Provider bulletin: 8 May 2019

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

For information

Consultation on the proposed changes to agency rules

We will be publishing a summary of the responses to our consultation on proposed changes to our agency rules, together with any updates, shortly.

One of the key messages from your consultation responses was the need to have enough time to implement any changes. Therefore, any proposed changes to our agency rules will not take effect until the end of the summer.

New system transformation support offer database

This resource will help connect systems, providers and individuals with organisations that offer support across a broad range of development opportunities for effective and sustainable system working.

The database index compiles the different types of support currently offered by us and other national bodies such as Health Education England and the Local Government Association. It summarises each support offer and contact details for the team that provides it. The database is updated regularly to reflect changes and additions.

Bronze level system transformation diagnostic reports

We have produced ‘bronze level’ diagnostics in conjunction with regional teams for every sustainability and transformation partnership and integrated care system. These diagnostics enable systems to look beyond organisational boundaries and bring together information for all the components of health and care, ensuring planning truly reflects the needs of local populations.

We have identified three main high-impact areas where system-level focus could improve outcomes and performance — please consider these in your long-term financial planning.

Explore our resources for integrated care or email to request access to the diagnostic reports.


Workforce 2019: supporting our future NHS

Thursday 23 May, 9am-4.30pm, London.

Join our new NHS Chief People Officer, Prerana Issar, and NHS Improvement Chair, Dido Harding, to explore in-depth the themes of the interim NHS People Plan, with an opportunity to hear from national leaders and share local challenges and solutions.

Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) nurses and midwives

Friday 14 June, 9.30am-4pm, West Midlands.

Learn how you can encourage more people from a BAME background to join the nursing and midwifery workforce, and develop national and local action plans to retain those already in the professions.