News

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 →
Application for European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) September 2017 Anyone who is a UK resident is entitled to medical treatment that becomes necessary, at reduced cost or sometimes free, when temporarily visiting a European Union (EU) country, Iceland,... Read More →
Making the NHS more open, transparent and safe August 2017 The government has published an update on progress in the NHS since the Francis Inquiry, and announced new measures to enable staff to raise concerns about care confidently. ‘Culture change in the... Read More →
Shape of Caring published August 2017 ‘Raising the Bar’, the final report from the Shape of Caring Review, was published recently. Led by Lord Willis, it brings together findings and expertise from recent major reports. It intends to... Read More →
Putting Patients at the Heart of Care August 2017 In June 2009, the Department of Health brought together patients, third sector representatives, clinicians and managers to look at the role that Patient and Public Engagement (PPE) is already... Read More →
Social Partnership Forum August 2017 The Social Partnership Forum (SPF) is a partnership between the Department of Health, NHS Employers and NHS Trade Unions to improve working relationships and involve partners in the workforce... Read More →
Guidance for primary care and employers on the management of long term sickness and incapacity July 2017 Guidance has been issued for all those who manage long-term (or recurring short- or long-term) sickness absence and incapacity, including employers and people working in the NHS. It will also be of... Read More →
Information Security Management Code Of Practice June 2017 The Information Security Management: NHS Code of Practice is a guide to the methods and required standards of practice in the management of information security for those who work within or under... Read More →
Better data needed on growing part of the NHS workforce April 2017 Allied health professionals (AHPs) are a growing part of the NHS workforce, accounting for over £2bn of the salary bill, yet there is remarkably little data on the contribution they make to the... Read More →
Brief Encounters April 2017 Brief Encounters is a new free guide designed to support acute general hospital staff caring for patients who are in emotional crisis on top of their physical health needs. For some patients being... Read More →

Resources

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...
NHS Primary Medical Services Directions November 2016 Newly issued directions relate to the NHS Primary Medical Services Regulations, which came into force on 1st April 2013....
Guide to the Healthcare System in England November 2016 A new guide explains organisations in the healthcare system and how they work together and includes the Statement of NHS...
Online syllabus archive November 2016 The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine has launched its Online Syllabus Archive. The Archive...
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