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- Confirm you are meeting the new cyber security requirements by 11 May
- Breakeven duty: guidance for NHS trusts
- Aspiring chief operating officer programme
- Model Hospital: pathology data update
- Patient story on need to flush lines and cannulae after procedures
- Midlands and East NED networking event
- Demand and capacity training: new dates added for North and South West
- Updates from our partners
Following our 28 February bulletin, it is now time for data and cyber security leads to confirm implementation of the new data security requirements. Please submit your response by 5pm Friday 11 May. As part of the assurance process, your board must sign off your response before it is submitted.
We will use your submissions to establish the cyber readiness of the sector and to target improvement support and resources.
NHS trust finance directors, please refer to our new guidance on the application of the breakeven duty for NHS trusts when preparing your end of year accounts.
The document replaces guidance previously issued by the Department of Health and Social Care but there are no changes of substance to the operation of the breakeven duty. This does not apply to NHS foundation trusts.
We’re offering the opportunity for up to 25 senior professionals from inside and outside the NHS to develop skills needed to take on the role of chief operating officer within the next 12 to 18 months.
Following your data submissions, we’ve now updated Q1 and Q2 2017/18 pathology data for acute and specialist acute providers on the Model Hospital. We’ve also uploaded the validated 2016/17 pathology data. If you did not validate or submit your data, you will be able to do so during the next quarterly collection.
In our new video a patient shares her traumatic experience after residual anaesthetic drugs were not flushed from her lines and cannulae following surgery.
Please share this video with staff involved in surgical interventions, other procedures involving anaesthesia or intravenous sedation, and anyone else implementing the Patient Safety Alert we issued on this topic in November.
If you have trouble accessing the video, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday 7 June 2018, 12pm – 4pm, Birmingham
This event is an opportunity for trust non-executive directors across the Midlands and East to:
- network with peers across the region
- gain the latest insight into the strategic challenges and opportunities facing the system in the months ahead
- hear directly from our Chair, Dido Harding and our Executive Regional Managing Director (Midlands and East), Dale Bywater – as well as experts in patient experience and medical leadership
- share your views and experiences in order to shape our thinking and ongoing support to the system
The one day training events are an introduction to the principles of demand and capacity modelling, and will help you produce robust activity plans at a local, organisational level.
Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England
Launch of personal health budget and integrated personal budget consultation
The Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England have launched a consultation on extending the legal rights to have a personal health budget or integrated personal budget.
Updated Change Model published
NHS England has published an updated and enhanced version of the Change Model, a framework and supporting diagnostic tools for any project or programme that is seeking to achieve transformational, sustainable change.
Planning, assuring and delivering service change for patients
NHS England has re-issued the guidance document, ‘Planning, assuring and delivering service change for patients’.