Provider bulletin: 19 June 2019

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

For action

Amendment to national safety standards for invasive procedures (NatSSIPs)

Following work with clinicians and recommendations from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch’s June 2018 report: Investigation into the implantation of wrong prostheses during joint replacement surgery, we have amended the NatSSIPs prosthesis verification standard. This change will help prevent further incidents involving the wrong selection of a prosthesis for implant.

Please update your local safety standards for invasive procedures accordingly.

Share your views on maximising the success of new-in-post executive and non-executive directors

The themes in this survey have been drawn from interviews with system leaders and key reports such as the Kerr review and the Smith review.

Your feedback will support our aims to improve leadership culture and make the NHS the best place to work  two key focuses of the Interim NHS People Plan.

For information

Proposed changes to agency rules — consultation response

We have published our response to the consultation on proposed changes to agency rules, which will restrict the use of off-framework agency staff for certain clinical and non-clinical roles. We are supporting trusts ahead of the changes to move affected workers to approved agencies, where possible.

Changes will take effect from Monday 16 September.


Model Ambulance webinar

Friday 28 June, 12.30pm-1.15pm.

Learn how to navigate the newly developed Model Ambulance service portal and use the tools to identify opportunities for improvement, in the first of our Model Ambulance webinar series. This masterclass is suitable for anyone with an interest in ambulance services.

Updates from our partners

NHS Employers

Free management toolkit

The people performance management (PPM) toolkit provides practical support for managers to make time to discuss all aspects of performance with staff, and develop skills for handling key management situations confidently and consistently.

You can use this communications pack to promote and encourage use of the PPM toolkit in your organisation.

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