Hospital Norovirus Outbreak Reporting System: User guidance Version 1.0, updated October 2019 – Public Health England

This document explains how infection control staff in NHS hospitals can report suspected or confirmed outbreaks of norovirus to Public Health England via the Hospital Norovirus Outbreak Reporting System (HNORS) website. It includes case and outbreak definitions which ensure standardisation

Using online consultations in primary care: implementation toolkit – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This online consultation toolkit is an interactive document that provides a range of ideas and options for different professionals, including clinicians, at different points in their implementation journey.

Penalty charge notices in healthcare: One Hundred and Fifteenth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Public Accounts Committee

Penalty charge notices (PCNs) are supposed to discourage people from claiming free prescriptions or dental treatment when they are not entitled to do so. This report finds the Department and NHS England have been shockingly complacent about the fundamental problems

State Of Adult Social Care In London: A London Councils Report – London Councils

London Councils research finding adult social care services in London have delivered almost half a billion pounds of efficiencies since 2015 and saved the NHS around £4.6 million a year through avoiding unnecessary hospital stays. The report also warns that

HSC (2000) 037: Project connect: connecting NHS staff to NHSnet – Department of Health

This HSC provides an update on improvements made to NHSnet during the course of the last year, and sets out the action now required to ensure that relevant NHS staff have desktop access to NHSnet to support them in their

Information sharing protocol across secure and detained settings – NHS England

This document is an overarching agreement between the parties to regulate the sharing of specific Personal Sensitive Data (PSD as defined in the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation 2018. It provides a framework for assuring the safeguarding

Failures In Communication Or Follow-Up Of Unexpected Significant Radiological Findings – Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch report demonstrating where technology could play a pivotal role in reducing harm caused by failures in communication or follow-up of unexpected significant radiological findings. The investigation also makes three other recommendations in relation to following up

HSC (2000) 015 : National booked admissions programme: 2000/01 – NHS Executive

The NHS of the future will provide fast and convenient services, and enable patients to pre-book appointments for all stages of their care. In order to accelerate the spread of booking throughout the NHS, the National Booked Admissions Programme will

The future is ours: Women, automation and equality in the digital age – Institute for Public Policy Research

Automation will produce significant productivity gains that will reshape specific sectors and occupations. These gains are likely to be recirculated, with jobs reallocated rather than eliminated, economic output increased, and new sources of wealth created. The problem is likely to

A 21st century skills system for Wales: Challenges and opportunities – Institute for Public Policy Research

Wales is at the centre of a number of significant disruptions likely to bring long-term changes for its people and economy. Some of these are global in nature, such as automation and technological change. Some affect the whole UK –

Gender Diversity in AI Research – Nesta

Lack of gender diversity in the artificial intelligence (AI) workforce is raising growing concerns. Our analysis shows that there is a gender diversity gap in AI research, in a larger and more comprehensive corpus than those which have been used

HSC (2000) 009 : Data Protection Act 1998: protection and use of patient information – NHS Executive

This circular highlights the main implications for the NHS of the Data Protection Act 1998 and associated Orders and regulations and the consequent action NHS bodies should take in order to comply with the Act. It is not a complete

Legal basis and statutory duties supporting commissioning: Population Health Intelligence Reference Matrices – NHS England

This table lists some of the statutory responsibilities assigned to organisations that traditionally undertake population health management, where they require data in order to effectively discharge. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, however it evidences the range of

Improving cyber security in the NHS – Imperial College London Institute of Global Health Innovation

White paper from the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College that finds that the NHS remains vulnerable to cyber-attack, and must take urgent steps to defend against threats which could risk the safety of patients. It outlines a

Making the most of technology in education: Lessons from school systems around the world – Nesta

This report draws together lessons from nine international examples of inspiring practice where technology is impacting on large numbers of teachers and students.  It finds: Investment in technology alone is not enough. Pedagogy, teacher training, motivation and school context are

Left to their own devices: Young people, social media and mental health – Bernado’s

Using the internet and social media is an important part of life for children and young people.  It can be a positive opportunity to learn, to connect with friends and family and to have fun. However, internet use can also

Making the right choices: using data-driven technology to transform mental healthcare – Reform

This report from the thinktank Reform examines the current landscape of data-driven technologies and their applications in mental health care, highlighting areas where these tools offer the most potential for the NHS and its patients. It discusses what makes mental

Openness by design: The Information Commissioner’s strategic plan 2019/20 – 2021/22 – Information Commissoners Office

 New access to information strategy from the Information Commissioners Office sets out five goals relating to the suite of access to information legislation regulated by the ICO: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000, the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) 2004, and

Digital-First Primary Care Policy: consultation on patient registration, funding and contracting rules – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This document describes the proposals to reform patient registration, funding and contracting rules to ensure patients have both choice as well as access to integrated care; and to harness the potential of digital providers to help with our workforce shortages