Stepping Forward To 2020/21: The Mental Health Workforce Plan For England – Health Education England

This plan sets out measures to expand the mental health workforce in England and fulfil ambitions to improve mental health services. By 2020 to 2021 local areas will need to create 21,000 new posts in priority growth areas to deliver the improvements

General Practice – Developing Confidence, Capability and Capacity: A ten point action plan for General Practice Nursing – NHS England

This ten point action plan aims to recognise and develop the roles that general practice nurses have which transform care and can help deliver the plan to make the NHS fit for the future. It brings together key actions which aim to

PSNC Briefing 052/17: Issues to Consider when Implementing Pharmacy Access to Local Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

This briefing outlines a list of issues to be considered by Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs) and community pharmacy contractors when pharmacy access to local electronic health record systems is being planned.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust: A Journey To Improved Staff Engagement – In Our Shoes – NHS Employers

Case study detailing how Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has significantly improved their staff engagement levels using new and innovative methods. Through engaging with staff to understand more about how they are feeling at work, engagement levels have improved from

General Surgery: GIRFT Programme National Specialty Report – Getting It Right First Time

This report argues that the NHS could see a significant reduction in the amount of people unnecessarily admitted for emergency general surgery if more acute hospitals introduced consultant-led surgical assessments at their ‘front door’. The analysis estimates that this change

A sector deal for disability: Supporting employment and growing an industry – Localis

Localis report that argues that, as part of its efforts to close the disability employment gap, the government should now commit to a sector deal for disability as part of its emerging industrial strategy.  It identifies that despite a number of government-backed incentives

A healthy state of mind: Improving young people’s mental fitness – Localis

This Localis report focuses on: The impact of the first point of contact on young people as they initially seek help with their mental fitness How to increase the availability of support and guidance from non-mental health professionals; and improve existing

Government white paper on the great repeal bill – Q&A for the NHS – NHS Confederation

Briefing from the European Office of the NHS Confederation that identifies that EU laws impact on many areas of NHS activity, including: how NHS organisations buy goods and services how the health and safety of the NHS workforce is guaranteed

Being mindful of mental health: The role of local government in mental health and wellbeing – Local Government Association

This report explores how councils influence the mental wellbeing of our communities and how council services, from social care to parks to open spaces to education to housing, help to make up the fabric of mental health support for the

The use of National Clinical Audit data in appraisal – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

This resource is a simple guide to support and encourage the inclusion of NCA data in appraisal and revalidation. There is a directory of all the major NCAs, summarising their programmes with links and contacts.  

Learning from Scotland’s NHS – Nuffield Trust

Report from the Nuffield Trust that looks at how health care in Scotland is different, where its approach seems to solve problems being faced elsewhere in the UK, and whether that approach could be transplanted to England, Wales and Northern

Against the odds: Evaluation of the Mind Birmingham Up My Street programme – Centre for Mental Health

Three Birmingham-based projects (the Up My Street programme) were commissioned by Mind to improve young black men’s resilience. This evaluation sought to ascertain whether the programme was successful, and what elements were especially effective.  The evaluation demonstrated the importance of culturally

Research for all: Sharing good practice in research management – Royal College of Physicians

Outlines the conditions needed to support research directors, managers, clinical and non-clinical staff and, ultimately, patients. The added examples of good practice from NHS organisations around the country aim to help build the knowledge base for all involved or wanting

Integrating care: contracting for accountable models NHS England: Accountable Care Organisation (ACO) Contract package – supporting document – NHS England

NHS England guidance that provides support for early accountable care organisations (ACOs) and outlines the new contractual framework for ACOs and how to establish the care model in practice.

Developing a Consensus on Data Sharing to Support NHS Clinical Genetics and Genomics Services – National Data Guardian

Outlines the key issues arising from an evidence session which was held to explore whether and how the NDG might help to address concerns about the legitimacy of genomic data sharing within the NHS for direct care and routine service delivery.

Herefordshire County Council: Case Study: Developing a Shared Commitment to Improving the Quality of Care – Local Government Association

Details how Herefordshire Council have used their quality assurance framework to ensure that local care and support services provide what individual residents need.

Surrey County Council: Case Study: A Personalised Approach to Quality Assuring Care and Support – Local Government Association

Case study from Surrey County Council that outlines how their quality assurance team works closely with local CCGs to ensure a high quality of care in care home, home care providers and supported living schemes.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Encouraging Speaking Up Through Trust Wide Engagement – NHS Employers

Case study detailing how York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust improved their levels of staff engagement across multiple sites and promoted awareness about raising concerns and the role of the Freedom to Speak Up guardian.

Challenging Customers? Innovate, Collaborate, Engage: Barometer on Change 2017 Report – Moorhouse Consulting

Considers the challenges faced by service leaders and finds that the pressure for organisations to meet customer demands is at a high. Technological innovation has changed the expectations of customers and also raised the bar for quality of services and

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust: Improving New Starter Turnover: Case Study – NHS Employers

Case stufy on how to improve experiences of staff in their first year of employment at the trust. East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust improved the overall on-boarding experience including starting induction before day one in the role and