Provider bulletin: 4 September 2019

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

For information

£210 million funding boost for frontline NHS staff announced

This funding will support our drive to make the NHS the best place to work, retain our nursing workforce by supporting long-term career progression, and improve patient care.

Funding includes a £1,000 personal development budget for every nurse, midwife and allied health professional to support their personal learning and development needs over three years. Wider education and training budgets will also get a funding boost to support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan.

Identifying overseas visitors — guidance on using the message exchange for social care and health

The message exchange for social care and health helps you to recover treatment costs from overseas patients not eligible for free NHS care — and regular use of the service can result in huge savings for the NHS. This user guide supports overseas visitor managers (OVMs) to use the exchange to identify possible non-UK residents who are required to pay for their healthcare.

Please ensure your OVMs are using the exchange daily and are aware of the user guidance available to support them in this.

Enabling staff movement between NHS organisations

This toolkit will guide you through the process of setting up a workforce sharing agreement. It includes information and sample warranty text to aid and accelerate the process of sharing staff between NHS organisations, and good practice examples of existing agreements already in operation across the NHS.

Improving outcomes for people with eating disorders

Improve access and treatment for adults with eating disorders with this new guidance. It includes practical resources to support you to develop dedicated evidence-based community eating disorder teams — integrated with primary care and inpatient settings to improve outcomes.

We have also extended the children and young people’s eating disorder guidance to help you improve integration between community and inpatient settings and continuity of care across the pathway.

Nominate your organisation for a national retention award

Join us in celebrating those who have been doing brilliant retention work across the country by nominating them for one of several national retention awards.

The categories include best support offer to new starters, best staff engagement and communication offer, and retention team of the year.

Nominate your retention champions by 5pm Friday 13 September.

Develop your senior leadership skills with the Aspiring Chief Executive programme

This programme will provide you or your colleagues with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours to lead an organisation at chief executive level within the next 12-24 months.

Apply now or share this with suitable colleagues. Applications close 12pm Monday 30 September.

Listen to the first NHS Assembly podcast

The NHS Assembly brings members from across the health and care sector together to inform and support the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan.

The first in the NHS Assembly podcast series covers a range of topics, including making the NHS the best place to work, our contribution to carbon neutrality and how we are supporting carers both within and outside the workforce.

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