The Role Of Cities In Improving Population Health: International Insights – The King’s Fund

King’s Fund report  that explores the role of cities in improving population health and the conditions needed for success. The research found that although there is wide variation between cities in terms of governance arrangements, powers and resources,it identifies some common

Government response to the House of Lords European Union Committee, 13th report of session 2017-19, ‘Brexit: reciprocal healthcare’ – Department of Health and Social Care

Sets of the Governments response to ‘House of Lords European Union Committee, 13th report of session 2017-19, ‘Brexit: reciprocal healthcare’, it details an agreement on citizens’ rights, grounded in reciprocity, which seeks to allow citizens to continue living their lives

Investigation into clinical correspondence handling in the NHS – National Audit Office

At the October 2017 hearing of the Committee of Public Accounts to consider the National Audit Office’s investigation into NHS SBS, NHS England informed the Committee that it had discovered a new backlog of 162,000 items of clinical correspondence that had not been

Refreshing NHS plans for 2018/19 – NHS England and NHS Improvement

Guidance, published jointly by NHS England and NHS Improvement, sets out the plans for the NHS in light of the November 2017 budget announcements. It outlines how the additional funding will impact on emergency and urgent care, elective surgery and

Joint Working Protocol: When a hospital, services or facility closes at short notice – NHS England

Guidance to organisations when a hospital, service or facility closes unavoidably at short notice.  The memorandum gives clear guidance and direction to any organisation involved in a short notice closure to take appropriate and timely action in supporting patients and making

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

Social Care: Impact of NHS Plans and Delivery of Services Over the Winter Period – House of Lords Library

This briefing provides an introduction to the issue of the impact on the social care sector of current pressures in the NHS by giving a brief overview of social care, recent NHS plans and the current winter peak in demand for healthcare. It

Report to the Minister of State for Children and Families on ways forward for children’s services in Croydon – Department for Education

In September 2017 an Ofsted Publication judged the overall effectiveness of the council’s children’s social care services to be inadequate. This report sets out the findings of the Commissioner’s 3-month review and makes recommendations for the improvement of children’s social care services

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

A seven step guide to accountable care – NHS Providers and Hempsons

Guide from NHS Providers and Hempsons identifying seven key steps STPs and their partner organisations should consider to support the evolution to accountable care.  Key issues to consider are: Phasing Partners Governance Contracting Funding Organisational Form Enablers

Joint framework: Commissioning and regulating together: A practical guide for staff – Care Quality Commission

Produced by Care Quality Commission, NHS England and NHS Clinical Commissioners, aims to help staff working in CQC, NHS England and CCGs reduce duplication in the regulation and oversight of general practice.

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,