Executive Bulletin - 21st October 2021

Integrated Care Systems/Health and Care Bill

NHS Providers, Blog, Quality in the design of integrated care systems


SCIE, Webinar, Thriving Places – Delivering services with and for our communities  “This webinar, which is the fourth in the ICS development webinar series takes a closer look at some examples from health and care services, examines some of the wider determinants that influence the health of our populations – including housing, skills and education, employment support and the environment. How will the guidance support partners to build on existing arrangements, whilst not disregarding partnership approaches that are already working well? There’s an opportunity for discussion on approaches, opportunities and challenges.”


LGA, Achieving integrated care through community and neighbourhood working – A High Impact Change ModelThis resource focuses on how health and care partners can work differently with communities to build individual and community resilience and improve health and wellbeing.”


King’s Fund, Transforming care for people with long-term conditions: the role of partnership working “We will identify the challenges and opportunities people with long-term conditions face in securing good-quality, person-centred care, as well as the role of innovation in supporting early intervention, ensuring access to care in the right place at the right time and reducing pressures on hospital services.”


NHS Providers, Evolving regulation and oversight in a systems world “This briefing outlines the key implications for trusts of changes to the NHS regulatory framework, in the context of accelerating system working and legislative change.”


King’s Fund, What does the new Health and Care Bill mean for NHS financial management? Where and how decisions about money in the NHS will be made


NHS Recovery and Performance

HSJ, Elective waits settle into steady deterioration

NHS Confederation, Integration in action: tackling the elective backlog Early examples of how local systems are addressing the elective recovery challenge.



NHS Employers, Increasing recruitment and retention through reward “This case study describes how Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust developed a comprehensive reward package to play a vital role in its recruitment and retention campaign”



Equality and Equity

IPPR, The disease of disparity: a blueprint to make progress on health inequalities in England “This report identifies six areas where policy needs to change to tackle health inequality, and makes recommendations across the NHS and the socio-economic drivers of poor health. Combined, these provide a constructive plan to tackle the ‘disease of disparity’ in England – and to achieve the health, social and economic gains possible from addressing health inequality”


NHS Staff Council, Equality, diversity and inclusion training: A good practice guide “This guidance includes information on: who should receive the training; training objectives; training content outline; a definition of health inequalities; and legislative requirements and policies. It also covers equality standards in the NHS; understanding bias and strategies for embedding equality, diversity and inclusion”



NHS Confederation, Beyond Bricks and Mortar: capital funding for the NHS “Insufficient capital funding may hamper the government’s plans for the NHS, impacting safety standards, digital innovations and worsening inequalities”


Local News

HSJ, Trust chiefs fear ‘reduction’ in new hospital plans after NHSE rejects capital request Torbay and South Devon FT have been told that their major redevelopment project may need a reduction in scope (the redevelopment is part of the governments new hospitals programme)



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