Provider bulletin: 7 June 2017

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

For action

Cyber security: confirmation of your trust's actions

After the recent cyber-attacks, we and NHS England have been working with NHS Digital’s CareCERT team to check that the NHS is protected against any further attacks.

We sent a template to NHS provider chief executives on 30 May, which set out 39 of the critical CareCERT advisories issued over the last three months. These have been deemed most critical in preventing successful cyber-attacks. The template will reflect which of the ‘advisories’ your organisation has acted on.

If you’ve not submitted your template, could you please submit it to as soon as possible.

For enquiries regarding the collection template please contact your NHS Improvement relationship lead.

If you have a specific query regarding the technical implementation of the CareCERT advisories, please email or call 08000 856653.

For information

Contractual arrangements for junior doctors

Thank you for the work you’re doing to keep on track with implementing the new contract for junior doctors.

Read more from our Executive Medical Director, Dr Kathy McLean. Her letter includes a note from NHS Employers of what needs to be done and by when.


11 July - Inspiring improvement: share, learn, connect and celebrate

Our second inspiring improvement event, on Tuesday 11 July in London, will be an immersive day of interaction and active learning.

If you work in a provider and are passionate about developing your own and your colleagues’ improvement and leadership capabilities please register asap. The event is first come first served and places are limited to a maximum of two per provider.

Help shape the day

The event will be interactive, fun, busy and informative – we want to make sure the content and how it’s delivered reflects this so we’re looking for your ideas on formats and topics. Find out more and submit your completed form by 5pm Friday 16 June.

Why attend ?

  • take stock of what’s working and share lessons

  • hear about priorities for the year ahead and what that means for quality improvement and innovation

  • discover resources and networks to help you embed an improvement culture in your organisation

  • connect with peers and build networks

  • look at the improvement tools, resources and ideas you’ve been submitting to our improvement hub 

Evidencing the impact of allied health professionals (AHPs): June regional events

Our events will provide your AHP leads with information about our work programmes that are AHP specific and/or require AHP involvement.


  • Tuesday 13 June, Birmingham
  • Thursday 15 June, central London

Who should attend?

The most senior designated AHP/ therapy lead in your organisation, for example director, associate director, professional head or professional lead.

Due to limited places please identify only one person from your organisation to attend.

NHS demand and capacity training events

These introductory events in June, July and August will help providers and commissioners understand and recognise the principles and methodological approaches to demand and capacity modelling. 

Regional updates

Midlands and East update

Chief executives networking event: Wednesday 21 June, Leicester

Masterclass - review of referral to treatment (RTT) tools: Thursday 22 June, Leicester

Places are limited to two per trust and we recommend you use both of the allocated spaces. 

Sign up here or email for further information.

Chief operating officer networking event: Tuesday 4 July, Leicester

Chairs networking event: Wednesday 19 July, Leicester

This event is for provider chairs to discuss issues and challenges and also network. Dale Bywater, our Midlands & East Executive Regional Managing Director, will provide an update followed by a Q&A session.

To register or find out more please email

North update

Mental health and learning disability event: Friday 23 June, Leeds

This event aims to support the continuing improvement of mental health and learning disability services across the North by bringing together many of the key individuals and teams responsible for the management, delivery and improvement of these services.

Jim Mackey, our Chief Executive, is speaking at the event.

To register, please email

London update

Chairs networking event: Friday 16 June, central London

Steve Russell, our London Executive Regional Managing Director, will provide an update followed by a Q&A session.

To find out more or to register, please email

Diagnostics optimisation action learning event - radiology: Thursday 29 June, central London

This event is aimed at radiology clinical leads, radiology managers, CT, MRI and US superintendents, cancer programme managers, and vanguard diagnostic leads.

Find out more and sign up.

Updates from our partners

From NICE: interventional procedures programme

This programme assesses the safety and efficacy of interventional procedures to determine whether they work well and are safe enough for use in the NHS. The programme aims to protect the safety of patients and support clinicians, governance committees and providers to manage clinical innovation responsibly. This relies on effective engagement between NICE and the wider NHS via your medical directors or nominated deputies. 

Please refer to this guidance for more information. 

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