Health landscape report: 22 – 26 April 2024

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This weekly report shares new data and policy information relating to general practice, with selected facts and figures highlighted.

This report is a flexible summary, with the aim of sharing and highlighting a wide range of data and policy information relating to London general practice published in a given week. Where we view information to be of significant interest it is reproduced directly below the links to make the key points quicker to digest.  

Please feel free to share any useful stats/links you think we could include in future reports.  

Official bodies    

NHS Digital 

    • The first comprehensive workforce plan for the NHS, putting staffing on a sustainable footing and improving patient care. It focuses on retaining existing talent and making the best use of new technology alongside the biggest recruitment drive in health service history. 

Department for Health and Social Care 

    • The Incubator for Artificial Intelligence (i.AI) and NHS England (NHSE) have signed a Collaboration Charter to support the use of AI in the NHS. 

UK Health Security Agency 

Policy, think tanks, charities and representative bodies    

Smart Thinking – (Pro Bono Economics) 

Care Quality Commission  

Kings Fund 

Impediments to change cited include: 

    • Having “no headroom and that an ‘everyone in the trenches’ mentality perpetuates a culture in which there is no space to do things differently”. 
    • The demand that any improvement delivers a perfect solution to a problem, rather than just improving on something that is not working well. 
    • Fragmentation and siloed working prevent people sharing good ideas or being able to access knowledge that could make their own ideas more workable. 

London Trusts    

Barts Health NHS Trust 

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

    • Patients are being assessed and treated for skin cancer more quickly following the launch of a new teledermatology service. 

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust