Department of Health (DH) -
These proposed regulations establish how auditor panels or audit committees will be set up so they can advise on the appointment and management of local auditors, and give advice on non-audit work. This consultation seeks views on the regulations on the form and independence of auditor panels for NHS trusts and CCGs. The consultation closes on 12 September 2014.
Addressing missing data in patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs): implications for comparing provider performance
Centre for Health Economics (CHE) -
This paper argues that comparisons of provider performance using patient reported outcome measures should account for missing PROMs data. It argues that the missing data creates statistical problems and this may make PROMs data less representative of patient experiences. This paper tests out a statistical approach which aims to compensate for the missing data.
NHS England -
This resource sets out five key messages which have emerged from the analysis of a number of CCG quality frameworks and strategies as well as other relevant literature. It aims to help commissioners with quality improvement.
Instistute of Mechanical Engineers -
This report argues that boosting the number, as well as the influence, of engineers in the NHS would help cut the number of incidents caused by faulty medical equipment. It calls for for urgent action to prioritise the role of engineers in the NHS, and introduce a Chief Biomedical Engineer in every NHS acute trust.
Audit Commission -
This report found that the timeliness and quality of NHS trusts’ financial reporting improved for 2013/14. It also looks at arrangements to secure value for money and auditors’ use of their statutory reporting powers. It found that in their first year, CCGs submitted their accounts on time but experienced some issues with quality.
World Health Organization (WHO) -
According to these guidelines, countries need to remove legal and social barriers that prevent many people from accessing services for HIV testing, treatment and care. The guidelines outline steps for countries to take in reducing new infections and increasing access to services for five key populations: men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people. They conclude that failure to provide adequate services to these groups threatens regional and global progress in responding to HIV.