Provider bulletin: 30 March 2017

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

Cavell Nurses’ Trust Qualified Nurse Awards – still time to nominate

Do you know a nurse or HCA who goes above and beyond in their care of older people? We’re sponsoring the Excellence in Care for Older People Award because we want to help celebrate nursing professionals who give quality care for older people.

Find out more and nominate. Entries close at midnight 31 March 2017.

For information

Model Hospital expanding to ambulance, specialist acute, community and mental health trusts

As part of our work to implement Lord Carter’s hospital productivity recommendations, the Model Hospital online information system is expanding to include early benchmarking data for ambulance, specialist acute, community and mental health trusts.

The data will go live on Monday 17 April and you can access it via the Model Hospital website. More data will be added for these trusts over the coming months.

This letter provides a full overview.

Resources to support delivery of ‘Reducing the impact of serious infection’ CQUIN

We’ve developed these resources in partnership with Public Health England to support your delivery of the national ‘Reducing the impact of serious infections (antimicrobial resistance and sepsis)’ CQUIN. 

If you have questions about the collection tools or the baseline data please email For all other enquires please email

Supporting foundation trusts to develop new care models

New care models involve providers working in different ways, potentially supported by new organisational forms. We need to ensure that when foundation trusts set up new organisational forms to support joint ventures with other providers we are able to continue to oversee quality and use of resources, and support improvements in performance.  We’re planning some adjustments to our licensing framework and we’ll be working with these other providers to develop these plans in more detail and our expectation is that they will be overseen in the same way as trusts and foundation trusts under the Single Oversight Framework.

For further information please email

Regional updates

Midlands and East update

COO networking event: Tuesday 4 April, Leicester

Chairs networking event: Wednesday 26 April, Leicester

To register your attendance, please contact

Referral to treatment (RTT) masterclasses

North update

Chairs networking event: Thursday 4 May, Leeds

To find out more or to register your attendance, please contact

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 register your attendance or find out more, please contact

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 register or find out more please email

Updates from our partners

From NHS England: seven day hospital services webinar – consultant job planning

NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team is hosting a series of webinars designed to provide opportunities for sharing and learning, and to help organisations implement seven day hospital services. This next webinar on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 13:00 – 14:00 will focus on consultant job planning.

Find out more and sign up or email if you have any queries.

Further information on seven day hospital services is available here.

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