New WCA reassessment guidance

 

DR UK’s statement on the new WCA reassessment guidance:On 29 September 2017, the DWP announced that ESA claimants in the support group and universal credit claimants with limited capability for work and work-related activity (LCWRA) will no longer need to be reassessed if they:

  • have a severe, lifelong disability, illness or health condition
  • are unlikely to ever be able to move into work

Guidance on the reassessment criteria has now been published. DR UK were one of several disability charities that took part in discussions on changing the reassessment criteria. See their statement and reservations about these changes

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NICE guidance – invitation to stakeholders

06/10/2017
NICE - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence  
1st Floor 10 Spring Gardens       London   SW1A 2BU  Tel: 0300 323 0140 Fax: 0845 003 7784  www.nice.org.uk

 

Dear Colleague,

Following our recent email inviting you to register as a stakeholder for a range of our topics, please be advised on the below distinction between those topic guidelines being developed, and those that are being checked to see whether they need updating. Our apologies for any confusion that may have been caused by the previous e-mail.

Stakeholder registration details below have remained the same.

I am writing to let you know that we are developing/updating NICE guidelines on the following topics:

  • Thyroid disease
  • Venous thromboembolic diseases: diagnosis, management and thrombophilia testing
  • Cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract (update)
  • Ulcerative colitis (update)
  • Peripheral arterial disease (update)
  • Acute coronary syndromes (update)
  • Tobacco (update)

The following NICE guidelines are also being checked to see whether they need updating:

  • PH11 Maternal and child nutrition
  • PH16 Mental wellbeing in over 65’s: occupational therapy and physical activity interventions
  • PH22 Mental wellbeing at work
  • PH28 Looked-after children and young people
  • PH35 Type 2 diabetes prevention: population and community-level interventions
  • PH38 Type 2 diabetes: prevention in people at high risk
  • CG91 Depression in adults with a chronic physical health problem: recognition and management
  • NG15 Antimicrobial stewardship: systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use
  • NG21 Home care for older people
  • NG32 Older people: independence and mental wellbeing

If you would like to register your organisation as a stakeholder for any of these topics, please login or complete the registration form on our website. For each topic, a maximum of 2 people may be listed as contacts for your organisation.

Note that the names of all organisations registered as stakeholders for each topic will be posted on the NICE website. We will also send contact details of registered stakeholders to the guideline Developer (the team developing the guideline), so that the Developer can contact them during guideline development.

We tell registered stakeholders about each new programme of guideline topics. So, please emailGuidelines@nice.org.uk if your contact details change or you would like your name to be removed from our databases.

Kind regards,

NICE Centre for Guidelines

 

NICE guidelines update

04/10/2017
NICE - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence  

 

1st Floor 10 Spring Gardens  London   SW1A 2BU  Tel: 0300 323 0140 Fax: 0845 003 7784 www.nice.org.uk

Dear Colleague,

I am writing to let you know that we are developing/updating NICE guidelines on the following topics:

  • Thyroid disease
  • Venous thromboembolic diseases: diagnosis, management and thrombophilia testing
  • Maternal and child nutrition
  • Mental wellbeing in over 65’s: occupational therapy and physical activity interventions
  • Mental wellbeing at work
  • Looked-after children and young people
  • Type 2 diabetes prevention: population and community-level interventions
  • Type 2 diabetes: prevention in people at high risk
  • Depression in adults with a chronic physical health problem: recognition and management
  • Antimicrobial stewardship: systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use
  • Home care for older people
  • Older people: independence and mental wellbeing
  • Cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract (update of NG36)
  • Ulcerative colitis (update of CG166)
  • Acute coronary syndromes (update of CG172, CG167, CG94 and CG130)

If you would like to register your organisation as a stakeholder for any of these topics, please login or complete the registration form on our website. For each topic, a maximum of 2 people may be listed as contacts for your organisation.

Note that the names of all organisations registered as stakeholders for each topic will be posted on the NICE website. We will also send contact details of registered stakeholders to the guideline Developer (the team developing the guideline), so that the Developer can contact them during guideline development.

We tell registered stakeholders about each new programme of guideline topics. So, please email Guidelines@nice.org.uk if your contact details change or you would like your name to be removed from our databases.

Kind regards,

NICE Centre for Guidelines

Small health grants for participation in community

Has your voluntary/community group done some amazing patient, service-user or carer engagement work that’s improved healthcare services?  If so, NHS England want you to tell them about it and will be awarding grants of up to £2,000 for projects that showcase good practice around patient and citizen participation in healthcare. Closing date for applications is 31st October. Find out more

Universal Credit

12 Tory MPs write to Work and Pensions Secretary demanding a pause in the roll-out of Universal Credit: A letter backed by 12 Tory MPs, including the prominent backbencher Heidi Allen, called for the rollout to be paused over fears about the impact on claimants already receiving universal credit in trial areas.

Sixteen-What Next?

Disability and Post-16 Education and Skills Pathways: This event will bring together key speakers and representatives from the Department for Education, National Development Team for Inclusion, Further Education Colleges, service providers, parents and other stakeholders to share best practice and raise awareness of new policies and developments about educational and career options for young people when they reach age 16. To be held 10:00am – 4:30pm 19 October 2017 at Resource for London, 356 Holloway RoadFind out more

New volunteering guidance from the NHS

The guidance offers practical support and information for NHS providers and VCSE partners to grow and develop volunteering in the NHS.

Web link: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/NHSE-Guidance-on-Recruitment-and-Management-of-Volunteers-Sept17.pdf

Collaboration and a culture of partnership
This guidance encourages day-to-day collaboration between volunteers and staff. It recognises volunteers
as part of the wider NHS family and the value of their contribution alongside paid professionals. It aims to support an asset-based approach and culture of partnership. Asset-based approaches are place-based approaches that develop local solutions, drawing on all the assets and resources of an area; integrating public services and also building the resilience of communities. It also provides support to organisations who are already working in partnership with NHS providers to effectively recruit and manage volunteers.