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Cameron promises weekend access and 'named GP'

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 10:52
The prime minister will today promise a Conservative government would give everyone access to a GP seven days a week by 2020, while announcing all patients will have a ‘named GP’ from April next year.
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HSJ Live 30.09.2014: Reaction to Jeremy Hunt's Conservative Party conference speech

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 01:01
Reaction to Jeremy Hunt’s Birmingham speech, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 30.09.2014: Jeremy Hunt Conservative Party conference speech

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 01:01
Jeremy Hunt delivers conference speech, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 30.09.2014: Conservatives resist funding calls

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 01:01
Jeremy Hunt declines to commit to spending growth ahead of afternoon conference speech, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 30.09.2014: Three trusts end Capita HR contract

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 01:01
Two Merseyside trusts and one in London end Capita contracts, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 30.09.2014: Cameron reveals 'named GP' and seven-day opening plan

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 01:01
David Cameron to announce a major extension of GP weekend and extended hours, and of a “named GP” for all patients, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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Watchdog chief hits out at DH's ‘slow’ action on funding reform

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 01:01
The head of the body that oversees health and care regulators in the UK has criticised the Department of Health for delaying reforms to its funding arrangements
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Three trusts end Capita HR contracts

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 01:01
Trusts in London and Merseyside have ended their contracts with Capita for human resources and pay services
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HSJ Live 30.09.2014: Cameron announces 'named GP' and seven-day opening

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 01:01
David Cameron to announce a major extension of GP weekend and extended hours, and of a “named GP” for all patients, and the rest of today’s news, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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Three trusts end Capita HR contracts

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 01:01
Trusts in London and Merseyside have ended their contracts with Capita for human resources and pay services
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Watchdog chief hits out at ‘slow’ action on funding reform

HSJ - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 15:31
The head of the body which overseas UK health and care regulators has criticised the Department of Health for a delay in driving through reforms to the way in which the watchdog is funded. 
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Co-ordinated care survey findings

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:06

Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) - 
This report details the results of a survey of RCS members and patients looking into the coordination of care including discharge processes and re-admission for surgical patients in England and Wales. Overall, the results showed that discharge from hospital is an area of particular concern with only one quarter of those surveyed agreeing that there is a thorough coordinated discharge process in place to enable effective transfer of care from the hospital environment. It makes a number of recommendations for where the integration of care for patients can be improved including calling for greater discharge planning to take place from the outset, more information to be available to patients and carers, and greater communication between professionals and services.

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'Francis effect' stalls as nurse numbers fall

HSJ - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 10:51
he rapid increase in registered nurses employed in the NHS has stopped, with numbers now falling for the first time this year
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'Francis effect' stalls as nurse numbers fall

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 10:51
he rapid increase in registered nurses employed in the NHS has stopped, with numbers now falling for the first time this year
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Urgent action taken as Medway A&E remains in 'state of crisis'

HSJ - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 10:47
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission is ‘urgently working’ with NHS England and Monitor to make improvements at Medway Maritime Hospital’s accident and emergency department after an unannounced inspection found it ‘remained in a state of crisis with poor clinical leadership’.
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Bennett: Monitor ‘struggling’ to get message across on competition

HSJ - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 10:43
Monitor is struggling to combat influential commentators’ claims that competition rules hamper service change in the NHS, its chief executive has said
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CCG trio face governance probe

HSJ - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 10:38
STRUCTURE: NHS England has prompted a review into the governance arrangements of three clinical commissioning groups following concerns around accident and emergency performance within the local health economy.
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Review body on doctors’ and dentists’ remuneration (DDRB) review for 2015: written evidence from the Department of Health

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 10:24

These documents are produced annually and provide evidence from the Department of Health to the review body on DDRB and the NHS Pay Review Body (NHS PRB). Pay raises for doctors and dentists who work for the NHS are determined by the government in light of recommendations made by the DDRB. Pay raises for NHS staff on Agenda for Change pay, terms and conditions are determined in the light of the recommendations of the NHS PRB. Both of these independent review bodies take evidence from the four UK governments, trades unions and NHS employers before making their recommendations.

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HSJ Live 29.09.2014: 'Francis effect' stalls as nurse numbers fall

HSJ - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 08:00
The rapid increase in registered nurses has come to an end with numbers falling for the first time this year, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 29.09.2014: Bennett: Monitor ‘struggling’ to get message across on competition

HSJ - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 08:00
Monitor is struggling to combat influential commentators’ claims that competition rules hamper essential service changes in the NHS, its chief executive has admitted, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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