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National Audit Office (NAO) -
This report finds that the financial position of the NHS has worsened since 2012-13, with growing financial stress in NHS trusts and foundation trusts. It notes that financial risk is increasing in NHS trusts and foundation trusts, and those in severe financial difficulty continue to rely on in-year cash support from the Department of Health. In 2013-14, over £0.5 billion extra money was issued to 21 NHS trusts and 10 foundation trusts to ensure that organisations in difficulty have the cash they need to pay staff and creditors.
Health Services Management Centre -
These standards aim to support local authorities in achieving better outcomes following the implementation of the Care Act 2014 next year. They have been created for and with local authorities to support sector-led improvement in the quality of commissioning in adult social care. They have been developed from a literature review of the evidence for effective commissioning in social care, as well as a series of ADASS development events and workshops, which engaged a wide range of stakeholders and identified challenges in commissioning.
NHS Confederation -
This paper sets out some considerations for developing a primary care workforce that is fit for purpose now and in the future. It argues that workforce planning and modelling assumptions in primary care need to incorporate new, emerging and more sustainable models of primary care.
Nuffield Trust -
This policy briefing provides an evidence-based overview of the current state of general practice in England, and offers policy-makers some potential solutions. It examines demand for GP services, the GP workforce, funding, and standards of access and patient care. It then presents four ideas to help solve the problems facing general practice – and the wider NHS.
Department of Health -
This guidance is for NHS trusts, foundation trusts and other NHS organisations and contains advice on achieving efficiency savings and reducing costs in NHS estates. This building note is split into two parts. Part A outlines how efficiencies in the running of land and property can be achieved. Part B provides more detailed advice about the active management of land and buildings used for healthcare services.