Public Health Outcomes Framework 2019/20: a consultation: Government response – Public Health England

This is the government response to the consulta tion on reviewing the 2016 to 2019 Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF).  From 2019 to 2020, there will be 75 high level indicator categories which include 161 individual indicators. A full list

Emergency admissions to hospital from care homes: how often and what for? – Health Foundation

Health Foundation briefing from the Improvement Analytics Unit, a joint initiative between NHS England and the Health Foundation. Key points are: Analysis of a national linked dataset identifying permanent care home residents aged 65 and older and their hospital found that

Ongoing NHS preparations for EU Exit: Letter from Professor Keith Willett – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This letter asks EU exit SROs to ensure that their core teams are in place as soon as possible in preparation for a possible ‘no deal’ exit on 31 October 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Creating a culture of excellence: How healthcare leaders can build and sustain continuous improvement – KPMG

Globally, healthcare leaders are increasingly looking to embed the principles of continuous improvement in their organizations. Empowering staff to deliver safe, high-quality, reliable care can provide a step-change in results.  Continuous improvement helps address these obstacles by fostering a systematic and

Better Care Fund Planning Requirements for 2019-20 – Department of Health and Social Care, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and NHS England

Guidance on Better Care Fund planning requirements, which support the core NHS operational planning and contracting guidance for 2019 to 2020 that also details the Better Care Fund operating guidance.

Setting up a High Intensity User service: An NHS RightCare resource pack – NHS RightCare

The High Intensity User (HIU) service was initiated by NHS Blackpool CCG and has since been rolled out in a number of other CCGs. The Implementation Team within NHS RightCare have undertaken evaluation of effectiveness across 4 CCGs.  It is

HSC (2000) 017 : Modernising critical care services – NHS Executive

This HSC summarises the modernisation programme for critical care services following the publication of Comprehensive Critical Care, the Report of the Expert Group on Critical Care Services; allocates additional resources for critical care services during 2000/01; sets out the requirements

HSC (2000) 004: Shaping the future NHS: long-term planning for hospitals and related services: consultation document on the findings of the National Beds Inquiry – NHS Executive

This circular covers the consultation document on the findings of the National Beds Inquiry, including the supporting analysis.

Change or collapse: Lessons from the drive to reform health and social care in Northern Ireland – Nuffield Trust

The health and social care system in Northern Ireland has seen seven fundamental reviews setting out major changes of direction in the last 20 years. Each has delivered a similar verdict: the country needs to reduce its reliance on hospitals,

Community Commissioning: Shaping Public Services Through People Power: A Community Paradigm Paper – New Local Government Network

This report seeks to re-define commissioning beyond this narrow focus on delivery of a service against an identified need and instead establish the principles and mechanisms through which a more open and empowering approach – community commissioning – could be

How is the NHS performing? July 2019 quarterly monitoring report – The King’s Fund

Since April 2011, The King’s Fund has published a quarterly monitoring report (QMR) to track, analyse and comment on the issues the health and care system is facing. This is the 28th QMR, which takes stock of what has happened

Professional Standards Authority: business plan 2019 to 2020 – Department of Health and Social Care

The business plan of the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for health and social care for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. It includes the PSA’s: strategic objectives business principles regulatory oversight and standard-setting work programme

The NHS patient safety strategy: safer culture, safer systems, safer patients – NHS England and NHS Improvement

NHS England and NHS Improvement strategy that sets out what the NHS will do to achieve its vision to continuously improve patient safety. Patient safety is about maximising the things that go right and minimising the things that go wrong. It

NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework: system support offer – NHS England

This Long Term Plan Implementation Framework system support offer signposts the national and regional support systems can draw on to develop their five-year strategic plans.  

NHS Long Term Plan implementation framework – NHS England

Following the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England and NHS Improvement committed to publishing an implementation framework, setting out further detail on how it would be delivered. Local systems are developing their five-year strategic plans which will

LGiU Homelessness Commission 2019: final report – Local Government Information Unit

The LGiU Local Government Homelessness Commission was set up to investigate how councils can fulfil their obligation to prevent homelessness. Their report is the first assessment of the state of homelessness prevention from the perspective of local government. It argues

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.