHS Counter Fraud Authority, NHS Counter Fraud Services, barristers and solicitors.
  • Do you think understanding of the Bribery Act, and specific wording, is improving with time?
  • How effective are the UK's law enforcement organisations when it comes to investigating and prosecuting bribery?
  • What do the NHS Counter Fraud Authority and Services, respectively, do to tackle bribery within the NHS?

Elsevier to Provide Point of Care Tools for NHS Wales

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 9:01am

This agreement will see the implementation of Elsevier's ClinicalKey, ClinicalKey Nursing and Journals Consult solutions for all NHS Wales employees

Key Points: 
  • This agreement will see the implementation of Elsevier's ClinicalKey, ClinicalKey Nursing and Journals Consult solutions for all NHS Wales employees
    Elsevier , the information analytics business specializing in science and health, has been awarded an NHS Wales Tender for Point of Care tools.
  • This follows an expansion of the NHS Wales e-Library for Health which is managed by NHS Wales Informatics Service.
  • The e-Library is aimed at supporting effective healthcare delivery by providing evidence-based, relevant, and timely information to NHS Wales staff.
  • "The NHS Wales Informatics Service recognizes that clinicians need access to current, credible information and search tools to provide the best evidence-based care to their patients," said Tim Hawkins, Managing Director, Clinical Solutions EMEALAAP, Elsevier.