Ignoring the alarms: How NHS eating disorder services are failing patients – Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Reports on the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s investigation that found that Averil Hart’s death from anorexia would have been avoided if the NHS had cared for her appropriately. It highlights five areas of focus to improve eating disorder services. General Medical

Making Safeguarding Personal: What might ‘good’ look like for health and social care commissioners and providers? – Local Government Association and ADASS

Commissioners and providers across the health and social care sectors play a critical part in safeguarding adults, both on the front line and at a strategic level, as partners on safeguarding adults boards. This resource is intended to support the

Challenging Health Inequalities: Support for CCGs – NHS England

This guide has been created to help identify areas of variation in emergency admissions in more and less deprived CCGs and to promote a discussion where variation occurs.

Health and social care needs assessment of the older prison population – Public Health England

This document provides evidence-based guidance on how to carry out a health and social care needs assessment of older people in prisons. Commissioners of prison healthcare services and social care services can use this to understand the needs of older

The Fifteen Steps Challenge: Quality from a patient’s perspective: A guide for commissioners – NHS England

This document, aimed at commissioners, is part of a suite of toolkits for The Fifteen Steps Challenge, which focuses on seeing care through a patient or carer’s eyes, and exploring their first impressions as a measure of the quality of services.  It

Supporting change in your NHS: The non-executive community in transformational change – NHS Clinical Commissioners

NHS Clinical Commissioners document that summarises discussions held at two events earlier this year that brought together  more than 200 CCG lay members and trust non-executive directors (NEDs).   This publication looks at attendees’: perspectives on the lay member and NED role insights

Transforming musculoskeletal and orthopaedic elective care services – NHS England

This handbook aimed at commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation of services intends to support local health and care systems to work together to: Better manage rising demand for elective care services; Improve patient experience and access to

Transforming gastroenterology elective care services – NHS England

This handbook aimed at commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation of services intends to support local health and care systems to work together to: Better manage rising demand for elective care services; Improve patient experience and access to

A two-way street: What can CCGs teach us about accountability in STPs? – Nuffield Foundation

The NHS has developed a complex machinery to hold both providers and commissioners of NHS services to account – a machinery that has become even more complex with the advent of 44 sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs).  This Nuffield Foundation

Heartbeats On The High Street: How Community Pharmacy Can Transform Britain’s Health, Wealth And Wellbeing – Respublica

Report that identifies community pharmacy as a healthcare provider that could be transformative for our NHS: a provider that is embedded on high streets in almost every part of the country, including our most deprived neighbourhoods, that is staffed by a network of clinically-trained professionals, with a proven

Models Of Delivery For Stop Smoking Services: Options And Evidence -Public Health England

Public Health England evidence to assist directors of public health and local healthcare commissioners in rapidly appraising the evidence, to enable informed decisions on the provision of local stop smoking support.

Developing Support And Services For Children And Young People With A Learning Disability, Autism Or Both – NHS England

The document provides guidance for Transforming Care Partnerships (and their local partners CCGs/ LAs) in commissioning support and services for children and young people with learning disability, autism or both. It supplements Building the Right Support and the National Service Model.

What Works: Hearing Loss and Healthy Ageing: A guide for commissioners and providers of social and medical care to older people with hearing loss to help maintain health, wellbeing and independence – NHS England

A guide for commissioners and providers of social and medical care for older people with hearing loss to help maintain health, wellbeing and independence.  Guide produced to help deliver more of the recommendations in the Action Plan on Hearing Loss.

What Works: Hearing Loss and the Transition to Adulthood: A guide for commissioners, education and service providers to support young people with hearing loss through transition – NHS England

A guide for commissioners, education and service providers to support young people with hearing loss through transition. Guide produced to help deliver more of the recommendations in the Action Plan on Hearing Loss.  

Steering towards strategic commissioning: Transforming the system – NHS Clinical Commissioners

The future of commissioning is moving at pace. The development of integrated delivery models such as accountable are organisations (ACOs), local strategic partnerships such as accountable care systems (ACSs) and larger planning footprints such as sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs)

Primary Medical Care Policy And Guidance Manual – NHS England

Document from NHS England that provides commissioners of primary care services the context, information and tools to safely commission and contract manage primary medical care contracts.

PHE Cancer Board Plan: 2017 To 2021 – Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) plan outlining their approach to co-ordinating PHE’s cancer work for the next five years. It is aligned with the Five year forward view and the Independent Cancer Taskforce report and highlights how we will work in partnership with others to achieve

Return On Investment Of Interventions For The Prevention And Treatment Of Musculoskeletal Conditions: Final Report – Public Health England

This tool aims to help local commissioners provide cost-effective interventions for the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. It pulls together evidence on the effectiveness and associated costs for a number of interventions for musculoskeletal conditions. The tool allows results

Of Primary Importance: Commissioning Mental Health Services In Primary Care – NHS Clinical Commissioners

Report that offers six tips for commissioning mental health services and a number of examples: Remember patience will be required when creating a new model. Consider partnering with the third sector. Have conversations with your mental health provider to build shared understandings.

Commissioning For Quality And Innovation: Enhanced Supportive Care Data Tool – NHS England

This updated version of the tool should be used to collect baseline data and return data relevant to each quarter’s payment trigger within the Enhanced supportive care (for advanced cancer patients) commissioning for quality and innovation national goal.