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As you know, the NHS is working on a plan setting out our ambitions for improvement over the next decade, and our plans to meet them over the five years of the new funding settlement.
If you’re at Expo on Thursday, hear our Chief Executive Ian Dalton join the discussion on how we can create a plan that is both ambitious and achievable.
This month, we are looking to help stimulate ideas and understand views across three key themes – life stage, clinical priorities and enablers of improvement. Each covers several different areas which we believe have the greatest potential to deliver improvements to the way the NHS provides care.
Through a new discussion guide and online form, we provide an overview of some of the key challenges and a series of questions to answer.
If you’re in Manchester today or tomorrow, drop by stand 55 to speak with members of our team or catch our day two speakers presenting on topics including sustainability and reinvesting into the NHS, Model Hospital, sharing good practice in improvement, AHP leadership and staff retention.
Monday 17 September, 1pm-2pm, webinar
As part of our ongoing work to implement the recommendations of the Carter reports and to continue to improve our understanding of medical productivity, we have worked with trusts across all sectors (acute, acute specialist, mental health and community) to improve the original consultant workforce template following the December 2017 data collection.
This second webinar has been developed to help support you in completing national data collection across all sectors this month. It is your chance to raise any queries with our team regarding the completion of the data collection template.
Thursday 20 September, 9.30am-4pm, Birmingham
This scoping event will help identify how we can best support trusts to increase staff frailty care skills, improve patient experience, and reduce length of stay and delayed transfers of care.
Thursday 20 September, 9.30am-4pm, Birmingham
This session, run by the Good Governance Institute, will look to understand the key priorities and development needs of NHS board members, with a focus on the well-led framework.
We have the following speakers confirmed:
- Dr David Rosser, Deputy Chief Executive & Executive Medical Director, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS FT
- Paul Maubach, Chief Executive, Dudley MCP
- Nick Page, Chief Executive, Solihull Council
- David Rogers, Chair, North Staffordshire Combined NHS Trust
Monday 24 September, 10am – 4pm, London; Wednesday 26 September, 10am – 4pm, Leeds
This event is aimed at palliative care and end of life care leads in trusts that have an inadequate or requires improvement CQC rating for end of life care, or for those who need some additional support with end of life care and planning within the busy urgent and emergency care setting, ahead of the winter period.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday 11 September, 9.00am-4pm, Birmingham; Tuesday 25 September, 9.00am-4pm, Leeds; Tuesday 2 October, 9.00am-4pm, London
These events are to provide support for senior children and neonatal nurses to enhance leadership skills.
They are designed to build on the material delivered in session one, ‘Making the 1% difference’, held earlier this year, however, it will still be relevant to those who were unable to attend.
If you require further information or have any questions, please email email@example.com.
NHS Blood and Transplant
Words Save Lives campaign
This Organ Donation Week, (3-9 September) NHS Blood and Transplant is asking people to talk about organ donation with their families.
You can help support Organ Donation Week in the following ways:
- use the campaign press release
- share content online from @NHSOrganDonor
- display campaign materials in your trust
- support Organ Donation Week events in your trust or organise your own
- share your donation decision with your loved ones and ask them if they want to be a donor
A range of Words Save Lives campaign materials are available to download — you will find a range of videos, digital assets and social media posts.
New impact report on falls and fragility fractures
The report explores how NICE guidance has been implemented by the healthcare system and what progress has been made to improve outcomes for those at risk of falls and fragility fractures.
This is the fourth in a series of impact reports which review how NICE recommendations have been used in priority areas of the health and care system. These impact reports are based on data from national audits, reports, survey and indicator frameworks that show the uptake of the guidance and quality statement measures.
Professor Gillian Leng, NICE’s Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care recently shared her thoughts about the report.
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
Call to participate in a Delphi study on asepsis and aseptic technique
The RCN is undertaking a programme of work on asepsis and aseptic technique because of the recent Glove Awareness Week pilot. A Delphi study will start this month to support a better understanding of current challenges in practice and we are inviting directors and deputy directors of nursing to participate and share with their nursing teams.
Infection and Prevent Control (IPC) education module: now open for bookings
A new module to support IPC education and practice is now open for bookings. Focusing on link nurses, novice infection control nurses and IPC leads in care homes, this course will specifically address the practical application of IPC essential knowledge in practice in all care settings.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.