A Model Employer: Increasing black and minority ethnic representation at senior levels across the NHS

NHS Improvement | January 2019 | A Model Employer: Increasing black and minority ethnic representation at senior levels across the NHS 

NHS Improvement has published A Model Employer– a document that outlines the ambitions set by NHS England and NHS Improvement and reflected in the Long Term Plan, for each NHS organisation to set its own target for black and minority ethnic (BME) representation across its leadership team and broader workforce. The strategy will provide accelerated, intensive support to local NHS organisations on increasing the recruitment of BME staff at senior levels (Source: NHS England). 

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A Model Employer: Increasing black and minority ethnic representation at senior levels across the NHS

NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance 2019/20

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 Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance 2019/20

Brexit operational readiness guidance for the health and care system in England

Department of Health and Social Care | December 2018 | Brexit operational readiness guidance for the health and care system in England

Actions that providers and commissioners of health and social care services should take to prepare for, and manage, the risks of a no-deal exit scenario.

This guidance, developed and agreed with NHS England and NHS Improvement, will support the health and care system in England to be prepared for a no-deal scenario.

It summarises the areas where the department is focusing no-deal exit contingency planning, and where local action is required.

This guidance represents the most up-to-date information available at the time of publishing.

EU Exit operational readiness guidance

EU Exit operational readiness guidance cover letter

Acute flaccid paralysis: clinical management guidance

Public Health England | December 2018 |Acute flaccid paralysis: clinical management guidance

Information on the clinical management of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) and acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), for use by healthcare professionals.

This guidance summarises the existing information on clinical management of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) and acute flaccid myelitis (AFM).

The document includes:

  • details of immunological and antiviral therapies
  • an overview of long-term outcomes
  • infection control procedures

(Source: Public Health England)

Clinical management of acute flaccid paralysis / acute flaccid myelitis

Reducing health inequalities in mental illness

Actions that local areas can take to reduce health inequalities experienced by people living with mental illness | Public Health England

Mental health problems can affect anyone and have a significant effect on the lives of individuals, their families, communities and wider society. One in six adults have had a common mental health disorder, such as anxiety, in the last week, according to survey data. Three quarters of mental health problems are established by the age of 24. Recent data indicates that there are close to 551,000 people in England with more severe mental illness (SMI) such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

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This edition of Health matters brings together in one place the most informative data and the best evidence of what works in removing health inequalities experienced by people living with mental illness. It focuses on some of the actions that local areas can take to reduce these health inequalities, so that people with mental illness can achieve the same health outcomes and life expectancy as the rest of the population.

It is aimed at health and care professionals, local commissioners and system partners, including the community and voluntary sector. The focus is on adults and those with more severe and enduring mental illness, but many of the actions will be of benefit to all people experiencing mental illness.

Full guidance: Health matters: reducing health inequalities in mental illness

National framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care

Department of Health and Social Care | December 2018 | National framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care

The Department of Health and Social Care have updated guidance National framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care.

This guidance sets out the principles and processes of the national framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care (Source: Department of Health and Social Care).

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National framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care

What is NHS continuing healthcare? Easy Read

Full details from Department of Health and Social Care