Provider bulletin: 25 January

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

For action

Transforming patient-level costing in the NHS – Thursday 2 February webinars

We’ll publish the next version of the Healthcare Costing Standards and Cost Collection Guidance at the end of January. To support the publication, we’re running two webinars. One will focus on acute standards and the other on mental health and ambulance standards. These webinars will also give you the chance to ask any questions.

ImprovementX digital discussion – Developing People, Improving Care

On Monday 30 January from 1-2pm you’re invited to join our Executive Director of Improvement, Adam Sewell-Jones, and colleagues from NHS Improvement to hear about, and contribute your thoughts to, Developing People - Improving Care – our recently launched framework that guides action on improvement skill-building, leadership development and talent management across the NHS.

We’re supporting UK Improvement Alliance's (UKIA) ImprovementX event week which features seven digital discussions and runs from Monday 30 January to Friday 3 February.

‘Cultural change and leadership’ event – Tuesday 31 January

This event is focused on the leadership role non-executives, lay members and local authority elected members (health) play in changing the culture of organisations across our health and social care system.

Patient Experience Headlines Tool – register for webexes

To find out more about this tool join us for a webex from 12am-1pm on Thursday 26 January or from 11am-12pm on Monday 30 January. Please email to register.

For information

Independent panel for advising governors disbanded

Since governors are choosing not to make use of the Panel’s facility (including raising substantive questions) in accordance with the referral criteria laid out in legislation - we’ve taken the decision to disband it with the full support of the Panel Chair, Linda Nash.

NHS foundation trust annual reporting manual 2016/17

In this guidance document we set out the requirements for foundation trusts’ annual reports.

This does not apply to NHS trusts who should refer to the Department of Health's Group Accounting Manual.

Regional updates

Midlands and East update

Chairs networking event: 26 April, Leicester

Please save the date - registration details coming soon.

London update

Chairs networking event: 16 February, London

South update

Chairs networking event: 2 March, Reading

Updates from our partners

From the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP): Work, health and disability - consultation

DWP is seeking views on what it will take to transform employment prospects for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions. They want to hear views from a broad range of respondents.

Find out more about the consultation, which closes on 17 February.

From NHS England: new online course for transforming learning disability services

NHS England is running a free online course for anyone working to transform care and support for people living with a learning disability, autism or both.

Please email any queries to

From NHS England: demand and capacity training

The demand and capacity team is continuing its series of live training events with an event for commissioners and providers of mental health services on Wednesday 8 March.

These one day training events are intended as an introduction for delegates to ensure the principles and methodological approaches to demand and capacity modelling are understood and recognised by both commissioners and providers. This event will have a particular focus on the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) modelling tool.

From Health Education England (HEE): new e-learning session – ‘Symptom Management for the Dying Adult’

This latest session added to HEE’s e-learning programme End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA ) provides a guide to the management of physical symptoms that commonly arise when a person is in the last few days to hours of life. This session is for doctors in training (all specialities), core medical and GP trainees, nurses in the community, hospitals and care homes, and post registration pharmacists. It may also be useful to more experienced doctors who wish to refresh their knowledge.

In total there are over 150 e-ELCA sessions to help with implementation of the NICE Guidelines on improving care for people who are in their last days of life.

From the Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts (AphA): networking event Monday 6 March

AphA and the Operational Research Society (ORS) are organising this free event to bring analysts together from across London for an opportunity to network and potentially create an infrastructure to allow future collaboration.

 To book your place please email .

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