Provider bulletin: 19 April 2017

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

For action

Nursing directors: we want to help you increase nurse/criteria led discharge

By October 2017 every NHS provider and their local health and social care partners must have adopted good practice to enable appropriate patient flow. This includes better and more timely hand-offs between A&E clinicians and acute physicians, 'discharge to assess', 'trusted assessor' arrangements, streamlined continuing healthcare processes, and seven day discharge capabilities.
Our analysis suggests that up to 25% of non-elective patients in hospital beds could be discharged immediately and a further 25% are in hospital because of delays that are within the gift of NHS providers.

We want to help you tackle these delays in discharge. We’d like to hear how we can support you to increase nurse/criteria led discharge and the challenges you’re facing in doing this.

To join the discussion, sign up for an account – it’s quick and easy. Then add your thoughts to the post. The discussion is open until 5pm on 14 May.

For information

Seven day hospital services: improving weekend care

Watch our new video ‘Challenging poorer weekend care' featuring NHS staff sharing their stories about how they've improved patient care and experience at weekends.

The video is part of a package of seven day hospital services support on our Improvement Hub, which includes more in-depth staff interviews, training webinars and information on the 10 clinical standards.


Supporting improvement in dementia care: April, May and June

We're holding three events with the Dementia Services Development Centre to provide real-life examples and practical resources to help improve your skills in supporting people with dementia.

Who should attend?

  • acute in-patient nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and managers
  • emergency department nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and managers

Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Annual elective care conference: 4 May, Birmingham

This year’s conference will focus on how to manage and improve elective care services when faced with growing waiting lists. The event will look at system-wide and local solutions that are there to help you deliver elective care services.

Who should attend?
  • operations directors / managers

  • performance directors / managers

  • elective care managers

  • information managers

  • cancer managers

Please register here. If you have any queries please email

Regional updates

Midlands and East update

Nominate a Red2Green champion

We've created the Red2Green champion awards to recognise and celebrate the achievements and commitment of individuals who have championed the Red2Green approach.

Find out more and nominate a colleague. Deadline for nominations is 12pm on 5 May 2017.

Chairs networking event: Wednesday 26 April, Leicester

To register, please email

Referral to treatment (RTT) masterclasses

Places are limited to two per trust, and we recommend you join both.

Email for further information.

North update

Chairs networking event: Thursday 4 May, Leeds

To find out more or to register, please email

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: data collection for new CQUIN indicators

Acute, community and mental health providers participating in the new CQUIN indicators (4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11) need to submit data on their achievement against the indicator goals to NHS Digital’s Strategic Data Collection System (SDCS).

If you're taking part in this work, and you haven't already done so, have not already done so, please confirm the following information to as soon as possible:

  • provider name
  • organisation code
  • contact responsible for CQUIN
  • email address
  • phone number

NHS Digital will contact you to arrange registration on the SDCS to complete this collection.

Please email any queries to

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