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).
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).
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.
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.