Category Archive: Commissioning

NCHA publishes initial data protection guidance
  • 11
    Dec

NCHA publishes initial data protection guidance

The NCHA has published initial guidance on changes to data protection rules. The guidance explains upcoming changes to UK data protection rules and aims to help community hearing care providers comply with new rules. Please note this is not final...

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Green Paper on care and support for older people 
  • 16
    Nov

Green Paper on care and support for older people 

The UK Government has announced that it is seeking to publish a green paper on care and support for older people by mid-2018. The paper will outline the Government’s plans for dealing with the challenges of an ageing population, especially...

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Guidance on hearing loss published
  • 5
    Oct

Guidance on hearing loss published

Several government departments and other stakeholders have joined together to publish new three new guides on what works for people with hearing loss. The guides examine how society can help people with hearing loss and communication needs. The three guides...

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Milton Keynes decides against rationing NHS hearing care
  • 13
    Jun

Milton Keynes decides against rationing NHS hearing care

Following a public consultation, Milton Keynes has decided not to proceed with proposals to ration NHS hearing care. Dr Nicola Smith, Chair, NHS Milton Keynes, said: “We have carefully considered all of the responses and taken into consideration all the...

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NHS Commissioners decide against restricting access to hearing care
  • 25
    Nov

NHS Commissioners decide against restricting access to hearing care

Action on Hearing Loss has announced that NHS commissioners in Worcestershire have decided not to restrict access to NHS hearing care Three NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) currently work together to plan and fund services across Redditch and Bromsgrove, Wyre...

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Policy rationing hearing aid provision in North Staffordshire referred to the Secretary of State
  • 11
    Nov

Policy rationing hearing aid provision in North Staffordshire referred to the Secretary of State

The Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee voted unanimously this week to refer a policy to ration hearing aids for people with mild and moderate hearing loss by North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to the Secretary of State for Health It...

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