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  1. A stage two resource alert has been issued around patient safety incident reporting and responding to patient safety alerts.

  2. We're working with Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust to improve its finances and how it is run.

  3. In this edition: contracting round update; building quality and efficiency; new whistleblowing policy; improvement directory and transforming patient-level costing.

  4. Latest news from our costing transformation programme.

  5. We intend to put an additional condition in the trust’s licence to provide NHS services.

  6. People working in the NHS who raise concerns about the safety or quality of patient care will be supported wherever in the NHS they work, under new standardised national whistleblowing policy.

  7. A stage one warning has been issued around the prioritisation of general practice home visits.

  8. In this edition: agency spend, 2016/17 national tariff, provider inflation assumptions, quality reports, foundation trust self-certification, NEDs leadership development, CDI objectives, and standards for communicating diagnostic test results to patients.

  9. We are bringing together chairs and chief executives from across the NHS to provide us advice as we meet the challenge of revolutionising care to meet the changing need of patients.

  10. In this edition: what you need to know about NHS Improvement, sustainability and transformation plans, Easter monitoring of agency controls, national tariff update, and NHS surplus land review.

  11. In this edition: tariff proposals, framework agreements for agency spend, resubmission of activity plans and trusts' performance in quarter 3.

  12. Latest news from our costing transformation programme.

  13. A stage one alert has been issued to raise awareness of the risk of severe dehydration and death caused by an omission or delay of desmopressin in patients with cranial diabetes insipidus.

  14. A stage one alert has been issued to raise awareness of the risk of having two different types of airway humidification devices simultaneously connected to a patient’s ventilation equipment.

  15. A stage one alert has been issued to raise awareness of the importance of taking, recording and responding to vital signs where restraint has been used to manage a person’s behaviour if they are at risk to themselves or others.

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