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The Grand Challenge missions

Success in this mission is one of a number of steps towards saving lives and increasing NHS efficiency by enabling earlier diagnosis and reducing the need for costly late stage treatment.

Given this trend, it’s time to radically rethink how we respond, at each stage in life, to the way that we support our families and communities, as well as the way that we approach work, finances, health and care, and housing.

This mission aims to ensure that people can enjoy at least 5 extra healthy, independent years of life by 2035, while narrowing the gap between the experience of the richest and poorest.

Success in this mission will help people remain independent for longer, continue to participate through work and within their communities, and stay connected to others to counter the epidemic of loneliness.

By making our buildings more energy efficient and embracing smart technologies, we can cut household energy bills, reduce demand for energy, and boost economic growth while meeting our targets for carbon reduction.

We have: We will be launching: This mission will be achieved by:  Success in this mission would transform our industrial clusters into world leading low-carbon manufacturing hubs, safeguarding existing jobs and companies on which the prosperity of key regions depends.

It will further establish the UK’s position at the forefront of the global shift to Clean Growth by developing world-leading expertise in green manufacturing products, and the technologies and services required to produce them.

This mission aims to put the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacture of zero emission vehicles and sets an ambition for all new cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2040.

Health and Social Care Update - September 2019

This update contains brief details of recent Government publications, legislation, cases and other developments relevant to those involved in health and social care work, both in the NHS and independent sector which have been published in the last month.   If someone forwarded you this email you can sign up for your own free copy here delivered directly to your inbox.    

If someone forwarded you this email you can sign up for your own free copy here delivered directly to your inbox.    Bevan Brittan Events National Care Association Care Study Day: When The Inspector Calls - 17 September 2019 West Midlands Junior Housing Networking - 25 September 2019 London Patient Safety: Proactive and Reactive Seminars - 30 September 2019 Bristol Workforce Forum - 8 October 2019 London Procurement Updates Roadshow - 4 - 7 November 2019 All offices Clinical Risk WebinarsBevan Brittan Clinical Risk/Medical Law Training - These are internal hour long lunch time training sessions that are attended by our team of solicitors.

Our team has prepared a comprehensive knowledge pack which offers guidance to commissioners, providers and care co-ordinators, using CCTV in care environments, with service users who lack capacity to consent to their care regime.

The life-changing impact of elective care In a blog on the NHS England website Dr Linda Charles-Ozuzu, director of the national elective care transformation programme, highlights how better planned elective care reduces the strain on emergency services as well as providing obvious benefits to patients.

The first ever large-scale research into attitudes towards emergency care from the most recent British Social Attitudes Survey - carried out by The National Centre for Social Research and funded by the National Institute for Health Research - reveals significant differences in perspectives by a range of socio-demographic factors, such as area deprivation, age, young children in the household and gender.

  If you wish to discuss any queries you may have around acute and emergency care please contact Claire Bentley Back to top  Actions for adult social care providers to prepare for Brexit What adult social care providers and local authorities need to do to prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

Quality and safety of human organs, tissues and cells if there's a no-deal Brexit Guidance for hospitals, stem cell laboratories, tissue banks and fertility clinics for ensuring the quality and safety of human organs, tissues and cells (including reproductive cells).

Quality and safety of human blood and blood products if there's a no-deal Brexit Page summary What blood establishments, blood banks and manufacturers of blood products need to do to ensure the safety and quality of blood and blood products.

The Children's Society Date: Aug 28, 2019 Abstract: The eighth edition of The Good Childhood Report, an annual report produced by The Children's Society which studies the state of children's wellbeing in the UK, notes that childhood happiness has fallen to its lowest level in a decade and calls on the Prime Minister to move the issue to the top of his agenda and introduce a national measurement of children's wellbeing.

Collaborative approaches to preventing offending and re-offending in children (CAPRICORN) This resource outlines how health, education, social care, criminal justice, voluntary sector services and others can work together to stop children and young people offending.

While the Court Rules currently require a litigation friend in proceedings by or against children or protected parties who lack mental capacity to conduct proceedings, there are no specific provisions dealing with vulnerable witnesses or parties who have mental capacity.

A child and adolescent mental health ward run by Tees, Esk and Wear Valley’s Foundation Trust has been closed after the CQC took enforcement action to protect the safety of patients.  Millions in local investment to support children and young people's mental health NHS to fund revolutionary treatment for blindness in children.

      The cost of cauda equina claims The First 72 Hours After a Health or Social Care Crisis Maternity incentive scheme – important information for Trust leads Patient Safety: Proactive and Reactive Seminars - 30 September 2019 Bristol Bevan Brittan Clinical Risk/Medical Law Training - These are internal hour long lunch time training sessions that are attended by our team of solicitors.

Progressive neurological conditions toolkit People with progressive neurological conditions are experiencing delays in diagnosis and treatment, fragmented and uncoordinated services, limited availability of neurospecialist rehab and reablement and a lack of psycho-social support.

Primary medical care commissioning internal audit ratings for delegated CCGs as of 31 June 2019 This document, published by NHS England is the first cohort of new ratings on delegated CCGs, highlighting where internal audits are finding CCGs are performing delegated primary medical care commissioning really well, but also helping to identify where improvements can be made.

If you wish to discuss the issue of commissioning please contact David Owens Back to top Health Secretary announces £250 million investment in artificial intelligence A new National Artificial Intelligence Lab will use the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the health and lives of patients.

If you wish to discuss any queries you may have around Digital Health please contact Daniel Morris.  Back to top  Pension tax rules – impact on NHS consultants and GPs A parliamentary briefing note focuses on the current debate about the impact of pension tax rules on some senior NHS staff.

