Local auditor reporting in England 2018 – National Audit Office

National Audit Office report finding the number of NHS and local government bodies with significant weaknesses in their arrangements for delivering value for money for taxpayers is unacceptably high and increasing. Auditors have identified significant weaknesses in an increasing number

Technical guidance for NHS planning 2019/20: Annex C: NHS Improvement guidance to trusts for operational plans – NHS Improvement

This document contains the technical guidance for NHS planning for trusts for 2019/20 operational plans.

Winter 2018/19 in the NHS: The solutions – Society for Acute Medicine

Briefing that looks at the role of ambulatory emergency care (AEC) in alleviating winter pressures in the NHS. This is an alternative to hospital admission for patients with acute problems who might otherwise have spent at least one night in a hospital bed

The NHS Long Term Plan – NHS England

The NHS Long Term Plan was developed in partnership with those who know the NHS best – frontline health and care staff, patients and their families and other experts. The NHS long term plan focus’ on: Prevention of heart attacks,

Organising for excellence: An international review of good practice in organisational design and governance of research funding bodies – RAND Europe

This study presents a review of international evidence on best practice in organisational design of research and innovation funding bodies.

EU Exit Operational Readiness Guidance: Actions the health and care system in England should take to prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario – Department of Health and Social Care

Actions that providers and commissioners of health and social care services should take to prepare for, and manage, the risks of a no-deal exit scenario. Guidance, developed and agreed with NHS England and NHS Improvement, will support the health and

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 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.