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FT finances: Biggest earners from NHS's £396m private income

HSJ - Mon, 03/08/2015 - 08:00
Foundation trust income from private work rose 14 per cent in the past two financial years to £395.9m, HSJ analysis shows. We also list those with the biggest private incomes.
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Executive Summary: Cash for care models

HSJ - Fri, 31/07/2015 - 18:20
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Local authority public health allocations 2015/16: in-year savings

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 31/07/2015 - 17:30

Department of Health (DH) - 
As part of wider government action on deficit reduction, the Department of Health (DH) has been asked to deliver savings of £200 million in the financial year 2015 to 2016 through reductions to the Public Health Grant to local authorities (LAs). This consultation sets out possible options on how the £200 million savings might be spread across LAs and asks 3 questions on how they can be delivered most fairly and effectively. This consultation closes on 28 August 2015.

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The Health and Social Care Act 2008: code of practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 31/07/2015 - 17:25

Department of Health (DH) - 
This revised version of the code of practice replaces the edition published in 2010 and applies to NHS bodies and providers of independent healthcare and adult social care in England, including primary dental care, independent sector ambulance providers and primary medical care providers. It now reflects the changes required to meet the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 and the role of infection prevention (including cleanliness) in optimising antimicrobial use and reducing antimicrobial resistance.

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Updated: DH proposes across the board public health cut

HSJ - Fri, 31/07/2015 - 16:31
Local authorities look set to face a flat 6.2 per cent cut to their 2015-16 public health budgets under plans put out for consultation by the Department of Health this morning.
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DH proposes across the board public health cut

HSJ - Fri, 31/07/2015 - 16:31
Local authorities look set to face a flat 6.2 per cent cut to their 2015-16 public health budgets under plans put out for consultation by the Department of Health this morning.
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Monitor to investigate Cambridge trust's finances following IT project problems

HSJ - Fri, 31/07/2015 - 15:13
PERFORMANCE: Monitor is to investigate Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust following concerns that a problematic implementation of an electronic patient record system has hit its finances.
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New study into impact of staffing levels on patient care

HSJ - Fri, 31/07/2015 - 13:11
UK researchers are to begin a new study investigating how the provision of nurses in hospitals affects the care and safety of patients.
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New study into impact of staffing levels on patient care

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 31/07/2015 - 13:11
UK researchers are to begin a new study investigating how the provision of nurses in hospitals affects the care and safety of patients.
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First wedge of £200m transformation funding allocated to vanguards

HSJ - Fri, 31/07/2015 - 12:45
The first vanguard sites to receive transformation funding have been revealed this morning, as part of a wider package of support for sites working to establish new models of care.
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CQC sets out brief for whistleblower guardian

HSJ - Fri, 31/07/2015 - 08:01
The Care Quality Commission has set out proposals for how a ‘national guardian’ for NHS whistleblowers should be established.
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Updated: Manchester plans new NICE relationship and ‘Sunshine Act’

HSJ - Fri, 31/07/2015 - 08:00
COMMISSIONING: Ambitious proposals have been drawn up which could transform the way medicines and pharmacy services are commissioned in Greater Manchester.
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Revealed: Plans for Manchester specific NICE guidance and 'Sunshine Act'

HSJ - Fri, 31/07/2015 - 08:00
COMMISSIONING: Ambitious proposals have been drawn up which could transform the way medicines and pharmacy services are commissioned in Greater Manchester.
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Devo Manc leaders accept national regulation

HSJ - Fri, 31/07/2015 - 08:00
REGULATION: Leaders of the Greater Manchester devolution project have accepted that national bodies such as Monitor will still be responsible for regulating NHS services in the region.
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Executive Summary: HSJ calls on NICE to reverse U-turn

HSJ - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 18:12
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Monitor could remove directors at financially stricken FT

HSJ - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 15:41
PERFORMANCE: A London hospital trust that only gained foundation status in February has been threatened with leadership change following an investigation by Monitor.
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Ed Smith review: Recommendations in full

HSJ - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 15:15
Ed Smith’s review of the centrally funded leadership development and improvement system made 16 recommendations, some of which have been scrapped or adapted following government policy announcements since the general election.
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NHS Improvement to establish succession plan for top 200 leaders

HSJ - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 14:17
The new regulator NHS Improvement will develop a national succession programme for the top 200 provider and commissioner leadership posts in the NHS, including establishing a talent pool.
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NHS Improvement to establish succession plan for top 200 leaders

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 14:17
The new regulator NHS Improvement will develop a national succession programme for the top 200 provider and commissioner leadership posts in the NHS, including establishing a talent pool.
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NICE approves hep C drugs despite funding concerns

HSJ - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 13:36
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended the use of three new hepatitis C treatments, describing NHS England’s concerns over their cost as ‘not robust’.
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