‘NHS Passports’ to help staff work flexibly and cut admin costs Expo Patient care Workforce Health service staff in England will be able to move seamlessly between sites in a bid to make it easier to take on new roles, plug gaps in staffing and improve patients’ care.

If you wish to discuss any queries you may have around finance please contact Claire Bentley.  Back to top Study identifies benefits of ‘housing with care’ So-called housing with care services can improve people’s quality of life and help reduce their use of health services.

Identifying the health care system benefits of housing with care This study, in partnership with Southampton City Council, found benefits ranging from improvements to residents’ quality of life, reductions in the use of health services and associated resources, and significant cost-benefits for the health system from the use of housing with care services.

Back to top International migration and the health care workforce This analysis draws on all currently available data to set out how many migrants work in health care in the UK and explore their age structure, location and changes over time.

£1 million to help NHS reclaim debts from overseas visitors The NHS is to increase the size of their team of cost-recovery experts to aid in the process of recovering millions of pounds spent treating overseas visitors by the NHS.

It looks at the use of algorithms and advanced analytics capabilities by insurers to make decisions based on patterns, trends and linkages and the availability to insurers of new alternative data sources, otherwise known as 'big data analytics' (BDA).

Guidance on care for adults with eating disorders NHS England has published guidance for the development of plans to deliver community adult eating disorder services that are integrated with day and/or inpatient care to reduce admissions, length-of-stay and improve outcomes for users, families and carers.

Public Health England has issued guidance for staff in public health, health services and social care to prevent falls in people with learning disabilities.  Making decisions on the duty to carry out Safeguarding Adults enquiries: Suggested framework to support practice, reporting and recording.

The Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services have produced a framework, 'Making decisions on the duty to carry out Safeguarding Adults enquiries', designed to enable support in decision-making with regard to whether or not a reported safeguarding adults concern requires an enquiry pursuant to the Care Act 2014 s.42.

Our team has prepared a comprehensive knowledge pack which offers guidance to commissioners, providers and care co-ordinators, using CCTV in care environments, with service users who lack capacity to consent to their care regime.

An induction guide for social prescribing link workers in primary care networks This welcome pack includes useful information to help link workers in primary care networks find out more about their role and what support is available.

Procurement: PPN 04/19 Taking account of a supplier’s approach to payment in the procurement of major contracts Public Procurement: the “mechanics” of ineffectiveness Procurement Updates Roadshow - 4 - 7 November 2019 All offices If you wish to discuss any queries you may have around procurement sharing please contact Claire Bentley.

The integrated care provider 2019/20 NHS England has published the documents based on the NHS standard contract that between them provide the basis for the integrated care provider (ICP) contract.Healthcare for people leaving an immigration removal centre: guidance for NHS providers Healthcare entitlements for people being released into the community in England.

This report identifies five ways in which NHS organisations act as anchor institutions and it sets out actions and opportunities for the NHS to harness its considerable influence to have an even greater impact on the health and wellbeing of communities.  Hospital food review announced by government.

Alongside this, new national standards for healthcare food for patients, staff and visitors will be developed by NHS England, NHS Improvement and Public Health England.  If you wish to discuss any queries you may have around public health please contact Claire Bentley.   Back to top  Workforce race equality standard 2018/19 This report contains data on the experiences of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff at the Care Quality Commission.

Back to top  Identifying the health care system benefits of housing with care This study, in partnership with Southampton City Council, found benefits ranging from improvements to residents’ quality of life, reductions in the use of health services and associated resources, and significant cost-benefits for the health system from the use of housing with care services.

Adult social care: the Government’s ongoing policy review and anticipated Green Paper (England) Published Wednesday, August 14, 2019 This House of Commons Library briefing paper considers the Government’s ongoing review of social care policy, in particular how it is funded by individuals and the public sector in England.

W3C

These documents are a first step in defining normative specifications and best practices guidance for text to speech (TTS) synthesis to provide proper pronunciation of HTML content.

The Pronunciation Gap Analysis presents required features of spoken text pronunciation and presentation along with existing specifications that may support (or enable support) of those features.

Joint guidance on the use of the NHS e-Referral Service 2018

An e-RS referral can be made into either a bookable service (in which case the patient needs to book an appointment before the referral can be processed further), or sent to a triage/assessment service, where the referral information is assessed first, without an appointment being pre-booked.

 The provider clinician should then view the referral information as soon as possible and make a judgment as to whether the patient has been booked into the correct service, with the correct urgency, or whether the timing of the appointment needs to change in light of the condition being referred.

If the provider clinician feels that their service is not clinically appropriate for the patient and/or there are more suitable alternative ways of optimising patient care, they may choose to return the referral and advise the referrer accordingly.

If accepted, the assessment service (not the GP) must identify suitable onward service(s) for the patient and contact them to offer a choice (where choice rules apply) and facilitate the booking of an appointment.

Provide the patient with instructions on how to select a clinic and book their appointment (printed instructions are currently provided in the form of a letter, but future enhancements will allow patients to receive electronic instructions if they wish).

If no appointments are available at the chosen provider, the patient can try an alternative shortlisted provider, or defer the referral request to the hospital or clinic and wait to be contacted with an appointment date (see Section 11 below).

These services, which are set-up by the provider in addition to, or instead of, a directly bookable service, are especially useful for complex pathways or scenarios where the patient might be booked straight to test or procedure, instead of needing an initial outpatient appointment.

The patient may then be referred to another service (for example - in the community, or in a secondary care setting), or advice may be sent back to the patient’s referring clinician to assist with on-going management.

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