News

Patient safety guide January 2018 A full reference guide to patient safety, has been published on the National Patient Safety Agency?s (NPSA) website.

Seven Steps to Patient Safety offers staff involved in primary and... Read More →
Scheme To Manage Poor Performance In The NHS December 2017 The Department of Health has issued details of a new NHS Performance Regime, designed to offer greater transparency and consistency in identifying underperformance, supporting recovery, and managing... Read More →
Healthcare Professions Consultation November 2017 The second in a series of orders that will take forward the reforms of professional regulation identified in the White Paper ?Trust Assurance and Safety? has been issued. It concentrates on reforms... Read More →
MRSA Report November 2017 A report examining the variation in rates of MRSA between different hospitals between 2001 and 2006 and looking at the factors which have contributed to a 27% fall in the probability that a patient... Read More →
Critical Care Contingency Planning Materials November 2017 A set of general principles have been provided to guide all NHS organisations in developing their ability to respond to an emergency where the number of patients substantially exceeds normal... Read More →
Report On NHS Checks For Overseas Staff November 2017 NHS Boards have a high level of compliance with pre-employment screening procedures for staff recruited from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Findings in a report from the Auditor General... Read More →
Guidance On Fluoridation Of Drinking Water October 2017 A letter has been published which encourages SHAs and PCTs to consider fluoridation to reduce inequalities in oral health. It covers the legislative framework, the requirement for PCTs to assess the... Read More →
Improving Cleanliness And Infection Control October 2017 The Government recently announced a series of measures aimed at improving hospital cleanliness, including increasing the number of Matrons and giving more powers to nurses. This letter gives more... Read More →
A Guide To Developing HR Systems And Practices October 2017 A guide has been published to help aspirant and applicant Foundation Trusts in the development of the Leadership and Human Resource (HR) components of their Integrated Business Plan for formal... Read More →
Learning not blaming: response to 3 reports on patient safety September 2017 Learning not blaming sets out the government’s position on:

• the Freedom to Speak Up review by Sir Robert Francis QC: we are improving the incentives for staff to speak out against poor... Read More →

Resources

Critical care strategy: managing the H1N1 flu pandemic August 2017 A strategy has been published setting out the Department of Health approach to managing critical care during the swine flu...
Maximising Staff Engagement August 2017 NHS National Workforce Projects (NWP) was a partner in an innovative study in the United States looking at staff engagement...
Hospital Guide August 2017 How healthy is your hospital? Understanding the reasons behind clinical outcomes is a key step in improving patient...
National Framework For Responding To An Influenza Pandemic July 2017 A document describing the Government?s strategic approach for responding to an influenza pandemic published jointly by the...
People in control of their own health and care May 2017 The idea that people should have a stronger voice in decisions about their health and care, and that services should better...
Online tool takes the headache out of sick leave April 2017 NHS Employers has launched a free online tool to further improve the management of staff sick leave in the NHS. The tool is...
NHS Health Check annual data March 2017 An interactive map presenting the latest data on NHS Health Check offers and uptake across England is now available. The...
Films promote information sharing to protect children February 2017 NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre have launched a series of short films to promote the benefits...
Health And Care Statistics Website February 2017 The website containing data on all aspects of health care in Wales provides access to the latest statistical releases,...
Launch of the Case Studies Pinboard January 2017 The Case Studies Pinboard, part of The Learning Environment for commissioners, is available. Developed in response to...
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