The National A&E Dashboard has been developed by NHS Improvement to provide a consolidated view of A&E information and can be shared between various central NHS bodies.
The dashboard provides a consistent understanding of A&E performance through the collection of daily situation report (SitRep) data, and enables the NHS to identify pressure points in the system and intervene accordingly.
Data is submitted by trusts on a daily basis for the previous 24 hours and snapshots of the data are taken at 8am. Trusts submit this data in the morning and submissions close in the afternoon for reporting purposes.
This guidance is intended to protect patients, taxpayers and staff covering health services in which there is a direct state interest. It comes into force on 1 June 2017 | NHS England
This guidance aims to strengthen the management of conflicts of interest within the NHS and to ensure transparent and accountable health care. The guidance permits NHS staff to receive small tokens or gifts but will require them to decline anything that could be seen to affect their professional judgement. It will also be standard practice for NHS commitments to take precedence over private practice, and for any member of staff – clinical or non-clinical – to declare outside employment and the details of where and when this takes place although not earnings at this stage.
The sustainable development unit has published revised guidance on writing management plans for sustainable development. The guidance, which is for use by providers of any size and commissioning groups has been updated in line with the current NHS standard contract.
The guidance is intended to support organisations to understand the key elements that make up a Sustainable Development Management Plan (SDMP). It also provides some advice on how organisations can develop their organisation’s SDMP.
Having a board approved Sustainable Development Management Plan (SDMP) is one of the cornerstones of the Sustainable Development Strategy and it is also an indicator in the Public Health Outcomes Framework.
Developing an SDMP (or equivalent) will help organisations to:
• Meet minimum legislative, contractual and mandatory requirements related to SD
• Save money through increased efficiency and resilience
• Ensure that health and wellbeing in the UK and beyond is protected and enhanced.
• Improve the environment in which care, or the functions of your organisation are delivered, for service users and staff
• Have robust governance arrangements in place to monitor progress
• Demonstrate a good corporate reputation for sustainability
• Align SD requirements with the strategic objectives of your organisation.