Health landscape report: 26 February – 1 March 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 

  • Letters asking integrated care boards and trusts to review their internal systems and processes to support their emergency department (ED) teams, ensuring as a priority that the five priority ED improvement initiatives are in place. 
  • These documents show the changes made from the NHS Standard Contract 2023/24 (published in March 2023) to the full-length NHS Standard Contract 2024/25 (published in February 2024). 


Department for Health and Social Care 

  • New patient premium starts to offer dentists cash incentives to take on new NHS patients. 

UK Health Security Agency  

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency 


Policy, think tanks, charities and representative bodies    

NHS Confederation 

  • Despite data suggesting that the winter peak may be over the NHS is still under immense pressure. 


NHS Providers 


King’s Fund   


BBC Bitesize 

  • Doctor has topped the list of jobs teenagers want the most when they’re older, up two places since last year according to the annual BBC Bitesize Careers survey. 



London Trusts    

Barts Health NHS Trust 

  • A new consultation has opened to seek views on whether nursing staff should be paid on a separate pay spine. 

Central and West London London NHS Foundation Trust 

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

  • King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has offered local students the opportunity to gain valuable life skills while they learn more about roles in areas including paediatric surgery, pharmacy and nursing, through work experience placements. 

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 

  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has been formally accredited as ‘Veteran Aware’ by the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA), a group of healthcare providers in England committed to providing the best standards of care for the Armed Forces community, based on the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant.