HSC (2000) 007: No secrets – guidance on developing multi-agency policies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults from abuse – Department of Health

The Government wishes to improve the arrangements for dealing with incidents of adult abuse. In September 1999 the Department of Health issued a consultative draft copy of ‘No Secrets’ for comment. We now enclose copies of the final, published document.

HSC (2000) 004: Shaping the future NHS: long-term planning for hospitals and related services: consultation document on the findings of the National Beds Inquiry – NHS Executive

This circular covers the consultation document on the findings of the National Beds Inquiry, including the supporting analysis.

HSC (2000) 002: The management and control of hospital infection: action for the NHS for the management and control of infection in hospitals in England – NHS Executive

This Health Service Circular sets out a programme of action for the NHS to: strengthen prevention and control of infection in hospital; secure appropriate health care services for patients with infection; improve surveillance of hospital infection; and monitor and optimise

HSC (2000) 005 LAC (2000) 005 : Primary care trusts and group allowances – Department of Health

This guidance sets out the allowances payable to or for: Chairs and Board Members of Primary Care Groups; Chairs and non-executive members of Primary Care Trust Boards; PCT Executive Committee Chairs and Professional Members. It also provides a framework for

Independent Evaluation Report for the GP Retention Intensive Support Sites (GPRISS) Programme – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This evaluation was commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement to provide an independent evaluation of the impact of running multiple interventions, delivered at three levels (individual, practice and system), on seven GP Retention Intensive Support Sites.

Making general practice a great place to work: A practical toolkit to improve the retention of GPs – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This toolkit is aimed at system leaders and clinical leads working across primary care to develop robust local retention action plans that provide GPs with the support they require to develop fulfilled careers in general practice. It also aims to

National guidance for ambulance trusts on Learning from Deaths: A framework for NHS ambulance trusts in England on identifying, reporting, reviewing and learning from deaths in care – National Quality Board

This guidance document sets out a standardised framework for ambulance trusts to use to develop and implement their local Learning from Deaths policies.

Change or collapse: Lessons from the drive to reform health and social care in Northern Ireland – Nuffield Trust

The health and social care system in Northern Ireland has seen seven fundamental reviews setting out major changes of direction in the last 20 years. Each has delivered a similar verdict: the country needs to reduce its reliance on hospitals,

State of Caring Survey 2019: A snapshot of unpaid care in the UK – Carers UK

The State of Caring Survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers. This year over 7,500 current carers shared their experiences and helped inform our State of Caring 2019 report. Key findings include: almost

Understanding primary care networks: context, benefits and risks – The Health Foundation

This briefing places primary care network (PCNs) in the context of previous changes to general practice funding and contracting. It examines the rationale for networks, explores relevant evidence and draws out intended benefits and possible risks for the future of

Social care funding: time to end a national scandal: 7th Report of Session 2017–19 – House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee

This House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee report recommends that the Government immediately spends £8 billion to restore social care to acceptable standards and then introduces free personal care over a period of 5 years.  The report finds publicly funded

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

Technical Requirements for 2019/20 GMS contract: Version 1 – NHS England

This document provides the detailed 2019/20 technical requirements for commissioners and practices that delivering services supported by CQRS and, commissioned by the NHS Commissioning Board under the name NHS England.  

NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework: system support offer – NHS England

This Long Term Plan Implementation Framework system support offer signposts the national and regional support systems can draw on to develop their five-year strategic plans.  

NHS Long Term Plan implementation framework – NHS England

Following the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England and NHS Improvement committed to publishing an implementation framework, setting out further detail on how it would be delivered. Local systems are developing their five-year strategic plans which will

2018 adult inpatient survey: statistical release – Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission annual survey of people who stayed as an inpatient in hospital finds that most people had confidence in the doctors and nurses treating them and felt that staff answered their questions clearly. However, across the majority of

Guidance on the High Security Psychiatric Services (Arrangements for Safety and Security) Directions 2019 – Department of Health and Social Care

Guidance on directions on safety and security to providers of high security psychiatric services. The directions apply to providers of high security psychiatric services. They set out the requirements for providers to make sure they have robust arrangements for safety