Provider bulletin: 20 November 2019

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

For action

Reducing single-use plastics in the NHS

Our Chief Nursing Officer Ruth May calls on organisations to sign up to the NHS Plastic Reduction Pledge.

‘Across the NHS, nurses, midwives and other frontline staff are providing great leadership on environmental issues and championing sustainability where they work.

‘Support from local NHS organisations to sign the pledge and cut use of catering plastics will need all NHS staff to take action in their own areas and encourage their employers to go further faster.’

The deadline to sign the pledge has been extended to Friday 20 December.

For information

Free places for nurses and midwives on Rosalind Franklin leadership course

We are offering 64 funded places for mid-level nurses and midwives on the Rosalind Franklin leadership course in 2020. This course will develop skills, knowledge and behaviours to help you become outstanding, compassionate and inclusive leaders.

Further details, including how to apply, are available from


Webinar: Find out how to implement the updated Pathology Quality Assurance Dashboard (PQAD)

  • Monday 25 November, 11.30am-2.30pm
  • Thursday 5 December, 2.30pm-3.30pm
  • Monday 9 December, 3.30pm-4.30pm

Following feedback, we have updated the PQAD with metrics to support you to deliver high-quality patient services and drive improvement.

These webinars support pathology leads and executives with responsibility for pathology services to implement the PQAD locally, ensuring consistent board reporting.

Register by emailing the team: Please state your name, trust name and date you would like to attend.

Webinar: Integrating health and planning at a local level

Wednesday 4 December, 1pm-2pm

The Healthy New Towns programme worked with 10 demonstrator sites across England to explore how the development of new places could create healthier and connected communities with integrated and high-quality services.

Join us to hear more about Putting Health into Place, including practical insights, tools and learning from the demonstrator sites.

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