Provider bulletin: 28 August 2019

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

For information

NHS Oversight Framework for 2019/20

We have published the NHS Oversight Framework for 2019/20. This outlines the approach NHS England and NHS Improvement will take to oversee organisational performance and identify where providers and commissioners may need support.

The new framework incorporates approaches and measures used in both the Single Oversight Framework and the Improvement and Assessment Framework.

If you have any queries on the framework, please contact


WebEx: Equality, diversity and inclusion workforce planning

Tuesday 3 September, 10am-11am

This WebEx is for staff responsible for workforce planning within sustainability and transformation partnerships and integrated care systems — including finance directors, human resources directors and chief operating officers. It will cover:

  • the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion in workforce planning
  • legal considerations and equality impact assessments
  • equality, diversity and inclusion good practice and assurance
  • opportunities for discussion, questions and answers.

Health and Care Innovation Expo 2019

Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 September, Manchester

Join NHSX and others leading transformation as we discuss the future of the NHS and how digital technology can improve our productivity.

Sessions will cover a range of topics, including the importance of giving staff the technology they need to provide more personalised care and improve patient safety, and how to ensure they can safely access clinical information wherever it is needed.

Audit and finance forum

Tuesday 22 October, 10am-4pm, London

This forum is for audit chairs and non-executive directors who are either audit committee chairs, or who have financial responsibilities. The session will include:

  • an update on the NHS People Plan with NHS Improvement Chair Dido Harding
  • a financial update from our Chief Financial Officer Julian Kelly
  • discussion on the development of integrated care systems (ICSs), with representation from two existing ICSs
  • discussing the development of primary care networks
  • opportunities for you to share issues, experiences and solutions with your colleagues.
Register now by emailing, and please share this invitation with non-executive colleagues who would benefit from the session.

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