NHS England along with national tripartite partners (NHS TDA, Monitor, and ADASS) has published a joint letter to all providers and commissioners setting out planning requirements for the Easter bank holiday period, and April 2015 in general. This letter sets out expectations for planning for the bank holiday period when demand is expected to increase, continuation of resilience schemes in 2015/16, and the ‘National Breaking the Cycle’ initiative for the first two weeks of April.
NHS England has published its first Annual Review. This review takes a look at some of our highlights over the last year and includes real life case studies which show how’ve put patients first.
Commissioned by NHS England and written by five doctors in training, Understanding the new NHS is an accessible and informative guide to the NHS for everyone working and training within it.
(This guide is a snapshot in time and is correct at the date of issue – June 2014.)
The national tripartite (NHS England, TDA, and Monitor, alongside ADASS) document ‘Operational resilience and capacity planning 2014/15’ (with accompanying cover letter) was published on the NHS England website on 13 June. The purpose is to inform all providers and commissioners of health and social care services across England, of the operational resilience and capacity planning requirements for 2014/15, and to provide planning support to these organisations. This will be of particular interest to CCGs, who have lead responsibility for local system resilience planning.
NHS England’s refreshed business plan for 2014/15 – 2016/17, called Putting Patients First, explains how its commitment to transparency and listening to patients are fundamental to improving patient care.
Pay uplifts for doctors and dentists, who work for the NHS, are determined by the government in light of recommendations made by the independent review body on doctors and dentists remuneration (DDRB). This body takes evidence from across the four UK administrations, trade unions and NHS Employers before making their recommendations. The first attached document contains the NHS England initial evidence to DDRB on General Medical Practitioners and General Dental Practitioners for 2015 and the second attached document contains the NHS England supplementary evidence to DDRB for 2015 on General Medical Practitioners and General Dental Practitioners for 2015. The third attached document contains the NHS England evidence to DDRB on General Medical Practitioners and General Dental Practitioners for 2014 and the final document contains the NHS England supplementary evidence to DDRB for 2014.
NHS Pay Review Body – Supplementary Evidence from NHS England Pay uplifts for NHS staff working under agenda for change terms and conditions are determined by the government in light of recommendations made by the independent NHS Pay Review Body who take evidence from across the four UK administrations, trade unions and NHS Employers before making their recommendations. The attached document contains NHS England’s evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body, and the second attached document contains the NHS England supplementary evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body.
NHS England’s Fraud, Bribery and Corruption: Policy and Corporate Procedures
The policy explains the intention to tackle crime, provide guidance to staff and ensure everyone can recognise potential crime and know how to report it. NHS Protect team said: “All fraud, bribery and corruption is unacceptable and should not be tolerated. It affects the ability of NHS England to improve health outcomes as resources are wrongly diverted and not used for their intended purpose”.
NHS CB Business Plan: October 2012 to March 2013
The NHS Commissioning Board Authority’s business plan covered the period April 2012 to October 2012. This business plan for the NHS Commissioning Board is a minimal refresh of the Authority’s plan and covers the period October 2012 to March 2013.