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HSJ/Serco Commission on Hospital Care for Frail Older People publishes its report, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
Political leaders’ belief that health and social care integration is the “silver bullet” for the NHS’s financial difficulties is a “myth” and “Messiah concept” that has no realistic prospect of success.
Health leaders and patient advocates have welcomed the findings of the HSJ/Serco commission while warning that frail older people were not well managed by “fragmented” healthcare regimes.
A lack of leadership is limiting the ability of hospitals to provide “best in class care” to elderly patients, with too much variation across providers according to the HSJ Commission on Hospital Care for Frail Older People.
The NHS must adopt a different approach to performance management that focuses on the transparent provision of information rather than chasing targets or extra resource, the health secretary is due to say
The NHS’s only privately run hospital, Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust, could lose core services such as its accident and emergency department despite earlier assurances that franchising the hospital would protect it from such a move.
The NHS could be required to achieve ‘zero avoidable harm’ if a government backed bill being driven through Parliament by the MP for Stafford makes it onto the statute books.
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has handed its board the role of reviewing and approving deals over £100,000
FINANCE: Surgical procedures for prostate cancer, hernias and cataracts are among a raft of treatments that could be restricted or stopped in one of the country’s most financially challenged health economies.
The national rate of delayed transfers of care has soared to its highest ever level, threatening the better care fund’s ambition to cut costs by improving the transfer of patients from hospital to other care settings.
STRUCTURE: Moorfields Eye Hospital Foundation Trust is to take over the management of a specialist eye cancer service run by Barts Health Trust, including all outpatient work.
Network to be rebranded as NHS Providers, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
Raft of treatments could be restricted or stopped in financially challenged health economy, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
Lessons can be learned to help embed person centred care in health services write Suzanne Wood and Adrian Sieff, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
There is a dawning recognition that trying to run harder in the existing model won’t work anymore, argues Chris Hopson, chief executive of the Foundation Trust Network, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
One in 10 GP practices have been assigned the highest category of risk in an ‘intelligent monitoring’ system devised by the Care Quality Commission.
A foundation trust has pledged to shake up the management of its breast screening unit after a probe found an “extremely poor” working environment that must be having “impact on patient care”
FINANCE: Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust has identified a £7m funding gap caused by a large backlog of patients requiring elective treatment.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre’s director of information and analytics is leaving the organisation, HSJ has learned.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre’s director of information and analytics has left the organisation, HSJ has learned.