Pharmaceutical buying groups in the NHS – Department of Health and Social Care

Provides details of purchasing point information for existing buying groups that have access to Commerical Medicines Unit (CMU) contracts. It can be filtered in various ways to produce individual purchasing point lists for each buying group currently in England. This could

How to produce a Sustainable Development Management Plan (SDMP) – The Sustainable Development Unit and NHS Improvement

Organisations have a duty to protect the health of future generations by reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change. The health and care system reduced emissions by 18.5% up to 2017. While this is good progress, it is still behind

NHS England Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response annual assurance guidance – NHS England

This guidance document has been produced to provide guidance to organisations completing the Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) annual assurance process.  

Event In The Tent Initiative Enhances Staff Engagement – NHS Employers

Improvement in staff engagement using the innovative Event in the Tent, learning from staff about how to resolve workplace issues and develop quality services at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. It took the concept of the big conversation

Promising practices for health and wellbeing at work: A review of the evidence landscape: (RAND RR2409) – RAND Corporation

Research demonstrates that the support of wellbeing in the workplace has a positive impact on staff, business and organisations. It includes benefits in terms of reduced absenteeism and presenteeism as well as improved productivity. Whilst the landscape of health and

Leadership in today’s NHS: delivering the impossible – The King’s Fund

King’s Fund survey data from 145 trusts shows that executive director vacancies in NHS providers are widespread.  Key findings include: 8 per cent of executive director posts are vacant 37% of trusts have at least one vacant executive director role,

NHS Pay Review Body: Thirty-First Report 2018 – NHS Pay Review Body

This report sets out the NHSPRB’s analysis of evidence provided by relevant organisations and makes observations on the pay of NHS staff paid under Agenda for Change for 2018 to 2019. Executive Summary

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

NHS Agency Staffing and the Impact of Recent Interventions: (Seminar Briefing 22) – Office of Health Economics

Report on an Office of Health Economics Seminar on NHS staffing markets and the use of temporary staff, specifically in the NHS provider sector, i.e. foundation trusts and NHS trust. (which include hospitals). It provides an overview of the NHS labour

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

High impact change model: Managing transfers of care: Examples of emerging and developing practice – Local Government Association

Developed by the Local Government Association (LGA) and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), national partners and the sector in 2015, offers a practical approach to managing patient flow and hospital discharge. The model identifies eight system changes that

No hospital is an island: learning from the Acute Care Collaboration vanguards – NHS England

This document summarises the lessons learned so far from the 13 acute care collaboration (ACC) vanguards , to support providers and systems considering similar models of collaboration. It outlines what they are doing to improve the quality and sustainability of services,

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

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.

Draft local government finance report 2018 to 2019 – Department for Communities and Local Government

Sets out the Secretary of State’s determination, made under paragraph 4 of Schedule 7B to the Local Government Finance Act 1988, of the percentage of the authority’s non-domestic rating income that is to be the billing authority’s central share and the percentage that

Good work, wellbeing and changes in performance outcomes: illustrating the effects of good people management practices with an analysis of the National Health Service – What Works Wellbeing

This report illustrates the effect of good people management with an analysis of the National Health Service.  The report found Trusts that made the most extensive use of good people management practices were over three times more likely to have the

Falling short: Why the NHS is still struggling to make the most of new innovations – Nuffield Trust

Nuffield Trust report on the slow adoption of innovations by the NHS that finds it is due to: An overly supply-driven and top-down approach to innovation. Shifts towards the co-production of solutions between clinicians and industry are encouraging, but initiatives

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