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 →
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 →
Revalidation: compliance to commitment January 2017 A King’s Fund report, Medical Revalidation: From Compliance to Commitment, says doctors are receiving mixed messages about the purpose of revalidation.

All could identify potential benefits,... Read More →

Resources

Leadership guide September 2017 The NHS Leadership Framework is now available and is applicable to everyone in health and care, no matter what their...
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,...
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