Social care funding options: How much and where from? – The Health Foundation

Report from the Health Foundation and Kings Fund that considers the costs associated with: continuing the current social care system introducing free personal care as exists in Scotland raising the means test for receiving publicly funded care (the ‘floor’) and introducing

Good rostering guide – BMA and NHS Employers

This guide sets out ways in which good rostering practice can be used to develop rotas. It aims to support and create an effective training environment that also meets the needs of the service, while enabling flexibility for doctors and

Spotlight on the 10 High Impact Actions – Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of General Practitioners research on the effectiveness of NHS England’s Time for Care Programme, specifically its 10 High Impact Actions: a range of initiatives that were introduced with the aim of increasing capacity in general practice and reducing

Allied health professions supporting patient flow: a quick guide – NHS Improvement and NHS England

This quick guide demonstrates how NHS emergency care can benefit from the skills of AHPs and highlights innovative service redesign and the delivery of new care models.

Facing the Future Audit 2017: Facing the Future: Standards for acute general paediatric services: Facing the Future: Together for child health – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

This audit covers Facing the Future: Standards for acute general paediatric services and Facing the Future: Together for child health. It highlights gaps within paediatric rotas, with not enough consultants present within the hospital during times of self-identified peak activity.

Accounting for the quality of NHS output: (CHE Research Paper 153) – University of York Centre for Health Economics

This review provides the conceptual framework needed to select potentially appropriate characteristics of healthcare outputs to be included in a measure of NHS output. To this end the research team has evaluated three published sets of criteria developed by national

The two billion pound question: Is there an opportunity to move from meeting to managing demand?: Reframing demand at the health and care interface – Impower

This report was published on the anniversary of the Government’s announcement of an additional £2 billion for adult social care in the 2017 Budget. With £1 billion of the funding almost spent, and another £1 billion to be invested by

The Kerslake Report: An independent review into the preparedness for, and emergency response to, the Manchester Arena attack on 22nd May 2017 – Police & Crime Commissioner of Greater Manchester

An independent report into the emergency response to the Manchester Arena attack it highlights several areas that went well including: Investment in emergency planning meant people were generally able to act with a high degree of confidence. Actions by individuals

Think Autism strategy: governance refresh – Department of Health and Social Care

The 19 objectives of the Think Autism strategy have been grouped under the following headings: Measuring, understanding and reporting needs of autistic people Workforce development Health, care and wellbeing Specific support Participation in local community This refresh outlines the implementation activities required

Tough Task: The NHS delivering for patients and staff in 2018/19 – NHS Providers

Based on a survey of NHS trust leaders, this report reveals widespread scepticism about the ability of the service to meet performance and financial targets in 2018/19. It argues that patients’ experience of care will continue to fall below the

Planning, assuring and delivering service change for patients – NHS England

This guidance is designed to be used by those considering, and involved in, substantial service change to navigate a clear path from inception to implementation. It will support commissioners and providers to consider how to take forward their proposals, including

The Lord Darzi review of health and care: interim report – Institute for Public Policy Research

This interim report of the Lord Darzi Review of Health presents this evidence in preparation for the final report which will be published in the lead up to 70th anniversary of the NHS and will set out a long term

Vascular Surgery: GIRFT Programme National Specialty Report – Getting It Right First Time

Report that calls for reconfiguration of arterial surgery services so that all patients can be treated on an urgent basis – by establishing hub and spoke networks, where the hubs have the capacity and flexibility to offer a seven-day service. This model is

Technical Guidance for Refreshing NHS Plans 2018/19 Annex M: Joint Technical Guidance for Performance and Activity – NHS England

This document describes the indicators in Refreshing NHS Plans for 2018/19 to set out for each measure definitions, monitoring, and accountability and planning requirements.

Technical Guidance for Refreshing NHS Plans 2018/19 Annex E: NHS England CCG Guidance for Operational and Activity Plans – UNIFY submissions – NHS England

This guidance provides further advice on some of the issues commissioners should consider when setting out their approach to planning.  Specifically it relates to the deliverables for which commissioners are required to submit 2018/19 operational and activity plans to UNIFY.

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.

Technical Guidance for Refreshing NHS Plans 2018/19 Annex C2: Guidance on the process for agreeing Variations and resolving disputes – NHS England

This document provides guidance on the process for variation and updating of contractual terms during the course of a multi-year contract and sets out the expectations of NHS England and NHS Improvement as to how any disputes on updating of

Technical Guidance for Refreshing NHS Plans 2018/19 Annex C1: Joint Contract Dispute Resolution Process for 2018/19 – NHS England

This joint Dispute Resolution Process, agreed by NHS England and NHS Improvement, applies to the agreement of new healthcare commissioning contracts for the 2018/19 financial year.  

Corrections to Refreshing NHS Plans for 2018/19 published by NHS England and NHS Improvement on 2 February 2018 – NHS England and NHS Improvement

Corrections to guidance, published jointly by NHS England and NHS Improvement, which 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

Technical Guidance for Refreshing NHS Plans 2018/19 – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This document details the operational planning technical guidance annexes that support the submission of commissioner and provider templates.