Designing integrated care systems (ICSs) in England: An overview on the arrangements needed to build strong health and care systems across the country – NHS England

This guide sets out the different levels of management that make up an integrated care system, describing their core functions, the rationale behind them and how they will work together.

Unfinished business: The need to invest in the whole health and care system – NHS Confederation

NHS Confederation survey that reveals a strong commitment and real enthusiasm for the key planks of reform articulated in the Long Term Plan. It shows that leaders across the NHS in England, spanning trusts, clinical commissioning groups and integrated care

Investing in The NHS long term plan: Job done? – The Health Foundation

Health Foundation briefing that analyses the challenges now facing health and social care and looks at the implications of the plan for activity levels and workforce in the NHS in England. It sets out funding scenarios for areas of health

NHS waiting times for elective and cancer treatment: One Hundredth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

The NHS treats more and more people each year, and patients have a right to expect to receive treatment within the timescales set out by the NHS Constitution. This report finds that more and more patients are being let down

The best job in the world?: The views of first-time NHS chief executives – NHS Confederation

Observations of nine new NHS chief executives, with tenures from 18 months to 2.5 years. It outlines the views of the new NHS chief executives on the changes in leadership approach and culture that they believe will be required if

Transforming elective care services urology: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England

This handbook is for commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation of urology elective care services. It describes what local health and care systems can do to transform urology elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and

Improving access out of hours: Evaluation of extended-hours primary care access hubs – Nuffield Trust

Could schemes aiming to increase the availability of primary care health care access out of hours improve the overall quality of services and patient experience in outer east London? The Nuffield Trust was commissioned by Barking, Havering and Redbridge CCGs

Transforming elective care services cardiology: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England

This handbook is for commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation of cardiology elective care services. It describes what local health and care systems can do to transform cardiology elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and

Transforming elective care services ear, nose and throat (ENT): Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England

This handbook is for commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation of ear, nose and throat (ENT) elective care services. It describes what local health and care systems can do to transform ENT elective care services at pace, why

Elective Care High Impact Interventions: First Contact Practitioner for MSK Services – NHS England

Despite a decrease in the rate of GP referrals from 2017/18, there is a rising waiting list and declining performance in elective care against the Referral to Treatment (RTT) standard. The number of GP referrals to hospitals varies greatly, even

Transforming elective care services: General Surgery: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England

This handbook is for commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation of general surgery elective care services. It describes what local health and care systems can do to transform general surgery elective care services at pace, why this is

Transforming elective care services: Gynaecology: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England

This handbook is for commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation of respiratory elective care services. It describes what local health and care systems can do to transform respiratory elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and

Transforming elective care services: Respiratory: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England

This handbook is for commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation of respiratory elective care services. It describes what local health and care systems can do to transform respiratory elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and

Leading Change Adding Value: a framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff: Year Two: Interim Evaluation Report – NHS England

This evaluation reports on the second year of the Leading Change, Adding Value framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff, (LCAV) and its implementation, so far.

NHS England and NHS Improvement funding and resource 2019/20: supporting ‘The NHS Long Term Plan’ – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This document contains information about NHS England and NHS Improvement’s funding in 2019/20. It also sets out NHS England’s and NHS Improvement’s funding and resource for 2019/20 that will support the transition from Next steps on the NHS Five Year

The changing face of clinical commissioning – NHS Clinical Commissioners

CCGs are responsible for improving the health of their populations. They do this by determining the health needs of the people they serve and ensuring there are high-quality services to meet these needs. CCGs are led by accountable officers –

The health effects of Sure Start – Institute for Fiscal Studies

Institute for Fiscal Studies report that considers the overall impacts on health of the Sure Start programme as a whole between its inception in 1999 and its peak in the late 2000s. Our focus on health outcomes is motivated by

Independent Evaluation Of The Think Ahead Programme – Think Ahead

The Think Ahead programme is a graduate scheme, offering graduates and career-changers a new route into mental health social work. This report contains an independent evaluation of the Think Ahead programme, and contains a raft of positive findings. It concludes that the

Waiting For Care: Is Scotland Meeting Its Commitment To Older People – Age UK Scotland

Report that highlights in Scotland that more than 4 in 10 older people with ‘critical’ or ‘substantial’ needs wait more than six weeks for social care in Scotland. It outlines six recommendations to local and national government which could help

All systems GP – Royal College of General Practitioners

A robust and joined-up IT system across the NHS needs to be prioritised before a technological ‘revolution’ in patient care can truly happen.  It is estimated that up to 80% of GP practices could soon be using outdated IT systems that