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Meeting need or fuelling unnecessary demand?

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 11:40

Nuffield Trust - 
This briefing studies the effects of demand for services of improved access to primary care. NHS England commissioned this briefing by the Nuffield Trust to ensure that the successful pilots from the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund were in a position to learn from past experience and research. It examines how far increased access to general practice and other primary care services will deal with unmet need, or whether these efforts may only serve to stimulate additional use of services that would not have otherwise occurred.

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NHS foundation trusts: survey on the NHS provider licence

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 11:28

Monitor - 
This survey focuses on the impact of the licence conditions on NHS foundation trusts during its first full year of operation. Monitor would like to hear from NHS foundation trusts and other interested parties in the healthcare sector. The survey will be open until 31st August 2014.

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2014 pharmaceutical price regulation scheme (PPRS): aggregate net sales and payment information

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 10:49

Department of Health (DH) - 
This report provides information on how the PPRS is controlling spend on branded medicines in the NHS. It also includes sales information for each quarter of 2013 which will be used as the baseline for calculating the increase in the spend on branded medicines in 2014.

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Local authority health scrutiny

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 10:43

Department of Health (DH) - 
Local authorities are responsible for scrutinising local health organisations to ensure they are providing effective, efficient services and encourage improvement. The guidance explains the health scrutiny regulations and provides local authorities with advice about how to implement them to ensure that existing health services are providing effectively for local communities.

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Whistleblowing framework: call for evidence - government response

Fri, 27/06/2014 - 14:00

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) - 
Following a consultation on support for whistleblowers, this document outlines the government's response. Employees who blow the whistle on wrongdoing in the workplace will receive more information and support under new measures to strengthen whistleblowing legislation.

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Performance review report 2013/14

Fri, 27/06/2014 - 13:57

Professional Standards Authority - 
This report is part of the annual review of professional regulatory bodies undertaken by Professional Standards Authority. Whilst all regulators continue to fulfil their statutory duty to protect the public, the report highlights concerns surrounding the most frequent failures: in fitness to practice and registration.

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Fast facts

Fri, 27/06/2014 - 12:20

Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) - 
These factsheets provide an overview on topline statistics on a variety of topics including: alcohol use, drug use, hospital care, prescribing and social care.

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Focus on the health and care of older people

Fri, 27/06/2014 - 12:14

Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) - 
This statistical report aims to broaden insight into the health and care of people aged 65 or over in England. It also explores use of health and social care services among older people and gives insight into the impact an ageing population has on these services and how this compares to previous generations.

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Enough is enough: a report on child protection and mental health services for children and young people

Thu, 26/06/2014 - 14:59

Centre for Social Justice -
This report calls for a Royal Commission to be established to advise on the wholesale redesign of England’s social care and mental health services. It found that the point at which many children and young people qualify for help is often too high, and there is a group of “lone children” who are not being taken care of by their parents or State services.

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Understanding the new NHS: a guide for everyone working and training within the NHS

Thu, 26/06/2014 - 14:19

NHS England -
This guide outlines the organisations, systems and processes that define, sustain and regulate the NHS.

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Protecting health and care information: a consultation on proposals to introduce new regulations

Thu, 26/06/2014 - 14:15

Department of Health -
The government is seeking views on proposals to strengthen controls and safeguards on the use of an individual’s health and care data. This document proposes allowing a number of local organisations, to create secure safe havens, that will have access under strong controls to information from peoples’ personal care records which could be used to identify an individual. These safe havens will need to be accredited by the Secretary of State for Health. The consultation closes on 8th August 2014.

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Local government funding: assurance to Parliament

Thu, 26/06/2014 - 10:58

National Audit Office (NAO) -
This report examines how the government funds local authorities, the conditions attached to this funding, and how it gives Parliament assurance on how local authorities use that funding.

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One chance to get it right: improving people's experience of care in the last few days and hours of life

Thu, 26/06/2014 - 10:32

Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People -
The Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People, made up of 21 national health and care organisations, has published this report to form a response to the recommendations set out in More Care, Less Pathway, the independent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway.

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National conversation on health inequalities

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 15:53

Public Health England -
This is a Public Health England programme about reducing differences in health. The aim is for local authorities to start talking about health inequalities in their communities.

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Developing pharmacy’s contribution to public health

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 15:45

Public Health England -
This report gives details of how Public Health England is providing leadership for the development, implementation and evaluation of public health practice for pharmacy, taking national and local priorities into account.

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Inquiry into patient centred care on the 21st century

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 15:31

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) -
This Inquiry has been established by the RCGP with the objective of delivering original, cost effective solutions to the medical, social and financial challenges posed by rising levels of multi-morbidity within society. The Inquiry is being undertaken by a panel of experts drawn from a range different perspectives within the healthcare system, including both patients and professionals. It will look at the role of general practice within the context of primary, community and social care services. The Inquiry is currently inviting evidence submissions from all who have a stake in this issue – including patients, health professionals, managers and decision-makers – to help inform its work. The deadline for responses is 16th July 2014.

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NHS financial temperature check briefing

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 15:18

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) - 
This briefing summarises finance directors’ views on financial challenges facing the NHS.

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Report on inquiry into respiratory deaths

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 15:09

APPG on Respiratory Health -
The inquiry investigated why premature mortality from respiratory disease remains so high and how death rates could be improved. It focussed in particular on two conditions: COPD and asthma, which together affect around 6 million people in the UK.

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Commissioning for outcomes : a narrative from and for clinical commissioners

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 12:23

NHS Commissioning Assembly -
This narrative, developed by the Quality Working Group of the NHS Commissioning Assembly, describes the challenges and opportunities offered by outcome-based commissioning. The purpose of this document is to stimulate discussion amongst commissioners on the practical tools now required for all 211 CCGs, as well the barriers that need removing to support commissioning for improved outcomes.

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Sustaining and assuring the quality of student nurse mentorship: what are the challenges?

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 12:05

National Nursing Research Unit (NNRU) -
This briefing focuses on sustaining and assuring the quality of mentorship within a difficult economic climate and at a time of debate about its future direction.

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