NHS England -
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.
NHS Confederation -
This briefing considers a post-Brexit scenario in which reciprocal health care arrangements no longer exist and estimates the cost of this at £500 million a year. It warns that travel insurance could become unaffordable for British citizens with pre-existing health conditions and that additional pressure could be placed on an already stretched health service if British people abroad could no longer access reciprocal healthcare.
Public Health England (PHE) -
This plan outlines the approach to co-ordinating PHE's cancer work for the next five years. It is aligned with the Five year forward view and the Independent Cancer Taskforce report and highlights how we will work in partnership with others to achieve the recommendations and enhance PHE’s role in the fight against cancer.
NHS Employers -
This case study describes how Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has maximised the take up of bank shifts through development of a mobile app allowing clinicians to self select shifts.
National Audit Office (NAO) -
This report concludes that the Care Quality Commission has improved as an organisation, but now needs to overcome some persistent issues with the timeliness of some of its regulation activities if it is to sustain further improvement. In particular, the report outlines concerns around information systems, consistency of judgements and capabilities in meeting targets in a timely manner.
Children's Commissioner -
This report sets out the views, perspectives and experiences of children with mental health needs and gives anonymous first-hand accounts of children in England aged 17 and under who have dealt with mental health illnesses. It highlights the discrepancy and inequalities between children's and adult's mental health services and makes recommendation to transform provision and improve access to services. An accompanying evidence review uses qualitative research to explore the limited awareness of mental health issues in young people, focusing on their perception of mental health.