Aimed at both employers and doctors, the guidance sets out ways in which good rostering practice can be used to develop rotas. It aims to support and create an effective training environment that also meets the needs of the service, while enabling flexibility for doctors and employers, both of whom have a stake in the process.
NHS Improvement | Approved Costing Guidance: standards | April 2018
NHS England has produced costing standards for acute, ambulance, mental health and community services. It includes the refreshed ambulance costing standards, ambulance technical document, acute costing approaches and acute technical document. The development version of the mental health costing standards was published on 6 April.
For each sector there are up to four different types of standard:
information requirements: describe the information you need to collect for costing
costing processes: describe the costing process you should follow
costing methods: focus on high volume and high-value services or departments
costing approaches: focus on high volume or high-value procedures and procedures that can be difficult to cost well
The documents available are:
mental health costing standards, technical document, costing manual template and information and standards gap analysis templates
ambulance costing manual template and refreshed costing standards and technical documents
refreshed acute costing approaches and technical document
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to replace the existing Data Protection Act on 25 May 2018. It will require all organisations, which process personal data – including CCGs, to meet higher data protection standards.
Some of the new requirements of GDPR will be appointing a data protection officer, the ability to demonstrate that you are complying with the new law and higher penalties for those not following the rules.
The Information Commissioners Office has produced a package of tools and resources to help you get ready. These resources include:
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.