Seven day hospital services: autumn 2017 survey (clinical standard 2 only)
The spring 2017 survey showed that providers are making progress towards meeting all four priority clinical standards for seven day hospital services.
As clinical standard 2 remains the most challenging to implement, for the autumn 2017 survey we'll only measure you on this standard. The data collection will run between 20 September and 18 October 2017 and the submission deadline is midnight, Wednesday 29 November 2017.
Future surveys will measure progress against all four priority clinical standards.
Amendment to consultant definition for clinical standard 2
of a consultant for clinical standard 2 will for future surveys include
those doctors on the General Medical Council Specialist Register who are
eligible to become consultants, but not doctors who have yet to complete
Developing trusted assessment schemes: essential elements
This new guide describes how local systems can implement trusted assessment schemes to effectively and safely reduce the numbers and waiting times of people awaiting discharge from hospital.
We're running a series of webinars to support you to implement your own assessment models.
Nasogastric tube misplacement: new video about risk of death and severe harm
Join TEDxNHS livestream on Tuesday 15 August
We're supporting this NHS event which has a theme of ‘inspired by people’ and provides the opportunity to celebrate the ideas and experiences of colleagues and patients. It will feature stories on rising to the challenge, learning from failure, empowering the mind and embracing the unknown.
The event is full but if you'd like to set up a livestream in your organisation please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a simple guide on how to watch in staff canteens, lecture theatres, waiting areas or anywhere else within hospital premises.
Midlands and East update
Chairs networking event: Wednesday 1 November, location tbc
This event is for chairs to discuss issues and challenges and network. Dale Bywater, our Midlands & East Executive Regional Managing Director, will provide a regional update followed by a Q&A session.
Executive talent pool
We've designed this scheme to develop a diverse talent pool of individuals who can be appointed to executive-level posts in providers across the Midlands and East region, either on a stretch assignment or secondment basis.
Providers can submit their interim vacancies and if you're working at an executive-level or ready to step up to executive-level, you can apply to join the pool.
Chairs networking event: Thursday 14 September, Leeds
This event is for chairs to discuss issues and challenges and network. Lyn Simpson, our North Executive Regional Managing Director, will provide a regional update followed by a Q&A session.
Chairs networking event: Friday 29 September, central London
This event is for chairs to discuss issues and challenges and network. Steve Russell, our London Executive Regional Managing Director, will provide a regional update followed by a Q&A session.
Updates from our partners
From the Department of Health: guidance about re-employment of staff in receipt of an NHS pension
This guidance is about staff who have taken their NHS pension scheme (NHSPS) benefits and who now wish to return to work for the NHS. This is sometimes called ‘retire and return’.
The guidance aims to help employers put in place policies and procedures so that decisions to re-employ staff can be justified in terms of service need and value for money.