Taking The Value-Based Agenda Forward: The Five Essential Components Of Value-Based Approaches To Health And Care – NHS Confederation

NHS Confederation report that explores how the adoption of value-based healthcare could be spread across all parts of the healthcare system, maximising the benefits for those who use NHS and wider services. It also explores the central challenge of how

Better health and care for all: A 10-point plan for the 2020s: The final report of the Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care – Institute for Public Policy Research

This final report of the Lord Darzi Review puts forward a 10-point plan to achieve this, as well as a 10-point offer to the public which sets out what the health and care system will be able to offer if

2018/19 Addendum to the GP IT Operating Model, Securing Excellence in GP IT Services, 2016-18 (revisions) – NHS England

This document sets out to extend the operating arrangements for the delivery of GP IT services across England until 2019.

Charting a course for the future: How London’s startup scene can survive and thrive in the age of Brexit – Institute for Public Policy Research

The purpose of this research was to listen to the views of the London tech startup community about the impact of Brexit on the ecosystem and the role of government at the current time, particularly in relation to the government’s

Our Digital Future – Healthier Lancashire And South Cumbria

The ‘Our Digital Future’ Strategy outlines a number of shared principles for developing digital solutions between the partners of Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria, which includes hospital trusts, NHS organisations and Local Authorities. The strategy covers five inter-connected themes to improve

The Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018: Guide for the health sector in England – Department of Health and Social Care

The Network and Information Systems (NIS) Regulations came into force on 10 May 2018. The regulations place security and reporting requirements on ‘operators of essential services’, including in the healthcare sector.  The Department of Health and Social Care has incorporated the

Don’t be left in the dark: children and young people’s mental health – Local Government Association

This short guide provides an overview of the challenges facing mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people. It suggests least one in 10 children and young people are affected by mental health problems, and the unreported figures

Securing cyber resilience in health and care: A progress update – Department of Health and Social Care

Reports on progress on the implementation plan on securing data and cyber security setting out how out how the Department of Health and Social Care plan to deliver key data and cyber security actions.  

Social Workers and Information Technology: (Summary Paper prepared by GfK and SCIE July 2017) – NHS Digital

Results of a survey into the use of technology by Social Workers in the work environment that finds around 49% are confident users of technology but there remain significant barriers around digital skills, systems design and guidance on information sharing.

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.

TYM smartphone otoscope for imaging and videoing the external ear canal and eardrum: Medtech innovation briefing [MIB134] – NICE

The TYM smartphone otoscope (Cupris) uses an iOS smartphone to let users capture images and videos of the external ear canal and eardrum. These can then be reviewed and shared securely with other healthcare professionals through the Cupris app.  The TYM smartphone otoscope

Thinking on its own: AI in the NHS – Reform

This report from the Reform thinktank illustrates the areas where artificial intelligence (AI) could help the NHS become more efficient and deliver better outcomes for patients. It also highlights the main barriers to the implementation of this technology and suggests

Loneliness: The public health challenge of our time: A policy briefing – Mental Health Foundation and Age Scotland

Loneliness is one of the leading public health challenges of our time this policy brief identifies: 24% of adults aged 65+ feel depressed and 16% feel anxious as a result of loneliness. Nearly a third of older adults feel that

Life in ‘likes’: Children’s Commissioner report into social media use among 8-12 year olds – Children’s Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner’s report on the effects of social media on 8-to-12-year-olds examines the way children use social media and its effects on their wellbeing. ‘Life in Likes’ fills a gap in research showing how younger children use platforms which social

NHS efficiency map: redesigning services: Modernising sexual health services – Healthcare Financial Management Association

Case study of how Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS FT have made great strides in taking sexual health services online. This provides an innovative and lower cost method of delivering services in response to resource pressures.