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).

NHS Agency Staffing and the Impact of Recent Interventions: (Seminar Briefing 22) – Office of Health Economics

Report on an Office of Health Economics Seminar on NHS staffing markets and the use of temporary staff, specifically in the NHS provider sector, i.e. foundation trusts and NHS trust. (which include hospitals). It provides an overview of the NHS labour

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

Winter pressures in the NHS: Briefing for opposition day debate – NHS Providers

Ahead of an opposition day debate in Parliament, NHS Providers has produced a briefing on NHS winter pressures. It includes: NHS Providers key messages on NHS winter pressures Analysis of NHS England’s weekly winter performance data How staff are going

Using Community Partnerships to Integrate Health and Social Services for High-Need, High-Cost Patients – The Commonwealth Fund

Commonwealth Fund study that at efforts to integrate care in the United States that identifies five common challenges: inadequate strategies to sustain cost-savings, improvement, and funding; lack of accurate and timely measurement of return on investment; lack of mechanisms to share potential

Making savings on ambulance fuel: (NHS Efficiency Map) – HFMA

NHS efficiency map case study from the HFMA, identifies that the price of fuel amounts to a significant non-pay cost for ambulance trusts. East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust provides a case study in using bunkered fuel that the trust has purchased at a reduced

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,

Leading Large Scale Change: a practical guide: A guide to leading large scale change through complex health and social care environments – NHS England

Leading Large Scale Change: a practical guide has been produced by the NHS England Sustainable Improvement Team and the Horizons Team, NHS England, to help all those involved in seeking to achieve transformational change in complex health and care environments.

LAC (DH)(2017) 2: Public Health Ring-Fenced Grant 2018/19 – Department of Health

Local Authority Circular detailing public health allocations to local authorities for improving local population health and the conditions for using the money. The local authorities in Greater Manchester piloting the business rates retention will not receive grant from the government and

An overview of NHS Procurement of Medicines and Pharmaceutical Products and Services for acute care in the United Kingdom – Specialist Pharmacy Service

The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of the current arrangements for the procurement of medicines and pharmaceutical products and services in the UK. It includes an overview of arrangements for NHS England, NHS Scotland, NHS Wales and HSC Northern

Draft local government finance report 2018 to 2019 – Department for Communities and Local Government

Sets out the Secretary of State’s determination, made under paragraph 4 of Schedule 7B to the Local Government Finance Act 1988, of the percentage of the authority’s non-domestic rating income that is to be the billing authority’s central share and the percentage that

NHS efficiency map: redesigning services: Enhanced supportive cancer care – Healthcare Financial Management Association

Case study of the transformation of existing palliative care services into enhanced supportive care (ESC). . The multi-disciplinary ESC team covered all patients’ needs. It had strong financial support and worked with the oncology team, so that patients could access the ESC team at any stage

NHS efficiency map: redesigning services: Modelling the need for mental health beds – Healthcare Financial Management Association

Revised case study many trusts are exploring options for moving care into the community. This case study demonstrates how one mental health has achieved this, and as a result improved patient care and reduced costs.

NHS efficiency map: redesigning services: Modernising sexual health services – Healthcare Financial Management Association

Case study of how Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS FT have made great strides in taking sexual health services online. This provides an innovative and lower cost method of delivering services in response to resource pressures.  

Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) 2014: payment percentage for 2018 – Department of Health

Outlines the level of payment due from members of the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) in 2018. This will be 7.80%. The PPRS is a voluntary agreement to control the prices of branded drugs sold to the NHS. It is negotiated between the Department of

Doing Care Differently – Independent Age

Report from Independent Age about what is required to deliver a social care funding solution for now and the future.  It identifies six themes dominating discussions on social care: Demand; Funding and Responsibility Quality Integrated care Technology Sustainability It identifies that integration

Falling short: Why the NHS is still struggling to make the most of new innovations – Nuffield Trust

Nuffield Trust report on the slow adoption of innovations by the NHS that finds it is due to: An overly supply-driven and top-down approach to innovation. Shifts towards the co-production of solutions between clinicians and industry are encouraging, but initiatives

Delivering change: how city partnerships make the most of public assets – Centre for Cities

To better use public assets, and do so through collaboration with local partners, based on in-depth interviews, the report outlines the five key ways to ensure success and overcome common challenges. These are: Know your assets and share that knowledge