Provider bulletin: 10 May 2017

This weekly newsletter is sent to NHS providers' chairs, chief executives, finance, medical and nursing directors, HR directors, and board secretaries.

For action

Applications for Aspiring Deputy Executive Nurse programme now open

We’ve designed this programme with London South Bank University, to help senior nurses develop their understanding of the deputy executive nurse role, and broaden their skill set and knowledge.

The three programme modules are:

  • developing personal resilience and influence

  • nursing and midwifery professional leadership

  • strategic leadership in healthcare

We welcome applications from experienced senior nurses/midwives in divisional leadership roles who have the potential to become deputy executive nurses within 12 -18 months.

Find out more and apply by midnight Wednesday 24 May 2017.

Insights into Transformational Change through System Leadership: reminder of deadline to apply

We’re inviting senior leaders of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) to apply for our 2-day development programme. Join us for an intensive introduction to the key concepts, tools and techniques required to lead transformational change across health and care systems.

Find out more and apply by midnight Friday 19 May 2017.

Acute patient level information costing systems (PLICS): your views

Where you have introduced PLICS, we’d like your views on: 

  • the benefits – these can include business cases using PLICS data for decision-making, and savings identified and realised from using PLICS

  • the costs – these can include business cases for buying/updating PLICS systems and associated costs, and additional staffing costs

If you're able to help, please email Donna Pannell at by midnight Friday 16 June.

Support to help infection prevention and control

We've designed this resource to help you reduce the number of healthcare associated, gram-negative bloodstream infections (BSIs) in your organisation. 

Our initial focus is to reduce healthcare associated E. coli bloodstream infections because they represent 55% of all gram-negative BSIs. We’ll expand this resource with additional materials as they become available. 

If you have any examples of how you have achieved reductions in these infections, please email them to

Self-certification 2017

Your board secretaries should be aware that we've recently emailed all chief executives and finance directors with the details on how to self-certify whether or not you have complied with the relevant provisions in the NHS provider licence.
Please send any queries to your regional lead.

Regional updates

Midlands and East update

Chief executives networking event: Wednesday 21 June, Leicester

This event will feature a range of speakers and topics for discussion.

Please save the date - registration details coming soon.

Masterclass - review of referral to treatment (RTT) tools: Thursday 22 June, Leicester

Places are limited to two per trust and we recommend you use both of the allocated spaces. 

Sign up here or email for further information.

COO networking event: Tuesday 4 July, Leicester

South update

Chairs networking event: Tuesday 6 June, central London

Anne Eden, our South Executive Regional Managing Director, will provide a regional update followed by a Q&A session.

To find out more or to register, please email

London update

Chairs networking event: Friday 16 June, central London

Steve Russell, our London Executive Regional Managing Director, will provide a regional update followed by a Q&A session.

To find out more or to register, please email

Updates from our partners

From NHS England: Clinical Entrepreneur Programme

NHS England is looking for sponsors/partners to contribute to the running of its Clinical Entrepreneur Programme.

To express your interest, please email for an application form.

Find out more about the programme.

From HelpForce: what impact do volunteers have in your organisation?

HelpForce is a new national initiative to increase the use of volunteers in healthcare. Led by Sir Tom Hughes-Hallett, Chair of both Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship at LSE, Helpforce has already formed a learning network of 14 NHS providers and voluntary sector organisations. 

The HelpForce team is looking for examples where volunteer-centred initiatives, or innovative volunteer roles, have made an impact in your organisations, for example on the well-being of patients or staff, easing pressure on services, or improving links with the community.

Please email your examples to Katy Goldring

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