Tell us what you think: new safe staffing improvement resources
Together with national partners, we’re leading a national programme to develop setting-specific, safe, sustainable and productive staffing improvement resources to support you to deliver the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place at the right time.
We’re currently seeking your views on two new improvement resources:
If you’d like to help shape the final versions of these resources, please provide feedback by close of play on Friday 28 April 2017.
Seven day self-assessment: update to collection period and deadlines
To give you enough time to complete the work, we’ve increased the data collation time from three to six weeks. The submission deadline is now 24 May 2017.
Our clarification of the four priority clinical standards will help you to complete the self-assessment survey and NHS England’s regional Sustainable Improvement teams will continue to support acute providers to complete the survey and implement seven day hospital services.
Forty three local government and mayoral elections will be taking place on 4 May 2017.
If you’re in an affected area, our parliamentary engagement team recommends you consider:
if your planned communications activities could have an impact on the election
the impact of deferring any announcement, which could have bearing on the political outcome
As a general rule, public consultations shouldn’t be launched during the pre-election period.
Any ongoing consultation should continue as normal - taking care to avoid competing with electoral candidates for the attention of the public. For example: not generating publicity or holding consultation events for live consultations that have an emphasis on local issues.
Visits from electoral candidates
Providers should decide whether to permit visits from electoral candidates during the pre-election period. Permission should be given on the basis that there’s no disruption to services and the same opportunities are available to all candidates.
Take care to avoid any intrusion into the lives of individuals using your services.
The ‘period of sensitivity’
Cabinet Office guidance says the period of sensitivity around these elections is not fixed to any particular date, but care should be taken:
- at a local level: six weeks preceding elections (from 23 March 2017)
- at a national level: three weeks preceding local elections
Latest data on reported patient safety incidents
Every six months we publish data on patient safety incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) broken down by each provider.
The data shows a further increase in reported numbers of incidents as the
NHS continues to foster a greater culture of openness and transparency. Better
reporting helps us to identify safety concerns and supports you to improve
safety within your trusts.
Midlands and East update
COO networking event: Tuesday 4 April, Leicester
Chairs networking event: Wednesday 26 April, Leicester
Referral to treatment (RTT) masterclasses
Places are limited to two per trust, and we advise you join all three.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Chairs networking event: Thursday 4 May, Leeds
To find out more or to register your attendance, please contact email@example.com
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 register your attendance or find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Updates from our partners
From NHS England: data collection for new CQUIN indicators
Acute, community and mental health providers participating in the 2017/18 to 2018/19 CQUIN indicators are required to submit data on their achievement against the indicator goals to NHS Digital’s Strategic Data Collection System (SDCS).
From NHS England: meeting the needs of children with complex behavioural challenges
Dame Christine Lenehan, Director of the Council for Disabled Children, will be presenting a webinar on her review into children and young people with complex needs (and behaviour that challenges) involving mental health problems and learning disabilities, autism or both.
The webinar (12.30pm, 30 March) will explore why the system struggles at present, and what could be done to change it to improve outcomes for children and young people.