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This consultation document summarises the main changes to the NHS foundation trust annual reporting manual 2015/16. The manual 2015/16 will be republished once consultation responses have been received and reviewed, subject to approval by the Department of Health. The consultation closes on 31 July 2015.
Review of the contingency planning team/trust special administration procedure at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust: lessons learned
This report describes the lessons Monitor learned from the regulatory procedure at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, the actions taken to apply these lessons, and how that experience is informing the pre-emptive approach now followed to help organisations in struggling local health economies avoid chronic difficulties.
NHS England -
The accessible information standard will be implemented on 31 July 2016 and aims to provide people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss with information that they can easily read or understand. This means informing organisations how to make sure people get information in different formats, for example in large print, braille or via a British Sign Language interpreter.
The King's Fund -
The briefing warns that unless additional funding is found, a growing black hole in NHS finances could have significant consequences for patient care. Although there are opportunities for the NHS to improve productivity, the briefing argues that initiatives to reduce spending on agency staff and increase financial control will not be enough to offset growing deficits among NHS providers. It also warns that the £8 billion a year increase in the NHS budget pledged by the government by 2020 is the bare minimum needed to maintain standards of care.
Nuffield Trust -
This report explores how quality of care in the UK has changed over time, making comparisons with 14 similar countries. It considers performance against 27 of the OECD’s Health Care Quality Indicators, discussing both what international comparisons can tell us about healthcare in the UK, and the value of such comparisons as a means of assessing performance.