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): 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

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

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

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

Care home performance across England – Independent Age

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

The state of care in independent ambulance services: Findings from CQC’s programme of comprehensive inspections in England – Care Quality Commission

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

Governance and accountability for integrated health and care – NHS Commissioners

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

Operating theatres: opportunities to reduce waiting lists – NHS Improvement

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

Integrated Communities Action Plan – HM Government

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

Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper: Building stronger, more united communities – HM Government

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.

Making Outcome-Based Payment A Reality In The NHS – Office of Health Economics.

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

Waiting Times and Attendance Durations at English A&E Departments – The Strategy Unit, Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

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

First 1000 days of life: Thirteenth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee

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

The Community Paradigm: Why Public Services Need Radical Change And How It Can Be Achieved – New Local Government Network

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

Culture Shock: Creating a Changemaking Culture in Local Government – New Local Government Network

Increasingly councils are recognising that it is organisational culture not structure that drives impact. But what is the culture of local government? Why is changing it important? And how can such an intangible thing be transformed? Using academic research and