Reducing emergency admissions: Forty-Fourth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Emergency admissions to hospitals continue to rise, despite the NHS’s efforts to reduce them.  This report notes that that nearly 1.5 million people could have avoided emergency admissions in 2016–17 if hospitals, GPs, community services and social care had worked

The Role Of Cities In Improving Population Health: International Insights – The King’s Fund

King’s Fund report  that explores the role of cities in improving population health and the conditions needed for success. The research found that although there is wide variation between cities in terms of governance arrangements, powers and resources,it identifies some common

Government response to the House of Lords European Union Committee, 13th report of session 2017-19, ‘Brexit: reciprocal healthcare’ – Department of Health and Social Care

Sets of the Governments response to ‘House of Lords European Union Committee, 13th report of session 2017-19, ‘Brexit: reciprocal healthcare’, it details an agreement on citizens’ rights, grounded in reciprocity, which seeks to allow citizens to continue living their lives

Integrated care: organisations, partnerships and systems: Seventh Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee

Integrated care is about providing a more holistic, joined-up and coordinated experience for patients. Whilst there is not sufficient evidence that integrated care saves money or improves outcomes in the short term, there are other compelling reasons to believe it is worthwhile. It

Gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare: The report of a rapid policy review – Department of Health and Social Care

A report from Professor Sir Norman Williams looking at gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare. The review makes recommendations to support a more just and learning culture in the healthcare system. It covers: the process for investigating gross negligence manslaughter reflective

Clinical correspondence handling in the NHS: Forty-Third Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Report finding the NHS wasted £2.5m reviewing the handling of misdirected clinical correspondence. NHS England that were far too slow to treat the issue seriously and take action. As a result, the problem got worse and remedial action for patients was

Partnerships for Better Public Services – Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

A research report into the need, benefits and challenges for Public Service Mutuals to form partnerships as a route to growth and diversification. This report explores the need to partner, the benefits and challenges, and recommends ways to maximise the potential for

Investigation into clinical correspondence handling in the NHS – National Audit Office

At the October 2017 hearing of the Committee of Public Accounts to consider the National Audit Office’s investigation into NHS SBS, NHS England informed the Committee that it had discovered a new backlog of 162,000 items of clinical correspondence that had not been

Securing cyber resilience in health and care: A progress update – Department of Health and Social Care

Reports on progress on the implementation plan on securing data and cyber security setting out how out how the Department of Health and Social Care plan to deliver key data and cyber security actions.  

Refreshing NHS plans for 2018/19 – NHS England and NHS Improvement

Guidance, published jointly by NHS England and NHS Improvement, 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 surgery and

Commissioner Sustainability Fund and financial control totals for 2018/19: guidance – NHS England

Details of a targeted fund to support those clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) that would otherwise be unable to live within their means for 2018/19.

Joint Working Protocol: When a hospital, services or facility closes at short notice – NHS England

Guidance to organisations when a hospital, service or facility closes unavoidably at short notice.  The memorandum gives clear guidance and direction to any organisation involved in a short notice closure to take appropriate and timely action in supporting patients and making

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