Provider bulletin: 12 June 2019

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

For information

What is a biosimilar medicine? – an updated guide

This updated guide to biosimilar medicines has been developed to support you and your patients in the safe, effective and consistent use of biological medicines — in line with the principles of shared decision-making between healthcare professionals and patients.

Increased competition in the biological medicines market has the potential to deliver significant savings for the NHS — of at least £400 million to £500 million per year by 2020/21 — which can be reinvested in treatments and improving patient care.

Optimising the nursing workforce to support retention

Learn how trusts who participated in the nursing workforce productivity programme were able to measure demand and improve the retention of their workforce by building on establishment setting and optimising e-rostering tools.

Read the case studies to see how you can implement tangible, long-term improvements too.

Frailty toolkit: providing the best care for people living with frailty

The NHS Long Term Plan sets out the ambition of ‘supporting people to age well’. There are increasing numbers of people at risk of developing frailty, and the opportunities to improve their care with the new RightCare frailty toolkit are considerable.

You can use this resource as a framework for local improvement discussions supported by your local delivery partner.

Aspire Together Talent Pools — nominations and applications

The Aspire Together Talent Pools help support current and aspiring senior leaders in the NHS. They aim to create a pool of talented people who are ready to be shortlisted for director (provider) and governing body (CCG) positions in the Midlands and East of England. The Regional Talent Boards  are now inviting nominations and applications for aspiring and existing directors in the:

  • North West
  • North East and Yorkshire
  • Midlands
  • East of England


Health and Care Innovation Expo 2019

Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 September, Manchester

The agenda for Health and Care Innovation Expo 2019 is now available. Register to hear from high profile speakers such as Chief Executive of NHS England Simon Stevens, NHS Chief People Officer Prerana Issar, and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock. They’ll be focusing on the most important challenges and developments across health and social care such as delivering a new People Plan and the vital role of networks in delivering the NHS Long Term Plan.

All public sector staff can register free via the Expo website using code EXPO19. Register now to book your theatre and workshop places to avoid disappointment – the most popular fill up fast.

Aspire Together Talent Pool — webinars to support applications and nominations

Wednesday 19 June, 10am-11am

Join this webinar if you are a line manager of an aspiring or existing director, for support with how to nominate them for the talent pool.

Friday 21 June, 10am-11am

Join this webinar if you are an aspiring or existing director who wants to apply for the talent pool and prepare for assessment.

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