Welcome to the MAP Community

MAP is a community to help frontline NHS library staff to demonstrate the impact of their services.  MAP keeps you informed about current NHS drivers, hot topics and policies and offers a forum to share good (and bad) ideas. Engaging in the MAP community supports you to be informed, inspired and innovative!

On MAP you will find the following resources which can be repurposed for dissemination in your own organisation or just used to expand your own personal knowledge!

  • Drivers for Change: Summaries of newly emerging health publications highlighting the implications for libraries
  • Hot Topics: Summaries of newly emerging health policy or topics
  • Templates to enable you to create an Ideas Capture or a MAP Stories case study
  • Evidence Summaries: What is the evidence in key health areas

Meet the MAP community

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General Practice Forward View

What does this mean for libraries?

  • Opportunities to provide evidence to support redesign of services
  • Delivery of training for staff based in practices
  • Developing SLAs / Contracts with CCGs to deliver services to GP practices
  • Assisting with the spread of good ideas through current awareness and KM activities

Source: NHS England

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Date of publication: 21 April 2016 (Updated: 19 May 2017)

Summary of driver: An extra £2.4 billion a year will support general practice services to 2020/21, enabling improved patient care, access, and innovation. £500 million is invested support GP practices to aid struggling practices, reduce workload, expand the workforce, investment in technology and transform services. The plan was developed with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Health Education England (HEE) and outlines steps to:

  • Channel investment
  • Grow and develop the workforce
  • Streamline the workload
  • Improve infrastructure
  • Support practices to redesign services

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Key questions for the future of STPs and ICSs

What does this mean for libraries? 

This report is only concerned with the current situation regarding sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and integrated care systems (ICSs), and doesn’t make recommendations. However, it shows that 14 of the 44 STPs have already progressed to become ICSs, and 49% of Trusts agree that ICSs should replace STPs, so it shows that the directions of travel is clearly towards ICSs.

MAP has already looked at the implications of ICSs for LKS in a policy briefing on Integrated Care Organisations.

Source: NHS Providers

Link to main document

Date of publication: August 2018

Summary of driver:

Summarises recent developments in system working, including the state of play of STPs and ICSs.

It also sets out the background to the focus on collaborative working, and looks at some of the models that are emerging. There is also a look at what factors make collaboration more successful.

 A useful infographic summarises the state of play of STPs and ICSs.

Learning from deaths Guidance for NHS trusts on working with bereaved families and carers

What does this mean for libraries?

Library and knowledge services can support staff and members of the public by signposting  to the various reports that informed this document. LKS staff could work with other LKS sectors to signpost to local and national support for bereaved families and carers.

Source: NHS England on behalf of the National Quality Board (NQB).

Link to main document

Date of publication: July 2018 

Summary of driver:

The NHS is committed to creating a learning culture and using patient and public experience to drive improvements. The CQC’s report ‘Learning, Candour and Accountability’ concluded that the way trusts engage with families required significant improvement.

Personal insights and experiences have shaped the guidance and will benefit all those involved following a death. In particular, supporting staff and families after an unexpected, avoidable or traumatic death in NHS care. It has the potential to break down the ‘them and us’ culture that families and carers have experienced.

It is about improving communication and engagement with families and how the NHS learns from its mistakes. It consolidates existing guidance and provides a perspective from family members, who have experienced bereavement within the NHS.

It will help trusts and commissioners to identify where they can make improvements in how they engage with families and carers. It is also a source of information for families and carers so they know what to expect following the loss of their loved one while in a trust’s care.

This information should supplement organisations own information and resources for bereavement support for families and carers.

Guidance breakdown:

  • Guiding principles
  • Family involvement before a death
  • Immediate actions following a death
  • Case note reviews
  • Information and participation in an investigation
  • Access to independent advice, information and advocacy
  • Family and carer participation in trust training
  • Involving families in action planning an assurance processes
  • Action if a family is dissatisfied with an investigation or their involvement

Gosport War Memorial Hospital: The Report of the Gosport Independent Panel

policy briefing is available for LKS staff to share in their organisations.  Produced by the JET Library at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Feel free to reproduce it (with acknowledgement).

What does this mean for libraries? 

Whilst this report has no direct impact on LKS, this is an important document to be aware of and to circulate within organisations.

Source: The Gosport Independent Panel

Link to main document 

Date of publication: June 2018

Summary of driver:

This Report is an in-depth analysis of the Gosport Independent Panel’s findings into the concerns raised by families over a number of years about the initial care of their relatives in Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

How is the NHS performing? June 2018

A policy briefing is available for LKS staff to share in their organisations.  Produced by the JET Library at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Feel free to reproduce it (with acknowledgement).

What does this mean for libraries? With services under great pressure, there is a greater need for library and knowledge services to support effective and efficient healthcare. As well as making health care provision safer, K4H impact case studies demonstrate that LKS can help make cost savings, and can support health service transformation.

Source: King’s Fund

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Date of publication: July 2018

Summary of driver:

This is the 26th quarterly report by the King’s Fund, and as well as looking back at what has happened over the past three months, considers the recently announced funding offer for the NHS.

  • Services remain under substantial pressure – there are 4.2m waiting for consultant-led care
  • There is little optimism that current A&E performance targets can be met
  • Some NHS organisations are spiralling further into deficit while others are seeing their surpluses bolstered by centrally-released funding
  • There are some positive signs of increased joint working between local providers and commissioners of care
  • The recent announcement of a five-year funding offer for the NHS provides an opportunity to make good on previous attempts to deliver out-of-hospital services, including social care
  • By March 2018 2,755 people had been waiting more than a year for treatment – the highest number since 2012/13
  • The time by which 92% of patients are seen after a referral is now 22 weeks; the highest since March 2009
  • GP referrals are growing at a slower rate than before but are still increasing
  • Hospital-bed occupancy is at its highest level for eight years
  • Emergency admissions in May 2018 were 5.6% higher than the year before
  • 44% of CCG finance leads are considering extending waiting lists or reducing activity for certain elective specialties
  • In March 2018 only 9 of 137 Trusts with major A&E departments me the 95% standard
  • The overall 95% standard has not been achieved since July 2015
  • By the end of the 2017/18 financial year the provider sector had a deficit of £960m
  • The commissioning sector had an underspend of £955m due to underspending in central NHS England budgets
  • Nearly two-fifths of CCGs are expecting to overspend their budgets next year
  • 80% of CCGs are considering extending the number of low-value treatments and prescriptions that will no longer be funded
  • 42% of Trust finance directors are expecting to end 2018/19 in deficit
  • 51% of finance directors and 21% of CCG finance leads feel patient care has worsened in their area over the past year
  • However, closer working through STPs and ICSs is starting to pay some dividends
  • Acute Trusts account for 87% of Trusts in deficit
  • The long-term NHS funding settlement, a Green Paper on social-care reform and a 10-year health and care workforce strategy – taken together – might provide the best opportunity in a decade for health and social-care services to both find some stability and use that stability as a base for more fundamental transformation and improvement.

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