The King's Fund -
According to this report, more than 60 per cent of NHS trust finance directors think controls on agency spending announced in June will not significantly reduce the amount spent on agency staff. The regular survey carried out for the report also found that three-quarters of trusts intend to recruit more permanent nurses in the next six months, suggesting that the NHS is continuing to prioritise quality of patient care despite rising financial pressures.
Care Quality Commission (CQC) -
The CQC has been inspecting general practices under a new inspection model since October 2014, and has now published approximately 1,200 GP practice inspection reports. This online tool brings together a collection of some of the most innovative and effective examples of outstanding practice that CQC inspectors have found since implementing the new methodology.
Enabling the delivery of healthcare services every day of the week - the implications for Agenda for Change
NHS Pay Review Body -
This report provides observations on the barriers and enablers, within the Agenda for Change pay system, for delivering healthcare every day of the week in a financially stable way. The Review Body was asked to make observations on affordable ‘out of hours’ working arrangements and any transitional arrangements. The remit was for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.