Our advice for clinicians on the coronavirus is here.
If you are a member of the public looking for health advice, go to the NHS website. And if you are looking for the latest travel information, and advice about the government response to the outbreak, go to the gov.uk website.
Chief executives, finance directors and trust board secretaries: a reminder that the deadline for self-certifying compliance with required governance arrangements under condition FT4 of the NHS provider licence is midnight 30 June.
Tackling long stays in hospital will reduce risk of patient harm, unwarranted cost, and improve our ability to deliver high-quality services.
Last week Pauline Philip, National Director of Urgent and Emergency Care, wrote to chief executives to announce a new national ambition to reduce the number of beds occupied by long-stay patients by 25% by December 2018.
We’ve committed to working with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, British Medical Association, Care Quality Commission, General Medical Council, Health Education England and NHS Employers to help standardise exception reporting — the system by which junior doctors record deviation from planned working hours, working patterns or training opportunities. This will help improve workplace wellbeing, morale and patient safety.
Following recent changes, the expanded data collection will start from Wednesday 25 July, reporting the data from week commencing Monday 16 July.
We will send your weekly submitters detailed reporting requirements and new templates in the next few weeks.
AHPs have significant transformative potential within and across healthcare systems. Our new report, which includes a self-assessment tool, will help you identify areas for improvement and opportunities for strengthening AHP senior leadership in your trust.
Friday 6 July, London
Join us to learn how to create the right environment for continuous improvement — with better outcomes for patients, better operational performance, and higher staff satisfaction.
Provider executives and clinicians will share practical lessons on leading for improvement, with tangible outcomes, and you’ll attend breakout sessions on key topics such as flow, efficiency and safety. Community and mental health providers will share their improvement journeys, including challenges and opportunities of integrated working.
Confirmed plenary speakers include:
- Dido Harding, Chair, NHS Improvement
- Professor Mary Dixon-Woods, Director, THIS Institute
- Dr Navina Evans, Chief Executive, East London NHS Foundation Trust
- Elaine Mead, Chief Executive, NHS Highland
- Dr Bob Klaber, Medical Director, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
- Steve Chalke, Founder, Oasis Charitable Trust
Tuesday 3 July, 10am – 4pm, Exeter
This session will look at key priorities and development needs of NHS board members, and to develop dialogue and engagement around the following themes:
- latest thinking using live issues from local systems
- access support in using the well-led framework to deliver continuous improvement
- understand how to move beyond compliance to effectiveness
- get up-to-date with the potential of digital innovation
- connect with colleagues to discuss and address the challenges of a changing landscape
General Medical Council
Inform Dame Clare Marx’s review of gross negligence manslaughter
Dame Clare Marx and the working group want to hear from people from across the UK (both healthcare professionals and members of the public) who may have experience of, or insight into, these issues surrounding gross negligence manslaughter.
Health Education England
Retraining as a GP
Ahead of the application window (Tuesday 31 July – Friday 17 August) for those wanting to retrain as a GP, you can find case studies, FAQs and career information on the GP National Recruitment Office website. Please forward this information to your medical education colleagues.