2018/19 Addendum to the GP IT Operating Model, Securing Excellence in GP IT Services, 2016-18 (revisions) – NHS England

This document sets out to extend the operating arrangements for the delivery of GP IT services across England until 2019.

Guide To Reducing Long Hospital Stays – NHS Improvement

‘How-to’ guide that offers practical steps and tactics to support the NHS and partners to use an optimal approach to managing hospital length of stay. It has been written to make the ‘difficult’ easier and details practical steps to implement approaches

Horizontal or Vertical: Which way to integrate?: Approaches to community services integration and consequences for emergency hospital activity: A case study based on the Transforming Community Services Policy –

This report explores the impact integration choices made by Primary Care Trusts had on the level and growth in emergency hospital use in older people and considers the wider implications for the NHS as it develops new models of care

General Practice Forward View: Progress update at end of year two (April 2018) – NHS England

This document gives an update on the progress we have made on the key commitments of the General Practice Forward View as at April 2018, two years in.  

Local General Practitioners Retention Fund: Guidance for NHS England regional and local office teams – NHS England

This guidance document sets out the availability of new funding in 2018/19 to further support delivery of the commitment set out in the General Practice Forward View (GPFV) to ensure an additional 5,000 extra doctors working in general practice by 2020.

Getting my life back: Occupational therapy promoting mental health and wellbeing in Wales – Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Report by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to demonstrate the value of occupational therapy in Wales. The report assesses the impact of occupational therapy in four keys areas: helping young people to achieve their educational potential, supporting people with mental health

Getting my life back: Occupational therapy promoting mental health and wellbeing in Scotland – Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Report by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to demonstrate the value of occupational therapy in Scotland. The report assesses the impact of occupational therapy in four keys areas: helping young people to achieve their educational potential, supporting people with mental health

Getting my life back: Occupational therapy promoting mental health and wellbeing in Northern Ireland – Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Report by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to demonstrate the value of occupational therapy in Northern Ireland. The report assesses the impact of occupational therapy in four keys areas: helping young people to achieve their educational potential, supporting people with mental

Getting my life back: Occupational therapy promoting mental health and wellbeing in England – Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Report by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to demonstrate the value of occupational therapy in England. The report assesses the impact of occupational therapy in four keys areas: helping young people to achieve their educational potential, supporting people with mental health

NHS operational productivity: unwarranted variations Mental health services Community health services – NHS Improvement

This report from the Carter review has looked at the productivity and efficiency of mental health and community health services. It has done so in the context of the Five Year Forward View and its delivery plan which are clear that these

Emergency hospital admissions in England: which may be avoidable and how? – The Health Foundation

Health Foundation briefing that identifies opportunities to reduce emergency admissions including: Approximately 14% of all emergency admissions are for ‘ambulatory sensitive’ conditions – conditions such as asthma where timely and effective primary care could reduce the likelihood of admission. If

Dementia-friendly Rural Communities Guide: A practical guide for rural communities to support people affected by dementia – Alzheimer’s Society

This guide from the Alzheimer’s Society contains information about how dementia affects people’s experience of living and working in a rural community. It provides community-led guidance and signposting to resources to help support people living with dementia and their carers

The State Of The Provider Sector: NHS Community Services: Taking Centre Stage – NHS Providers

NHS Providers report detailing good practice where community service providers have successfully developed new ways of working, collaborating with other services to improve care for patients. However it concludes that in practice, support on the ground has failed to match

Primary Care Home: Community Pharmacy Integration And Innovation – National Association of Primary Care

National Association of Primary Care report on the further integration of community pharmacy within primary care homes to improve patients’ health and support them to manage their conditions. By learning from those leading the way and exploring innovative ways of

Report: East of England research workshop: Cambridge – Public Health England

The Research Translation and Innovation (RTI) division has been working with Public Health England (PHE) centres to strengthen relations between academics and other professionals within the public health system. RTI organised research workshops which aimed to explore public health research

Would you like to live and work in England?: The NHS is looking for GPs to work in the area of Greater Manchester – NHS England

This document provides details about the International GP Recruitment Programme including what the benefits of living and working as a GP in Greater Manchester, who is eligible for the programme, and the process for applying.

Would you like to live and work in England?: The NHS is looking for GPs to work in the area of North East England – NHS England

This document provides details about the International GP Recruitment Programme including what the benefits of living and working as a GP in North East England, who is eligible for the programme, and the process for applying.

Developing new models of care in the PACS vanguards: a new national approach to large-scale change? – The King’s Fund

This report contains reflections from those who have led the development of the Primary and Acute Care System (PACS) model, nationally and locally.  It is not an evaluation of the PACS model or of the new care models programme.   The

Facing the Future Audit 2017: Facing the Future: Standards for acute general paediatric services: Facing the Future: Together for child health – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

This audit covers Facing the Future: Standards for acute general paediatric services and Facing the Future: Together for child health. It highlights gaps within paediatric rotas, with not enough consultants present within the hospital during times of self-identified peak activity.

Nursing in the digital age: using technology to support patients in the home – Queen’s Nursing Institute

Queen’s Nursing Institute survey that finds 67 differently named IT systems are used in community healthcare; 74% of community nurses find IT systems a more reliable way of working, compared to paper; 29% of community nurses are still working largely