Provider bulletin: 5 June 2019

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

For action

Learning lessons to improve our people practices

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.

Share your views on proposed guidance relating to those detained under the Mental Health Act within prisons and immigration removal centres (IRCs)

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’

For information

Interim NHS People Plan

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.

This year’s new healthcare workers vaccination campaign

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.

Keep up todate with the new campaign, or send your questions to

Host an NHS Big Tea party

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.

Levels of attainment and meaningful use standards now available for e-rostering and e-job planning

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.


Same day emergency care (SDEC) webinar and workshops

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.

Register now by sending your name, position, organisation and email address to

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.

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