5 Years On: Responses to Francis: changes in board leadership and governance in acute hospitals in England since 2013 – University of Manchester Alliance Business School, Nuffield Trust and University of Birmingham Health Services Management Centre

Report from the University of Manchester Alliance Business School, Nuffield Trust and University of Birmingham Health Services Management Centre that finds that hospital leadership has generally changed for the better since the Francis Inquiry. There are, however, worrying signs that

The NHS Counter Fraud Authority Directions, with Supplemental Directions to the NHS Business Services Authority (Awdurdod Gwasanaethau Busnes y GIG) 2017 – Department of Health and Social Care

These directions set out the functions and reporting requirements of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA).

Directions to NHS Trusts and Special Health Authorities in respect of Counter Fraud 2017 – Department of Health and Social Care

Directions to NHS Trusts and Special Health Authorities that describe their role in the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud in the health service, following the establishment of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA).

Health and social care data risk model – NHS Digital

This risk model provides a consistent way of assessing and recording the details of any proposed use of cloud services, producing a risk class indication.

Health and Social Care Cloud Risk Framework – NHS Digital

This guidance presents a framework for assessing and managing risk around the use of public cloud technologies in the health and social care sectors in England. This framework is intended to be treated as guidance and is recommended to be

Health and Social Care Cloud Security – Good Practice Guide – NHS Digital

This document provides advice and guidance about the safeguards that should be put in place to enable health and social care organisations to safely locate health and care data, including patient information, in the public cloud.  

Health and social care cloud security one page overview – NHS Digital

This guidance provides a one page overview to support you in your role as data controller, ensuring that all uses of public cloud are well-executed: known, safe, secure and effective.  

Standard Personal Medical Services Agreement Variation Notice 2017 – NHS England

This document gives notice under paragraph 104(2) of Schedule 6 to the National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/291) that the terms of the general medical services contract are varied as set out in the document.  It requires area teams

PFI and PF2: HM Treasury – National Audit Office

National Audit Office briefing on the rationale, costs and benefits of the Private Finance Initiative; the use of and impact of PFI, and ability to make savings from operational contracts; and the introduction of PF2. There are currently over 700 operational

Sustainability and transformation in the NHS: Department of Health and Social Care – National Audit Office

Report from the National Audit Office that finds that the NHS has received extra funding, but this has mostly been used to cope with current pressures and has not provided the stable platform intended from which to transform services. Despite

Accountable Care Organisations: (Briefing Paper Number CBP 8190)

An Accountable Care Organisations (ACO) is a model of healthcare organisation where a provider, or group of providers, takes responsibility for the healthcare provision of an entire population. There is no fixed definition of an ACO, but the organisation usually receives an annual,

The Department of Health’s Remit for NHS Improvement [Letter] – Department of Health

The NHS Improvement remit letter for 2017 to 2018 sets out the strategic objectives for the organisation around: NHS budget delivery of safe, high quality care NHS operational performance alignment with the Five Year Forward View NHS leadership The letter

Gender Pay Gap Report 2016 – 2017 – Department of Health

The gender pay gap shows the difference in the average pay between all men and women in a workforce. If a workforce has a particularly high gender pay gap, this can indicate that there may be a number of issues to deal

Seven day hospital services: challenges and solutions – NHS Improvement

Report that identifies challenges to delivering 7 day hospital services, for each challenges it offers a range of solutions: Implementing Clinical Standard 2 – time to first consultant review Understanding Clinical Standard 2 – time to first consultant review Job planning Winning hearts and

Changes to data protection requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – NHS Employers

NHS Employers factsheet developed with Capsticks, identifying the key changes in data protection legislation that will affect the way that employers in NHS organisations carry out tasks involving personal data, particularly around employment checks and recruitment processes.

Effectiveness of local authority overview and scrutiny committees: First Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee

House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee report identifying that scrutiny is often not seen to be as vital as it should be. This results in a lack of constructive challenge to improve services for residents. The report calls

Enabling BME nurse and midwife progression into senior leadership positions – NHS England

This report sets out the findings following an appreciative enquiry into improving the representation of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) nurses and midwives across the higher ‘agenda for change’ pay bands. This report sets out the current picture of representation in the higher

NHS workforce race equality standard: 2017 data analysis report for NHS trusts – NHS England

NHS England report considering the data on race equality in the NHS workforce and finds steady improvements in some areas. The number of BME senior managers has increased by 18% and there has been an increase in the number of

Summary of published key strategic guidance for health Emergency Preparedness, Resilience & Response (EPRR) – NHS England

The charts shown in this document give an overview of the key strategic EPRR guidance documents currently published. For published documents, website links are embedded in the charts.

Reasonable expectations: supporting health and care professionals to share data in line with patient expectations: October 2017 – report – National Data Guardian

Report of a second seminar looking at concerns implied consent is being used as a justification for using and sharing information about patients for purposes which might not be regarded as direct care and where it may not be reasonable to expect