Provider bulletin: 2 August 2017

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


For action

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

The definition 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 training. 


For information


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. 

Find out more and sign up.

Nasogastric tube misplacement: new video about risk of death and severe harm

This 2-minute video supports our Patient Safety Alert and informs relevant staff about the risks that can arise from misplacing nasogastric and orogastric tubes.


Events


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 comms@tedxnhs.com to receive a simple guide on how to watch in staff canteens, lecture theatres, waiting areas or anywhere else within hospital premises.

Find out more about TEDxNHS and subscribe for updates with an @NHS.net or @NHS.uk email address. 

Regional updates


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.

To register or find out more please email keely.howard1@nhs.net.

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. 


North update

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.

To register or find out more please email keely.howard1@nhs.net.

London update

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.

To register or find out more please email keely.howard1@nhs.net.


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.

From We Communities: join the #WeActiveChallenge in August

Throughout August We Communities is asking all of their networks, families, friends and others to become involved in in #WeActiveChallenge, a social media campaign encouraging everyone to be active and raise the profile of healthy lifestyles. 


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