Atezolizumab for untreated locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer when cisplatin is unsuitable Technology appraisal guidance [TA492] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on atezolizumab (Tecentriq) for locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma in adults. This guidance only includes recommendations for untreated urothelial carcinoma when cisplatin-based chemotherapy is unsuitable. NICE are developing separate guidance for urothelial carcinoma that has progressed after platinum-containing chemotherapy.

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

Managing the costs of clinical negligence in hospital trusts: Fifth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

The annual cost of the clinical negligence for trusts has quadrupled over the last decade from £0.4 billion in 2006–07 to £1.6 billion in 2016–17, taking already scarce resources away from frontline services and patients. Despite longstanding concerns about these predictable rising costs,

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

Strengthening health systems to respond to women subjected to intimate partner violence or sexual violence: A manual for health managers – World Health Organization

World Health Organization manual to enable health systems to provide confidential, effective and women-centred services to survivors of violence.  It is intended for health managers at all levels of the health system and supports the implementation of the global plan

The Fifteen Steps Challenge: Quality from a patient’s perspective: A mental health toolkit – NHS England

This document, focusing on the mental health 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

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

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 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

Regulating Clinical Trials: (PostNote Number 561) – Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

The current EU regulatory  framework is due to be replaced by a new EU Clinical Trial Regulation in 2019. This POSTnote examines how this may affect the UK healthcare industry, including issues around clinical trial transparency. It also examines options for UK regulation of clinical trials post-Brexit,

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