The state of health care and adult social care in England 2018/19 – Care Quality Commission

Meeting urgent needs: improving out of hours services in Wales – Royal College of General Practitioners

Report from the Royal College of General Practitioners Wales that calls for better use of a wider primary care team, better use of technology, clearer national guidance for those working in the services, and measures to address the wider issues

Note for avoidance of doubt – Out-of-hours training for GP Registrars: letter from David Geddes – NHS England

This letter is to all CCG Clinical Leaders and Accountable Officers and is a reminder of their responsibility to commission training support for GP specialist registrars in the out of hours setting, in advance of guidance from Health Education England

GP Forward View: Assessment of progress Year 2 – Royal College of General Practitioners

Report that finds several key areas where progress is being made, including: promises of a state-backed medical indemnity for GPs in England more GPs in training than ever before the establishment of the NHS GP health service, which is highly rated

Overview of integrated budgets for Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) – NHS England

This overview has been jointly produced by NHS England and NHS Improvement. It is designed to be used alongside the Integrated Budgets Handbook, which includes information gained through working with vanguards and provides guidance on a number of technically challenging aspects of designing

CCG roles where Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) are established – NHS England

This document has been produced to reflect changes in terminology and to clarify the policy positions around: whether Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) are allowed to manage third party contracts; and the handling of Individual Funding Requests.

Contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers (ICPs): Draft equality and health inequalities analysis – NHS England

This document outlines the anticipated equality and health inequalities impact of proposed contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers (ICPs).

NHS Standard Contract Template Integration Agreement for Partially Integrated Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) – NHS England

This Integration Agreement sets out a framework for the parties to work collaboratively to deliver the health and care services provided by each party in an integrated way and to achieve the objectives necessary to assure the success of the

Explanatory notes to the draft Integrated Care Provider (ICP) Contract – NHS England

This document describes the proposed structure and content of the draft variant of the NHS Standard Contract for integrated care models on a section-by-section basis.

National Health Services England: The draft Primary Medical Services ([NAMED SITES] – Integrated Services Provider Contracts) Directions 2018 – NHS England

These Directions have been produced in respect of the provision of primary medical services under an integrated services provider contract.

National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2017: National Results Summary – Quality Health

Report that finds for patient experience overall ratings continue to improve, with year on year increases in reported positive experience. Patients also reported more positively on areas including involvement in decisions about care and treatment, and being treated with dignity

The Montefiore Health System in New York – The King’s Fund

Explores how the The Montefiore Health System in New York is building primary and community care, managing patients with complex needs, supporting infrastructure, and elements of a high-performing system. A previous long read from the King’s Fund on the system can be

Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice: Pilot scheme: Independent Evaluation Report: Full Report – University of Nottingham

Report that finds Clinical Pharmacists (CPs) have made a unique and valuable contribution to the primary care skill mix. Pharmacists  contribute significantly to patient safety, bring medicines and prescribing expertise, support with prescribing tasks, support for patients with long term conditions

A Picture of Health: the NHS at 70 and its future – Fabian Society

Fabian Society report that looks backwards at the history and achievements of the NHS over the last 70 years. It also looks to the future, in the context of acute financial pressures and growing healthcare needs . The report argues

Equivalence of care in Secure Environments in the UK: Position statement – Royal College of General Practitioners

Position statement from the Royal College of General Pratitioner’s Secure Environments Group that sets out how ‘equivalence of care’ between secure and non-secure settings should be defined – something that has previously been unclear.

Implementing the 2018/19 GP contract: Changes to Personal Medical Services and Alternative Provider Medical Services contracts

Following the changes agreed to the General Medical Services (GMS) contract for 2018/19, this document sets out the approach to the funding changes that NHS England will apply to Personal Medical Services (PMS) and Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) contracts.

Medicines management for people receiving social care in the community: Quality standard [QS171] – NICE

This quality standard covers assessing if people need help with their medicines and deciding what medicines support is needed to enable people to manage their medicines. It also includes communication between health and social care staff, to ensure people have