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

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

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

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

Transforming elective care services ophthalmology: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England and Nesta

This handbook describes what local health and care systems can do to transform ophthalmology elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and how the impact of this transformation can be measured. Practical guidance for implementing and adopting a range

Transforming elective care services diabetes: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England and Nesta

This handbook describes what local health and care systems can do to transform diabetes elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and how the impact of this transformation can be measured. Practical guidance for implementing and adopting a range

Transforming elective care services dermatology: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England and Nesta

This handbook describes what local health and care systems can do to transform dermatology elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and how the impact of this transformation can be measured. Practical guidance for implementing and adopting a range of

Welfare trends report – Office for Budget Responsibility

Report that  focuses on disability benefits – payments that contribute to the extra costs associated with daily living and mobility for people with disabling conditions. It has two purposes. First, to explain the evolution of spending on disability benefits over the

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

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.

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.