Technical Guidance for Refreshing NHS Plans 2018/19 Annex D: NHS England Guidance for Finance Business Rules – NHS England

This document provides further guidance on some of the financial matters, such as business rules, that commissioners should consider when setting out their approach to 2018/19 operational plans.

NHS treatment of private patients: the impact on NHS finances and NHS patient care – Centre for Health and the Public Interest

Centre for Health and the Public Interest report that asks two central questions resulting from the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 Whether the treatment of private patients generates additional income for NHS hospital trusts? Whether the treatment of

Financial Sustainability Of Local Authorities 2018 – National Audit Office

National Audit Office report that warns that if local authorities with social care responsibilities keep using their reserves at current rates, one in ten could have exhausted them within three years.  This despite greater freedoms to increase council tax bills and

Employee engagement, sickness absence and agency spend in NHS trusts – NHS England

This report examines the relationship between staff engagement, sickness absence and reliance upon temporary staffing in NHS trusts. It is intended to support NHS organisations to build cultures of continuous improvement.  

Prevalence and economic burden of medication errors in the NHS in England: Rapid evidence synthesis and economic analysis of the prevalence and burden of medication error in the UK – University of Sheffield Policy Research Unit in Economic Evaluation of Health & Care Interventions

Report that estimates approximately 66 million potentially clinically significant errors occur per year, 71.0% of these in primary care. This is where most medicines in the NHS are prescribed and dispensed. Prescribing in primary care accounts for 33.9% of all potentially clinically

Mental health rehabilitation inpatient services: Ward types, bed numbers and use by clinical commissioning groups and NHS trusts – Care Quality Commission

Report from the Care Quality Commission looking at mental health rehabilitation inpatient services that finds: People are often receiving care a long way from where they live and from their support networks, which in turn can affect their onward recovery and

Social care: care home market – structure, issues, and cross-subsidisation (England): (Briefing Paper Number 8003) – House of Commons Library

This House of Commons Library briefing paper considers the current structure of the care home market in England, as well as issues facing the sector and how private clients (“selffunders”) tend to pay more than local authority funded residents (known as “crosssubsidisation”).

Government response to the Lords Select Committee report on Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care – Department of Health and Social Care

The Lords Select Committee report on the long-term sustainability of the NHS and adult social care made 34 recommendations in the areas of: service transformation funding the NHS and adult social care innovation technology and productivity public health, prevention and patient responsibility

Avoidance of Doubt Provision of Phased Treatments – NHS England

Aims to support dental professionals, and to clarify where it might be appropriate to provide phased treatment spanning over several courses of treatment (CoT). This should improve access to high quality NHS dentistry to meet the needs of patients who will

A Royal Commission on the NHS: The Remit – Centre for Policy Studies

Briefing from the Centre for Policy Studies think tank proposing that a Royal Commission should examine the structure, funding and sustainability of the NHS in England as a whole. Its aim should be to produce a fully costed blueprint that delivers the best

Approaches to social care funding: Social care funding options: (Working Paper Number: 2) – The Health Foundation

Working paper from the Health Foundation and The King’s Fund considers five approaches to funding social care for older people in England. Improving the current system. The Conservative Party’s proposals at the time of the 2017 general election (a revised means test

Return on investment of falls prevention programmes in older people in the community – Public Health England

The return on investment tool pulls together evidence on the effectiveness and associated costs for interventions aimed at preventing falls in older people living in the community. The flexible Excel sheet allows for results to be tailored to the local

Oversight of NHS-controlled providers: guidance – NHS Improvement

NHS foundation trusts have the ability to set up subsidiaries and joint ventures for the purposes of, or in connection with, their functions. In other words, they can carry out their principal function of delivering healthcare for the purposes of the NHS through

Revised Government spending plans for 2017-18: (Briefing Paper Number CBP-8230) – House of Commons Library

Briefing from the House of Commons Library on the procedure for revising government spending plans in-year. It summarises the changes the Government proposes to departmental budgets in 2017-18.

Revised CCG allocations for 2018/19 and Revised CCG allocations for 2018/19: Accompanying Notes – NHS England

This note supports the publication of additional CCG funding allocations and revised target allocations for 2018/19. It should be read in conjunction with the NHS planning refresh guidance and the detailed allocations sheet.  As set out in the guidance, the resources available to

Improving Systems for Cost Recovery for Overseas Visitors – NHS Improvement and NHS England

This document has been produced by NHS England and NHS Improvement to support commissioners and providers with practical arrangements for overseas visitor cost recovery.

The Approved Costing Guidance 2018: What you need to know and what you need to do – NHS Improvement

The Approved Costing Guidance forms a co-ordinated approach to patient-level costing (PLICS), the reference costs collection and the reference costs assurance programme.

Refreshing NHS plans for 2018/19 – NHS England and NHS Improvement

Guidance, published jointly by NHS England and NHS Improvement, sets out the plans for the NHS in light of the November 2017 budget announcements. It outlines how the additional funding will impact on emergency and urgent care, elective surgery and