Provider bulletin: 23 May 2018

This weekly newsletter is sent to NHS providers’ chairs, chief executives, finance, medical, nursing and HR directors, and board secretaries.

For action

Reminder: audited accounts for 2017/18 are due next week

Finance directors and governance leads – a reminder to submit your audited accounts for 2017/18 with accompanying documents through your trust portal by midday, Tuesday 29 May. You are also required to submit some of these documents as a hard copy, which must be posted to us on or before Tuesday 29 May.

Full details, including a submission checklist can be found on our website.

Time to submit your pathology data for Q3 and Q4

As part of the next phase of our programme to improve pathology efficiency, we are now collecting all trust data for Q3 and Q4. You can find your Q1 and Q2 validated data on the Model Hospital.


Submit your data by 5pm Tuesday 11 June.

For information

Rotas for doctors in training — meeting code of practice commitments as we approach the August rotation

It is crucial we all play our part in ensuring as positive an experience as possible for doctors in training.

Medical directors and HR directors — our Executive Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer Dr Kathy McLean has set out the challenges and progress made with ensuring the notification of new rotas is done in good time.

Please review your progress ahead of the August rotation.


Inspiring Improvement 2018

Friday 6 July, London

Our third annual improvement conference will be held in July, with a focus on leading for improvement. Please hold the date and we’ll share more information and registration details next week.

Webinar: perspectives on PFI lifecycle management and condition and defects surveys

Wednesday 6 June, 12pm – 1pm

Join our webinar to hear from a provider and an adviser on PFI lifecycle management and the annual conditions and defects surveys.

Updates from our partners

Information Commissioner’s Office

New guidance to help you prepare for General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

GDPR will become law in the UK this Friday (25 May), alongside the Data Protection Act 2017. This new data protection law requires all NHS organisations that process personal data to meet higher standards for data protection.

NHS England

Launch of NHS Workforce Health and Wellbeing Framework

The framework, which has been launched in collaboration with NHS Employers and NHS Improvement, supports collective aims for improving staff health and wellbeing as part of the national workforce strategy. It includes an organisational diagnostic, practical advice and guidance, as well as case studies from trusts.

Supporting Research in the NHS

NHS England have published their response to the public consultation ‘Supporting Research in the NHS: A consultation covering changes to simplify arrangements for research in the NHS and associated changes to the terms of the NHS Standard Contract’.

The response summarises the feedback received and outlines the next steps for implementation.

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