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Pupils experience five North East organisations over five days

Like-minded organisations from five different sectors have come together to offer students from regional schools, careers experience over five days [this week, from Mon 20-Fri 24].

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NHS organisation named one of Britain's top LGBT inclusive employers

  • NHS Business Services Authority [National organisation with headquarters in Newcastle] makes incredible leap to rank 51st (from 88th) on LGBT charity’s annual list of inclusive employers
  • Stonewall index receives a record 503 submissions
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Changes to the FP10 NHS prescription form

New prescription forms are being introduced in England to help eligible patients correctly claim free NHS prescriptions and avoid penalty charges.

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‘Check Before You Tick’ campaign highlights online eligibility checker for dental treatment

From 20 January 2020 new activity from NHS England and NHS Improvement, and NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), encourages dental teams across England to support the NHS ‘Check before you tick’ campaign to help patients understand their eligibility for free or reduced cost NHS dental treatment.

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Mental health first aiders get set for Brew Monday

NHS Business Services Authority has become one of the first to match the number of first aiders across its services with mental health first aiders, and is supporting of one of its corporate charities Samaritans this Brew Monday (Monday 20th January).

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NHS staff volunteer at Gateshead food bank

Staff from NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), which has headquarters in Newcastle, have been volunteering their skills and collecting food donations for their chosen corporate charity partner the Trussell Trust food bank.

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Matt Hancock visits the NHS Business Services Authority

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, visited the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) in Newcastle, as the organisation who will have responsibility for administering the new nursing support payments which are being made available from September 2020.

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Serious Shortage Protocol for haloperidol (Serenace®) 500 microgram (mcg) capsules

As part of managing shortages for haloperidol (Serenace®), the government has agreed a serious shortage protocol (SSP) for haloperidol (Serenace®) 500 microgram (mcg) capsules.

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Variation of Serious Shortage Protocol for fluoxetine 30mg capsules

The Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) for fluoxetine 30mg capsules (SSP02) is being extended to the 18 December 2019.

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Progress for One Drug Database project

A project is underway at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) to move all drug data into one place, to provide a consistent single source of information.

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New figures show improvements in polypharmacy

Polypharmacy prescribing has been steadily improving across England, according to data from the NHSBSA’s ePACT2 dashboard.

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NHSBSA launches data publication strategy

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has recently launched it's publication strategy, which marks the start of their journey to change how they approach external reporting.