The BMA has rejected Simon Stevens’ call for differential pay awards to allow NHS employers to target areas where they struggle hardest to recruit staff. Which side of the debate are you on? Vote on the NHS Networks poll at www.networks.nhs.uk
Most CCGs are now delegated, which means they have inherited responsibility for primary medical care contracts from NHS England. Unfortunately they haven’t all inherited an up-to-date schedule of contracts or complete paperwork for every provider. Your CCG may be paying for enhanced services that are not underpinned by a valid contract. In extreme cases, services may be out of contract before the commissioner is aware of a problem. PCC can undertake a comprehensive review to help you establish a schedule of core and supplementary contracts, ensure that all the right documentation is in place, and create a pipeline for procurement for contracts that are due to expire. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS Providers has published results of a survey of NHS trust leaders' experiences of regulation and their views on the future of regulation. It finds that trusts are concerned that the regulatory framework is not keeping pace with the developments taking place on the ground.
They highlighted that the oversight of sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and integrated care systems (ICSs) risks becoming an extra layer of performance management. Respondents also questioned whether STPs and ICSs can take on oversight and assurance roles for local systems without a statutory footing.
NHS England’s sustainable improvement team has published an updated and enhanced version of the change model. The model, originally developed in 2012 with hundreds of health and care staff, is a framework for any project or programme that is seeking to achieve transformational, sustainable change. The refreshed version of the model includes a PDF guide and a series of supporting diagnostic tools to use in your work.