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Think Local Act Personal -
This online tool is aimed at commissioners, planners, clinicians and practitioners across the health and social care system grappling with the complex changes needed to deliver person-centred, coordinated care. Through a series of case study scenarios developed with clinicians, social care professionals, voluntary sector partners and people with lived experience, it demonstrates how different journeys through personalised care and support planning (PCSP) could look for people with multiple long term conditions, mental health problems, learning disabilities and dementia when a radical new approach is embraced.
Monitor commissioned Capita to provide an opinion on whether the reference cost submissions were accurate for the 75 audited trusts. This report summarises the findings of the audits and draws conclusions. The audited NHS providers have been asked to develop an action plan to address their respective findings. Monitor expects the providers’ audit committees to oversee the implementation of these action plans.
Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System (PRUComm) -
This annual survey investigates the working conditions and attitudes towards NHS reform of GPs in the NHS. The surveys aim to provide a consistent series over a long period on GP job satisfaction, stressors, hours of work and intentions to quit. The 2015 respondents reported the lowest levels of job satisfaction amongst GPs since before the introduction of their new contract in 2004, the highest levels of stress since the start of the survey series, and an increase since three years ago in the proportion of GPs intending to quit direct patient care within the next five years.
Universal health visitor reviews: advice for local authorities in delivery of the mandated universal health visitor reviews from 1 October 2015
Department of Health -
From 1 October 2015 the responsibility for the commissioning of children’s 0 to 5 years public health services moves from NHS England to local authorities. This process will complete the transfer of public health responsibilities from the NHS to local authorities that started in April 2013 and will mean that local authorities will have commissioning responsibilities for children’s and young people’s public health services across the 0 to 19 age range.
Department of Health -
This guidance has been produced by the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the Department of Health for NHS bodies who will need to appoint auditors under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 for the financial year 2017 to 2018.
Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence -
This guide provides action steps and case studies about developing a supplier diversity program. It outlines how, by adopting a supplier diversity program, hospitals and health care systems can support minority-owned businesses and communities while obtaining products and services of competitively high quality and value.
Local Government Association -
There is overwhelming evidence that tells us that the first few years in children's lives shape their future development, and influence how well children do at school, their ongoing health and wellbeing and their achievements later in life. This briefing for officers will help councils to deliver their new statutory responsibility for commissioning children's public health services for children aged 0-5. It contains information about the transfer and the opportunities it brings to join up public health functions for children aged 0-19.