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An independent taskforce asked to examine the diversity of health care leadership has said that NHS organisations can create a 'sustainable pipeline' of senior leaders that properly reflect the diversity of their staff and communities by refreshing their processes for appointing chairs and non-executive directors (NEDs). The report, based on the feedback of taskforce members including NHS chairs, NEDs and chief executives, found that while there are pockets of innovation, the current NHS appointment process for NEDs would benefit from a standard, more transparent procedure.
The protocol provides a process for health and social care regulators to share information that may indicate risks to people using services, their carers, families or professionals. It aims to strengthen existing arrangements, providing a clear mechanism for raising concerns.
This briefing sets out NHS Confederation's view on provider collaboratives. It describes what they are, explores the background to provider collaborative models, details the experiences of its members, and highlights the opportunities and challenges of this new requirement.
This report considers the impact of structural heart disease (SHD) in an ageing society. It sets out the health and economic case for governments to invest in SHD, followed by the key barriers that contribute to suboptimal detection and treatment and recommendations for how governments, health care systems and patients can address these issues.
The NHS National Medical Director was asked to review the current NHS access standards to ensure they measure what matters most to patients and clinically. In December 2020, the recommendations from the clinically led review of NHS access standards for urgent and emergency care were published for consultation alongside the strategy for transforming urgent and emergency care provision. This document summarises the responses to the consultation and next steps.
The Home Office has published new guidance for employers on how to ensure new EU, EEA and Swiss national staff have the Right to Work in the UK after the EU Settlement Scheme closes on 30 June 2021.
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Responding to the Health and Social Care Committee report on workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care.This report provides a stark depiction of the chronic excessive workloads endured by staff across the NHS and social care. It is a bitter irony that so many health and care staff are made ill because of their work.
The NHS employs around 1.3 million people in England, and there are around 1.65 million jobs in adult social care. Together both services potentially account for around 8.6% of the working age population. Not only is our health and wellbeing dependent upon their commitment, but many people will have friends and family who work in the NHS or care system. It is essential they are able to carry out their duties safely and effectively.
The Committee is enormously grateful to staff and volunteers across health and social care who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic. It should surprise no-one that they stepped up at this time of national crisis.
The RCR's annual workforce census reveals huge shortages across radiology departments – both diagnostic radiologists who enable accurate treatment, and interventional radiologists who treat via non-invasive procedures. The RCR states that without significant investment in workforce, equipment and new ways of working, patients will suffer, diagnoses will be further delayed, and fewer patients will benefit from life-saving minimally invasive interventional radiology.
This document help healthcare providers to deploy Medical Support Workers into primary and secondary care to support the medical workforce during the prolonged major incident caused by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).