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

Sharing patient data: exploring consensus on reasonable expectations July 2017 – Seminar Report – National Data Guardian

Looks 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 that the patient understands how data

Clinical correspondence handling at NHS Shared Business Services: Fourth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Report into the failures in the handling of sensitive clinical data by NHS Shared Business Services Limited (NHS SBS). Even as the Committee was looking into problems dating back at least three years, NHS England was uncovering more mishandled correspondence.  The committee was unimpressed

Response to the consultation on the draft Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2018: Transposing European Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom (Medical Exposures) – Department of Health

Response to a consultation on proposals for draft Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR(ME)R) 2018 to transpose and implement requirements of the European Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom with regard to medical exposures.  This document provides a short analysis of responses to closed questions and

The Fifteen Steps Challenge: Quality from a patient’s perspective: Community care in a patient’s own home – NHS England

This document, focusing on community care in a patient’s own home, 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

The Fifteen Steps Challenge: Quality from a patient’s perspective: An inpatient toolkit – NHS England

This document, focusing on the inpatient healthcare setting, 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

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

Checklist for professional development of CCG lay members – NHS Clinical Commissioners

Lay members bring an essential independent perspective to the clinical commissioning group (CCG) governing body – being separate to the day-to-day running of the organisation means that they can see it as it is seen from the outside.  This checklist looks at: appraisals

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

The 2,000 days project: Practical ideas for reforming health and care – Healthcare at Home

An Industry Coalition Group of clinicians, senior leaders in hospitals, primary care, the central bodies, charities and the private sector met earlier this year to take on the challenge of re-energising the NHS approach to handling rising demand, hospital debt, slow

The future of public service identity: blockchain – Reform

Report from the thinktank Reform that identifies Estonia, Dubai and Australia are trialing the use of blockchain to transform identity management and the UK must do the same if it is to lead the group of digitally enabled nations.  Blockchain is a unique

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

Practical Guidance On Sharing Of Information And Information Governance For All NHS Organisations Specifically For Prevent And The Channel Process – NHS England

This guidance is intended to assist those involved in information sharing and information governance for the purpose of Prevent, a counter-terrorism safeguarding programme. It is designed to assist in the decision making process about the appropriateness of sharing information (particularly

Freedom to Speak Up Guardian Survey 2017: Findings and recommendations – National Guardian’s Office

Outlines the results of a survey of NHS whistleblowing guardians which aimed to understand how the role has been implemented, who is being appointed to the role and guardians’ views on the Freedom to Speak Up initiative. The report.  Recommen

Implementing the McNeil Review recommendations in 2017/18 – Pubic Health England

Document that sets out the agreed next steps, ways of working and indicative timelines to implement the recommendations of the McNeil review of Public Health England’s data collection and data management functions.  

Review Of Public Health England’s Data Collection And Data Management Functions – National Information Board

Reviews Public Health England’s Data Collection and Data Management Functions and makes recommendations on whether these activities might be better managed by NHS Digital. A high-level implementation plan accompanies the review and outlines how the recommendations will by jointly implemented

Reconfiguration Of NHS Services (England): (Briefing Paper Number 8105) – House of Commons Library

This briefing on reconfiguration of NHS services includes recent policy developments, information on consultation and scrutiny powers, and drivers of major service changes.

Making the case for quality improvement: lessons for NHS boards and leaders – King’s Fund

This report has been co-authored with The Health Foundation. It outlines ten lessons for NHS leaders. These provide a starting point for leaders seeking to embed quality improvement in their work.  The lessons are: Make quality improvement a leadership priority

Sustainability And Transformation Partnerships: Developing Robust Governance Arrangements – Healthcare Financial Management Association

The issue of governance in relation to sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs), accountable care systems and new models of care is a priority consideration on the watching brief of the HFMA’s Governance and Audit Committee. Robust governance arrangements are needed as local plans are

Sustainability And Transformation Plans And Partnerships: (Briefing Paper Number CBP8093) – House of Commons Library

House of Commons Library briefing detailing how sustainability and transformation partnerships have been developed, their funding and accountability arrangements as well as their progress so far. While they have no legal status a key role of these partnerships was the