Wednesday, 18 October 2017

How does the NHS in England work - an animation

How does the NHS in England work? An alternative guide
Kings Fund 19 October 2017
  • An animation giving a whistle-stop tour of how the NHS works in 2017 and how it is changing.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Local Health tool 2017 update

The Local Health tool 2017 update
PHE 12 October 2017
  • The Local Health tool presents data for small areas: middle super output areas (MSOAs) and electoral wards. The tool also provides data for CCGs, local authorities, and England as a whole. New functionality has been added to allow users to download data in bulk.
  • Indicators include population, deaths, life expectancy, A&E attendance in under 5s, cancer incidence, hospital admission, IMD scores, smoking prevalence.

Local analysis of elderly care beds

Local analysis of elderly care beds
Which? October 2017
  • Which? have used ONS and CQC data to estimate the change in number of care home beds required to maintain supply at the current level to 2022, for the population aged 80 or over in each Local Authority area.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

STPs - developing robust governance arrangements

Sustainability and transformation partnerships: developing robust governance arrangements
HFMA 11 October 2017
  • The HFMA’s Governance and audit Committee has developed a diagnostic tool which on completion, can underpin STP board/ governing body/ audit committee discussions by highlighting where robust arrangements are already in place and also where more work is required.

Making the case for quality improvement: lessons for NHS boards and leaders

Making the case for quality improvement: lessons for NHS boards and leaders
Kings Fund, Health Foundation 11 October 2017
  • This briefing makes the case for quality improvement to be at the heart of local plans for redesigning NHS services. It presents ten lessons for NHS leaders providing a starting point for leaders seeking to embed quality improvement in their work.
  • The report includes a number of case studies including:
    • Ambulatory Heart Failure Clinic: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust 
    • Multidisciplinary review of medication in nursing homes: Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT
    • Dementia Golden Ticket (Whole-pathway improvement involving collaboration between the primary, acute and community sectors) : NHS High Weald Lewes Havens CCG

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

NAO Framework to review major projects and programmes

Framework to review programmes
National Audit Office September 2017
  • Based on about 100 NAO reports on major projects and programmes, this framework sets out the key questions asked, with links to examples from the NAO back catalogue and to further more detailed guidance on specific issues.

  • The questions are structured into four sections:
    • Purpose: Is there a strategic need for the programme and is this the right programme to meet the business need?
    • Value: Does the programme provide value for money?
    • Programme set‑up: Is the programme set up in accordance with good practice and are risks being well managed?
    • Delivery and variation management: Are mechanisms in place to deliver the intended outcomes and respond to change, and is the programme progressing according to plan?
  • There are 18 key questions, each illustrated with examples of good practice and lessons learnt from previous reports.

State of Care - annual assessment from CQC

State of Care
CQC 10 October 2017
  • Annual assessment of health and social care in England. The report looks at the trends, highlights examples of good and outstanding care, and identifies factors that maintain high-quality care. 
  • Includes an interactive map of ratings of hospitals, adult social care and GP services in England as at 31 July 2017