Provider bulletin: 24 July 2019

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

For information

Plan and deploy your allied health professional (AHP) workforce more effectively

This updated AHP job planning guide will help you meet national expectations on safe, sustainable and productive staffing, and achieve the productivity gains described in Lord Carter’s reports on unwarranted variation in acute hospitals, and mental health and community health services .

Latest NHS briefing on biosimilar versions of adalimumab

In our sixth briefing, you will find new clinical advice for patients who need to switch from a biosimilar to an alternative product, an update on the procurement process and important information for prescribers on the ordering process for adalimumab.

Previous briefings and resources to support implementation of the best-value biological programmes are available from the specialist pharmacy service.


Commissioning for quality and innovation (CQUIN) — implementing three high-impact actions to prevent falls

Tuesday 3 September 2019, 1pm-2.30pm

Share your experiences, challenges and improvement plans with other falls leads, clinicians and practitioners, CQUIN quality and improvement leads, and commissioners, at our next webex.

Health and Care Innovation Expo 2019 — only six weeks to go

Wednesday 4 September and Thursday 5 September 2019, Manchester

Places are being claimed faster than ever before at this year’s Expo, with 3,000 people already signed up and half of all workshops booked.

Our pop-up university workshops and theatre sessions cover a range of topics, including the role of artificial intelligence outside of clinical care, embracing new perspectives for placebased care and how the new quality of life metric benefits patients after cancer care.

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear from those leading transformation secure your free NHS tickets with code EXPO19.

Updates from our partners

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Supporting the NHS to implement key recommendations from the updated stroke guideline

NICE have produced an NHS workforce and resource impact statement detailing the likely costs and savings of implementing some of the recommendations in the updated guideline.

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