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NHS Clinical Commissioners -
This briefing pulls together examples of good practice from across the country. The purpose of the briefing is to share innovative ways of commissioning emergency care, to help ambulance commissioners to think about new ways of working, in partnership with providers, to deliver effective and efficient ambulance services in their local area.
Sustainability, innovation and empowerment: a five year vision for the independent social care sector
Care England -
This report warns of a collapse in the system if providers and commissioners do not work together and more nurses are not recruited into the independent sector. It states that the next five years will be crucial in ensuring that the care and support services that many people rely on remain sustainable.
The Health Foundation -
This report argues that a successful NHS strategy cannot be lifted from another country or calculated using a special formula – that no ‘silver bullet’ exists which will solve the complex challenges. It provides a strategic framework for national leaders working to create a sustainable NHS over the current parliament and beyond. It concludes that implementing a strategy will need a relentless focus on the priority areas that can provide biggest quality and efficiency gains, constant assessment of progress and course correction.
Policy alert: Psychological support for people living with cancer: commissioning guidance for cancer care in London
NHS London -
The London Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network, in partnership with the Transforming Cancer Services Team for London, has produced this guidance to support commissioners and service providers in improving psychological support across the cancer pathway. It includes ten recommendations covering commissioning, workforce education, training and supervision, and service development and delivery.
Improving the fiscal and political sustainability of health systems through integrated population needs-based planning
Office of Health Economics -
It is often argued that the demands for increased healthcare expenditure arising from an ageing population, advancing technologies, and increasing expectations, warrant higher healthcare budgets. The author of this briefing argues that this reactive approach is not sustainable, and that the perceived mismatch between resources and demand is due to poor health service planning. This briefing presents a framework to re-focus planning models on population needs.
Please note that free registration is required to access this report.
NHS Alliance -
This website is intended to provide easily digestible information about housing and some insights into ways in which new health-housing partnerships, might achieve the necessary transformation in health. It was prepared following interviews with General Practitioners, Clinical Commissioners, Practice Managers and other community health professionals.