NHS standard sub-contract for the provision of clinical services 2019/20 (Full Length and Shorter Form versions): Guidance – NHS England

This guidance accompanies the NHS Standard Sub-Contract for the Provision of Clinical Services 2019/20 (full length and shorter-form versions).

NHS standard sub-contract for the provision of clinical services 2019/20 (Full Length and Shorter Form versions): Guidance
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2018/19 Primary Care Commissioning Activity Report: Guidance notes for completion – NHS England

Guidance to support the completion of the Primary Care Commissioning report (PCAR).

2018/19 Primary Care Commissioning Activity Report: Guidance notes for completion
2018/19 Primary Care Commissioning Activity Report: Guidance notes for completion
primary-care-activity-report-guidance-notes-18-19-v1.pdf
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A practical guide for responding to concerns about medical practice – NHS England

Updated in 2019 this guide provides generic, practical advice for responsible officers in all designated bodies in England to address a potential concern about a doctor’s practice in a manner consistent with existing literature and previously established principles.

A practical guide for responding to concerns about medical practice
A practical guide for responding to concerns about medical practice
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Supporting doctors who undertake a low volume of NHS General Practice clinical work – NHS England

This guidance document provides a framework for the management of doctors on the NHS England Medical Performers List who are undertaking a low volume (defined as fewer than 40 sessions per annum) of NHS General Practice (GP) clinical work.

Supporting doctors who undertake a low volume of NHS General Practice clinical work
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Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN): CCG CQUIN 2019/20 Indicators Specifications – NHS England

This Annex sets out the technical specification for each of the indicators in the scheme and should be read in conjunction with the 2019-2020 CQUIN guidance.

Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN): CCG CQUIN 2019/20 Indicators Specifications - NHS England
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Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) Guidance for 2019-2020 – NHS England

This document sets out the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) scheme for 2019–2020.

Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) Guidance for 2019-2020
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General Medical Services (GMS) Contract Changes 2019/20: Letter from Ed Waller – NHS England

This letter from Ed Waller provides further additional information on the GP contract which was published on 31 January 2019.

General Medical Services (GMS) Contract Changes 2019/20: Letter from Ed Waller
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NHS England Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR): Guidance for the initial management of self presenters from incidents involving hazardous materials – NHS England

This document is to assist healthcare facilities or NHS branded buildings, where patients may present, to plan for and respond to self-presenters from a hazardous materials (HazMat) or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) incidents.

NHS England Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR): Guidance for the initial management of self presenters from incidents involving hazardous materials
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NHS England Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR): Resilient Telecommunications Guidance for NHS England and the NHS in England – NHS England

Guidance document to NHS England and NHS-funded organisations in England of the minimum requirements to support resilient telecommunications to help meet the statutory requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA 2004) and the NHS Act 2006 as amended by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (NHS Act 2006 (as amended)).

NHS England Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR): Resilient Telecommunications Guidance for NHS England and the NHS in England
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Briefing for the Diabetes Outcomes Versus Expenditure (DOVE) tool: Overview to 2018: Summary of results 2013 to 2018 – Public Health England

This report gives an overview of the tool and presents data from 2013/14 to 2017/18, showing how spend on diabetes medications and the proportion of patients achieving recommended blood glucose levels varies between general practices (GPs) and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), and how it has changed over time.

Briefing for the Diabetes Outcomes Versus Expenditure (DOVE) tool: Overview to 2018: Summary of results 2013 to 2018
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DOVE tool for CCGs and GP practices
DOVE tool for CCGs and GP practices
DOVE_Tool_Feb_2019.xlsm
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Spotlight on sexually transmitted infections in the West Midlands: 2017 data – Public Health England

Report that summarises the annual data for STIs in the West Midlands.

Spotlight On Sexually Transmitted Infections In The West Midlands 2017 Data
Spotlight On Sexually Transmitted Infections In The West Midlands 2017 Data
spotlight_on_sexually_transmitted_infections_in_the_west_midlands_2017_data.pdf
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Annual Epidemiological Spotlight on HIV in the West Midlands: 2017 data – Public Health England

HIV remains an important public health problem in the West Midlands. This report covers:

  • diagnoses
  • people living with diagnosed and undiagnosed HIV
  • implications for prevention
  • HIV risk reduction messages
Annual Epidemiological Spotlight On HIV West Midlands 2017 Data
Annual Epidemiological Spotlight On HIV West Midlands 2017 Data
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Consultation Response: The National Health Service Pension Scheme, Additional Voluntary Contributions and Injury Benefits (Amendment) Regulations 2019 – Department of Health and Social Care

Response to the  Department of Health and Social Care’s consultation on proposals to change NHS pension scheme regulations. Proposed changes include:

  • introducing a new contribution rate of 20.6% for employers from 1 April 2019
  • renewing current member contribution rates so that the same rates continue to apply beyond 31 March 2019
  • providing civil partners and same sex spouses with the same survivor pension rights as widows
  • extending the current forfeiture of pension benefits rules
Consultation Response: The National Health Service Pension Scheme, Additional Voluntary Contributions and Injury Benefits (Amendment) Regulations 2019
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Maximising the Potential: essential measures to support SAS doctors – Health Education England and NHS Improvement

