• NHS England reports on better cancer care

    19 October 2017

    The NHS is on track to transform cancer services in England by 2020/21 according to a report by NHS England’s national cancer programme.

    The report details the investment the NHS is making in cancer transformation, including £130m over the period 2016 to 2018 in new and upgraded radiotherapy equipment and £200m over the next two years to accelerate rapid diagnosis and enhance patients’ quality of life.

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  • Sustainability and transformation partnerships: developing robust governance arrangements

    18 October 2017

    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.

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  • Making the case for quality improvement

    18 October 2017

    The King's Fund has published a report setting out ten lessons for NHS leaders looking to embed quality improvement in their work.

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  • Commissioning for quality and innovation: enhanced supportive care data tool

    18 October 2017

    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.

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  • Children's mental health care in England

    18 October 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.

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