NHS England has provided further information on the conflicts of interest indicator in the clinical commissioning group improvement and assessment framework, and the process for completing and returning the self-certification submissions, including updated templates.
A tool from Public Health England pulls together evidence on the effectiveness and associated costs for interventions aimed at preventing falls in older people living in the community. The accompanying report details how the tool was constructed and presents the main results.
NHS England has supported the launch of a joint consensus statement between policing, health and social care organisations. It commits partners to working together to use our shared capabilities and resources more effectively to improve people’s health and wellbeing, prevent crime and protect the most vulnerable people. An action plan is now being developed to progress the commitments of the statement, which include identifying and supporting vulnerable people and their families; improving trust, knowledge sharing, best practice and training across the system; and working with partners to commission and deliver preventative services in response to assessments of threat, harm, risk and vulnerability.
NHS England has commissioned Quality Health to run an online survey to gather feedback about people’s experiences of personal health budgets in England. Opening on 1 March 2018 and running until 30 April 2018, the survey is open to all current or previous personal health budget and integrated personal budget holders, who can register now to receive a link to the survey when it opens. Commissioners are encouraged to share details of the survey with all personal health budget holders in their area. The findings will be used to improve how personal health budgets are offered in England.
A paper from York University examines whether general practice in England responds to local competition by improving on clinical performance and patient satisfaction. It finds that there is evidence to support increased competition with small increases in quality of care, particularly in practices with lower quality of care.