A Model Employer: Increasing black and minority ethnic representation at senior levels across the NHS – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This document outlines the ambitions set by NHS England and NHS Improvement and reflected in the Long Term Plan, for each NHS organisation to set its own target for BME representation across its leadership team and broader workforce. The strategy

Local authority governance: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government – National Audit Office

National Audit Office report that recommends  government should improve its oversight of the local governance system to help local authorities cope with increasing financial and demand pressures. It recommends that the the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government works with

An improvement resource for the deployment of nursing associates in secondary care – National Quality Board

National Quality Board that describes the principles for safe staffing including organisational, managerial and clinical setting factors alongside governance, leadership and reporting to ensure that nursing associates are safely and effectively deployed into the workforce.

Digital Frontrunners: Designing inclusive skills policy for the digital age – Nesta

A blueprint and guide that policymakers and other stakeholders can use to design inclusive skills policies for the digital age.  This report: Explains how the Digital Frontrunners programme equips participants with new competencies for designing effective policy in the digital

NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance 2019/20 – NHS England

This full planning guidance replaces the preparatory guidance published in December 2018 and covers system planning, the financial settlement, full operational plan requirements, and the process and timescales around the submission of plans. It is being published along with five-year

NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance 2019/20 Annex B: Guidance for operational and activity plans – assurance statements – NHS England

This guidance sets out assurance statement deliverables for 2019/20, for which regions are asked to provide assurance that delivery plans are being put in place.  

Technical and supporting guidance: NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance 2019/20 – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This technical planning guidance has been produced to support the submission of templates to ensure plans are completed on a consistent basis and to a high standard.

GP Partnership Review: Final Report – Department of Health and Social Care

The findings of the GP partnership review and final recommendations. The review has engaged with GPs and others with an interest to look for solutions to reinvigorate the partnership model and support the transformation of general practice. The case studies

Draft CCG allocations 2019-20 to 2023-24 (total place based) – NHS England

The recurrent revenue allocation for each CCG for core, primary medical and specialised services combined from 2019-20 to 2023-24, including key information used to set the allocations such as the registered population and the distance from target.  

The NHS Long Term Plan: Equality and Health Inequalities Impact Assessment – NHS England

The Equality and Health Inequalities Impact Assessment (EHIA) explains how NHS England has considered and addressed these ‘equality duties’ in developing the NHS Long Term Plan. This EHIA has assisted, and will assist, decision-makers to make informed decisions about the

Draft CCG allocations 2019-20 to 2023-24 (specialised services) – NHS England

The indicative recurrent revenue allocation for each CCG for specialised services from 2019-20 to 2023-24, including key information used to set the allocations such as the registered population and the distance from target.

Draft CCG allocations 2019-20 to 2023-24 (primary care medical) – NHS England

The recurrent revenue allocation for each CCG for primary medical care services from 2019-20 to 2023-24, including key information used to set the allocations such as the registered population and the distance from target.

Unmet Needs: Improper Social Care Assessments For Older People In England – Human Rights Watch

Depth interviews were undertaken with older people and their relatives (104 in total) in twelve cities and towns across England. Some said that assessors appeared not to understand their disabilities and support needs. In other cases, before beginning an assessment,

Draft CCG allocations 2019-20 to 2023-24 (core services) – NHS England

The recurrent revenue allocation for each CCG for their core services from 2019-20 to 2023-24, including key information used to set the allocations such as the registered population and the distance from target.

Local auditor reporting in England 2018 – National Audit Office

National Audit Office report finding the number of NHS and local government bodies with significant weaknesses in their arrangements for delivering value for money for taxpayers is unacceptably high and increasing. Auditors have identified significant weaknesses in an increasing number

Cold weather plan for England: Protecting health and reducing harm from cold weather – Public Health England

The cold weather plan gives advice to help prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather in England. Additional Item

Reformer Thoughts: Blockchain in the NHS – Reform

This report discusses the implementation challenges and to realising the potential for blockchain – distributed ledger technology (DLT) in healthcare, to warn against shoehorning a solution into a problem. This includes issues around security, trust, the implications of GDPR, as well