Childhood Influenza Vaccination Programme 2018 to 2019 ImmForm Data Collection Guidance: User guide for local NHS England teams and data providers – Public Health England

User guide for data collection as part of the Childhood Flu Vaccination Programme, in primary school age children from 2018 to 2019. This user guide is aimed at: local public health providers NHS England teams data providers

Working Together to Safeguard Children: A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children – HM Government

This 2018 version replaces the 2015 version. The transitional guidance helps explain how to move to the newrrangements. The statutory framework sets out the legislation relevant to safeguarding and it should be read alongside the statutory guidance. Statutory guidance is

EU Cross-Border Healthcare Directive: How the Directive affects your NHS trust: How to manage payment pathways for visiting European patients – Department of Health and Social Care

Sets out the background of the directive and how it relates to providers when managing visiting European patients who are resident outside the UK but seeking NHS healthcare here.

Overseas chargeable patients, NHS debt and immigration rules: guidance on administration and data sharing – Department of Health and Social Care

Supports NHS organisations on overseas chargeable patients, NHS debt, and immigration rules, including guidance on administration and data sharing. This manual of guidance supersedes all previous guidance on the administration and data sharing of NHS debt.

Reclaiming the Smart City: Personal data, trust and the new commons – Nesta

This report is about why and how city governments are taking a more responsible approach to the collection and use of personal data. This report brings together a range of case studies featuring cities which have pioneered innovative practices and policies

National drug and alcohol treatment monitoring system: Consent and confidentiality guidance – Public Health England

The document helps treatment services to address patient concerns around confidentiality and data sharing with NDTMS. It looks at: what information NDTMS uses and why how to share information with NDTMS, and how that information is handled how the data is collected, and how

AI in the UK: ready, willing and able? – House of Lords Artificial Intelligence Select Committee

Finds the UK is in a strong position to be among the world leaders in the development of artificial intelligence during the twentyfirst century. Britain contains leading AI companies, a dynamic academic research culture, a vigorous start-up ecosystem and a constellation

Government response to House of Lords Artificial Intelligence Select Committee’s report on ‘AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?’ – Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Government response to the Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence report.  It looks at the reporting of AI, issues of data privacy and the use of datasets in the development of AI.  It also identifies the need for public funding

Building the workforce of the future: Learning from Grow with Google – Institute for Public Policy Research

IPPR report looking at the development and approach of Grow with Google, a project which operates through national programmes matched closely to the contexts and needs of individual countries, in six case study countries (Sweden, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Nigeria)

Minimum Cyber Security Standard – The Cabinet Office

Developed in collaboration with government and NCSC. This is a new minimum set of cyber security standards that government expects departments to adhere to and exceed wherever possible. Over time, the measures will be incremented to continually ‘raise the bar’, address

Digital change in health and social care – The Kings Fund

Report from the King’s Fund on the use of digital technology in health and social care can improve quality, efficiency and patient experience as well as supporting more integrated care and improving the health of a population. This report shares

Fit for Work: scoping the feasibility of an impact evaluation – Department for Work and Pensions

Fit for Work was an occupational health assessment and advice service looking to address long-term sickness absence, defined as an absence of 4 weeks or more, for people in employment. It was designed to help employees who were on, or

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

Clinical correspondence handling in the NHS: Forty-Third Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Report finding the NHS wasted £2.5m reviewing the handling of misdirected clinical correspondence. NHS England that were far too slow to treat the issue seriously and take action. As a result, the problem got worse and remedial action for patients was

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

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

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.

Provision of mental health care to adults in the emergency department – Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

This bulletin relates to an investigation of a woman experiencing a mental health crisis who, having presented to her general practitioner, ambulance service and the emergency department of her local hospital, subsequently took her own life. A preliminary investigation reviewed