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.
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.
This letter from Ed Waller provides further additional information on the GP contract which was published on 31 January 2019.
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.
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
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
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
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
Briefing from Independent Age that assesses the state of care home performance across England and looks at what is being done to tackle poor performance. It uses publicly available inspection data from the Care Quality Commission to work out a
This report calls on independent ambulance services, commissioners and the wider system to do more to make sure patients are safe, following concerns identified during its inspections. The Care Quality Commission found evidence of good practice and improvements made by
Paper from NHS Commissioners aimed at the NHS and local authorities that outlines possible solutions for the governance and accountability challenges brought by the move to integrated health and care. It notes that there are several important differences in governance
This report provides the insight to support clinicians, managers and hospital leaders to improve how care is delivered, and how theatre resources and clinical expertise can be best used. Key findings include: A third of operating lists started 30 minutes
The Integrated Communities Action Plan contains a range of cross-government measures to support the government’s commitment to build strong integrated communities where people – whatever their background – live, work, learn and socialise together, based on shared rights, responsibilities and
This green paper sets out a programme of actions to build strong integrated communities where people – whatever their background – live, work, learn and socialise together, based on shared rights, responsibilities and opportunities.
These documents aim to provide a simple, effective, economical and empirical approach for testing and treatment of Helicobacter pylori and to minimise the emergence of antibiotic resistance in the community.
Care Quality Commission report that finds that there has been an overall improvement in some aspects of care in 2016 to 2018, compared with findings in 2014 to 2016. They found: Some improvement in the quality of care planning and
Report that explores the feasibility of introducing one type of flexible payment mechanism –outcome-based payment (OBP) –for cancer medicines into the NHS in England. This model links the price the NHS pays for a medicine to the outcomes it achieves
Provides a demand-side, supply-side, practice and emergent view of factors that lead to 4-hour breaches with a particular focus on changes that have taken place since 2010. It scales the relative impact of each causal factor and aims to provide
Report that recommends that the Government consider the needs of vulnerable families in all policies. It calls for each local authority area should develop, jointly with local NHS bodies, communities and the voluntary sector, a clear and ambitious plan for
Public services, designed in previous eras, are struggling to adapt to the rising demand pressures they face today. Yet across public services in the UK and beyond, radical innovations are emerging which meet the challenge. The key feature that connects