5 Years On: Responses to Francis: changes in board leadership and governance in acute hospitals in England since 2013 – University of Manchester Alliance Business School, Nuffield Trust and University of Birmingham Health Services Management Centre

Report from the University of Manchester Alliance Business School, Nuffield Trust and University of Birmingham Health Services Management Centre that finds that hospital leadership has generally changed for the better since the Francis Inquiry. There are, however, worrying signs that

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).

Health and social care data risk model – NHS Digital

This risk model provides a consistent way of assessing and recording the details of any proposed use of cloud services, producing a risk class indication.

Health and Social Care Cloud Risk Framework – NHS Digital

This guidance presents a framework for assessing and managing risk around the use of public cloud technologies in the health and social care sectors in England. This framework is intended to be treated as guidance and is recommended to be

Health and Social Care Cloud Security – Good Practice Guide – NHS Digital

This document provides advice and guidance about the safeguards that should be put in place to enable health and social care organisations to safely locate health and care data, including patient information, in the public cloud.  

Health and social care cloud security one page overview – NHS Digital

This guidance provides a one page overview to support you in your role as data controller, ensuring that all uses of public cloud are well-executed: known, safe, secure and effective.  

NHS and social care data: off-shoring and the use of public cloud services – NHS Digital

Guidance from NHS Digital setting clear expectations for health and care organisations who want to use cloud services or data offshoring to store patient information.  The guidance ensures that organisations know how to use these solutions safely and securely, especially in

2017/18 Data Security and Protection Requirements – Department of Health & Social Care

This document sets out what all health and care organisations will be expected to do to demonstrate that they are putting into practice the 10 data security standards recommended by the National Data Guardian.

Developing People Improving Care Together: one year on – NHS England

One year on from the launch of the Developing People- Improving Care, we highlight how leaders across health and social care have implemented the framework.  This involves ensuring systems of compassion, inclusion and improvement, are at the core of the health

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.

The Department of Health’s Remit for NHS Improvement [Letter] – Department of Health

The NHS Improvement remit letter for 2017 to 2018 sets out the strategic objectives for the organisation around: NHS budget delivery of safe, high quality care NHS operational performance alignment with the Five Year Forward View NHS leadership The letter

Implementing Better Births: Continuity of Care – NHS England

This document provides practical guidance to Local Maternity Systems on how to improve their services so that women experience continuity in the clinicians providing their maternity care.

Life Sciences Sector Report – House of Commons Exiting the European Union Committee

House of Commons Committee on Exiting the European Union assessment of the impact of Brexit on the Life Science Sector including Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals.

Medical Services and Social Care Sector Report – House of Commons Exiting the European Union Committee

House of Commons Committee on Exiting the European Union assessment of the impact of Brexit on the Medical Services and Social Care Sector.

The state of medical education and practice in the UK 2017 – General Medical Council

General Medical Council report that analyses data on the medical workforce across the UK. It identifies a raft of challenges facing the medical profession today against a backdrop of an increasing and older population, and highlights four priorities for the

Changes to data protection requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – NHS Employers

NHS Employers factsheet developed with Capsticks, identifying the key changes in data protection legislation that will affect the way that employers in NHS organisations carry out tasks involving personal data, particularly around employment checks and recruitment processes.

Summary of published key strategic guidance for health Emergency Preparedness, Resilience & Response (EPRR) – NHS England

The charts shown in this document give an overview of the key strategic EPRR guidance documents currently published. For published documents, website links are embedded in the charts.

National Data Guardian for Health and Care 2017 report: Impact and influence for patients and service users – National Data Guardian

The National Data Guardian (NDG) has published a report looking back over the three years since the creation of the role and describing future priorities. It sets out a clear case for the independent advice and challenge the role provides to ensure