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High-need, high-cost patients: who are they and how do they use health care? A population-based comparison of demographics, health care use, and expenditures

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 30/08/2016 - 10:45

The Commonwealth Fund - 
This report presents an analysis of the health care needs of patients in the U.S. with long-term conditions and argues that health care improvement efforts should focus on the needs of those with multiple chronic illnesses and limited ability to care for themselves. 

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UK Chief Medical Officers' low risk drinking guidelines

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 30/08/2016 - 10:39

Public Health England (PHE) - 
These guidelines, produced by the four UK chief medical officers, provide the most up to date scientific information to help people make informed decisions about their own drinking. The guidelines have been tested through public consultation and market research to ensure the advice is as clear and useable as possible.

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Quarterly performance of the NHS provider sector: 3 months ended 30 June 2016

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 30/08/2016 - 10:35

NHS Providers - 
The findings of this performance report shows that the number of NHS providers showing a financial deficit fell by 20 percent during the first quarter of 2016/17. The provider sector is reporting an overall deficit of £461 million this quarter which is £5 million better than the planned deficit. 

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Daily Insight: Unnecessary STP secrecy and suspicion

HSJ - Fri, 26/08/2016 - 17:30
HSJ’s round-up of the must read stories from Friday
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Revealed: NHS trusts to lose millions in training funding

HSJ - Fri, 26/08/2016 - 08:00
The funding used to support NHS trusts for training nurses, doctors and other healthcare staff is being cut by millions of pounds by the Department of Health, HSJ can reveal.
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Mental health trust saves £2m by cutting out of area placements

HSJ - Fri, 26/08/2016 - 08:00
FINANCE: Cutting out of area placements for acute mental health patients has allowed a Yorkshire trust to plough £2m into bolstering community care.
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Daily Insight: Are the NHS's finances on track or derailed?

HSJ - Thu, 25/08/2016 - 19:03
The must read stories and talking points in health policy
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Updated: NHS provider sector on track to meet financial plans, says regulator

HSJ - Thu, 25/08/2016 - 14:57
The overall NHS provider sector has reported a deficit of £461m for the first three months of the financial year, which was £5m better than planned.
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NHS providers exceed financial targets, says regulator

HSJ - Thu, 25/08/2016 - 14:57
The overall NHS provider sector has reported a deficit of £461m for the first three months of the financial year, which was £5m better than planned.
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Breaking: NHS providers exceed financial targets, says regulator

HSJ - Thu, 25/08/2016 - 14:57
The overall NHS provider sector has reported a deficit of £461m for the first three months of the financial year, which was £5m better than planned.
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Stafford hospital A&E stops seeing children amid safety fears

HSJ - Thu, 25/08/2016 - 13:55
PATIENT SAFETY: Emergency services for children at Stafford hospital have been suspended because of safety concerns amid a shortage of A&E staff with specialist paediatric skills.
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Stafford hospital A&E stops seeing children amid safety fears

HSJ - Thu, 25/08/2016 - 13:55
PATIENT SAFETY: Emergency services for children at Stafford hospital have been suspended because of safety concerns amid a shortage of A&E staff with specialist paediatric skills.
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Becoming one of us: reforming the UK's citizenship system for a competitive, post-Brexit world

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 25/08/2016 - 10:55

Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) - 
This report calls for a reform of citizenship rules to avoid harm to the British economy and workforce following Brexit. Home Office figures show a rise of 14 per cent in EU nationals applying for British citizenship in the past year, reflecting the uncertainty of the result of the referendum. The report notes that one in ten doctors is from the EU and that this uncertainty would have implications for the NHS workforce and on service provision.

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Securing meaningful choice for patients: CCG planning and improvement guide

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 25/08/2016 - 10:09

NHS England - 
This guide is designed to help CCGs deliver their statutory duties by highlighting the actions they need to take to make choice work for the populations that they serve. CCGs are encouraged to focus specifically on choice of provider and team for first outpatient appointments and choice of a suitable alternative provider if patients are not able to access certain services within the waiting time standards. The guide sets out a number of enablers for patient choice and the actions that can be taken to deliver each of these.

 

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Exclusive: Officials warn over 'extremely constrained' capital for STPs

HSJ - Thu, 25/08/2016 - 08:00
Health and local government leaders working on major regional transformation plans have been warned capital funding is “extremely constrained” and to prepare to have IT funding requests turned down.
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80 hospitals in GMC 'special measures' over safety and training concerns

HSJ - Thu, 25/08/2016 - 08:00
Almost 80 hospitals are being monitored by the General Medical Council with “a form of special measures” because of concerns about training for junior doctors and risks to patient safety, its chief executive has told HSJ.
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Daily Insight: NHS data sharing gets a reboot

HSJ - Wed, 24/08/2016 - 18:31
The must read stories and talking points from Wednesday
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Exclusive: Successor to Care.data awaits government sign-off

HSJ - Wed, 24/08/2016 - 16:30
A new data service capable of recreating key elements of the controversial Care.data project is being developed by the National Information Board and is likely to receive Treasury backing as soon as next month, HSJ has learned.
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Health in a hurry: the impact of rush hour commuting on our health and wellbeing

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 24/08/2016 - 14:25

Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) - 
This report highlights the impact of passive commuting (via rail, bus or car) on the public's health and wellbeing. The report outlines how longer commute times are associated with increased stress, higher blood pressure and BMI and contributes to reduced time available for health promoting activities such as cooking, exercise and sleeping. The report calls for a greater adoption of flexible and remote working and greater restrictions on unhealthy food and drinks outlets in stations.

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Trust to face legal challenge over A&E closure

HSJ - Wed, 24/08/2016 - 12:39
LEGAL: United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust could face a legal challenge against its decision to partially close the accident and emergency department at Grantham and District Hospital.
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