Should There Be A Regulator Of Senior Leaders In The NHS – NHS Confederation

The Kark review, commissioned by former Minister of State for Health Stephen Barclay in July 2018, sought to establish why the fit and proper person test (FPPT) for directors was not being applied effectively. It was conducted by Tom Kark

A review of the Fit and Proper Person Test: Commissioned by the Minister of State for Health – Department of Health and Social Care

The review was led by Tom Kark QC.  It sets out 7 recommendations, including: All directors (executive, non-executive and interim) should meet specified standards of competence to sit on the board of any health providing organisation. Where necessary, training should be available.

Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service: Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme Guidance – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This guidance document provides information on the additional roles reimbursement scheme, including the process by which Primary Care Networks (PCNs) can claim reimbursement for additional staff.

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

Quick Guide: Improving Access to Urgent Treatment Centres using the Directory of Services – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This Quick Guide is designed to provide practical information to urgent care Providers, Commissioners, Directory of Services (DoS) Leads and NHS 111 contact centres/Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) services on how they can use the DoS to improve access for patients

Primary care networks: a quiet revolution: A guide for provider organisations on how to engage effectively with PCNs – NHS Providers and NHS Confederation

Guide to support provider organisations to engage effectively with primary care networks (PCN). The briefing draws on official guidance and discussions with both PCN leaders and providers of community services. It explores the role of PCNs, what the emerging picture

Emergency admissions to hospital from care homes: how often and what for? – Health Foundation

Health Foundation briefing from the Improvement Analytics Unit, a joint initiative between NHS England and the Health Foundation. Key points are: Analysis of a national linked dataset identifying permanent care home residents aged 65 and older and their hospital found that

Social prescribing link workers: Reference guide for primary care networks – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This guide is provided as additional information to help primary care networks (PCNs) introduce the new role of social prescribing link worker into their multi-disciplinary teams as part of the expansion to the primary care workforce introduced under the GP

Health, care and the 100-year life: How policymakers can ensure health and fairness for all in an era of extreme longevity – Social Market Foundation

A child born today has a one in three chance of living to 100. Increased longevity should be celebrated. However, it will bring a range of challenges for society. This is the first in a series of reports focusing on

Information on the community pharmacy contract settlement and funding for 2019/2020 to 2023/24 – Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee funding and statistics briefing that sets out the main elements of the five-year community pharmacy funding settlement for 2019/20 to 2023/24 and gives background information on what the announcement means and how community pharmacy funding works.

The Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework for 2019/20 to 2023/24: supporting delivery for the NHS Long Term Plan – Department of Health and Social Care

The new contractual arrangements will come into force from 1 October 2019 and will help to deliver the ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.  It presents a 5-year deal setting out how community pharmacy will support delivery of

A short summary of The Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework for 2019/20 to 2023/24: supporting delivery for the NHS Long Term Plan – NHS England and NHS Improvement

The document is a summary of changes to the community pharmacy contractual framework for 2019/20 to 2023/24, which was published jointly by the Department of Health and Social Care, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC).

Community pharmacy contractual framework: Letter from Ed Waller – NHS England and NHS Improvement

Letter from from Ed Waller to the Directors of Commissioning, Regional Heads of Primary Care, Heads of Primary Care, CCG Clinical Leads and Accountable Officers about the community pharmacy contractual framework.

Transforming elective care services radiology: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England

This handbook is for commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation of radiology elective care services. It describes what local health and care systems can do to transform radiology elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and

Transforming elective care services neurology: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England

This handbook is for commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation of neurology elective care services. It describes what local health and care systems can do to transform neurology elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and

Transforming elective care services general medicine: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England

This handbook is for commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation of general medicine elective care services. It describes what local health and care systems can do to transform general medicine elective care services at pace, why this is

Planning to Safely Reduce Avoidable Conveyance Ambulance Improvement Programme – NHS England

This document aims to support ambulance services, lead commissioners and Sustainability & Transformation Partnerships / Integrated Care Systems to safely reduce the number of people conveyed to an Emergency Department (ED).

Chief Medical Officer annual report 2019: Partnering for progress – Department of Health and Social Care

Latest Chief Medical Officer’s report considers current and future UK engagement with global health.  The report consists of 21 letters from global health leaders to the Chief Medical Officer and their rsponse, responding summary, recommendations and epilogue. The report publishes