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Insights from the clinical assurance of service reconfiguration in the NHS: the drivers of reconfiguration and the evidence that underpins it – a mixed-methods study
NHS National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) -
This research aimed to determine the current pressures for reconfiguration within the NHS in England and the solutions proposed. It also looked at the quality of evidence used in making the case for change, any key evidence gaps, and the opportunities to strengthen the clinical case for change and how it is made.
The King's Fund -
This slidepack presents the key findings from a survey of GPs in six CCGs. The survey explored members' views of their CCG and its role in primary care. It was conducted by the Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund as part of a three year project, looking to understand how the CCGs at the heart of the NHS reforms are developing.
Institute of Economic Affairs -
This report outlines how adopting a pro-market agenda in health would result in improved quality of care, greater patient choice and efficiency gains. It argues that while the NHS shouldn’t necessarily be a replaced with a Social Health Insurance system, the UK has much to learn from Europe in order to get the most from its health service.
Our approach to regulating: health and social care in prisons and young offender institutions, and health care in immigration removal centres
Care Quality Commission (CQC) -
In October 2014 the CQC published a signposting statement, Inspecting Together, developing a new approach to regulating healthcare in prisons, young offender institutions and immigration removal centres. Since then they have engaged with internal and external stakeholders to develop a joint inspection framework with HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) and are now formally consulting on that approach. This joint approach will support CQC and HMIP to develop a holistic and coherent view of health within secure settings. The consulation closes on 24 May 2015.
Government response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee fourth report of session 2014–15 Complaints and Raising Concerns
Department of Health -
The report outlines the way the government wants to create long lasting cultural change across the health and social care system. The government believes that improving the way in which the NHS manages and responds to complaints will help shape a culture that listens to and learns from patients and service users, and ends a culture of defensiveness.
OPM Group -
This guide is a collection of articles that explain some of the principles of economic assessment and describe the most common approaches in the context of nurse-led service innovation. The series aims to enable readers to critically examine economic assessments in the context of nurse-led service innovation. It introduces a tried-and-tested methodology, with associated tools and templates, used to conduct economic assessments in nursing.
Health innovation manifesto: capitalising on science and technology to build a more active and efficient NHS
PHG Foundation -
This manifesto sets out actions for the next government in order to make the best use of health innovations in the NHS. It argues that more needs to be done to ensure that ongoing investment and our excellence in science and technology does not go to waste. Concerted action can make innovation in these areas yield rich dividends for health in this country, benefiting the NHS, patients and populations, and over-burdened health budgets too.