Upcoming YDEF Courses




13th March 2018

YDEF Annual Day


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

*UPDATED Programme here*

The Little Fluid Book

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If you are puzzled by the evidence (or lack thereof) in how to chose IV fluids in various scenarios, here's a free quick reference tool.

Prof. Lobo from Nottingham University and colleagues have put together this book. He was involved in putting together the recently published national preoperative guidelines.

The eBook (Basic Concepts of Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy) can be accessed here. I have also added a link under tools>library above for future ready ref.


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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