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.

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.

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

Department of Health and Social Care accounts: Seventy-First Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Key recommendations of this report are: the Department of Health and Social Care should provide an assessment of the impact of regional variations on patient care; urgent action is needed on risks Brexit poses to recruitment and the supply of

Workforce briefing – winter 2018 – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

This briefing document from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) reveals that patient demand is strongly outstripping the supply of doctors as the usual seasonal increase combined with a rise in children’s emergency admissions is placing unprecedented demand on

Clinical guidelines for major incidents and mass casualty events – NHS England

This guidance has been developed with the occasional trauma team in mind, for example, surgeons in a trauma unit who need to treat a deteriorating P2 patient, or a P1 patient who has been conveyed to the trauma unit, during

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

Nursing care for people experiencing homelessness: A Survey of the QNI Homeless Health Network – Queen’s Nursing Institute

This report presents the expert knowledge and experience of Homeless Health Nurses and contributes to the evidence for meeting the health care needs of people who are homeless, giving clear recommendations to support service planning.

Help at home: Use of assistive technology for older people – National Institute for Health Research

This review presents a selection of recent research on assistive technology for older people funded by The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and other government funders. This has been selected with help from an expert steering group. In this

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

NHS England Test Beds Programme: Evaluation learning from Wave 1 – NHS England

This document shares learning about conducting real-world evaluations based on the experiences of Wave 1 of the Test Beds programme. It is designed to support innovation projects like the Test Beds which implement combinations of digital technology and pathway redesign

Letting local systems lead: How the long-term plan could deliver a more sustainable NHS – NHS Confederation

This paper sets out the findings from a survey of senior leaders of clinical commissioning groups, acute, community and mental health trusts, ambulance services, independent sector providers and voluntary/third sector provider organisations in the English health system. survey and draws

5 Act Now : Look after yourself, look after others: flu immunisation – NHS England

Fifth in a series of guides NHS England aimed to help health and social care colleagues to take prompt practical actions and use every opportunity to prevent delayed transfers of care. It aims to assist health and social care staff

4 Act Now : new technology to find Care Home availability – NHS England

Fourth in a series of guides NHS England aimed to help health and social care colleagues to take prompt practical actions and use every opportunity to prevent delayed transfers of care. It aims to assist health and social care staff

3 Act Now : maximise your leadership this winter – NHS England

Third in a series of guides NHS England aimed to help health and social care colleagues to take prompt practical actions and use every opportunity to prevent delayed transfers of care. It aims to assist health and social care staff

2 Act Now : plan for discharge early – NHS England

Second in a series of guides NHS England aimed to help health and social care colleagues to take prompt practical actions and use every opportunity to prevent delayed transfers of care. It aims to assist health and social care staff

1 Act Now : maximise your leadership this winter – NHS England

First in a series of guides NHS England aimed to help health and social care colleagues to take prompt practical actions and use every opportunity to prevent delayed transfers of care. It aims to assist health and social care staff

Bullying and harassment: how to address it and create a supportive and inclusive culture – British Medical Association

The BMA began its bullying and harassment project in 2017. It has been particularly driven by Staff and Associate Specialists doctors, who highlighted bullying and harassment as an issue affecting their working lives and well-being and the impact it has