Consultation Response: The National Health Service Pension Scheme, Additional Voluntary Contributions and Injury Benefits (Amendment) Regulations 2019 – Department of Health and Social Care

Response to the  Department of Health and Social Care’s consultation on proposals to change NHS pension scheme regulations. Proposed changes include: introducing a new contribution rate of 20.6% for employers from 1 April 2019 renewing current member contribution rates so

Proceed with caution: What makes personal budgets work? – Reform

Critical examination of personal budgets from the Reform think tank and how they have been used to deliver public services in the UK. It suggests where personal budgets show potential to deliver more effective, personalised public services, whilst also highlighting

Operating theatres: opportunities to reduce waiting lists – NHS Improvement

This report provides the insight to support clinicians, managers and hospital leaders to improve how care is delivered, and how theatre resources and clinical expertise can be best used.  Key findings include: A third of operating lists started 30 minutes

Making Outcome-Based Payment A Reality In The NHS – Office of Health Economics.

Report that explores the feasibility of introducing one type of flexible payment mechanism –outcome-based payment (OBP) –for cancer medicines into the NHS in England. This model links the price the NHS pays for a medicine to the outcomes it achieves

Waiting Times and Attendance Durations at English A&E Departments – The Strategy Unit, Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

Provides a demand-side, supply-side, practice and emergent view of factors that lead to 4-hour breaches with a particular focus on changes that have taken place since 2010.  It scales the relative impact of each causal factor and aims to provide

First 1000 days of life: Thirteenth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee

Report that recommends that the Government consider the needs of vulnerable families in all policies. It calls for each local authority area should develop, jointly with local NHS bodies, communities and the voluntary sector, a clear and ambitious plan for

The Community Paradigm: Why Public Services Need Radical Change And How It Can Be Achieved – New Local Government Network

Public services, designed in previous eras, are struggling to adapt to the rising demand pressures they face today. Yet across public services in the UK and beyond, radical innovations are emerging which meet the challenge. The key feature that connects

Culture Shock: Creating a Changemaking Culture in Local Government – New Local Government Network

Increasingly councils are recognising that it is organisational culture not structure that drives impact. But what is the culture of local government? Why is changing it important? And how can such an intangible thing be transformed? Using academic research and

A Quick Guide To Approaches To Improving Staff Engagement In The NHS – NHS Employers

NHS Employers briefing that looks at the range of the approaches that organisations can take to sustain staff engagement. There isn’t one simple solution or initiative that has been shown to be effective in resolving all engagement issues, but there are a core

State of Child Health England: Two Years On – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Report that congratulates the Government on its commitment to child health, commending them on bold pledges in areas such as obesity, mental health and the integration of children’s health services. The scorecard, which describes progress against a series of recommendations

The Topol Review: Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future: An independent report on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care – Health Education England

Within 20 years, 90% of all jobs in the NHS will require some element of digital skills. Staff will need to be able to navigate a data-rich healthcare environment. All staff will need digital and genomics literacy. This Review is about both

NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission – Health Education England

Report that aims to discover and review evidence of good practice where the mental health and wellbeing of staff and learners in NHS organisations has been made an organisational priority. The Commission has examined successful interventions from around the country,

LAC(DHSC)(2019)1: Social care: charging for care and support – Department of Health and Social Care

This circular advises local authorities of the social care charging arrangements for 2019 to 2020. It includes details about: capital limits personal expenses allowance minimum income guarantee savings credit

Age UK’s Personalised Integrated Care Programme: Evaluation of impact on hospital activity – Nuffield Trust

Age UK’s Personalised Integrated Care Programme (PICP) is a scheme that aims to improve the lives of older people through practical support, underpinned by a change in the way that the health and care system works together for these people

Rural health care: A rapid review of the impact of rurality on the costs of delivering health care: Report prepared for the National Centre for Rural Health and Care – Nuffield Trust

It is generally acknowledged that small, rural NHS health care providers face higher costs than larger, urban areas. For a number of years the NHS has adjusted financial allocations to account for these unavoidable variations in costs in different parts

System working: staff mobility / portability guidance for employers – NHS Employers

Guidance on employment law issues that arise when moving staff within the NHS, and the practical issues to be considered when entering into a workforce sharing agreement model. This is to be distinguished from a scenario where there is a change of employer and the Transfer of Undertakings

Guidance for heads of procurement on the implementation of EU Exit actions: February 2019 – NHS Improvement

Information for NHS providers about the extensive planning and contingency measures that have been put in place for the healthcare system nationally and the additional actions that we are asking providers to undertake as a priority as part of the

Outcomes and efficiency leadership handbook – Academy for Justice Commissioning

Details how local government and other public sector providers, have got things done previously and how, in cash strapped times, they have started moving things forward in a different way. Anyone familiar with lean/Toyota/systems thinking kind of work will get

NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard 2018: Data Analysis Report for NHS Trusts – NHS England

Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) data report for NHS trusts. The WRES was introduced in 2015 to reveal and thereby help close the gaps in workplace inequalities between black and minority ethnic (BME) and white staff working in the NHS.