This report highlights the challenges faced by neonatal transport services in the UK. Findings reveal that these essential services are often under-staffed, under-resourced and part-time. It shows that in a one week snapshot, half of the neonatal transport services across the UK reported gaps in their rota.
NHS England -
NHS England is consulting on a method which we propose is used by NHS England's Clinical Priorities Advisory Group when comparing competing priorities when it meets to agree recommendations on the relative prioritisation of new investments in specialised services. The closing date for comments is 11 May 2016.
NHS Employers -
This case study examines the experience of Wrightlington, Wigan and Leigh NHS foundation trust who commissioned the development of a staff engagement tool. The survey tool is based on the NHS national staff survey questions and sits alongside a number of exploratory questions. They are sent to staff every quarter to assess morale and engagement. The case study provides more information on the tool and its uses, how the trust communicates with staff and the results that have been achieved so far.
General Medical Council (GMC) -
This guidance accompanies the newly updated RCS guidance on professional standards for cosmetic surgeons. The GMC guidance makes clear the ethical obligations that doctors have towards patients and the standards of care that they need to provide during cosmetic procedures.
Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) -
This guidance has been updated with the aim of improving patient safety and standards within the cosmetic surgery industry. It stipulates that only surgeons with the appropriate training and experience should undertake cosmetic surgery and outlines the ethics and behaviour expected of cosmetic surgeons. It supplements new guidance produced by the General Medical Council today for all doctors who carry out cosmetic intervention and is intended to be read alongside this guidance.
House of Commons Health Select Committee -
The supplementary estimates are presented by HM Treasury to the House of Commons to seek parliamentary approval for voted expenditure by government departments resources, capital and cash, both for existing services and for any necessary new services. The supplementary estimates for the Department of Health estimated that the net deficit across all NHS trusts and foundation trusts would be managed to £1.8bn. This would score as a pressure against the department's expenditure limits and would therefore require offsetting mitigations to ensure that financial balance is achieved. This memorandum summarises these planned offsetting mitigations.
This report examines the current model of general practice in relation to advances in culture, society and technology and argues that the model needs to change to adapt to future needs. It highlights the need for providers to operate at a larger scale in order to deliver primary care services more effectively. It also considers different approaches to providing primary care services such as utilising a more diverse workforce to deliver these services, such as using nurses or pharmacists to administer some general practice appointments.
This college of essays explores the background to the current pressures on the NHS and ideas that have been proposed for reform. The publication features contributions from eleven authors, including Richard Murray from The King's Fund, from across the political spectrum and covers a wide range of suggestions covering public health and behaviour change; change management; technological innovations; and the future of commissioning.
Centre for Health Economics (CHE) -
This paper examines the body of literature which has explored the relationship between levels of public health expenditure and mortality, using a global cross-section or panel of country-level data.