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NHS England consultation – online survey

NHS England’s consultation outlines plans to reduce spend in “low priority” areas. The consultation covers items such as travel vaccines, paracetamol and homeopathic products. It also includes measures to restrict prescribing of fast-acting fentanyl, a treatment used by clinicians to control rapid onset, severe pain in cancer patients towards the end of life.

The consultation is open until 21st October 2017.

NAHH response to NICE call for evidence - End of Life Care services

The NAHH have sent a succinct report to NICE regarding End of Life Care services which includes citing several examples provided by member services in the last 12 months.

The report is available to download here →

The NAHH thanks contributors and welcome any further responses and is aware that some member services will have submitted more detailed evidence on behalf of your Hospice at Home service through their organisation.

Health Education England - Green light for new nursing support role

A new role that will sit alongside existing nursing care support workers and fully-qualified registered nurses to deliver hands-on care moved a step closer today as Health Education England (HEE) published the response to its recent consultation on the Nursing Associate role.

The report is now available to download →

The consultation attracted more than 1,000 responses from individuals including patients, members of the public and a wide range of organisations including professional bodies, trade unions, health care and social care providers and commissioners of healthcare. The role will be given the title Nursing Associate. In order to get the implementation of the Nursing Associate role right, HEE intends to appoint ‘test sites’. Five workshops will take place in England in July so that HEE can engage with stakeholders on the scope of practice of the new role. Early test sites will recruit 1,000 students to start training for the new role in 2017.

To view the response to the consultation, visit https://hee.nhs.uk/our-work/developing-our-workforce/nursing/new-support-role-nursing

Join Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, HEE’s Nursing Director, for a Twitter chat on the @WeNurses platform on Tuesday 7 June (8-9pm) to debate areas of the consultation and ask questions.

Article written by NAHH’s Kay Greene & Lesley Spencer published in European Journal of Palliative Care (EJPC)

The NAHH Trustees are delighted to share the news that a recent article written by Kay Greene and Lesley Spencer, has been published in the European Journal of Palliative Care (EJPC). The article outlines the NAHH strategy and explains who the NAHH is and what our Association’s goals are.

The article can be downloaded here →

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Supporting older people with cancer and life-limiting conditions dying at home...

Barbara A. Jack, Tracy K. Mitchell, Louise C. Cope & Mary R. O’Brien have written this interesting article entitled:

“ Supporting older people with cancer and life-limiting conditions dying at home: a qualitative study of patient and family caregiver experiences of Hospice at Home care ”

Download the document below:

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