Category Archives: Drivers

Making sense of integrated care systems

Title: Making sense of integrated care systems, integrated care partnerships and accountable care organisations in the NHS in England

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? 

  • Share this resource with colleagues who are involved in the creation of integrated care systems, integrated care partnerships, accountable care systems and accountable care organisations.
  • There may be an opportunity to deliver evidence and knowledge to managers, commissioners and transformation teams as health care services undergo this change.
  • As organisational boundaries blur and take a ‘whole population’ approach, LKS may be required to adapt their service delivery models accordingly.
  • If healthcare moves away from a competitive structure and towards a collaborative one, there will be many opportunities relating to knowledge management that could support the sharing and dissemination of good practice, innovation and organisational knowledge.
  • LKS will have to consider how the negotiation and procurement of resources needs to adapt to reflect the changes in organisational structures.
  • There is a clear role for technology in supporting the emergence of integrated care systems and Accountable Care Organisations that presents an opportunity for digitally enabled LKS.

Source: King’s Fund

Link to main document 

Date of publication: February 2018

Summary of driver:  Crucially, this document indicates that the first wave of 10 “shadow accountable care systems” being supported by NHS England have been renamed Integrated Care Systems. This name describes more accurately the work being carried out. The long read outlines that integrated care is being tackled differently in different places and a variety of terms are being used. For the purpose of this document, the following are defined as being the main 3 approaches to integrated care:

  • Integrated care systems (ICSs)
  • Integrated care partnerships (ICPs)
  • Accountable care organisations (ACOs)

The document also outlines the new care models, provides an update on the 10 integrated care systems, discusses the controversy around ACOs and privatisation, future developments and concludes by providing support for the approach.

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Leading change, adding value

Title: Leading change, adding value: A framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff

What does this mean for libraries? 

There are a number of commitments (page 13) which libraries could hook into and could directly support when delivering services to staff:

Commitment 7 We will lead and drive research to evidence the impact of what we do.
Commitment 8 We will have the right education, training and development to enhance our skills, knowledge and understanding.
Commitment 10 We will champion the use of technology and informatics to improve
practice, address unwarranted variations and enhance outcomes.

Source: Health Education England

Link to main document 

Date of publication: May 2016

Summary of driver:

This framework builds upon Compassion in Practice and outlines how nursing, midwifery and care staff will meet the challenge of delivering the “Triple Aim” of better outcomes, better experiences for people and better use of resources outlined in the Five Year Forward View.

The framework will help to close gaps in health & well-being, care and quality and funding and efficiency. On page 13 of the document, there are 10 aspirational commitments which can be implemented locally at any level.

Engaging local people

Title: Engaging local people: A guide for local areas developing Sustainability and Transformation Plans

What does this mean for libraries? 

  • LKS can be an information hub on STPs for patients/carers on site, as well as connecting with public library colleagues.
  • LKS staff could provide support for public consultation events with a view to identify challenges and providing information services to support these.
  • Opportunities to showcase how LKS can support innovation and change, such as knowledge management skills and running simple KM events to encourage knowledge sharing, e.g randomised coffee trials and knowledge cafes

Source: NHS England

Link to main document

Date of publication: September 2016 (updated June 2017)

Summary of driver: This document is aimed at the teams developing Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs). Local statutory bodies are responsible for engaging and consulting on their proposals, and this document recommends a shared approach across the STP footprint. It outlines the expectations about stakeholder involvement, in particular patient and public participation. It suggests a process for engagement and highlights key principles for engagement and consultation. The document will be useful for STP communication and engagement leads and will help governance teams.

The Future of Jobs: Employment, Skills and Workforce Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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? 

  • LKS teams may be affected by changes to organisational structures.
  • The way LKS teams work may change
  • LKS staff need to ensure they are up to speed with new technology and utilise it when appropriate

Source: World Economic Forum

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Date of publication: January 2016

Summary of driver: This report provides an insight into how technology is moving towards a Fourth Industrial Revolution. Changing shifts and workforce trends are likely to produce new challenges. Governments need to ensure that education is supporting and preparing people for work via reskilling and upskilling

Rising pressure: the NHS workforce challenge

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? 

  • There may be an opportunity to deliver evidence and knowledge to teams experiencing issues with recruitment
  • Opportunity to link in with GP surgeries to support staff
  • Support transformations teams with evidence on staff retention/recruitment

Source: The Health Foundation

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Date of publication: October 2017

Summary of driver: This report looks at the trends of the NHS workforce and concludes that the NHS workforce has a high staff turnover. Issues of concern include the drop in GP recruitment and the impact of the removal of the NHS bursary on student nurse numbers. Other key themes around the issues of staff retention include the following:

  • Workforce stability is falling in NHS Trusts down to a median of 85% in 2016/17 from 89% in 2010/11
  • There needs to be a sustained and nationally-focused approach to workforce policy and planning
  • There is an ongoing disconnect between identified staffing-groups’ needs and funding decisions

The Department of Health and Social Care mandate to Health Education England

Optional wording for policy briefings ONLY: 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? 

  • Increase in community and primary care staff provides opportunities for library services to deliver services to these staff.
  • Greater integration may mean libraries working across organisational boundaries.
  • Providing services to ensure that improvement, innovation and learning opportunities are enhanced.
  • Ensure that the entire workforce has access to the right evidence at the right time.

Source: Department of Health and Social Care

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Date of publication: 17 January 2018

Summary of driver: This mandate from the Department of Health and Social Care sets out their objectives for Health Education England to deliver health education and training. The mandate also discusses workforce planning requirements to provide compassionate healthcare for patients. The mandate includes the following 6 key objectives:

  • Develop the workforce to improve out of hospital care
  • Create the safest, highest quality health and care services
  • Deliver value for money
  • Prevent ill health and support people to live healthier lives
  • Build the workforce for the future
  • Improve services through the use of digital technology, information and
    transparency

A framework for mental health research

What does this mean for libraries? 

  • Opportunities to link in with our colleagues undertaking research
  • Supporting researchers – providing information / research skills training to help identify high quality clinical research, promoting relevant journals / research publications, circulating eTOC alerts and current awareness services (e.g. evidence update bulletins).

 

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication: December 2017

Summary of driver: This framework provides a collective view of how mental health research should develop in the UK over the next decade. It sets out a structure to improve co-ordination and strengthen the focus on areas where mental health research is likely to translate into significant health benefit. It is a response to a recommendation in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health report that the Department of Health lead on the development of a 10-year strategy for mental health research.