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Performance agreement between the World Health Organization and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Department of Health (DH) -
This agreement aims to ensure that the UK's investment in the World Health Organization (WHO) achieves the maximum possible impact. It outlines the areas which the UK will look to work with WHO on in 2017 including health system strengthening, TB, antimicrobial resistance and better allocation of limited resources for health.
Introducing fixed recoverable costs in lower value clinical negligence claims: consultation document
Department of Health (DH) -
This consultation seeks views on proposal for a mandatory system of fixed recoverable costs for lower value clinical negligence claims in England and Wales. The proposal aims to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of claims by supporting quicker and more cost effective resolution; greater opportunities for early learning of lessons from harmful incidents; access to justice for claimants bring low-value claims of a complex nature; and patients' access to justice by streamlining the system. The deadline for responses to the consultation is 1 May 2017.
All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health (APPGSH) -
The APPGSH launched this inquiry to review current action on tobacco control in response to concerns that funding is being reduced or not used effectively for work on tobacco control. The report provides evidence-based recommendations to the government, local authorities and the NHS for effective action to further reduce smoking prevalence at a time of austerity.
Health Consumer Powerhouse -
This annual report compares and assesses the performance of national health care systems in 35 countries, across 48 indicators which cover patient rights, access to care, treatment outcomes, prevention and range of services. This year's report finds that whilst health care across Europe is steadily improving, greater strides could be made by copying the most successful health systems in order to use resources more efficiently and improve patient outcomes.
NHS Improvement -
This guidance, produced jointly with NHS England, provides details on the new outcomes-based payment approach for IAPT services. This new approach will balance the need to pay for activity, taking into account case complexity and severity as a driver of cost, with the need to incentivise good outcomes. It builds on the IAPT model and the data that all providers of IAPT services are required to collect and submit to the national IAPT minimum dataset.
NHS England -
These packs contain data across a range of mental health and dementia services. The packs are split into stages along a mental health pathway and enable local health economies to compare their performance with their ten most similar CCGs. Each stage also includes a combination of case studies, tools and guidance from around the country, helping to disseminate best practice to support CCGs wishing to introduce new and improved ways of working.
NHS Confederation -
This briefing focuses on the implications and opportunities for NHS organisations arising from the government's industrial strategy green paper.