• The changing nature of regulation in the NHS

    16 April 2018

    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.

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  • Sustainable improvement change model

    16 April 2018

    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.

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  • 2018/19 quality and outcomes framework guidance and audit requirements

    13 April 2018

    NHS Employers, on behalf and NHS England and the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC) has now published the QOF guidance and audit requirements for 2018/19. This document is available to download from the NHS Employers website.

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  • Transforming health care in nursing homes

    12 April 2018

    A Nuffield Trust study finds that a new GP service offering seven-day-a-week support to four nursing homes has resulted in a 36% reduction in emergency admissions to hospital, with the largest reductions happening during the last three months of a person’s life.

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  • Improving delivery of eye health and sight loss services in England

    12 April 2018

    The Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC), which represents the leading clinical professions and sight loss charity organisations in the eye-care sector, has launched a new systems and assurance framework for eye health (SAFE).

    Increasing demands on eye health services due to the ageing population and the availability of new treatments continue to create capacity issues within the hospital eye service as well as pressures on general practice and social care. SAFE provides a sustainable, consistent and coordinated approach to delivering efficient eye health and sight loss pathways. SAFE is aimed at those involved in eye health and sight loss services: clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and local authority commissioners, local eye health networks and providers across health and social care.

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