Strategy and Transformation- February 2016

Welcome to the February 2016 Update. This will be produced every month and lists the most recent literature in the field. Full text links are provided where available please login to Athens to access the Full text. If you do not have an NHS Open Athens account please register at

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Key Reports

What the planning guidance means for the NHS | The King's Fund.

Available: Full Text [2/9/2016].


New report: Realising the value of people and communities in their health and care | Nesta.

Available: Full Text [2/23/2016].


Making it safer to cross professional boundaries | The King's Fund.

Available: Full Text [2/23/2016].


Improving quality in the English NHS | The King's Fund.

Available: Full Text [2/23/2016].


Delivering the benefits of digital health care | The Nuffield Trust.

Available: Full Text [3/4/2016].


General Management

CfWI publishes stocktake review of the general surgery workforce — CfWI

Available: Full Text Published on 29 January 2016


How to make the 'devolution revolution' work

27th January 2016 Institute for Government.

Available: Full Text


Rules of Engagement: Lessons from PANORAMA |

January 28, 2016 The Change Foundation

Available: Full Text


Tech money to fund transformation.

Available: Full Text [2/5/2016].



DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 5 February 2016. Review shows how NHS hospitals can save money and improve care [Homepage of Department of Health], [Online].

Available: Full Text


NHS providers urged to take more action to counter pressures19 February 2016, [Homepage of Monitor], [Online].

Available: Full Text.


Five principles behind the world’s most efficient health systems | The Nuffield Trust. Available: Full Text [3/4/2016].


What steps can be taken towards quality improvement in the NHS? | The King's Fund. Available: Full Text [3/4/2016].


The story behind the figures: what NHS finance directors are telling us | The King's Fund. Available: Full Text [3/4/2016].


Frail Elderly Care


Acute Care Re-design

PINKNEY, J., SHEAFF, R. and BYNG, R., 2016. How can frontline expertise and new models of care best contribute to safely reducing avoidable acute admissions? A mixed-methods study of four acute hospitals Health Services and Delivery Research, 4(3), pp. 1- 202.

Available: Full Text


The 'Devolution Revolution' must go further, says Committee - News from Parliament - UK Parliament.

Available: Full Text King's Fund [2/5/2016].


Briefing: NHS Planning Guidance | National Voices.

Available: Full Text King's Fund - [2/5/2016].


The future of child health services: new models of care | The Nuffield Trust.

Available: Full Text [3/4/2016].


Katherine Gottlieb: Engaging the community and the workforce in redesign | The King's Fund.

Available: Full Text [3/4/2016].


The foundation trust model: death by a thousand cuts | The King's Fund.

Available: Full Text [3/4/2016, 2016].


Productivity in acute hospitals – are the recommendations of the Carter Review realistic? | The King's Fund.

Available: Full Text [3/4/2016].


A perfect storm: an impossible climate for NHS providers’ finances? | The Health Foundation.

Available: Full Text [3/4/2016].


Winter pressures: what's going on behind the scenes? | The Health Foundation.

Available: Full Text [3/4/2016].


Seven Day Working

Seven day services will need 4000 extra doctors, says leaked report.

Torjesen, I.

BMJ. 2016 Feb 17; 352:i997.

Available: Full Text


DNAR and Consent

Raising the issue of DNAR orders in vascular surgery patients.

McIntosh R, Webb H, Hartley M, Brooks M.

BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2016 Feb 8; 5(1). pii: u206293.w3610. doi: 10.1136/bmjquality.u206293.w3610. eCollection 2016.

Available: Full Text


Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention [QIPP]

Ala'a Abuhejleh, Mohammed Dulaimi, Samer Ellahham

Using Lean management to leverage innovation in healthcare projects: case study of a public hospital in the UAE

Available: Full Text


Indigenous ultra-low cost technology for spinning haemodialysis grade hollow fibre membranes

Anirban Roy, Lloyd Vincent, Sirshendu De

Available: Full Text

Development and potential of a clinical resource and educational iPhone and iPad App based on patient testimony

Andy Levy, Dominic Alder

Available: Full Text


Electronic blood transfusion: Improving safety and efficiency of transfusion systems | QP Case Study | Local practice | NICE.

Available: Full Text [3/4/2016].


New initiative aims to improve maternity services through patient feedback

Available: Full Text


Remote monitoring of cardiac devices:Benefits of reduced hospital-based surveillance | QP Case Study | Local practice | NICE .

Available: Full Text [3/4/2016].


How can commissioners support innovation in healthcare sciences? - NHS Confederation. Available: Full Text [3/4/2016].

Spreading improvement: nobody said it was easy | The Health Foundation.

Available: Full Text [3/4/2016].


Acute hospital productivity | The Health Foundation.

Available: Full Text [3/4/2016].


Putting high quality care back at the top of the NHS agenda - Thoughts from the Centre. Available: Full Text [3/4/2016].

Can IT transformation deliver a cost-effective 21st Century healthcare service? - Thoughts from the Centre.

Available: Full Text [3/4/2016].



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