NHS England -
The NHS standard contract is mandated by NHS England for use by commissioners for all contracts for healthcare services other than primary care. It has now been updated from the 2016/17 to the 2017/18 - 2018/19 version. A summary of the changes can be found in section three of the technical guidance.
The integrated support and assurance process (ISAP): an introduction to assuring novel and complex contracts
NHS Improvement -
This guidance, produced in partnership with NHS England, provides an introduction and overview to the integrated support and assurance process (ISAP). ISAP is designed to be a consistent and streamlined process for supporting and assuring the successful delivery of complex contracts.
Public Health England (PHE) -
This report summarises the findings of the national radiographic survey of English breast screening services, conducted in April and May 2016. All four tiers of the radiographic workforce were surveyed and this report analyses the staffing, vacancy rates, retirements, training routes and attitudes of radiographic staff towards workforce issues.
National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) -
This new guideline aims to ensure that people in prison receive the same standard of care as those outside of prison. It makes recommendations for individual health assessments, prison screening programmes, and tailored health advice to support wellbeing.
Consultation on allocating 2017-18 funding to disregard war pensions in social care financial assessments
Department of Health (DH) -
There are two schemes that make payments to armed forces veterans who have been injured during their service. Currently, the two schemes are treated differently by local authorities when making a financial assessment to determine what a person can afford to contribute to the costs of their care and support. In the 2016 budget, the government announced that a change would be made to the care and support charging arrangements in England to treat the schemes more consistently. This consultation seeks views from local authorities on disregarding war pensions in allocating funding for social care in 2017/18. This consultation closes on 21 November 2016.
Local Government Association (LGA) -
This report calls for a new culture of care to reduce the pressures on doctors and hospitals. It highlights the role that GPs can play in educating the public on self-care and how they can treat themselves without visting the doctor or managing long-term conditions by taking preventative measures to stay fit.