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This document focuses particularly on services concerned with early intervention and prevention for children, young people and families, but it is also applicable to all children’s and young people’s services markets.
This updated guidance incorporates some changes to advice given in December 2011 on when to share data with the UK Border Agency on overseas visitors with debts to the NHS. It also comments on what evidence will demonstrate that a member of the Olympic/Paralympic Games Family is entitled to free NHS hospital treatment. The guidance is for NHS bodies in carrying out their duties to make and recover charges for NHS hospital treatment from overseas visitors not exempt from charge. It also includes guidance to safeguard the health of those not entitled to free hospital treatment.
This report sets out the NHS and Department of Health response to eight recommendations. It drew on the expertise of the NHS, professional bodies and suppliers of imaging equipment and software currently in use in the UK. The response was prepared by a specially convened sub-group of the National Imaging Clinical Advisory Group to provide advice for commissioners and providers as well as inform the NHS of the actions the Department of Health is undertaking to mitigate impact due to any future shortages in supply of radioisotopes.
These directions give the NHS Trust Development Authority the power from 1st June 2012 to set themselves up, recruit staff, design processes and issue guidance in preparation for carrying out their functions of overseeing NHS trusts and supporting them to become foundation trusts, and taking over appointments from the Appointments Commission from 1st October 2012.
This research has found that the boards remain dominated by non-clinicians, such as accountants and managers and that clinicians make up an average of just 26% of board members in English hospital trusts, with major variations around the country. It looks at the relationship between having doctors on the boards of trusts and patient satisfaction rates, patient morbidity rates and how highly the hospital’s management is regarded.
The Health Foundation is urging healthcare organisations and leaders to ensure patient safety remains their top priority at a time when many are faced with unprecedented financial pressures and increasing demand on their services. As part of this drive, a series of thought papers has been launched, giving healthcare experts within their respective fields the opportunity to share their ideas and experiences in patient safety.
This paper describes the history, theory of change, design concepts, and outcomes associated with the development and use of bundles over the past decade. It reflects on what has been learned and makes suggestions for further research and implementation of the bundle approach to improving care.
This publication is aimed at commissioners as well as health and social care professionals, to provide the evidence for improving care and outcomes for people with LTCs. It updates the second edition of the compendium published in January 2008. It contains the latest statistical data on long term conditions, links to the LTC QIPP workstream and provides data from the ongoing evaluation of the Whole System Demonstrator Programme on telehealth and telecare. It also showcases examples of innovative projects across the country.
This paper outlines a roadmap toward a comprehensive system for national and regional decisionmakers to track progress toward the key WHO goal of reducing NCD mortality by 25 percent by 2025 and prioritise resources and interventions to achieve that goal.