Supporting Primary Care Services: NHS England’s contract with Capita: Fifty-Seventh Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Report from the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee that find NHS England’s outsourcing of primary care support services to Capita Business Services Ltd (Capita) a shambles. Its short-sighted rush to slash by a third the £90 million it cost

The Integration and Better Care Fund Operating Guidance For 2017-19 – NHS England

This document sets out the refreshed operating guidance for approved Better Care Fund (BCF) plans and is for local partners that agree and administer BCF 2017-19 plans.

Home Office Immigration Enforcement, NHS England and Public Health England 2018-21 – NHS England

This agreement sets out the shared strategic intentions, joint corporate commitments and agreed developmental priorities of NHS England, the Home Office Immigration Enforcement (HOIE) and Public Health England (PHE).

Children’s Public Health 0 to 5 Years – Interim National Reporting process for the universal health visiting service: full guidance for local authority members of staff 2018/19 – Public Health England

Extends existing PHE interim reporting arrangements on commissioning of universal health visiting reviews for children because while the longer-term strategic solution for data collection and reporting for these metrics is the  Community Services data set (CSDS) formerly the Children and Young Peoples

Integrated Urgent Care Key Performance Indicators and Quality Standards 2018 – NHS England

This document outlines the Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) key performance indicators and other standards which commissioners must apply in relation to the service.

How good is the NHS? – The Nuffield Trust

Nuffield Trust Report comparing the NHS to health systems in 18 similar developed countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USA. It looks at three aspects of what we might mean by a good health care system: the speed

Prototype agreement scheme statement of financial entitlements – Departent of Health and Social Care

This document explains how remuneration is calculated, depending on how dental practices have entered a prototype agreement. The directions 2016 contain amendments to the statement of financial entitlement to make provision for the community dental services prototypes.

National Health Service Act 2006: The National Health Service (Dental Services) (Prototype Agreements) (Amendment) Directions 2018 – Department of Health And Social Care

Extending the dental prototype agreement scheme from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020.  Regulations setting out specific terms and conditions for dental prototype agreements.

List of live dental prototypes – Department of Health and Social Care

This document can be used to find out the dental practices in different English regions that have been selected to take part in the dental prototype agreement scheme.  It also lists the remuneration type that each practice has been allocated.

Gosport War Memorial Hospital: The Report Of The Gosport Independent Panel – The Gosport Independent Panel

The Gosport Independent Panel was set up to address concerns raised by families over a number of years about the initial care of their relatives in Gosport War Memorial Hospital and the subsequent investigations into their deaths. The Report is

Dementia and people with learning disabilities: making reasonable adjustments – Public Health England

This guide is part of a series of guides looking at reasonable adjustments in a specific service area.  It is intended to help staff in public health, health services and social care to ensure that their services are accessible to people with learning

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.