Wednesday, 2 November 2011
The new case studies show how each of the five high impact actions, which NHS Employers identified to help reduce agency spend, can be translated into practical steps that can lead to a significant increase in quality of care and a reduction in an organisation's spend on temporary staffing. NHS Networks
Securing a future health visiting service that is universal, energised and fit for long-term growth requires prompt action and investment. Therefore, the Department embarked on a four-year transformational programme of expanded and refocused training, recruitment and retention, professional development and improved commissioning as part of the plan to improve public health.This summary report sets out progress made on key areas since April 2011. The Department is currently working with stakeholders to produce the first annual report in order to share information on the important work conducted by our Early Implementer Sites, the profession and service that will serve to lay the foundations for a strengthened and improved service for children and families.
Subsequent progress reports against the Government’s commitment will be published quarterly until 2015.Department of Health
This plan provides advice for individuals, communities and agencies on how to prepare for and respond to severe cold weather as part of wider winter planning and announces the ‘Warm Homes, Healthy People’ fund.
Department of Health
This report concludes that the decision more than 30 years ago to close big mental hospitals and treat patients in the community has failed to help the most vulnerable. It makes recommendations in ways to improve care for those with mental illnesses, particularly in light of the transition to Clinical Commissioning Groups.The Kings Fund
Peers will be able to vote on plan to hand over 'constitutional responsibility' to provide NHS services to an unelected quango
Peers will be able to vote on the government's controversial plan to hand over its "constitutional responsibility" to provide NHS services to an unelected quango on Wednesday.
The government is attempting to convince Liberal Democrats to back a measure proposed by a former Tory lord chancellor, Lord Mackay, which would allow the health secretary to take control of the health service only in the event of "emergency, failure or breach". But an amendment by Lib Dem rebel Lady Williams, which revives the original " The Guardian