Prevention Programmes Cost-Effectiveness Review: Physical activity: (Observatory Report Series, number 83, Cost effectiveness review series, number 1) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

This is the first topic area covered by the cost effectiveness review series. A comprehensive review of the literature is presented on evidence of the cost effectiveness and potential cost savings of preventive programmes and projects relating to physical activity.

Prevention Programmes Cost-Effectiveness Review: Alcohol: (Observatory Report Series, number 84 Cost effectiveness review series, number 2) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

This is the second topic area covered by the cost effectiveness review series. It follows on from a review on physical activity. A comprehensive review of the literature is presented on evidence of the cost effectiveness and potential cost savings

An evaluation of the cost effectiveness of monitored dosage systems (MDS) as an aid to maintaining independence in taking medication: (LPHO Report Series, number 98, Rapid Evidence Review Series, number 2) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

A monitored dosage system (MDS), usually in the form of a box or a blister pack divided into days of the week, is a medication storage device designed to simplify the administration of solid oral dose medication. MDS can potentially

Issues Surrounding the Estimation of the Opportunity Cost of Adopting a New Health Care Technology: Areas for Further Research – Office for Health Economics

Proposes new approaches in three areas to improve understanding of supply side opportunity costs for the NHS. It explores improving efficiency, production functions and purchaser priorities.

GP Forward View: Assessment of progress Year 2 – Royal College of General Practitioners

Report that finds several key areas where progress is being made, including: promises of a state-backed medical indemnity for GPs in England more GPs in training than ever before the establishment of the NHS GP health service, which is highly rated

How to produce a Sustainable Development Management Plan (SDMP) – The Sustainable Development Unit and NHS Improvement

Organisations have a duty to protect the health of future generations by reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change. The health and care system reduced emissions by 18.5% up to 2017. While this is good progress, it is still behind

EU Cross-Border Healthcare Directive: How the Directive affects your NHS trust: How to manage payment pathways for visiting European patients – Department of Health and Social Care

Sets out the background of the directive and how it relates to providers when managing visiting European patients who are resident outside the UK but seeking NHS healthcare here.

Overseas chargeable patients, NHS debt and immigration rules: guidance on administration and data sharing – Department of Health and Social Care

Supports NHS organisations on overseas chargeable patients, NHS debt, and immigration rules, including guidance on administration and data sharing. This manual of guidance supersedes all previous guidance on the administration and data sharing of NHS debt.

Operational overview for organisations newly within scope of the NHS Charges to Overseas Visitors Regulations – Department of Health and Social Care

Operational overview for non-NHS organisations within the scope of the NHS charges to overseas visitors regulations.  This document provides help and advice on the implementation of the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015, which have been amended

Guidance on implementing the overseas visitor charging regulations – Department of Health and Social Care

Information for NHS bodies who need to make and recover hospital charges from overseas visitors. This document provides help and advice on the implementation of the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015, which have been amended most

Overview of integrated budgets for Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) – NHS England

This overview has been jointly produced by NHS England and NHS Improvement. It is designed to be used alongside the Integrated Budgets Handbook, which includes information gained through working with vanguards and provides guidance on a number of technically challenging aspects of designing

CCG and NHS England local team Briefing on Funding of Flu Vaccines from 2018-19 – NHS England

This briefing informs CCGs and NHS England local teams of changes for some CCGs to the mechanism for funding seasonal flu and adult pneumococcal vaccines. The changes described will ensure there is a consistent approach in all areas and should provide a robust

Sustainable County Social Care: A Green Paper that Delivers a New Deal for Counties – County Councils Network

Paper from the County Councils Network that calls for a fully-funded Cap on the cost of social care to prevent services, care providers and councils being pushed closer to breaking point.  It also makes the case that if the government’s reform agenda is

Event In The Tent Initiative Enhances Staff Engagement – NHS Employers

Improvement in staff engagement using the innovative Event in the Tent, learning from staff about how to resolve workplace issues and develop quality services at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. It took the concept of the big conversation

The lives we want to lead: The LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing – Local Government Association

Years of significant underfunding of councils, coupled with rising demand and costs for care and support, have combined to push adult social care services to breaking point.   This document sets out options for how the system could be improved and the

A Picture of Health: the NHS at 70 and its future – Fabian Society

Fabian Society report that looks backwards at the history and achievements of the NHS over the last 70 years. It also looks to the future, in the context of acute financial pressures and growing healthcare needs . The report argues

Government Response to the First Joint Report of the Education and Health and Social Care Committees of Session 2017-19 on Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: A Green Paper – Department of Health and Social Care and Department for Education

Government response to the joint report of the Education and Health and Social Care Committees on ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper’. It also gives the Governments response to the consultation on the Green Paper. This consultation

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

Children affected by domestic abuse fund: prospectus – Home Office

This document explains the objectives of the fund, who can apply, how to apply, and the high-level outcomes. Applicants can apply using the contracts finder notice where there will also be full details of the application process, criteria and scoring.

Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration: Forty-Sixth Report 2018 – Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration

Recommendations from the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration on doctors’ and dentists’ pay in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It sets out the DDRB’s analysis of evidence given by relevant organisations and makes recommendations for doctors’ and dentists’ pay