Securing the future: funding health and social care to the 2030s

Institute of Fiscal Studies, May 2018

Report from the Instistute of Fiscal Studies and the Health Foundation that looks at the future funding needs of Health and Social Care. It suggests that UK spending on healthcare will have to rise by an average 3.3% a year over the next 15 years just to maintain NHS provision at current levels, and by at least 4% a year if services are to be improved. Social care funding will need to increase by 3.9% a year to meet the needs of an ageing population and an increasing number of younger adults living with disabilities. If the widely acknowledged problems with England’s social care system – of limited eligibility, low quality and the perceived unfairness of the current, uncapped, means test – did result in reform, spending on social care would need to increase at a faster rate.

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NHS Innovation and Technology Payment 2018/19 Call for Applications

NHS England, June 2018

Innovation Technology Payment (ITP) – Call for Applications and Guidance document. The aim of the NHS Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) is to help deliver on the commitment detailed within the Five Year Forward View -creating the conditions and cultural change necessary for proven innovations to be adopted faster and more systematically through the NHS, and to deliver examples into practice for demonstrable patient and population benefit.

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The Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018: Guide for the health sector in England

Department of Health and Social Care, May 2018

The Network and Information Systems (NIS) Regulations came into force on 10 May 2018. The regulations place security and reporting requirements on ‘operators of essential services’, including in the healthcare sector.  The Department of Health and Social Care has incorporated the regulations into its approach to implementing the National Data Guardian’s 10 data security standards. These data security standards apply to all health and care organisations.

This guide sets out what this means in practice for health and care organisations, including compliance with the regulations and how this will be overseen.

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NHS Innovation Accelerator Evaluation: Final Report

Institute for Employment Studies, March 2018

Evaluation of the NHS Innovation Accelerator which was created to help create conditions and cultural change to generate faster and more systematic uptake of healthcare innovations across the NHS. It establishes the common conditions essential for adoption and spread of healthcare innovations, as well the key barriers, challenges and how to overcome them.

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Scenarios to support training in using a just culture guide –

NHS Improvement, March 2018

Provided four case examples give you the material to explore how ‘A just culture guide: Supporting consistent, constructive and fair evaluation of the actions of staff involved in patient safety incidents’ works in practice. At the end of the document we provide a list of possible actions that can be tested for each scenario and highlight discussion opportunities to help trainers
prepare for the session.

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