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Guidance on the review of PPU arrangements under the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014

Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - This guidance sets out the CMA’s approach to reviewing Private Patient Unit (PPU) arrangements. That is, arrangements for a private hospital operator to operate, manage, or otherwise provide privately-funded healthcare services at a private patient unit in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, or Scotland. Guidance More detail

Mental Wellbeing Commission report

NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission - As part of Health Education England’s health and care workforce strategy, the NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission set out to discover and review evidence of good practices for the mental health and wellbeing of staff and learners in NHS organisations. Health Education England recognises its central role in supporting the...

International comparisons of health and wellbeing in adolescence and early adulthood

Nuffield Trust - This report summarises how 17 key indicators of the health and wellbeing of young people aged 10–24 vary in a selection of 19 similar high-income countries both within and outside of Europe. The report, published with the Association for Young People's Health, provides an indication of where health outcomes for adolescents and young adults in the United...

Training routes into the NHS

NHS Employers - This infographic shows the additional options that are available to complement traditional training and recruitment routes. The resource can help employers to identify and consider additional routes that can be used to: support workforce challenges; recruit from the local community; and build career pathways. Infographic More detail

Reservoirs of antimicrobial resistance

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) - The widespread use of antimicrobials, particularly antibiotics, has accelerated the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in microbes. A recent report by the Health and Social Care Committee called for AMR to be a ‘top five policy priority’. This POSTnote evaluates the main reservoirs of AMR microbes arising from the use of antimicrobials...

Code of conduct for data-driven health and care technology

Department of Health and Social Care - This code of conduct contains a set of principles that set out what the Department of Health and Social Care expects from suppliers and users of data-driven technologies. The aim of the code is to make it easier for suppliers to understand what is needed from them, and to help health and care...

A teachable moment: delivering perioperative medicine in integrated care systems

Royal College of Anaesthetists - This report showcases a number of innovative and award-winning programmes in hospitals across England that are improving patient care before, during and after surgery. The time preparing for, undergoing and then recovering from an operation is known as the perioperative period and the College believes that tailored care throughout this time will improve long-term outcomes...

National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care: a consultation about priorities

National Data Guardian In December 2018 Parliament passed a law to place the role of the National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care (NDG) on a statutory footing. This law gives the NDG the ability to issue guidance about the processing of health and adult social care data. Public bodies, such as hospitals, GPs, care homes, planners and commissioners...

Settlement agreements: a factsheet for employers and workers about speaking up

NHS Employers - This factsheet is designed to help employers and workers understand their rights when entering into a settlement agreement. It includes key information around the use of confidentiality clauses and reassures employers and workers who may wish to speak up to ensure high quality safe care is maintained. Factsheet More detail

Service model for people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) - This draft quality standard covers the design, delivery and coordination of support and services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or a learning disability and autism) and behaviour that challenges, and their families and carers. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. The consultation closes...

System working: staff mobility/portability guidance for employers

NHS Employers - As organisations and integrated care systems (ICS) develop ways of collaborative, place-based patient care, this guide supports staff movement across NHS organisations as part of workforce sharing agreements. It includes: advice on developing workforce sharing agreements; useful templates and practical issues to consider; and legal considerations to be taken into account by employers. Guide More detail

Health matters: preventing cardiovascular disease

Public Health England (PHE) - This guidance aims to support health professionals to improving the detection and treatment of the high-risk conditions atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Guidance

The Daffodil standards

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) - GP surgeries will now be able to display a 'daffodil mark' as a sign of commitment to improving end of life care, as part of a new partnership between the Royal College of GPs and the terminal illness charity Marie Curie. The mark, synonymous with the charity, is based on a new set...

CLeaR local tobacco control assessment

Public Health England (PHE) - This ‘deep dive’ self-assessment tools help local public health bodies take a more in-depth look at important areas of their tobacco control work. Guidance

EU exit actions for medical devices and clinical consumables

NHS Improvement - This guidance provides information for NHS providers about the extensive planning and contingency measures that have been put in place for the healthcare system nationally and the additional actions that we are asking providers to undertake as a priority as part of the wider preparations for a ‘no deal’ EU exit. Guidance

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