Saving General Practice – British Medical Association

Report from the BMA that identifies the following measures are required to save general practice. Recurrent and sustainable funding and resources A workforce strategy that is recurrently funded to enable an expansion A sustainable, long-term indemnity package for general practice Enabling practices

Government response to the House of Commons Health Committee report Brexit and health and social care – people & process – Department of Health

Response that identifies the main policy areas affected by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (and for which the Department of Health has the lead within Government) are the health and care workforce, medicines regulation and the supply chain, reciprocal healthcare and public

Time to care: Securing a future for the hospital workforce in Europe – Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions

Report on the workforce challenges faced by the health care systems of 14 European countries that identifies the future challenges they face as: Demographics of the talent pool as societies age Changing expectations of reward, work-life balance and career flexibility

Accountable care – the art of the possible: An eight step guide to accountable care – NHS Providers

The move from STPs through to accountable care systems responsible for planning and delivering whole population care and onwards to accountable care organisations is now beginning to pick up pace.  This publication from NHS Providers sets out eight steps and key

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

Autumn Budget 2017: NHS Spending – HM Treasury

Treasury briefing detailing that autumn budget 2017 announced £6.3 billion of new funding for the NHS in England, including £2.8 billion over the next three years for day to day services and £3.5 billion of capital investment by 2022-23. This

Public Sector Pay: Still Time For Restraint?: (IFS Briefing Note BN216) – Institute for Fiscal Studies

Briefing from the Institute for Fiscal Studies on the impact of easing the current restraint on the pay of public sector workers. It had previously announced in 2015 that public sector pay scales would only increase by an average of one

Autumn 2017 Budget Representation – Faculty of Public Health

This briefing highlights FPH’s call to government for greater investment in public health ahead of the Autumn Budget. The recommendations prioritise increased funding and addressing the challenges of Brexit as key areas of focus.

The Medico-Legal Crisis And How To Solve It – Centre for Policy Studies

Report that finds NHS’ liabilities for medico-legal claims now total £65bn, draining the NHS of much-needed funds and putting patients at risk by driving GPs out of practice. The report puts forward nine recommendations to bring down costs for the NHS

True Costs: Why We Cannot Ignore The Failure In Social Care Funding – Voluntary Organisations Disability Group

Report that identifies social care funding is poorly serving Britains 11 million people with disability.  It is undermining the choice, quality and personalisation that is required by the Care Act 2014. Disabled people are receiving less care, and sometimes poorer care. It

PHE Cancer Board Plan: 2017 To 2021 – Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) plan outlining their approach to co-ordinating PHE’s cancer work for the next five years. It is aligned with the Five year forward view and the Independent Cancer Taskforce report and highlights how we will work in partnership with others to achieve

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

Performance of the NHS provider sector for the month ended 30 September 2017 – NHS Improvement

Finds providers have succeeded in treating more patients within key operating standards, and sustaining efficiency levels, despite an extremely challenging operating environment that placed considerable pressure on NHS staff. At Quarter 2 (Q2), providers reported a year-to-date deficit of £1,151 million, which is

Does Hospital Competition Improve Efficiency? The Effect of the Patient Choice Reform in England: (CHE Research Paper 149) – University of York Centre for Health Economics

Uses the 2006 relaxation of constraints on patient choice of hospital in the English NHS to investigate the effect of hospital competition on dimensions of efficiency including indicators of resource management (admissions per bed, bed occupancy rate, proportion of day

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

Literature review: the economic costs of lung disease and the cost effectiveness of policy and service interventions – British Thoracic Society

This report describes the conduct and results of a literature review of the available evidence on the economic costs of lung disease and the cost effectiveness of policy and service interventions. It finds: A substantial evidence base exists on non-pharmaceutical policy-related interventions for

The role of care homes in end of life care: Briefing 1 – Care home bed provision and potential end of life care need in people aged 75 or older in England – Public Health England

Key findings are: People aged 75 years or older account for 8% of the population of 54,786,327 (2015). 69% of deaths are in people aged 75 years or older (2015). The population aged 75 years or older has increased from 4.1

Performance Tracker: A data-driven analysis of the performance of government – Institute for Government

Performance Tracker brings together more than 100 data series to provide a comprehensive picture of the performance of government in running key public services.  It finds that the government has spent over £10 billion in five years just to keep troubled services – such

County care markets update 2017: Financial challenges in the light of proposals for long term care funding reform – LaingBuisson

Report for the County Councils Network that identifies a risk of care market destabilisation as a result of the prospect of a new, revised set of long term care funding reforms, which could (as with Dilnot) drive ‘payor shift’ and ‘market

Use of Resources assessment: a brief guide for acute non-specialist trusts – NHS Improvement

The purpose of the Use of Resources assessment is to improve understanding of how effectively and efficiently trusts are using their resources – including their finances, workforce, estates and facilities, technology and procurement – to provide high quality, efficient and sustainable care for