Nursing Times | June 2018 | ‘Nurse involvement in commissioning can bring experience to pathways of care’
A new piece in Nursing Times outlines the benefits of nurse involvement in commissoning. Lynnette Glass, quality lead for projects, Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group highlights how nurse involvement in commissioning “can bring a breadth of experience to pathways of care, resulting in patient safety assurance and peer-to-peer conversations at all levels between the CCG and providers that are not just based on statistics but include frontline experience.” (Source: Nursing Times)
NHS England | June 2018 | Breaking down barriers to better health and care
NHS England has produced Breaking down barriers to better health and care.
Thisguide provides details on how NHS organisations and local councils in England are moving from fragmented services to local partnerships and integrated care systems in order to meet the health needs of the population (NHS England).
NHS Improvement have created Making data count, a practical, interactive guide suitable for those working at all levels in the NHS, from ward to board, to make better use of their data to inform judgements and decisions for action.
HFMA & PwC | June 2018 | Making money work in the health and social care system
PwC have worked closely with the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), to explore what those working in both policy and practice
across the health sector think about the current mechanisms.
They have used their findings, and experience, to propose a number of
recommendations which they believe would facilitate the move towards place based care and support the ambitions of the Five Year Forward View.
These recommendations are particularly timely as indications are that an
announcement of a well needed, long term funding settlement for the NHS is imminent. The need for additional funds is widely recognised. The recommendations in their report would enable this funding to be put to best use for patients (Source: HFMA & PwC).
Voluntary Organisations Disability Group | June 2018 | Transforming care- the challenges and solutions
VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group), have produced a report that identifies the learning from the Provider Taskforce’s project. The primary aim of the pilot was to develop support assessment and proposals for 27 people originally from London who have been in inpatient settings for longer than five years.
This report sets out the work carried out, the learning and recommendations for
next steps both in London and nationally. Its purpose is to share learning. It is not a formal evaluation, nor a proposition for the provision of services, but offers insight into the challenges and solutions in delivering the “transforming care” agenda. VODG acknowledges that there are improvements that need to be made across the system, including for community-based providers (Source: VODG).
The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA), supported by NHS England, has launched the MSK Knowledge Hub. The resources and forum are intended to provide commissioners and STP leads with resources, good practice examples, data and research to support them in improving MSK services locally.