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

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

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

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

Personalised Health and Care 2020: Patient Carers and Service User Vision – National Information Board

This paper outlines how the government and national health and care organisations aim to use information technology within current programmes, to improve health and social care services in England. It is aimed at Patients and their Carers to give them

Implementation guidance: fundamental standard for sexual orientation monitoring – NHS England

This Guidance supports the implementation of the Information Standard for Sexual Orientation Monitoring; the standard provides the mechanism for recording the sexual orientation of all patients/service users aged 16 years and over across all health services and Local Authorities with responsibilities for Adult social

The non-executive director’s guide to NHS data Part one: Hospital activity, data sets and performance – NHS Confederation

Briefing from the NHS Confederation that identifies that as a non-executive director (NEDs), understanding an organisation’s data is an essential part of providing effective oversight and driving improvement. This guide will help NEDs to better understand NHS data and how it can be used

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Using mobile app technology to reduce agency spend – NHS Employers

This case study describes how Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has significantly reduced their agency spend by developing an app which allows locums to easily self-roster.  Find out how the app, LocumTap has increased bank use from 30 to

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

Enhancing The Use Of Scientific Evidence To Judge The Potential Benefits And Harms Of Medicines – Academy of Medical Sciences

Report highlighting the significant difficulties patients and some healthcare professionals face in using evidence from research to judge the benefits and harms of medicines, and calls for concerted action to improve the information patients receive. It calls for a range

Digital Leadership in London’s NHS: A Digital Health.London production – Digital Health.London

This report aims to chart the impact of digital technology on the NHS in London over recent months. It follows a number of leaders of healthcare organisations in London and asks them why they made the decision to use a digital solution, what benefits they

Using clinical audit in commissioning healthcare services – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

Guide that describes how clinical audit can be used by commissioners to assure both quality and drive continuous improvement in patient care.

Information Governance in local quality improvement – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

This guide describes how Information Governance laws and principles apply to the use of personal data in local or regional multi-agency healthcare quality improvement studies such as clinical audit, productivity reviews, intervention testing, and service evaluation.

CCIO and Health CIO Networks discussion paper: Data sharing and data protection in healthcare – CIO and CCIO Networks

Increasingly, giving the best treatment to a patient depends on the contributions of a number of health and social care professionals. These individuals will be drawn from a range of organisations, and from a broad geography. If they are to work together effectively,

From Healthcare To Homecare: The Critical Role Of 5G In Healthcare Transformation – Ericsson

Report from Ericsson that argues that the next generation of mobile networks will enable the move of care closer to home and greater patient access to data.  It considers the impact of 5G on the future of health care and its

Information And Digital Technologies: Clinical Requirements 2020 – Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Report from considering the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges use of data and technology in healthcare and concludes that uptake has been slow. It finds that there is now an increasing focus on learning how to use technologies to improve delivery of

Productivity, Technology and the NHS: A Newchurch Paper – Newchurch

Occaisional paper from Newchurch that looks at the approach of the NHS in England to productivity improvement half-way through the implementation of NHS Engand’s ‘Five Year Forward View’ (5YFV). It discusses the prevailing approach to productivity and technology in the NHS

Understanding the needs of disabled children with complex needs or life-limiting conditions: What can we learn from national data? – Council for Disabled Children

There are rising numbers of disabled children with complex needs and/or lifelimiting conditions, who, with their families, are likely to need support from health, education and social care continuously or at times throughout their life.  This report aims explore what