Withdrawal of the NHS COVID-19 workforce guidance – further update for employers
Following the withdrawal of the staff terms and conditions section of the COVID-19 workforce guidance, the NHS Staff Council has issued guidance on managing the transition of staff back to contractual sick pay arrangements, and any new COVID-19 cases.
Government to withdraw key sections of the NHS COVID-19 workforce guidance
The Government has announced that it will be withdrawing the staff terms and conditions section of the COVID-19 workforce guidance in England with effect from 7 July 2022. We summarise the changes and their potential impact below.
Covid-19 Public Inquiry formally established and Terms of Reference finalised
On 28 June, the Prime Minister set the Terms of Reference of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry, which means that the Inquiry has been formally established under the Inquiries Act 2005. Find out the key changes, topics and next step for the Inquiry in our insight.
Diabetes and lower limb complications: a thematic review of clinical negligence claims
Following the latest thematic review by NHS Resolution looking at the issue of diabetes and lower limb complications, we summarise when healthcare providers can step in to improve patient care, and how to prevent future harm.
Manage the exclusion of medics under MHPS better with new best practice guidance
The NHS Resolution Practitioner Performance Advice service’s (PPA) guidance and resources clarify how medical practitioners should be excluded under the MHPS framework, and how you can best handle concerns about doctors and dentists.
Preventing future harm: the Ockenden Report into maternity services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
The report of Donna Ockenden’s review of maternity services found repeated failures in the quality of care and governance at the Trust as well as failures of monitoring by external bodies. Read the key recommendations and what they mean for you.
Covid-19 Public Inquiry sets out additional terms of reference
The terms of reference for the UK Covid-19 Public Inquiry are set to expand, following a proposal from Baroness Hallett, the Inquiry’s Chair, to the Prime Minister on 12 May. In our insight, we explain which clarifications and additions you can expect.
Data protection claim for unauthorised acts of third party in NHS hospital fails
The case illustrates the importance of putting in place appropriate access arrangements with third parties who work on NHS premises, and being able to justify how, why, and where patient information is stored and made available.
New guidance promotes greater alignment of service change and capital business cases in the NHS
NHSEI's addendum to its service change guidance seeks to better align service reconfiguration and capital business cases and the evaluation criteria for preferred options. Learn how this will impact your business case, e.g. for the New Hospital Programme.
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How multi-storey car park developments can save you money and optimise the use of trust sites
Our work on the development of two new multi-storey car parks for Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust sets a positive example on how to access much-needed capital funding, free up additional land and benefit from outsourced services.
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Unique public-private partnership models progressing collaboration and innovation in healthcare
Read our case study to learn how to successfully enter unique, long-term partnerships with private healthcare and research organisations to bring forward innovative treatments.
Establishment of Integrated Care Boards: Understanding their composition, avoiding conflicts of interest and nominating board members
Read the latest guidance on the establishment and governance of Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) and the continuing progress of the Health and Care Bill through Parliament.