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Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill: committee stage report

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 13:14

House of Commons Library - 
This briefing paper provides an overview of the second reading and committee stage of the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill 2016-17. The bill intends to make a number of amendments to the National Health Service Act 2006 on matters related to the control of medicine prices.

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Social work regulation (England)

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 13:12

House of Commons Library - 
This briefing paper provides an overview of social work reform and the regulation of the social work profession in England. It also outlines the government’s proposal for a new social work specific regulator. 

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Developing people - improving care: a framework for action on improvement and leadership development in NHS-funded services

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 13:09

National Improvement and Leadership Development Board - 
This framework, co-developed by 13 bodies across health and care, is designed to help team leaders at every level of the NHS to develop improvement and leadership capabilities among their employees and themselves. The framework focuses on helping NHS and social care staff to develop four critical capabilities: systems leadership; quality improvement methods; inclusive and compassionate leadership; and talent management.

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Regulator's handling of Morecambe Bay scandal to be reviewed

HSJ - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 11:30
An independent review into the handling of the Morecambe Bay care scandal by the Nursing and Midwifery Council has been announced, following concerns over the regulator’s actions.
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Nutrition checklist project: feedback report

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 11:21

The Patients Association -
This report contains the results of research with health and social care professionals and patients to ascertain the need for tools to help in the identification and self-identification of people who are malnourished or in need of nutritional advice.

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The sugar tax and the public finances

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 11:06

The TaxPayers' Alliance -
This briefing paper looks at the likely effects of the tax and associated spending on the public finances. It sets out why they believe the tax is not likely to be tied to funding sport and activities in schools and why the tax could see short falls in predicted revenues.

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Health Select Committee Care Quality Commission accountability inquiry

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 10:55

NHS Confederation -
The NHS Confederation is generally positive about the direction of travel the CQC laid out in its 2016-2021 strategy document, including the move towards risk-based regulation and use of a broader perspective on the quality of health and care across a local area. However, concerns are raised about the value for money offered by the CQC, particularly as its increase in fees levied on the health sector coincides with moving towards a light-touch approach to inspections.

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Mackey: I'll cut locum doctors pay 'if I have to'

HSJ - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 07:00
NHS Improvement chief executive Jim Mackey has told HSJ the regulator will now intervene more actively to ensure trusts enforce medical locum rate caps.
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Trusts with dangerous staffing levels face NHS Improvement intervention

HSJ - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 07:00
Health economies and NHS providers’ plans for major workforce changes will be subject to NHS Improvement checks on safety, its chief executive has said.
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Exclusive: Trusts will not be 'intimidated or bullied', says Mackey

HSJ - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 07:00
NHS Improvement chief executive Jim Mackey has told HSJ the regulator will not bully or intimidate NHS leaders, as part of a wider effort by national bodies to support managers more.
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Exclusive: Mackey to toughen intervention over medical locum spend

HSJ - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 07:00
NHS Improvement chief executive Jim Mackey has told HSJ the regulator will now intervene more actively to ensure trusts enforce medical locum rate caps.
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Regulator will check safety of STP and trust workforce plans

HSJ - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 07:00
Health economies and NHS providers’ plans for major workforce changes will be subject to NHS Improvement checks on safety, its chief executive has said.
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Mackey: Trusts will not be 'intimidated or bullied' by NHS Improvement

HSJ - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 07:00
NHS Improvement chief executive Jim Mackey has told HSJ the regulator will not bully or intimidate NHS leaders, as part of a wider effort by national bodies to support managers more.
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Daily Insight: The rules for creating an MCP

HSJ - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 17:30
HSJ’s round up of the day’s must read stories and debate
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NHS Digital vindicated in patient data confidentiality row

HSJ - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 15:36
The information watchdog has ruled NHS Digital has complied with its code of practice when releasing hospital record data, following a row over the sharing 1.2 million patient records.
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Julie Moore calls for 'one regulator' of providers

HSJ - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 14:49
One of England’s leading trust chief executives has said there should be “one regulator” that brings together NHS Improvement and the Care Quality Commission.
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Exclusive: Top hospital chief calls for single NHS regulator

HSJ - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 14:49
One of England’s leading trust chief executives has said there should be “one regulator” that brings together NHS Improvement and the Care Quality Commission.
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Richards: CQC cannot force removal of unfit trust directors

HSJ - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 12:55
Sir Mike Richards has insisted the Care Quality Commission does not have the power to force trusts to dismiss directors under the fit and proper persons regulations.
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Financially troubled CCG 'distracted' by service reform, review finds

HSJ - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 12:45
The “desire” to report positively to NHS England and “too much focus on service redesign” contributed to mismanagement at a London clinical commissioning group, a report into its governance has found.
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Exclusive: CCG challenged after 'inadequate consultation' on MCP

HSJ - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 07:00
GPs in Yorkshire have said they cannot “move forward” with plans to develop a vanguard multispecialty community provider unless their major concerns are dealt with.
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