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13th March 2018

YDEF Annual Day


The highlight of our year! Applications now open to our annual day

*UPDATED Programme here*

Post CCT Survey

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Calling all post-CCT D&E doctors! ABCD, SfE and DUK are conducting their post-CCT survey in conjunction with the RCP and need YOUR input!

The survey is aimed at post CCT doctors and consultants and its main aim is to find out where people are working, the work they do and their scheduled (and unscheduled) activities.

The main aim is to get as accurate a picture as possible about provision of services in order to further improve and develop recruitment.

It is also an opportunity to highlight all the good work we do in this specialty!

If you are post CCT or know of someone who is and have yet to receive a link, please contact Stella George (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for a link to the survey.

If you have received a link PLEASE complete the survey as it is due to close on 31st December 2016.

YDEF NHS Reforms Guide All you wanted to know about 'management stuff' but were afraid to ask!



The NHS Commissioning Board (NHSCB) is an independent national organisation that will be responsible for ensuring the NHS delivers better outcomes for patients from April 2013. Read more here 


Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are clusters of GP practices that will be responsible for commissioning the majority of healthcare in England from April 2013. Read more here



The Commissioning Outcomes Framework (COF) will assess the quality of the services commissioned by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). Read more here 


The ‘Fair Shares’ funding formula is designed to take into account information on population when assessing the overall needs of each CCG area. Read more here


Healthwatch England, the new national independent consumer champion for health and social care in England, has been officially launched. Read more here


Value Based Pricing will incorporate a broader assessment of the value of a medicine, known as value based pricing, for new medicines (new active substances) Read more here


QIPP – Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention seeks to find £20billion efficiency savings by 2014-15, which will be reinvested in frontline care. Read more here



NHS England

NHS England (formerly known as the NHS Commissioning Board) is an independent national organisation responsible for the day-to-day running of the NHS. Read more here.

NHS Mandate

‘The Mandate’ is a document setting out the Government’s overall objectives for the NHS. Read more here.


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