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If you are a member of the public looking for information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), including information about the COVID-19 vaccine, go to the NHS website. You can also find guidance and support on the GOV.UK website.
Our chair Dido Harding has written to trust chairs and chief executives detailing the findings of an independent analysis by an advisory group following the very tragic death of Amin Abdullah in 2016.
The letter includes guidance relating to the management and oversight of local investigation and disciplinary procedures, prepared based on the advisory group’s recommendations.
This consultation relates to individuals held within prisons and IRCs detained for assessment and treatment within mental health inpatient services. It will help to inform final versions of two proposed guidance documents — with a focus on the times for transfer and remission, and the dispute resolution process.
The two proposed documents are:
- updates to ‘The transfer and remission of adult prisoners under the Mental Health Act 1983 good practice guidance 2019’
- introduction of ‘The transfer and remission of immigration removal centre detainees under the Mental Health Act 1983 good practice guidance 2019’
Developed collaboratively with national leaders and partners, the Interim NHS People Plan sets a vision for how you will be supported to deliver the personalised and patient-centred care required to deliver the NHS Long Term Plan, and identifies the actions we will take to help you do this effectively.
Some actions will make a rapid difference in 2019/20, and some will lay the groundwork to grow our workforce, support and develop you, and make our NHS the best place to work.
Following seven successful years of Flu Fighters, this July a new campaign will be launched to help you communicate the importance of staff vaccination. Developed with Public Health England, the campaign will include a toolkit consisting of social media, video and other digital resources plus a selection of printed items available for pre-order from July.
The NHS will be turning 71 on Friday 5 July, and staff across the country are celebrating by hosting their own NHS Big Tea parties. This is a great opportunity for you to recognise the hard work and commitment of staff past and present and come together to raise money for 250 NHS charities from across the country.
Find out how to get involved and plan your Big Tea party.
We have developed these guides to help you make sure the right staff are in the right place at the right time, by applying e-rostering and e-job planning software to its fullest potential.
The documents outline the systems and standards you need to meet to reach milestones, known as levels of attainment, and provide support on how to do so.
Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) webinar
Wednesday 12 June, 3.15pm–4.15pm
This webinar is for contract, finance, commercial and procurement colleagues, and will explore the updated SDEC CQUIN audit tool, and the specifications and FAQs (which will be available in due course). Please submit any questions you have about the FAQs to our SDEC CQUIN inbox, linked below, by Friday 7 June, and we’ll try to answer as many as possible during the webinar.
Same day emergency care workshops
- Monday 17 June, London
- Wednesday 19 June, Newcastle
These events will focus on same day emergency care in different settings, including acute and emergency medicine. It will support your development of SDEC provision to meet the national ambition of 12 hours per day, seven days per week by September 2019.
Please note that this event is the same in both regions.