NHS England and NHS Improvement have published proposals for the 2019/20 national tariff. The proposals reflect a desire for a more effective approach to resource and capacity planning and encourages commissioners to focus on quality and health outcomes. Commissioners and providers are being asked for their views on the proposals in an online survey. The deadline for responses is 29 October 2018.
NHS England is preparing more easy read ‘toolkits’ for quality checkers to assess services used by people with a learning disability. It is seeking feedback on the toolkits for GP services, mental health in-patient services and assessment and treatment units for people with a learning disability. The toolkits can be found on the NHS England website. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 November 2018.
This guidance sets out the full process that follows the death of a child who is normally resident in England. It builds on existing statutory requirements and clarifies how individual professionals and organisations across all sectors should contribute to child death reviews.
A report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) compares health outcomes of children and young people in England compared with other wealthy European and western countries. It uses historical data and modelling techniques to project likely outcomes in 2030, and recommends that NHS England develops a strategy for children and young people’s health.