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Department of Health -
The Secretary of State for Health asked Lord Rose to conduct a review into leadership in the NHS. The review asked what might be done to attract and develop talent from inside and outside the health sector into leading positions in the NHS. It also asked how strong leadership in hospital trusts might help transform the way things get done and how best to equip clinical commissioning groups to deliver the Five Year Forward View. It makes 19 recommendations covering training, performance management, bureaucracy and management support.
Learning not blaming: the government response to the Freedom to Speak Up consultation, the Public Administration Select Committee report 'Investigating Clinical Incidents in the NHS', and the Morecambe Bay Investigation
Department of Health -
This report sets out the government’s position on the Morecambe Bay Investigation, Freedom to Speak Up and the Public Administration Select Committee report on clinical incidents. The three reports cover distinct areas, and the government response addresses the points and recommendations raised in each report. There are some themes common to each report, including the importance of openness, honesty and candour; listening to patients, families and staff; finding and facing the truth; learning from errors and failures in care; and people and professionalism.
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.