National Health Service: The Primary Dental Services Statements of Financial Entitlements (Amendment) Directions 2018 – Department of Health and Social Care

These directions implement changes to the payments made by NHS England to contractors under a dental service contract with effect from 1 April 2018. The changes relate to: implementation of the 2018 to 2019 pay and expenses and training allowances

Guidance on implementing the overseas visitor charging regulations – Department of Health and Social Care

Information for NHS bodies who need to make and recover hospital charges from overseas visitors. Help and advice on the implementation of the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015, which have been amended most recently by the

LAC(DHSC)(2018)2 Public Health Ring-Fenced Grant 2019/20 – Department of Health and Social Care

In the financial year ending 2020, local authorities will receive a £3.134 billion public health grant for their public health duties for all ages. This circular sets out: Firm allocations of the local government public health grant for 2019/20; the

A review of the role and costs of clinical commissioning groups – National Audit Office

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are clinically-led statutory bodies that have a legal duty to plan and commission most of the hospital and community NHS services in the local areas for which they are responsible. Since commissioning was introduced into the NHS

The NHS long-term plan: Lessons from the Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care – Institute for Public Policy Research

Report that details the IPPRs response to the need to develop a long term plan for the NHS. It suggests: The NHS’s funding deal is welcome – but is also incomplete. The NHS long-term plan must re-double efforts to transform

Fair care: A workforce strategy for social care – Institute for Public Policy Research

Adult social care is an essential public service and a growing part of our economy. However, the social care system in England faces a workforce crisis which is set to grow in the coming years; by 2028, we estimate there

2018/19 Contract Alignment Exercise Guidance on the national process for resolving disputes – NHS England

This document sets out the national approach to managing contractual disputes between NHS commissioners and Trusts under the 2018/19 Year To Date Contract Alignment Exercise.

State of the North 2018: Reprioritising the Northern Powerhouse – Institute for Public Policy Research

The north of England has rarely faced such threat and opportunity. Brexit looms; budgets in essential NHS and council services are at breaking point. The world’s major, long-term challenges – globalisation, climate change, AI, automation and an ageing population –

The Carers’ Covenant – Demos

Demos report supported by Leagal and General that calls for a new settlement between the state and informal carers. It is estimated there are now almost eight million informal carers in the UK making the informal care economy equivalent to £139

The 2019 Voluntary Scheme For Branded Medicines Pricing And Access: Chapters And Glossary – Department of Health and Social Care

The voluntary scheme for branded medicines pricing and access is a non-contractual voluntary agreement between the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI).  DHSC is acting on behalf of the UK government,

Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) And Other Adaptations: External Review – University of the West of England

This review looks at how the Disabled Facilities Grant currently operates and makes evidenced based recommendations for the future. The aim is to support more people of all ages to live in suitable housing so they can stay independent for

Autumn Budget 2018: a summary: (Briefing Paper Number 8422) – House of Commons Library

This briefing sets out the background to Autumn Budget 2018 which will take place on Monday 29 October. It includes a section on NHS financing. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) will publish revised forecasts for the economy and public

Managing malnutrition to improve lives and save money – British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition report considering why malnutrition costs so much and highlights the importance of identifying and appropriately managing malnutrition and the cost savings that can be achieved by better management of malnutrition.

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Return on Investment Tool: Final Report – Public Health England

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention is a major public health priority in England. The NHS RightCare Optimal Pathway has highlighted 6 CVD high-risk conditions that are currently under-diagnosed and insufficiently managed despite a range of available interventions, and therefore represent targets

The lives we want to lead: Findings, implications and recommendations on the LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing: LGA consultation response – Local Government Association

Responses to the consultation demonstrate an unequivocal view of the importance of adult social care and support. That importance is defined in different ways. Some frame social care as a moral responsibility, a hallmark of a civilised society and as

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: GIRFT Programme National Specialty Report – GIRFT Programme

Report that finds Nearly two thirds of procedures were coded to the wrong specialty, meaning outcomes, treatment volumes and which units did what was hard to measure. The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons has pledged to start collecting

Securing Funds for the Proposed NHS Multi-year Funding: The Feasibility of Using a Hypothecated Tax – Office for Health Economics

In June 2018 the UK Government announced an increase of 3.4% per annum in spending on the NHS in England for each of three years. It indicated that taxes will rise to pay for this. Debate has increased as to

Care staffing in the NHS: the good, the bad and the promising – BPP University School of Nursing

Report from BPP University School of Nursing looking at nurse recruitment. It finds while it is clear that NHS trusts are having to deal with budgetary pressures and a skills shortage which may be exacerbated by Brexit, they are also

Safeguarding measures against sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment in the development finance sector – CDC Group

CDC: commitments to tackle sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment in the international aid sector.