This report sets out how HEE, NHS Improvement, NHS Employers and other partners will work together to support and develop SAS doctors. This includes:

  • The implementation of a SAS charter to better understand and address the current challenges;
  • The development of an improved data set about SAS doctors;
  • Making sure SAS doctors are offered development opportunities linked to patient need, their experience and career aspirations;
  • Exploring how SAS doctors who wish to return to formal training can be better supported to do so;
  • Consistency of funding for SAS doctors, in terms of geography and in activities funded through SAS tutors, associate deans and/or a nominated individual with responsibilty for SAS doctors;
  • Exploring how SAS doctors can be involved more effectively by colleges as part of the education process, specifically as educational and clinical supervisors for doctors in training; and
  • Exploring the extent to which developments in credentialing can include opportunities to develop SAS doctors.
Maximising the Potential: essential measures to support SAS doctors
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Euro Health Consumer Index 2018 – Health Consumer Powerhouse

Index providing a comparison for assessing the performance of national healthcare systems in 35 countries. The EHCI analyses national healthcare on 46 indicators, looking into areas such as Patient Rights and Information, Access to Care, Treatment Outcomes, Range and Reach of Services, Prevention and use of Pharmaceuticals.

Euro Health Consumer Index 2018
Euro Health Consumer Index 2018
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Keeping kids safe: Improving safeguarding responses to gang violence and criminal exploitation – Children’s Commissioner

This research estimates there are 27,000 children in England who identify as a gang member, only a fraction of whom are known to children’s services. Some of these children may only identify loosely with a gang and may not be involved in crime or serious violence: more concerning is the estimated 34,000 children who know gang members who have experienced serious violence in the last year.  It looks into the characteristics of children involved in gangs. Compared to other children known to social services or other child offenders, those with gang associations are:

  • 95% more likely to have social, emotional and mental health issues and more than twice as likely to be self-harming
  • 41% more likely to have a parent or carer misusing substances and eight times more likely to be misusing substances themselves
  • 37% more likely to have witnessed domestic violence
  • 37% more likely to be missing/absent from school

The report also shows how a number of early warning signs of gang-based violence have been on the rise in recent years:

  • Referrals to children’s services where gangs were identified as an issue rose by 26% between 2015/16 and 2016/17
  • Permanent exclusions rose by 67% between 2012/13 and 2016/17
  • Hospital admissions for children who have been assaulted with a sharp object rose 20% between 2015/16 and 2016/17
  • The number of children cautioned/convicted for possession of weapons offences rose 12% between 2016 and 2017
Keeping kids safe: Improving safeguarding responses to gang violence and criminal exploitation
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What does Brexit mean for social policy in the UK?: An exploration of the potential consequences of the 2016 referendum for public services, inequalities and social rights: (SPDO research paper 3) – London School of Economics

This paper explores the  potential consequences of the decision to leave the EU for domestic social policy. Drawing on existing research and evidence, it sheds light on the many ways in which social policy in the UK has been affected by EU membership, and hence the likely implications and challenges arising from the decision to leave. We conceive social policy broadly, to encompass policies affecting employment, working conditions and living standards as well as the traditional pillars of the welfare state – health, education, housing.

What does Brexit mean for social policy in the UK?
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Proceed with caution: What makes personal budgets work? – Reform

Critical examination of personal budgets from the Reform think tank and how they have been used to deliver public services in the UK. It suggests where personal budgets show potential to deliver more effective, personalised public services, whilst also highlighting and suggesting solutions to the key challenges raised by their implementation so far.

Proceed with caution: What makes personal budgets work?
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Improving the public’s health: Local government delivers – Local Government Association

Local Government Association report that finds:

  • Data from Public Health England’s spend and outcome tool (SPOT) demonstrates that a number of key health outcomes have improved since responsibility for public health transferred to local authorities, despite the spend in several areas falling, primarily due to government reductions to local authority budgets.
  • Improved outcomes include reducing premature deaths, reducing new cases of sexually transmitted infections and a reduction in adult smoking prevalence
  • Other public health challenges have increased, however, including childhood obesity (which councils have prioritised and diverted additional resources to tackle) and the prevalence of depression.
Improving the public’s health: Local government delivers
Improving the public’s health: Local government delivers
1-88_LGA_Improving-the-publics-health-local-government-delivers_February-2019.pdf
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Trends In Life Expectancy In EU And Other OECD Countries: Why are improvements slowing? – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

This paper reports on trends in life expectancy in the 28 EU countries and some other high-income OECD countries, and examines potential explanations for the slowdown in improvements in recent years. The slowdown in improvements in life expectancy since 2011 has been greatest in the USA, where life expectancy has fallen in recent years, and the UK, but France, Germany, Sweden and Netherlands have also seen a sharp slowdown. The report also considers wider contributing factors. Although some risk factors, such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, continue to decline in most EU countries, the prevalence of obesity and diabetes continues to rise.

 Trends In Life Expectancy In EU And Other OECD Countries: Why are improvements slowing?
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