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This guidance provides advice on payment arrangements for foundation programme shadowing. In consultation with Capsticks, the guidance advises on the most cost-efficient way for trusts to provide the required payment for the four-day shadowing period.
A study to assess the impact of continuing professional development (CPD) on doctors’ performance and patient/service outcomes for the GMC
This study was commissioned by the GMC and carried out by the Academic Unit of Primary Care at the University of Sheffield. It examines the role of CPD for doctors and the wider impact of this for patients, colleagues and employers; the impact of CPD on performance and confidence; and how CPD may help doctors to stay engaged and strive towards excellence.
These implementation plans are part of a wider strategy which aims to transform care in England. It aims to encourage independent living; improvement of health outcomes; working with people to provide a positive experience of care; and building strengthening leadership.
This briefing is aimed at pharmacy contractors and aims to provide information on the reformed NHS, particularly the main commissioning organisations relevant to community pharmacy from 1st April 2013.
This report suggests that the public remain firmly wedded to the fundamental principles underpinning the NHS but under certain circumstances could support the introduction of charges for some treatments and services. Based on two day-long events held with members of the public, participants were asked for their views on the NHS, the challenges it faces and how it is funded.
Ordinary residence: guidance on the identification of the ordinary residence of people in need of community care services, England
This guidance provides information and advice on determining ordinary residence for people requiring local community care services. It has been updated to take account of the NHS reforms which took effect on 1st April 2013.
These directions mirror those for previous Local Involvement Networks (LINks), to require that local authority contracts with independent care providers allow local Healthwatch authorised representatives to enter and view premises.
These directions set out HEE’s full operational duties and functions, and revokes the current preparatory directions 2012. They are aimed at stakeholders with an interest in planning and commissioning education and training for the healthcare workforce.
This guidance sets out the principles and processes of the National Framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care. It has been revised to reflect the new NHS framework and structures created by the Health and Social Act 2012, effective from the 1st of April 2013. The associated tools (a checklist, decision support tool and fast track pathway tool), which are designed to assist clinicians and practitioners with the decision making process, have also been revised accordingly.
This manifesto calls for a fundamental shift in healthcare from an acute to a primary setting, and calls for the NHS Commissioning Board (now NHS England) to commit to specific measures to implement this, including: appointing a GP or other primary care professional to work at the same level as the Chief Medical Officer or Commissioning Board Medical Director; allowing data to be shared across boundaries in different services and settings; and advocating that primary care should take a new role in orchestrating community movements which improve health and wellbeing.
This briefing explores the contribution of healthcare science and the opportunities Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) provides to delivering patient-led services that enhance the quality and outcomes of care.
This guide explains what patient leadership means, as well as the role and purpose of patient leaders. It aims to help NHS organisations foster patient leadership by providing descriptions of key concepts, examples, case studies, tools (such as self-assessment frameworks and checklists), top tips and useful background material.
The latest report in this series shows that after a short period of growth, complacency may again be setting in when it comes to improving the number of women on the boards of the UK’s top companies. It shows that in the first six months since the last report in March 2012 the pace of change was encouraging. However, the high levels were short-lived and over the past six months they have dropped showing a considerable gap from the 33% required to reach Lord Davies’ recommendation of 25% women on boards by 2015.
This code of practice aims to help improve working relationships between the private sector and the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS). It offers a guide to best practice in selecting partners and managing effective and sustainable relationships in the supply chain, as well as advice on delivering strong partnerships. It also provides useful principles for consortia relationships, and can help organisations build longer term partnerships, potentially spanning multiple opportunities and sectors.
This omnibus survey of chief executives, directors and senior managers in the public sector shows that funding and budget cuts are still the top concern for leaders across the public sector. 84% of leaders were shown to believe that their organisation has been affected a great deal or fair amount by cuts in public spending. Savings implemented include: working in partnership with different organisations to reduce costs; cut backs on pay increases; and a reduction in spending on managerial functions as well as back office functions.
This report examines the impact of prescription charges on people with long-term conditions in England. It found that people with conditions such as asthma, heart disease, arthritis and HIV are having to choose between food, clothing, bills or prescription costs. It argues that prescription charging is short-sighted as it makes it more difficult for people to manage their conditions effectively, leading to more severe health problems and extra costs to the NHS and society overall.
This table provides a summary of the current statutory and mandatory requirements imposed on healthcare providers working in the NHS in England. It includes the 2013/2014 NHS Standard Contract, the introduction of the NHS provider Licence by Monitor, changes to the Foundation Trust Annual Report, and the review of the NHSLA Clinical Negligence Schemes.
Hospices across England have been awarded a share of £60 million of government funding to improve care environments and settings. This document provides full details of funding given to individual hospices as part of the Capital Grant Scheme. It provides details on the following for each hospice: geographical area; type of organisation; project title; type of activity; and grant amount.
This paper explores how the health resource allocation process and the formula on which it is based have changed over time, and how it will work from April 2013. It suggests practical improvements to the current system, and explores the ways in which different models of resource allocation can be used to support alternative visions of the NHS including: more clinically led; driven by outcomes; more integrated and provider led; or more integrated with other services through a ‘single budget’.
Citizens Council meeting report: what aspects of benefit, cost and need should NICE take into account when developing social care guidance?
This report outlines discussions from the January 2013 Citizens Council meeting, which discussed the question what aspects of 'benefit', 'cost' and 'need' NICE should take account of when developing social care guidance. Public comments on the report are now invited until the 19th April 2013.