• National child measurement programme: operational guidance 2018

    2 August 2018

    Public Health England has issued updated guidance for local commissioners, providers and schools on the child measurement programme.

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  • New joint guide for sustainability

    2 August 2018

    The sustainable development unit (SDU) and NHS Improvement have produced a guide for NHS organisations on sustainable healthcare, maximising efficiency in resources and delivering positive health benefits for their local communities.

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  • Resources for NHS trusts to help manage overseas visitors and migrant charging

    2 August 2018

    The Department of Health and Social Care has published information to help NHS trusts manage overseas visitors and migrant charging.

    These resources have been developed with and tested by overseas visitor managers to help the NHS recover the costs of healthcare from visitors and migrants.

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  • Focus on people rather than structures says STP survivor

    2 August 2018

    Only one of the four local authority bosses to lead first wave sustainability and transformation partnerships is still standing.

    And he says the role sometimes “feels like running a sub-branch of Relate”.

    David Pearson, the Nottinghamshire STP lead and county council director of adult health and social care, says his local government background has helped drive integration of health, social care and related services.

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  • Why there’s no longer any value in activity based contracts

    2 August 2018

    If they are to fulfil their potential, integrated care systems will need new approaches to commissioning underpinned by new contracting methods. This article from PCC examines how population based contracting could provide new ways of measuring the impact of healthcare and related services.

    Under such contracts, success is measured by defined outcomes for specific patient groups and entire populations that demonstrate good value for them and for taxpayers. PCC is planning invitation-only events for local system leaders as they seek to move from block and activity-based contracts with individual organisations to agreements spanning whole systems.

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