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

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,

Reducing avoidable hospital based care: re-thinking out of hospital clinical pathways – South East Clinical Senate

Improving health outcomes, preventing serious illness, providing convenient, timely and cost effective care, and avoiding the unnecessary use of acute hospitals, is a shared goal across the NHS, and requires a radical re-think about how and where care is delivered,

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.

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.

Enhanced health in care homes: learning from experiences so far – The King’s Fund

This report draws on published literature about joining up and co-ordinating care homes and health services. It also draws on interviews with a range of providers, local authorities and CCGs. It aims to help care homes and NHS providers (including

Building a Britain for the future: Understanding the Industrial Strategy white paper – NHS Confederation

Summary of the Government’s Industrial Strategy white paper and its implications for the NHS. The white paper identifies that: How the UK approaches its ageing society is clearly a critical issue and identifies that new markets for associated innovations are being sought.

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

We change the world: What can we learn from global social movements for health? – Nesta

This report presents actionable ways to grow social movements based on the practical experience of over 40 people representing four social movements.  It finds social movements: Grow in influence by engaging the right people in the right places at the right

State of the Nation: Older people and malnutrition in the UK today – Malnutrition Task Force

Bringing together information, statistics and evidence from across the health and social care system to highlight what is happening to older people who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition in England. It examines the causes and consequences of malnutrition in

A second class ending: Exploring the barriers and championing outstanding end of life care for people who are homeless – Care Quality Commission

Report from the Care Quality Commission that identifies: The needs of homeless people are not well understood or considered by health and care services. Where services do exist, they are often fragmented and work in relative isolation. These issues are

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.

Maintaining reciprocal healthcare for patients after Brexit – NHS Confederation

This paper explains what’s happening in the Brexit negotiations, and what the implications would be if the existing reciprocal arrangements were to be discontinued post Brexit. Under EU law, EU citizens currently benefit from reciprocal rights to healthcare when they are in

Transportation and the Role of Hospitals – Health Research & Educational Trust

Individuals struggling with food insecurity, housing instability, limited access to transportation or other barriers may experience poor health outcomes, increased health care utilization and increased health care costs. Addressing these determinants of health, commonly referred to as social determinants of health, or simply social determinants, will have a

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

Delivering a national approach to patient flow in Wales: Learning from the 1000 Lives Improvement Patient Flow Programme – The Health Foundation

The 1000 Lives Improvement Patient Flow Programme in Wales was inspired by the Health Foundation’s Flow Cost Quality programme, which demonstrated significant improvements in patient flow at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.

The Autumn Budget: Joint statement on health and social care – Nuffield Trust, The Health Foundation and The Kings Fund

This joint briefing calls on the government to recognise the immediate funding pressures facing the sector in 2018/19, which will see NHS funding growth fall to its lowest level in this parliament. The government must also act to close the growing

Towards an effective NHS payment system: eight principles – The Health Foundation

Health Foundation report that identifies eight guiding principles that a payment system should meet if it is to support providers in delivering high quality care.   These principles are that the payment system should have: Clear purpose Realistic expectations about impact

Making a reality of the Accelerated Access Review: Improving patient access to breakthrough technologies and treatments in a cost-effective model – Department of Health and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Report on the Accelerated Access Review (AAR) that sets out how it will work with industry and the health system to create a streamlined and sophisticated approvals system so that cost-effective breakthrough products – be they drugs,devices, digital or diagnostics