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This framework will enable union executives to consider key pension changes that will allow local employers and trade unions to explain the changes to staff and provide reassurance on pension entitlements.
This study focuses on hospital-level decision-making and draws together both theoretical and practical evidence. It includes an in-depth assessment of eight different country models of semi-autonomy, in the Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Spain. It discusses the shifting relationships between public-sector decision-making and hospital-level organizational behaviour
This briefing is targeted at organisations that have a responsibility for safeguarding adults. It is intended to stimulate debate within NHS Boards, Local Authority Safeguarding Adults Boards and other public service partner boards.
The NHS has introduced a system of budgets for general practices covering hospital expenditure for the patients on their lists. This study models individual expenditure using diagnostic information from previous hospital spells, plus a large set of attributed variables measuring population, general practice, and local hospital characteristics.
Nationally approved standard agreements help speed up the contracting process for industry-sponsored trials carried out in the NHS by removing the need for site-by-site reviews and local legal agreements to be drawn up. This enables trials to start earlier, improving the speed of industry-sponsored clinical trials and giving NHS patients faster access to innovative treatments. These updated versions of model agreements between research sponsors and host institutions are now available.
This suite of factsheets provide more details on the design of the new public health system, including the role and responsibilities of local government in public health, the operating model for the new executive agency Public Health England and an overview of how the whole system will work.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development carried out a survey of 2,000 people in employment in the UK which revealed that despite more than a quarter (26%) of employees having experienced a mental health problem while in employment, too few employers are taking positive steps to manage this increasingly business critical issue. This guidance, produced by Mind, will help employers ensure that how they manage people supports their mental wellbeing and resilience, and also encourage more employees to talk about any mental health issues they may be facing at an early stage.