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Friday 21 November 2014

Top stories

02.10.14: Health Education England has been asked to find out exactly how many primary and community care staff are needed across the country
21.11.14: More than 340,000 frontline healthcare workers had a flu vaccination in September and October this year according to figures published by Public Health England
21.11.14: The NHS needs to be better at evaluating its health and wellbeing programmes, a report published today has warned.
21.11.14: Information on how to use surveillance to “expose cruelty and neglect” is soon to be published by the Care Quality Commission
04.11.14: Overtime could be included in holiday pay for millions of workers in the UK depending on a court ruling later today
07.11.14: A leading healthcare think tank has called for "significant reform" to general practice in order to meet the challenges of NHS England's Five Year Forward View
18.11.14: Data on every GP surgery in England has been released by the heath regulator in an attempt to promote transparency around the inspection regime.
11.11.14: GPs will be asked to prescribe a set of health and fitness apps with the aim of encouraging patients to improve their health

Personal practice

Steve Field: The CQC is currently consulting on a new approach to inspecting healthcare services in prisons, youth offender institutions and immigration removal centres
Andy Drane: How will general practice be affected if Scotland decides to become independent? Two days before the ground-breaking vote specialist healthcare solicitor Andy Drane outlines possible changes
Dr James Kingsland: In this co-written post, Dr James Kingsland and Graham Roberts, managing director of Assura Group explain why the Five Year Forward View must revolutionise primary care estates