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Care Quality Commission (CQC) -
These intelligent monitoring reports set out the analysis that will guide the Care Quality Commission's inspections of trusts that provide mental health services. Together with local information from partners and the public, the intelligent monitoring model helps to decide when, where and what to inspect. For trusts that provide mental health services, the model considers 59 different types of evidence, based on sources that include the NHS staff survey, bed occupancy rates, the national health outpatient survey and concerns raised by trust staff.
NHS Employers -
This guidance encourages NHS organisations to improve the evaluation of their internal health and wellbeing programmes. Findings from the research show that financial pressure on the NHS will make it increasingly difficult for NHS boards to justify their own staff health and wellbeing programmes - unless more evidence and rigor is developed to assess their value.
Regulation 5: fit and proper persons: directors and Regulation 20: duty of candour - guidance for NHS bodies
Care Quality Commission -
New fundamental standards for all care providers will come into force in April 2015. However, two regulations for NHS bodies that form part of these come into force on 27 November 2014. The fit and proper persons requirement outlines what providers should do to make clear that directors are responsible for the overall quality and safety of care. The duty of candour explains what they should do to make sure they are open and honest with people when something goes wrong with their care and treatment. The fundamental standards, which will be implemented in April 2015, will replace the existing essential standards of quality and safety. They will include guidance for all sectors on the fit and proper persons requirement for directors and the duty of candour.
Department of Health -
The Department of Health wants views on draft regulations that complete the regulatory basis for reform to the NHS Pension Scheme, England and Wales, as required by the Public Service Pensions Act 2013. The transitional provisions regulations provide transitional arrangements that will apply to existing members of the Scheme from 1 April 2015. This instrument covers the arrangements that will apply to members who will move to the 2015 scheme from that date. The closing date for responses is 15 December 2014.
This vision aims to align the health and social care sector on what good looks like from the user perspective when raising concerns and complaints about health and social care. It also allows measurement of progress so that organisations can determine the action they need to take to improve.
Public Health England -
The NHS Health Check is for 40 to 74 year olds and aims to reduce the risk of people developing preventable conditions. This paper sets out the research and evaluation priorities for the programme and provides input from stakeholders from across the public health sector, as well as Public Health England’s understanding of current knowledge and academic research on NHS Health Checks. The consultation closes on 19 December 2014.