NHS England | January 2019 | Social prescribing and community-based support: Summary guide
NHS England have released Social prescribing and community-based support: Summary guide- the guide is intended for people and organisations leading local implementation of social prescribing.
The Social Prescribing Summary Guide is intended for people and organisations leading local implementation of social prescribing. It enables:
increased understanding of what good social prescribing looks like and why social prescribing improves outcomes and experiences for people, their families and carers, as well as achieving more value from the system
commissioning of local social prescribing connector schemes, enabling all general practices, local authorities and other agencies to refer people with wider social needs to community-based support
collaborative working amongst all local partners at a ‘place-based’ local level, to recognise the value of community groups and assets and to enable people to build or rebuild friendships, community connections and a sense of belonging, as well as accessing existing services.
HFMA, NHS England & NHS Improvement| January 2019 | NHS efficiency map
The NHS efficiency map has been updated and revised by HFMA, NHS England & NHS Improvement; it is a tool that promotes best practice in identifying, delivering and monitoring cost improvement programmes (CIPs) and quality, innovation, production and prevention (QIPP) schemes in the NHS.
The map is split into three sections:
enablers for efficiency,
The map highlights the successes some NHS organisations have had in delivering specific efficiency schemes and provides sign-posts to existing tools and reference materials.
As well as additional provider efficiency material the map has now been updated with a number of tools and guidance suitable for commissioning organisations, reflecting increased collaboration and integration. Therefore, the provider efficiency section has been appropriately renamed as service efficiency. The map will continue to be updated as new tools and case studies are produced (Source: HFMA).
NHS England |January 2019| CCG Diabetes Assessment 2017/18
This document contains the independent panel commentary, methodology of the ratings for 2017/18 and the CCG individual assessment ratings for 2017/18.
The measures are drawn from the 2016/17 and 2017/18 National Diabetes Audits
which include data from 95 and 98 per cent of GP practices respectively. This means
all areas have robust measurements of their diabetes performance.
The data show that overall the proportion of people reaching treatment targets is
stable but there is much underlying variation. The panel has continued to use the
same measurements and targets for HbA1c, blood pressure and cholesterol to
ensure consistency between years
The panel has chosen to use the benchmarks from 2016/17 as this better illustrates
year-on-year progression in improvement. The improvements this year mean that
there are therefore more areas with the higher ratings than if 2017/18 benchmarks
had been used. The regional distribution has evolved over the last year so that there
are no CCGs rated as inadequate in London now, while there is a concentration in
the North (Source: NHS England).
NHS England | January 2019 |Note on Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Allocations 2019/20-2023/24
A document from NHS England-Note on Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Allocations 2019/20-2023/24- sets out the changes made to target CCG allocations for 2019/20, our pace of change rules, and the assumptions used to set the overall CCG allocations growth rate. The CCG allocations for 2019/20 to 2023/24 published alongside this document are draft and subject to final approval by the NHS England Board on 31 January 2019 (Source: NHS England).
NHS England | January 2019 | NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance 2019/20
This is the full guidance, building on the first part published in December 2018. It accompanies five-year indicative CCG allocations and sets out the trust financial regime for 2019/20, alongside the service deliverables including those arising from year one of the Long Term Plan. CCGs and trusts should take action from April 2019 to begin implementing the measures set out in the LTP(Source:NHS England).
NHS England | November 2018 | Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: an update and a consultation on further guidance for CCGs
NHS England are running a national consultation on items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care (for example GP practices, pharmacies, the dentist, and eye clinics.) The consultation involves 9 medicines and products. According to NHS England, research shows that some medicines can be replaced with other medicines that work better, are safer or cost less money.
NHS England | October 2018| Towards commissioning for workplace compassion: a support guide
NHS England has produced a support guide for workplace compassion; this document includes evidence-informed guidance and good practice for commissioners and for providers to support them in achieving compassion in the workplace and so create an NHS culture of compassion for all (Source: NHS England).