Croydon PGMC

Medical and Dental Centre

Croydon University Hospital

formerly Mayday University Hospital

NHS Updates

    Open consultation: NHS performers list: changes to suspension regulations

    NHS updates

    We are seeking views on what NHS England should do when a practitioner is subject to an interim suspension order. The regulator may issue an interim suspension order when there is a concern about a practitioner.

    At the moment, NHS England has to remove practitioners from a performers list if they have been suspended by their professional regulator under an interim order. We are consulting on 2 options for change. Either:

    A. NHS England may suspend practitioners from the performers list

    or

    B. NHS England is required to automatically suspend practitioners from the performers list rather than remove them

    Doctors, dentists, opto...

    Open consultation: NHS performers list: changes to suspension regulations

    NHS updates

    We are seeking views on what NHS England should do when a practitioner is subject to an interim suspension order. The regulator may issue an interim suspension order when there is a concern about a practitioner.

    At the moment, NHS England has to remove practitioners from a performers list if they have been suspended by their professional regulator under an interim order. We are consulting on 2 options for change. Either:

    A. NHS England may suspend practitioners from the performers list

    or

    B. NHS England is required to automatically suspend practitioners from the performers list rather than remove them

    Doctors, dentists, opto...

    Open consultation: NHS performers list: changes to suspension regulations

    NHS updates

    We are seeking views on what NHS England should do when a practitioner is subject to an interim suspension order. The regulator may issue an interim suspension order when there is a concern about a practitioner.

    At the moment, NHS England has to remove practitioners from a performers list if they have been suspended by their professional regulator under an interim order. We are consulting on 2 options for change. Either:

    A. NHS England may suspend practitioners from the performers list

    or

    B. NHS England is required to automatically suspend practitioners from the performers list rather than remove them

    Doctors, dentists, opto...

    Open consultation: Care Act 2014: funding allocations for new adult social care duties

    NHS updates

    As part of the Care Act 2014 local authorities will be granted new duties. We’re asking for views on how the funding for 3 of these new duties will be allocated.

    The 3 duties and funding available in financial year 2015 to 2016 are:

    additional assessments for the cap on care costs: £175 million universal deferred payment agreements: £108.5 million social care in prisons: £11.2 million

    The funding for the first 2 duties will be paid to local authorities as a Department for Communities and Local Government revenue grant and the funding for social care in prisons will be paid as a Depart...

    Open consultation: Care Act 2014: funding allocations for new adult social care duties

    NHS updates

    As part of the Care Act 2014 local authorities will be granted new duties. We’re asking for views on how the funding for 3 of these new duties will be allocated.

    The 3 duties and funding available in financial year 2015 to 2016 are:

    additional assessments for the cap on care costs: £175 million universal deferred payment agreements: £108.5 million social care in prisons: £11.2 million

    The funding for the first 2 duties will be paid to local authorities as a Department for Communities and Local Government revenue grant and the funding for social care in prisons will be paid as a Depart...

    Open consultation: Changing how the GMC decides on doctors’ fitness to practise

    NHS updates

    The General Medical Council (GMC) is responsible for regulating doctors and the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) oversees the regulation of all healthcare professionals, protecting the health and safety of the public by ensuring fitness to practise.

    We are seeking views on proposed changes to the way each body carries out its regulatory functions, including:

    establishing the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service as a statutory committee of the GMC strengthening adjudication procedures confirming the objectives of the GMC and its fitness to practise functions amending the grounds on which the PSA can ref...

    Open consultation: Care Act 2014: funding allocations for new adult social care duties

    NHS updates

    As part of the Care Act 2014 local authorities will be granted new duties. We’re asking for views on how the funding for 3 of these new duties will be allocated.

    The 3 duties and funding available in financial year 2015 to 2016 are:

    additional assessments for the cap on care costs: £175 million universal deferred payment agreements: £108.5 million social care in prisons: £11.2 million

    The funding for the first 2 duties will be paid to local authorities as a Department for Communities and Local Government revenue grant and the funding for social care in prisons will be paid as a Depart...

    Open consultation: Changing how the GMC decides on doctors’ fitness to practise

    NHS updates

    The General Medical Council (GMC) is responsible for regulating doctors and the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) oversees the regulation of all healthcare professionals, protecting the health and safety of the public by ensuring fitness to practise.

    We are seeking views on proposed changes to the way each body carries out its regulatory functions, including:

    establishing the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service as a statutory committee of the GMC strengthening adjudication procedures confirming the objectives of the GMC and its fitness to practise functions amending the grounds on which the PSA can ref...

    Open consultation: Changing how the GMC decides on doctors’ fitness to practise

    NHS updates

    The General Medical Council (GMC) is responsible for regulating doctors and the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) oversees the regulation of all healthcare professionals, protecting the health and safety of the public by ensuring fitness to practise.

    We are seeking views on proposed changes to the way each body carries out its regulatory functions, including:

    establishing the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service as a statutory committee of the GMC strengthening adjudication procedures confirming the objectives of the GMC and its fitness to practise functions amending the grounds on which the PSA can ref...

    News story: Ebola: government response

    NHS updates

    An Ebola outbreak was confirmed in Guinea in March 2014 and quickly spread to Liberia.

    Ebola haemorrhagic fever is a rare but severe disease caused by the Ebola virus. Like HIV, Ebola is highly transmissible by direct contact with organs or bodily fluids of living or dead infected persons and animals.

    The UK government is closely monitoring the outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. This is the largest outbreak of the Ebola virus in recent times and there are no reports of British citizens being infected.

    Should I be worried about this outbreak?

    This is not an issue that affects the UK directly. We have experienced scien...

