Local Health and Care Record Exemplars A summary – Local Government Association and NHS England

Summary of the Local Health and Care Records Exemplars programme which aims to build on existing local leadership, accelerate the compliant, secure and ethical sharing of information to improve patient care locally and help spread benefits more rapidly across England. It aims

Managing the Friends and Family Test (FFT) in line with GDPR: Supplementary Guidance for all NHS Services – NHS England

This guidance document provides information on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what impact it will have for the Friends and Family Test (FFT).

Standard Personal Medical Services Agreement Variation Notice – May 2018 – NHS England

This document gives notice under paragraph 52(2) of Schedule 2 to the National Health Service (Personal Medical Services Agreements) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/1879) that the terms of the Personal Medical Services Agreement are varied as set out in the document. 

Standard Alternative Provider Medical Services Contract Variation Notice – May 2018 – NHS England

This document gives notice under paragraph 52(2) of Schedule 2 to the National Health Service (Personal Medical Services Agreements) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/1879) that the terms of the general medical services contract are varied as set out in the document.

Public Perceptions of the NHS and Social Care Survey: An ongoing tracking study for the Department of Health, winter 2015 wave – Department of Health and Social Care

Results of Ipsos MORI research into public perceptions of the NHS and social care for winter 2015. It provides the results from an Ipsos MORI survey of public perceptions of the NHS and social care services. The survey was conducted on behalf

Staffing for Safe and Effective Care: Nursing on the Brink (Policy Report) – Royal Cllege of Nursing

Policy document from the Royal College of Nursing raising the alarm on the growing nursing workforce shortages across the UK, and their concern at the implications on patient safety.  Presents a set of RCN principles which provide high-level objectives which most  meaningfully represent what

NHS England’s Management Of The Primary Care Support Services Contract With Capita National Audit Office – National Audit Office

Report on the NHS England seven-year, £330 million contract with Capita Business Services Ltd to deliver primary care support services and save 35% of costs. It looks at whether NHS England managed the contract effectively to secure the intended benefits. It

Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) in a Digital Age: An overview of AHSN activity and learning – The AHSN Network

Report that explores the different ways AHSNs around the country are involving members of the public in healthcare innovation and the development of new technologies. Three key areas of technology are considered: Technology for bringing together patient data. Technology for

Home from hospital: How housing services are relieving pressure on the NHS – National Housing Federation

12 examples of schemes where people get the care and support they need outside of hospital wards.  It detailsthe housing offer and the diverse housing and health services provided by housing associations and local authorities. These include: Temporary homes for

The surprising benefits to performance that mechanising assurance can bring – Good Governance Institute

Allocate Software funded white paper from the Good Governance Institute looking at the benefits that mechanising assurance, and the use of integrated assurance software, can bring to NHS organisations and wider systems.  this is particularly relevant as the environment becomes more complex

Derby City’s Healthy Housing Hub – preventing hospital admissions and more…: (HLIN Case Study 147) – Housing LIN

This case study describes how the Council has linked a broad range of health and housing related services across the city to reduce the negative impacts of poor housing on health. It provides help to some of the city’s most

Liverpool Local system review report: Health and Wellbeing Board – Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission review that looks at how hospitals, community health services, GP practices, care homes and homecare agencies work together to provide seamless care for older people living in a local area.  It finds: a clear strategic direction for

A fork in the road: Next steps for social care funding reform The costs of social care funding options, public attitudes to them – and the implications for policy reform – The Health Foundation and King’s Fund

Combining new financial modelling, public perceptions work and policy analysis to identify the problems with adult social care in England and outline options for its reform. The report indends to make explicit the advantages and disadvantages, impact and consequences of

Lessons Learned Review: The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s handling of concerns about midwives’ fitness to practise at the Furness General Hospital – Professional Standards Authority

Report on the conduct of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) handling of concerns about midwives’ fitness to practice at the Furness General Hospital.  It expresses ery serious concerns about the way in which it deals with families and patients and whether it

NHS at 70: Public attitudes to the health and care system – IPSOS Mori

Slide deck and data from an Ipsos MORI survey of the general public in England about their views towards funding of the NHS, and their priorities when receiving care. Demonstrates rising public concern for the future of the NHS and

Promoting health and preventing premature mortality in black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups: Quality standard [QS167] – NICE

This quality standard covers promoting health and preventing premature mortality among black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups. It is relevant to all age groups and all settings.

A better offer for older people: Making extra care housing work for your community – Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services report sponsored by Mears that examines the potential models and challenges of extra care housing. Extra care housing offers independent living with around-the-clock care and support.  It is clear a one-size-fits-all approach will not suffice.

Voices from the social care crisis :An opportunity to end a broken system, once and for all – The Care and Support Alliance

Care and Support Alliance report on how the social care crisis is affecting the day to day lives of older people, working aged disabled people and unpaid carers across the country.  It identifies that currently at least 1.2 million older people and disabled

The Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018: Guide for the health sector in England – Department of Health and Social Care

The Network and Information Systems (NIS) Regulations came into force on 10 May 2018. The regulations place security and reporting requirements on ‘operators of essential services’, including in the healthcare sector.  The Department of Health and Social Care has incorporated the

The Home Office response to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration’s report: An Inspection of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme: August 2017– January 2018 – Home Office

Home Office response to the Independent Chief Inspector of Border and Immigration’s report on an inspection of the vulnerable persons resettlement scheme.