Sneak into the NHS’s digital garden
Digitally enabled care will go mainstream across the NHS - that is the bold, raw commitment set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. Discover more on the digital transformation in the NHS Long Term Plan and how innovations in technologies such as genomics, digital medicine, AI and robotics could make for a healthier future for us all. Read more.
Let’s talk coroner table manners: health and care providers and commissioners take note
We share a few actions points and reminders about the consequences of not complying with your coroner inquest duties, how best to conduct serious incident investigations and ensuring your serious incident reports are completely independent. With the best of intentions - health and care managers often seek to ‘improve’ the conclusions and recommendations made in SI reports and reviews. But watch out, it is all too easy to turn something done with the best of intentions into disaster. You risk reputational damage for your organisation not to mention your relationship with your local coroner.
Towards a healthcare workforce utopia?
The NHS People Plan has been widely welcomed by representative bodies, think tanks and other health organisations describing it as hitting the “right note in calling for a better, kinder culture in the NHS”. It lays the foundations needed to deliver on the Long Term Plan, with a focus on a number of immediate actions on people and workforce priorities during 2019/20. Read more.
Opportunities for NHS providers to increase ownership of their NHS estate
New rules on NHS property ownership will allow NHS trusts and foundation trusts to apply for the transfer of ownership of properties on their estate. The announcement recognises that, in many cases, “NHS trusts are best placed to judge how to use their estate to benefit the local community”. Read more.
From DoLs to LPS: a canter round the new Act
The law on authorising deprivation of liberty is changing. Hospital providers and clinical commissioning groups as the new ‘responsible bodies’ for Liberty Protection Safeguards will need to become familiar with their new expanded role in the deprivation of liberty process and ensure that boards and governing bodies as well as those on the ground are aware of the changes coming down the track. Read more.