    News story: Ebola: government response

    NHS updates

    An Ebola outbreak was confirmed in Guinea in March 2014 and quickly spread to Liberia.

    Ebola haemorrhagic fever is a rare but severe disease caused by the Ebola virus. Like HIV, Ebola is highly transmissible by direct contact with organs or bodily fluids of living or dead infected persons and animals.

    The UK government is closely monitoring the outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. This is the largest outbreak of the Ebola virus in recent times and there are no reports of British citizens being infected.

    Should I be worried about this outbreak?

    This is not an issue that affects the UK directly. We have experienced scien...

    News story: Ebola: government response

    NHS updates

    An Ebola outbreak was confirmed in Guinea in March 2014 and quickly spread to Liberia.

    Ebola haemorrhagic fever is a rare but severe disease caused by the Ebola virus. Like HIV, Ebola is highly transmissible by direct contact with organs or bodily fluids of living or dead infected persons and animals.

    The UK government is closely monitoring the outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. This is the largest outbreak of the Ebola virus in recent times and there are no reports of British citizens being infected.

    Should I be worried about this outbreak?

    This is not an issue that affects the UK directly. We have experienced scien...

    'Morning sickness' linked to healthier babies

    NHS updates

    “Morning sickness isn't all bad news: Women battling the condition may have 'healthier, more intelligent babies’,” the Mail Online reports.

    The news is based on the results of a systematic review that looked at the effects of “morning sickness”. Health professionals prefer the term “nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP)” because, as many pregnant women can attest, symptoms can occur at any time.

    The researchers were interested in whether NVP was associated with better pr...

    Eating more than 5 a day 'brings no extra benefit'

    NHS updates

    "Eating more than five a day has 'no extra health benefit'," reports The Independent. The paper reports on a review that combined the results of previous research looking at the effect of increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables people eat.

    One of the things they specifically wanted to look at was whether there is a dose-dependent effect. The study did find there was a 5% reduction in risk of death on average from any cause for each additional serving of fruit or vegetables a day.

    However, a threshold was observed at around five servings a day, after which the risk of death did not reduce further.

    This result ...

    Guidance: Supporting international volunteering in the health and care sector

    NHS updates

    Engaging in Global Health provides information and advice to those working in the health sector about the opportunities and benefits of international volunteering.

    Voluntary work contributes to developing countries becoming more sustainable and benefits our own health sector by providing the opportunity to engage in global health issues.

    The information is aimed at health employees, employers and health organisations.

    Guidance: Supporting international volunteering in the health and care sector

    NHS updates

    Engaging in Global Health provides information and advice to those working in the health sector about the opportunities and benefits of international volunteering.

    Voluntary work contributes to developing countries becoming more sustainable and benefits our own health sector by providing the opportunity to engage in global health issues.

    The information is aimed at health employees, employers and health organisations.

    Guidance: Supporting international volunteering in the health and care sector

    NHS updates

    Engaging in Global Health provides information and advice to those working in the health sector about the opportunities and benefits of international volunteering.

    Voluntary work contributes to developing countries becoming more sustainable and benefits our own health sector by providing the opportunity to engage in global health issues.

    The information is aimed at health employees, employers and health organisations.

    Form: Autism Innovation Fund: apply for grants to improve local services

    NHS updates

    The government has made £1.2 million of funding available to improve local autism services and increase awareness. The funding is available as part of Think Autism, the update to the 2010 Adult Autism Strategy for England.

    Local authorities, NHS, third sector, commercial and voluntary organisations or individuals with autism in co-production with any of the above are all encouraged to apply.

    Funding will be awarded in 2 main areas:

    £1 million for innovative projects to improve advice and support services and skills and employment services for those with autism £200,000 to help co-ordinate national work on ...

    Form: Autism Innovation Fund: apply for grants to improve local services

    NHS updates

    The government has made £1.2 million of funding available to improve local autism services and increase awareness. The funding is available as part of Think Autism, the update to the 2010 Adult Autism Strategy for England.

    Local authorities, NHS, third sector, commercial and voluntary organisations or individuals with autism in co-production with any of the above are all encouraged to apply.

    Funding will be awarded in 2 main areas:

    £1 million for innovative projects to improve advice and support services and skills and employment services for those with autism £200,000 to help co-ordinate national work on ...

    Form: Autism Innovation Fund: apply for grants to improve local services

    NHS updates

    The government has made £1.2 million of funding available to improve local autism services and increase awareness. The funding is available as part of Think Autism, the update to the 2010 Adult Autism Strategy for England.

    Local authorities, NHS, third sector, commercial and voluntary organisations or individuals with autism in co-production with any of the above are all encouraged to apply.

    Funding will be awarded in 2 main areas:

    £1 million for innovative projects to improve advice and support services and skills and employment services for those with autism £200,000 to help co-ordinate national work on ...

    Tiny area of the brain linked to fear of the future

    NHS updates

    "Pea-sized brain hub could shed light on depression," BBC News reports. UK scientists think they have identified part of the brain responsible for feelings of foreboding. This part of the brain, called the habenula, may also be associated with depression.

    The headline is based on a small study that used brain scans to look at brain activity in volunteers subjected to a Pavlovian-style series of experiments.

    These volunteers were shown a series of abstract images associated with a chance of receiving or losing £1, receiving no outcome, or receiving a painful electric shock. The researchers hoped the volunteers would soon learn which ...

    Running 7 minutes a day 'halves heart death risk'

    NHS updates

    "Running for just a few minutes each day can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease," The Guardian reports.

    Ultimately, you can't outrun the Grim Reaper. But this news accurately reflects the results of a large long-term US study on health outcomes.

    And unlike yesterday's superficially similar brief exercise story, this study seems to have legs.

    The research reported on today found people who ran had a reduced risk of death from