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  1. Part of: Developing the national tariff

    Improving the quality of costing information in the NHS will support providers to deliver better, more efficient outcomes. Patient-level costing (often referred to as PLICS) will result in more detailed and accurate data that can be used in a variety of ways.

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  2. Part of: Using costing information to support better outcomes

    Reference costs are the average unit cost to the NHS of providing defined services to NHS patients in England in a given financial year. They show how NHS providers spend money to provide healthcare to patients.

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  3. Help for NHS providers navigating their way through a transaction such as a merger or acquisition.

  4. Many NHS trusts and foundation trusts are considering merging in pursuit of better integrated, higher quality, more cost effective care. These guides are based on advice from those who have already planned and implemented a merger.

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  5. Despite the NHS treating more patients than even before, more people were seen within four hours in A&E and within 18 weeks for planned care. However, the combined end of year deficit for hospitals in England will be worse than planned.

  6. Advice for trusts to ensure that their approach to job planning for allied health professionals (AHPs) is consistent with best practice.

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  7. Pressure ulcers are an avoidable and costly harm. We are working to create a significant culture shift and eliminate avoidable pressure ulcers in acute, community and mental health provider settings.

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  8. Greg Madden, Senior Development Advisor at NHS Improvement gives his account of how trusts can maximise their use of quality improvement tools and techniques. He looks at the role of leadership and explores the challenges that providers can face in implementing cultural change.

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  9. The measures Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is taking to reduce delays for patients.

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  10. This is an assessment of the relative performance of procurement departments in non-specialist NHS acute providers. It highlights where there are opportunities for improvement and which providers are setting an example, helping others identify improvement opportunities.

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  11. Hospitals are noisy places at night which means patients do not always sleep well. This case study we illustrate how findings from interdisciplinary research informed a quality improvement project.

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  12. Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust reduces congestion around their car parks. Their case study explains how it was achieved using Basemap's travel time mapping software called TRACC.

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  13. The aim is to reduce non-elective admissions for surgical site infection and to improve surgical discharge.

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  14. Sets out the process that NHS providers need to follow when submitting daily SITREPs for 2016/17.

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  15. This briefing outlines 10 lessons for NHS leaders and provides a starting point for leaders seeking to embed quality improvement in their work.

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