Monthly Archives: August 2016

UK Chief Medical Officers’ low risk drinking guidelines

By Public Health England (2016)

These guidelines, produced by the four UK chief medical officers, provide the most up to date scientific information to help people make informed decisions about their own drinking. The guidelines have been tested through public consultation and market research to ensure the advice is as clear and useable as possible.

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STPs – early areas of action

By 38 Degrees (2016)

38 Degrees commissioned Incisive Health to review all publicly available documents on sustainability and transformation plans (STPs). This report brings together all the available information and identifies key emerging themes in the plans. It identifies the NHS deficit as a key driver of some of the measures outlined within STP footprint plans, alongside service transformation to support quality improvement. 

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What the planning guidance means for the NHS

By The King’s Fund (2016)

This briefing, while by no means comprehensive, attempts to consider these key
publications in the round (although focusing primarily on the planning guidance),
alongside other recent policy announcements, to form a picture of what it might all add up to for the NHS in 2016/17 and beyond.

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Sustainability and transformation plans

by The King’s Fund (2016)

The NHS shared planning guidance 16/17 – 20/21 outlines a new approach to help ensure that health and care services are planned by place rather than around individual organisations. Every health and care system needs to produce a sustainability and transformation plan (STP), showing how local services will work together to improve the quality of care, their population’s health and wellbeing and NHS finances. Here we pull together our resources and support related to STPs.

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Reshaping the workforce to deliver the care patients need

By The Nuffield Trust (2016)

Having the right number of appropriately skilled staff is a critical determinant of the quality and efficiency of health care. Yet there is a growing gap between patient needs and the skills and knowledge of the workforce that cares for them. This report, which was commissioned by NHS Employers, gives practical guidance to those wishing to reshape their workforce; identifies key enablers and obstacles to change, with lessons for local leaders; and provides recommendations for national and local bodies about key actions to support change. The report draws on a review of relevant literature, interviews with a wide range of stakeholders, a survey of local Health Education England leaders and a number of short case studies.

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How are Sustainability and Transformation plans coming together?

By The Nuffield Trust (2016)

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Not seen, not heard: A review of the arrangements for child safeguarding and health care for looked after children in England

By CQC (2016)

This report looks at how effective health services are in providing early help to children in need, the health and wellbeing of looked-after children and how these services identify and protect children at risk of harm. It concludes that health professionals have improved the way they assess risk and recognise safeguarding concerns, but that services are not consistently protecting and promoting the health and welfare of children. It urges a whole system response to do more to listen to and involve children in need in their care.

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