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Hospital achieves teaching trust status

HSJ - Fri, 27/01/2017 - 10:56
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Foundation Trust has achieved teaching trust status today following a public consultation.
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Sir Mike Richards announces retirement

HSJ - Fri, 27/01/2017 - 10:12
The chief inspector for hospitals Professor Sir Mike Richards has announced his intention to retire this year.
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Breaking: Sir Mike Richards announces retirement

HSJ - Fri, 27/01/2017 - 10:12
The chief inspector for hospitals Professor Sir Mike Richards has announced his intention to retire this year.
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Patient Safety Awards: last chance to enter

HSJ - Fri, 27/01/2017 - 07:00
The deadline to enter the Patient Safety Awards has been extended to 9am on 30 January. The awards recognise and reward outstanding practice in the NHS and independent healthcare organisations.
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Concerns for frontline services funding under new contract

HSJ - Fri, 27/01/2017 - 07:00
Concerns have been raised over the future funding of Liverpool’s troubled community services, as £4.6m is set to be withdrawn over the next two years.
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Patient Safety Awards: three days left to enter

HSJ - Fri, 27/01/2017 - 07:00
The deadline to enter the Patient Safety Awards has been extended to 9am on 30 January. The awards recognise and reward outstanding practice in the NHS and independent healthcare organisations.
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Daily Insight: Vasco-Knight admits guilt in fraud trial

HSJ - Thu, 26/01/2017 - 17:46
HSJ’s round-up of the day’s must read stories and talking points
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Updated: Former trust chief faces jail after pleading guilty to fraud

HSJ - Thu, 26/01/2017 - 15:41
A former hospital trust chief executive faces jail after she pleaded guilty to fraudulently paying her husband more than £11,000.
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Former trust chief faces jail after pleading guilty to fraud

HSJ - Thu, 26/01/2017 - 15:41
A former hospital trust chief executive faces jail after changing her plea to guilty to one count of fraud.
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Breaking: Former trust chief faces jail after pleading guilty to fraud

HSJ - Thu, 26/01/2017 - 15:41
A former hospital trust chief executive faces jail after changing her plea to guilty to one count of fraud.
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Department of Health group accounting manual 2017-18: consultation exercise

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 26/01/2017 - 14:49

Department of Health -
The Department of Health Group Accounting Manual (GAM) is based on the 2017 to 2018 Treasury Financial Reporting Manual, adapted for the NHS. It includes mandatory accounting guidance for all DH group and NHS bodies on completing their statutory annual report and accounts. The DH are consulting on the content of the 2017 to 2018 GAM. The closing date for responses is 24 February 2017.

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Outcome-focused integrated care: lessons from experience

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 26/01/2017 - 14:18

Institute of Public Care -
This paper captures some of the learning and experience from work on developing integrated practice. It aims to offer guidance to those embarking on a significant period of change on what they may need to consider.  It draws on IPC’s practice-based experience of integration across a range of different organisational set-ups and cultures.

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An evidence review of the outcomes that can be expected of drug misuse treatment in England

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 26/01/2017 - 11:55

Public Health England -
This review gives policy makers and local areas an objective assessment of what drug treatment outcomes are achievable, and compares outcomes in England to the evidence and to other drug treatment systems. It reviews the impact of housing problems, unemployment and social deprivation on treatment engagement and outcomes. The review also considers how drug treatment will need to be configured to meet future need and recommends an appropriate set of measures or indicator for treatment evaluation.

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Chief executive to leave teaching trust

HSJ - Thu, 26/01/2017 - 11:27
The chief executive of Imperial College Healthcare Trust is leaving the organisation.
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Teaching hospital chief to return to Australia

HSJ - Thu, 26/01/2017 - 11:27
The chief executive of Imperial College Healthcare Trust is leaving the organisation.
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Treat as one: bridging the gap between mental and physical healthcare in general hospitals

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 26/01/2017 - 11:20

National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death -
This report expresses concerns about a failure by general hospitals to integrate physical and mental healthcare services. It concludes that this is leading to poor care for patients with a physical illness who also happen to have a mental health condition.

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Drop in EU nurses coming to UK since Brexit vote

HSJ - Thu, 26/01/2017 - 11:02
The rate at which nurses from the EU are coming to the UK to work has dropped significantly since last June’s referendum and continued to slow until the end of 2016, official data reveals.
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NMC to regulate new nursing associate role

HSJ - Thu, 26/01/2017 - 10:44
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to regulate nursing associates after it agreed to accept the government’s request to enter the new role on its register.
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State of child health report 2017

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 26/01/2017 - 10:36

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health -
This report brings together data on a comprehensive list of 25 measures of the health of UK children, ranging from specific conditions such as asthma, diabetes and epilepsy, risk factors for poor health such as obesity and a low rate of breastfeeding, to child deaths. The data provide an “across the board” snapshot of child health and wellbeing in the UK. It finds that nearly one in five children in the UK is living in poverty and inequality is blighting their lives, with those from the most deprived backgrounds experiencing much worse health compared with the most affluent.

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These are our children: a review by Dame Christine Lenehan, Director, Council for Disabled Children

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 26/01/2017 - 10:22

Department of Health -
Dame Christine Lenehan was asked by the Department of Health to take a strategic overview and recommend what practical action can be taken to co-ordinate care, support and treatment for children and young people with complex needs (and behaviour that challenges) involving mental health problems and learning disabilities and/or autism. This report makes eleven recommendations for government departments and partners at a national level on how to improve the system.

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