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Centre Forum -
This report contains a series of case studies to show where privatised and public owned services have succeeded and failed. It finds that competition only works when there is a realistic prospect of providers losing their contract, and that the most successful outsourcing deals are small in scope and easy to manage. It also finds that success across both sectors can be attributed to common ways of doing things, including the use of appropriate information and performance measures.
Department of Health -
This consultation proposes to amend the NHS Constitution to respond to recommendations made by Sir Robert Francis QC. It also proposes to give greater prominence to mental health; reflect the importance of access to transparent and comparable data; include the Armed Forces Covenant; and reflect the new fundamental standards in April 2015. The consultation closes on 8 April 2015.
Representing the interests of members and the public: examples and guidance for NHS foundation trusts and governors
This guidance aims to help governors represent the interests of NHS foundation trusts members and the public. It gives the context for governors’ work and describes examples of what governors could do to promote communication between foundation trusts, their members and the public. It also includes case studies of the practical experiences of foundation trusts and governors.
Public Health England -
The purpose of this framework is to help develop public health leadership and workforce capability in mental health. It identifies six key ambitions, as well as some core principles for the workforce. Each ambition outlines current priorities and suggests key competencies that we need to expand and grow if mental health is to genuinely be addressed with the same energy and given the same priority as physical health, recognising that it underpins our quality of life.