Tell us what you think: new maternity safe staffing improvement resource
Together with our partners, we're leading a national programme to develop setting-specific, safe, sustainable and productive staffing improvement resources to support you.
Following publication of the National Quality Board's Safe Sustainable Productive Staffing, an updated NQB safe staffing improvement resource, we are now seeking your views on our draft improvement resource for maternity services.
If you’d like to help us shape the final version of this resource, please complete our survey by close of play, Friday 11 August.
We're also hosting a webinar on Thursday 20 July, from 12 to 1pm to discuss the resource. Find out more and register.
The medical director's role: a guide for aspiring medical leaders
Together with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, we’ve produced this guide to inform aspiring medical leaders about what the medical director’s role entails, and what skills and experience will help them succeed.
Inspiring Improvement 2017: participate via the livestream
Our improvement event on Tuesday 11 July is fully booked but if you’ve missed out on a ticket you can watch the plenary and some of the breakout sessions online, and participate through questions and polls.
Medical director engagement and learning event: Thursday 6 July, Manchester
Our event will provide medical directors with the opportunity to:
- hear about the national priorities and our role in supporting you
- discuss the new requirements for providers in the review and reporting of deaths
- look at the issues and support around urgent and emergency care
- share what you are currently working on so that other medical directors can learn from your experience
Nutrition and hydration masterclass: Thursday 27 July
Our Nursing directorate is hosting this masterclass to support NHS organisations improve the provision of nutrition and hydration for the benefit of patient experience and outcomes.
You'll hear from experts with experience of delivering improved nutrition and hydration programmes.
Midlands and East update
Executive talent pool
We've designed this scheme to develop a diverse talent pool of individuals who can be appointed into executive-level posts in providers across the Midlands and East region, on either a stretch assignment or secondment basis.
Providers can submit an interim vacancy to fill and if you're already working at an executive-level or ready to step up to executive-level, you can apply to join the pool.
Chairs networking event: Wednesday 19 July, Leicester
This event is for chairs to discuss issues and challenges and network. Dale Bywater, our Midlands & East Executive Regional Managing Director, will provide an update followed by a Q&A session.
Resource efficiency workshop - pathology: Wednesday 26 July, central London
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.
We've appointed a new senior medical advisor
Professor Simon Mackenzie has joined us as a Senior Medical Advisor, adding to our organisation's clinical expertise. In his new role based in our London region, he'll focus on two programmes relating to access to and quality of care:
the London Urgent Care Collaborative, a joint programme between NHS England, the Healthy London Partnership and us, supporting the engagement of provider leadership teams and clinicians
the Elective Care National Programme, providing experienced clinical input to programmes of work on appropriate referral, demand management, and productivity
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.
New leadership model and ways of working in the South
With NHS England, we've agreed to test an approach to working more closely regionally. We will be dividing the South region into two – South East and South West.
From 1 September Anne Eden will be the Regional Director for NHS Improvement and NHS England for the South East and Jennifer Howells will take up the same role covering the South West.
We’re working together now to establish an effective operating and governance model and to clarify accountability.
In the long term we hope this model will enable us to cut down on duplication and speak more clearly with one voice to the NHS.
We’ll provide further
information over the coming weeks.
Chairs networking event: Wednesday 11 October, central London
This event is for chairs to discuss issues and challenges and network. Anne Eden, our South Executive Regional Managing Director, will provide a regional update followed by a Q&A session.
Updates from our partners
From the Information Governance Alliance (IGA): changes to data protection legislation
The IGA has published a CEO briefing note highlighting actions that health organisations and arm's length bodies need to consider to prepare for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will apply from 25 May 2018. It is expected that the provisions of the GDPR will apply post-Brexit, and for the foreseeable future.
The IGA is letting you know about these important changes in the law governing the management and use of patient data in order to give your organisation sufficient time to prepare strategically, and implement the necessary operational changes as advised by your information governance team.
You can read the CEO briefing note on the IGA's GDPR web page. Please note all future guidance relating to GDPR will also be published on this page.