NHS operating framework

NHS operating framework

The framework that delineates the specific business and financial arrangements and national priorities for the NHS, and explains how the visions set out in High Quality Care for All can be delivered with the development of Payment by Results, tariff details and the standard contract. It sets out how the stakeholders expect services to be transformed so that quality is the organising principle and patients are the arbiters of success.
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The figures were taken from the new NHS Operating Framework.
Information centre chief executive Tim Straughan said: "Reductions in managers and infrastructure support staff are likely to reflect, in part, the need to make management cost reductions in accordance with the NHS Operating Framework.
The decision to ignore targets is buried in the small print of new guidelines called the 2011/12 NHS Operating Framework which is circulated to health chiefs across the country.
A revision to the NHS operating framework has stressed the need to bring costs down.
The Department of Health (DH) NHS operating framework 2010 to 2011 for England stressed that NHS resources must be used 'wisely' over the coming year, and proposed the deployment of the current surplus 'in a planned and managed way' from 2009 to 2011.
The target is set in the NHS Operating Framework plan for 2007-08, which also outlines new measures to fight a killer superbug as well as penalties for hospitals which fail to meet waiting time targets.
That is why the Government is investing pounds 400 million for carers to have breaks over the next four years, and why the NHS Operating Framework made it clear that primary care trusts should agree policies with local authorities and carers organisations, and share them with people.
Just before the end of 2009 however, the NHS operating framework was issued which outlined big savings - and new financial plans had to be created.
The final report has gone further to recommend that the NHS Operating Framework should clearly establish the requirement for staff health and wellbeing to be included in national and local governance frameworks to ensure proper board accountability for its implementation.
The NHS Operating Framework plan outlined by NHS chief executive David Nicholson yesterday said the service needed to balance books this financial year and go on to create pounds 250 million in 2007/08.