Using our extensive professional and technical knowledge, our connections and our networks, we produce regular thematic briefings for clients. These briefings describe the challenges for organisations, key questions board and governors etc should ask and provide insight into the controls that should be applied.
022 - Mortality
Published: Monday, October 16, 2017
Issued: Monday, October 16, 2017
This briefing note follows recent publications by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and National Quality Board (NQB) on learning from deaths. It will enable boards to scrutinise policy and practice in regard to governance and assurance relating to deaths. It also poses challenging questions for boards to ensure that learning is maximised from reviews and investigations into problems in care following deaths.
021 - Vanguards
Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Issued: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Over the past 18-24 months fifty areas around England, covering more than five million people, have been working to redesign care through developing and delivering the new vanguards programme.
Early evidence shows important indicators of progress and positive impact. Each vanguard takes a lead on the development of new care models. These models are acting as the blueprint for the NHS moving forward. The idea is that the vanguards provide leadership and inspiration to the rest of the health and care system.
020 - Buurtzorg
Published: Friday, July 07, 2017
Issued: Friday, July 07, 2017
The Buurtzorg Nederland neighbourhood home care provider were unable to properly care for patients with co-morbidities. This had led to a decline in patient health and satisfaction as patients were seen by a number of professionals, some with insufficient skills to deal with the complex health problems faced by patients and no one professional had responsibility for the whole care package.
With a new CEO, Buurtzorg, a non-profit provider, took a radically different approach. This model aims to bring a holistic, neighbourhood-based approach to the provision of services; maximise patients’ independence through training in self-care and create networks of neighbourhood resources through relying on the role of qualified nurses to both co-ordinate and deliver care.
019 - Health and Housing
Published: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Issued: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Both the condition of people’s homes and their suitability are wider determinants of health.The home environment and housing organisations are core to delivery of the 5 Year Forward View and Public Health England’s Strategic Plan. Our briefing note will explain why housing and housing organisations are important to health transformation.
018: General Data Protection Regulation
Published: Thursday, February 09, 2017
Issued: Thursday, February 09, 2017
Even though the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) the Government, working with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), now needs to consider the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on data protection reform in the UK as necessary.
Within this briefing we set out an overview of the GDPR and provide guidance on how to start planning your approach and understanding the new rights for individuals.