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Help us find the top innovators within patient care

HSJ - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 01:01
Who are the people finding new ways to tackle the challenges facing the sector?
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East Kent governors defend trust board

HSJ - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 18:11
PERFORMANCE: The council of governors at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust has come out in support of the trust board and expressed its “disappointment” at a “misleading” Care Quality Commission report which criticised leadership at the trust as “inadequate”.
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Cambridgeshire Community Services rated 'good' overall

HSJ - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 17:27
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has rated Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust “good” but raised concerns about staff shortages.
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Monitor ends Basildon enforcement action

HSJ - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 15:55
PERFORMANCE: Monitor has ended all enforcement actions against Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust after the provider was found to have improved.
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CCGs to retender out of hours contract after legal row

HSJ - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 13:18
Four clinical commissioning groups in north east England have scrapped a near complete procurement process for their GP out of hours services after a legal challenge by one of the bidders.
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Success of hospital cash incentive scheme tails off

HSJ - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 12:36
A project that aimed to reduce death rates in hospitals using financial incentives has seen its initial period of success tail off, research reveals.
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Hospital slammed for 'extortionate' staff parking fees

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 11:04
Hospital managers have been branded immoral for introducing ‘extortionate’ parking charges for staff who need their cars for work.
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Hospital slammed for 'extortionate' staff parking fees

HSJ - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 11:04
Hospital bosses have been branded immoral for introducing “extortionate” parking charges for staff who need their cars for work.
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A national review of choices in end of life care

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 10:38

National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) - 
This independent review seeks information which will outline the kinds of choices that people would like to be able to make at the end of life and information about the funding, systems and processes that would be needed to enable choices to be acted upon. The review focuses on end of life care for adults aged 18 and over, and within the current legal framework. Therefore, it does not focus on assisted dying or anything that would involve changes to mental capacity legislation. The deadline for responses to the review is 30 September 2014.

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Consultation on indicative sanctions guidance, apologies and warnings

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 10:18

General Medical Council (GMC) - 
This consultation seeks responses to proposals that doctors who have harmed patients could face sanctions even if they can show they have subsequently improved their practice in serious cases. The proposals are part of a major consultation on how doctors should be dealt with when serious complaints about them are upheld. The deadline for responses to this consultation is 14 November 2014.

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CQC's 'experts by experience' procurement delayed

HSJ - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 08:00
The Care Quality Commission has ‘paused’ its search for new organisations to recruit, train and manage inspectors with personal experience of health and social care just a month after the service was put out to tender.
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DH sets health visiting services provision for local authorities

HSJ - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 01:01
Department of Health sets out five services councils must run
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Help us find the top innovators driving patient engagement

HSJ - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 01:01
Who are the people finding new ways to tackle the challenges facing the sector?
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22 August issue of HSJ is ready to read on the app

HSJ - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 01:01
This week’s issue of HSJ magazine is now available to read on our tablet app.
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Ambitious for recovery: tackling drug and alcohol addiction in the UK

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 13:33

Centre for Social Justice - 
This report outlines and forecasts addiction problems in the UK and warns that deaths linked to ‘legal highs’ could overtake those linked to heroin by 2016. Amongst some of the recommendations suggested is a 'treatment tax' which should be added to the cost of alcohol in shops to fund a new generation of rehabilitation centres and stem the tide of Britain's addiction problem.

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HEE puts spotlight on patient safety education

HSJ - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 12:22
Health Education England has appointed a former president of the Royal College of Surgeons to head a panel tasked with embedding patient safety in healthcare training.  
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HEE puts spotlight on patient safety education

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 12:22
Health Education England has appointed a former president of the Royal College of Surgeons to head a panel tasked with embedding patient safety in healthcare training.  
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London’s diabetes care pathway: commissioning recommendations for psychological support

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 11:34

NHS London Strategic Clinical Networks - 
This document provides guidance on emotional and psychological support on the London diabetes care pathway. It uses information gathered from discussions with professionals and patients, and from surveys about local provision.

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Assessing the social and community risks of council spending cuts in Scotland

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 11:29

Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) - 
This paper explores how councils in Scotland can adequately consider social and community risks when making austerity cuts to services; identifies barriers to better risk assessment and how to overcome these; and considers opportunities to promote impact assessment through new policies on joint working in health and social care, and community planning partnerships.

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Lamb: Children's mental services 'stuck in the dark ages'

HSJ - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 10:43
Care minister Norman Lamb said services available to young people are ‘not fit for purpose’
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