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  1. The trust has agreed a set of actions with us after reviewing what caused its financial position to deteriorate and why some patients continue to wait too long in A&E and to be referred for cancers services.

  2. The National Quality Board (NQB) has published an updated safe staffing resource for NHS provider boards to assure the delivery of compassionate, effective, safe, sustainable high quality patient care.

  3. Today we've launched a nationwide drive to digitise outpatient services to improve patient experience and care quality – which could also help save the NHS up to £2.9 billion.

  4. A report published today highlights the work of 15 teams of local experts to improve patient safety and reduce avoidable harm in the NHS.

  5. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is set to continue improving patient care and the way it is run, as a series of new actions have been agreed by us and the trust.

  6. We've launched a consultation on a single oversight and improvement framework which is designed to help identify the support needs of both NHS trusts and foundation trusts.

  7. Jeremy Marlow – who currently has responsibility for the Carter Review at the Department of Health – will be joining NHS Improvement on secondment as part of the planned transfer of responsibility for implementation.

  8. We've just completed a trail-blazing intensive support week with emergency care departments across Worcester.

  9. We will help make sure patients in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall receive improved NHS 111 services from South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

  10. We've created a new clinical forum made up of medical directors and directors of nursing from across the NHS. The forum will provide expert advice to help us support the NHS to make sustainable improvements.

  11. We’ve agreed with the decision of commissioners in North East London to extend the contract of elective care services at a local treatment centre.

  12. Our national Patient Safety Team has helped GPs in the NHS to reduce how often patients are being prescribed antibiotics unnecessarily, cutting the number of prescriptions down by over 2.6 million in one year alone.

  13. We're helping trusts to find £50 million of savings through a programme of intensive financial support.

  14. With our help Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will appoint a financial turnaround director to help improve its financial position.

  15. NHS providers have risen to the challenge of record-breaking demand for services, but more work is needed to continue improving services for patients and increasing efficiencies in 2016/17.

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