Local Government Association -
This publication was commissioned by the Local Government Association to capture the thoughts of councillors, directors of public health, providers, commissioners, academics and other key opinion formers on the challenges and opportunities devolution could bring in terms of improving the public's health.
NHS Employers -
Whilst the NHS has a staff engagement record to be proud of, it is beneficial for NHS organisations to be aware of staff engagement strategies formed in other sectors and learn from their experiences. This briefing explores how organisations outside of the NHS have sought to develop and sustain staff engagement strategies, focusing on key sectors such as transport, finance, manufacturing and education.
The King's Fund -
With around 400 separate local organisations each responsible for commissioning different health and social care services, the current organisational landscape is fragmented and unsustainable. Support is growing for a new settlement based on a single ring-fenced budget and a single local commissioner - as recommended by the Independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England, chaired by Kate Barker. This report explores the options for implementing that recommendation. It assesses evidence of past joint commissioning attempts, studies the current policy framework and local innovations in integrated budgets and commissioning, and considers which organisation is best place to take on the role of single local commissioner. It draws together findings from a body of work including a survey of existing joint arrangements, current evidence and examples, a seminar with pioneers of integration developments, and a national conference on integrated commissioning.
Guidance for all doctors who offer cosmetic interventions: a public consultation on our draft guidance
General Medical Council -
This public consultation seeks views and submissions on proposals for doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures to allow patients time to think before agreeing to go ahead with treatment. The new guidance sets out the standards that will be expected of all UK doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical. It also aims to help patients understand what to expect from their doctor. The consultation closes on 1 September 2015.
Local Government Association (LGA) -
These nine case studies showcase local government experience of commissioning sexual health services since taking over this responsibility in April 2013.