The Healthcare Finance Managers’ Association has published guidance for boards to consider when thinking about the governance of STPs. It includes a diagnostic tool to assess the status of governance arrangements arising from “at scale” working. Completing the tool will provide a basis for discussion by boards, governing bodies or audit committees of NHS bodies seeking assurance about developing governance arrangements.
This updated version of the tool should be used to collect baseline data and return data relevant to each quarter's payment trigger within the enhanced supportive care (for advanced cancer patients) commissioning for quality and innovation national goal.
A government consultation seeks views on the regulation of medical associate professions in the UK, including physician associates, physicians’ assistants, surgical care practitioners and advanced critical care practitioners. The closing date for comments is 22 December 2017.
The children’s commissioner has published a report on the experiences of children with mental health needs. It includes first-hand accounts from those who have experienced mental health illnesses. The report highlights the discrepancy between mental health services for adults and children and recommends improvements. It is accompanied by an evidence review exploring the limited awareness of mental health issues in young people.