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Keeping you up-to-date with the news and views that matter, our daily news digest is collated for IHM members by our communications partner, Salix & Co, specialists in the health, education and social sectors.

From the Bureau Editor

Wednesday June 19, 2019

Good morning. BBC's who'll-be-the-next-PM debate last night was clearly so grisly that all health and social care commentators have been frozen into inaction - so there's very little sector news this morning - even Jeremy Hunt's admission that cuts to social care spending had gone too far...

Angus Wrixon 

Bureau Editors
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the briefing

Headlining today, Wednesday June 19


Investing in the NHS Long Term Plan: Job done? New report by Health Foundation


NHS forced to prioritise staff welfare to boost retention – but through necessity rather than benevolence Guardian


NHS to fast-track new tumour-agnostic cancer drugs D Mail

Public health / statistics

Low trust in vaccines is a worldwide problem finds WHO BBC

Primary Care

Babylon GP at Hand – roll put in Birmingham faces limited geographic catchment areas HSJ


the agenda

This is where you'll find news and comment on the main areas of health and social care policy.

NHS Interim People Plan - Responses and reviews from:

Nuffield Trust

King's Fund


Department of Health / Matt Hancock

HSJ and Hugh Pym's blog here

NHS Improvement - weekly bulletin featuring Never Events list, Health and Care Innovation Expo 2019 and Leeds NHS commercial network

RCGP's vision for general practice

15 minute consultations and an end to isolated working RCGP

Getting to grips with NHS CHC a good read from HFMA

Long Term Plan 
Launched in January 2019, the entire Plan can be found here. For the best digested read, we recommend the King's Fund.


Theresa May’s legacy on health – Nick Timmins for King’s Fund

Debate about who should have access to our NHS data Guardian

“Health Matters: Looking ahead to the health of future generations” Professor Alissa Goodman from UCL’s Centre for Longitudinal Studies covers how life course research and the four national cohort studies the Centre runs is helping us understand how the health of successive generations is changing and what risks we face for the future.

Milton Keynes Hospital’s Kate Jarman advocating more flexible working Nuffield Trust

NHS Providers offers a useful repository of opinions and responses to policies here and here

Five myths of compassionate leadership - a great read from King's Fund

NHS England has a great resource with regular blog spots from leading figures

think tanks

King's Fund: Primary Care Networks As the first money is due to flow to the new networks from July, the dust is beginning to settle on decisions over membership, boundaries and leadership of networks, and now attention will now turn to delivery. King's Fund

King's Fund Podcast: What is it like working for Barack Obama and learning from NASA? What are the best and worst aspects of the NHS? Guest host Anna Charles sits down with Professor Don Berwick, President Emeritus at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, to explore his career, the relationship between politics and health, and how to create joy in work - a podcast King's Fund

Institute for Fiscal Studies -English council funding. what's happened and what happens next? This report finds that overall spending on local services by English councils fell by 21 per cent between 2009–10 and 2017–18 - but some services have seen much deeper cuts.

Nuffield Trust - Untapped potential: why investing in health and care data analytics is vital Report here

Is Scotland meeting its commitment to older people? This Age UK report highlights that more than 4 in 10 older people with ‘critical’ or ‘substantial’ needs wait more than six weeks for social care in Scotland.

Nuffield Trust
Gender pay gap in NHS - an analysis

Centre for Health Economics - Impact of primary care incentive schemes on home placement of people with dementia - Report here

what's on

You may also like to have a look at the events that the IHM are organising here

TODAY & TOMORROW NHS Confed Manchester Central

26-27 June Health+Care Show

2 July IHM Isle of Wight Group Summer gathering: how the environment really matters for good public health and well-being, and can support us engaging with 'harder to reach groups' within our community. This event is open to both IHM members and non-members. For info and to book here

9 July Bereavement - A practical guide for NHS Managers: (Free event) Book launch and Q&A. London

18-19 July Digital summer-school - one of the most popular and prestigious health IT leadership events of the year. University of Leeds, 18-19 July.

This year, the Summer School comprises the Health CIO, CCIO, CNIO, Future Digital Leaders and Left Shift Summer Schools. This is your chance to join fellow CIOs, CCIOs, clinical information leaders, CNIOs and Future Digital Leaders for two days of protected networking, best practice, education and collaboration. Sessions are CPD accredited.

1-8 September IHM Summer School, Athens - in association with Coventry University, the Summer School will explore healthcare issues and provide special insights into solving crisis and major issues across healthcare

4-5 September NHS Expo, Manchester

16 October NHS FabChange19 Day - here's a link to the Fab site which has a host of resources you can use to celebrate the day in your organisation

15-16 October Giant Health event - Chelsea Football Ground - details here



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