Commissioning and the role that commissioners play is changing. Providers and commissioners are increasingly planning services together, and commissioners are working across health and social care. The old ‘purchaser–provider’ split is blurring and what was once a system based on competition is evolving into a system focused on collaboration. Rather than just delivering health services, innovative commissioners are starting to focus their efforts on improving population health.
In addition to this shift, important proposals for legislative changes have been announced that will change th
Medical Examiners of Deaths
Proposed Change: We propose to include a new requirement for acute providers (NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts only) to establish a Medical Examiner’s Office, in accordance with guidance published by the National Medical Examiner. The Office will, initially, review those deaths occurring on the Trust’s premises and not referred to the coroner, ensuring that the certification of death is accurate and scrutinising the care received by the patient before death.
Patient Safety Learning supports this proposal.
We welcome the decision to make the establishm
Digitising the management of wound care provides accurate and accessible data to nurses and clinicians while also enabling remote assessment of wounds. The COVID-19 pandemic is front and centre of all current healthcare priorities – and rightly so. Yet, we must not, nor should not, overlook the need for other forms of healthcare provision – which have by no means abated.
Take the management of wound care. It is estimated that 2.2 million people in the UK live with non-healing, chronic wounds – those wounds which do not respond to treatment and therefore do not heal. They can last for mont