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Friday 13 April 2012

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Arthritis Research UK website: The inflammatory arthritis pathwayInformation on the inflammatory arthritis pathway from Arthritis Research UK.

Audit Commission website: Local payment by resultsThis briefing considers the potential benefits for local authorities of using payment by results, the risks involved and how to mitigate them.

Department of Health website: Choice of GP practice: patient choice schemeThis document provides primary care trusts and GP practices participating in the patient choice scheme detailed guidance on how it will operate as a pilot for one year.

Department of Health website: Health and wellbeing boards - one year to goShadow health and wellbeing boards have one year to go until they are fully established. This article explores what this means for boards and how they will be supported to succeed.

GPonline website: Drug access could be cut if NICE has to rush decisionsPatient access to innovative drugs may be reduced if the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence is forced to meet stringent time caps on decisions, the BMA and a leading charity have warned.

Medgadget website: German engineers develop wireless power technology for implanted medical devicesResearchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS in Dresden and Hermsdorf develop a wireless power transmission system that may one day energize implantable medical devices.

NHS Improvement - Lung website: Improving adult asthma care: Emerging learning from the national improvement projects
NHS Improvement Lung has issued a publication highlighting various national improvement projects for adult asthma care.

PharmaTimes website: Earlier care could save NHS England £238m a year: report
Earlier care of ambulatory care-sensitive conditions such as flu, pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease could cut emergency hospital admissions by 8 per cent to 18 per cent, saving the NHS in England up to £238m a year, says a new report.

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