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Health group internal audit report: review of two Care Quality Commission procurements from 2013

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 05/06/2015 - 13:39

Department of Health - 
In response to issues raised with the Department of Health in 2014, the department commissioned the Health Group Internal Audit to review 2 Care Quality Commission (CQC) procurements made in 2013. The report is published alongside a letter from Department of Health’s Permanent Secretary to the Chief Executive of the CQC and his response.

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Executive Summary: Must reads from a big week in health

HSJ - Fri, 05/06/2015 - 13:38
HSJ’s roundup of key developments from an immensely important week.
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HSJ Live 05.06.2015: Hunt interview - Agency cap needed to correct 'market failure'

HSJ - Fri, 05/06/2015 - 11:51
Jeremy Hunt has defended his controversial move to cap spending on agency staff, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 05.06.2015: Osborne announces £200m cut to public health budgets

HSJ - Fri, 05/06/2015 - 11:51
Department of Health is to consult on an in-year cut of £200m to council controlled public health budgets, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Women and dementia: a global research overview

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 05/06/2015 - 11:50

Alzheimer's Disease International - 
The purpose of this report is to understand the main issues affecting women in relation to dementia from an international perspective. The report examines the effect of gender on three specific groups: women living with dementia; women caring for people with dementia in a professional caring role; women undertaking an informal caregiving role for someone with dementia. It also focuses on cross-cutting issues, including factors affecting women in low and middle income countries; family structures and kinship; and the effects of migration.

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CQC would ‘love’ to rate whole health systems, says chief inspector

HSJ - Thu, 04/06/2015 - 20:40
The chief inspector of hospitals said he would ‘love’ the Care Quality Commission to rate local health systems, rather than specific providers, but suggested there were potential obstacles to inspecting clinical commissioning groups.
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New ratings to make CCGs more accountable, says health secretary

HSJ - Thu, 04/06/2015 - 20:36
The performance of clinical commissioning groups will be measured by a new set of metrics, the Jeremy Hunt told NHS leaders today.
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Hunt: Trusts to be given procurement savings targets

HSJ - Thu, 04/06/2015 - 20:32
Hospitals will be expected to make set savings in their procurement processes from January, the health secretary announced today.
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Osborne announces £200m cut to public health budgets

HSJ - Thu, 04/06/2015 - 20:28
The Department of Health is to consult on an in-year cut of £200m to council controlled public health budgets.
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Exclusive: CQC to rate hospitals’ efficiency

HSJ - Thu, 04/06/2015 - 20:22
The health secretary has asked the Care Quality Commission to include a hospital’s efficiency as one of the “key criteria” for rating the quality of its leadership.
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Improved circulation: unleashing innovation across the NHS

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 04/06/2015 - 15:09

Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) -
This report argues that one of the most important things the NHS can do to tackle the squeeze between demand and resources is to make better use of innovative technology and methods. It explores the barriers to introducing and spreading innovation in the NHS, and how to help those who develop, commission and use potentially revolutionary healthcare innovations.

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National survey of NHS leaders

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 04/06/2015 - 15:03

NHS Confederation -
This survey presents the view that local leaders can only address the challenges facing the NHS if they have the political support, if national bodies improve the way they work together and if there is better support for social care and mental health services. More than 90 per cent of NHS leaders believe that social care cuts are directly affecting patient care in their organisations.

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ADASS budget survey 2015

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 04/06/2015 - 14:53

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) -
This annual budget report aims to provide an analysis of the state of adult social care finances and intelligence on how adult social care is responding to the twin challenges of meeting increased demand and managing reducing resources.

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Two key waiting time targets abolished

HSJ - Thu, 04/06/2015 - 11:36
Two headline waiting times targets for planned care are being dropped by the NHS on the basis they are creating ‘perverse incentives’, HSJ can reveal.
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BREAKING: Two key waiting time targets abolished

HSJ - Thu, 04/06/2015 - 11:36
Two headline waiting times targets for planned care are being dropped by the NHS on the basis they are creating ‘perverse incentives’, HSJ can reveal.
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Collaboration in clinical leadership: the role of secondary care doctors on CCG governing bodies

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 04/06/2015 - 11:27

NHS Clinical Commissioners -
This briefing highlights how collaborative working between CCG leaders and secondary care doctors can provide benefits to the health service provision of local people. Since the Health and Social Care Act established CCGs in 2012 there has been some uncertainty around how secondary care doctors, on CCG governing bodies, can best support local commissioning. This report demonstrates the potential that this role can have, whether this is for the clinicians involved, or the wider CCG, or for local people and patients.

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English trust to take hard line on payments for Scottish, Welsh and Irish patients

HSJ - Thu, 04/06/2015 - 11:10
One of England’s largest specialist providers is to take a stricter approach to accepting patients from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, after struggling to secure payments from commissioners.
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Socioeconomic inequality of access to healthcare: does patients’ choice explain the gradient? Evidence from the English NHS

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 04/06/2015 - 10:56

Centre for Health Economics -
Equity of access is a key policy objective in publicly-funded healthcare systems. Using data on patients undergoing non-emergency heart revascularization procedures in the English NHS, this research paper finds evidence of significant differences in waiting times within public hospitals between patients with different socioeconomic status (up to 35% difference between the most and least deprived population quintiles).

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Five year forward view - the success regime: a whole systems intervention

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 04/06/2015 - 10:09

Monitor -
The Five year forward view signalled the intention by the national bodies to introduce a new regime to create the conditions for success in the most challenged health and care economies. This guidance is aimed at providing increased support and direction to the most challenged systems in order to secure improvement in three main areas.

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HSJ Live 04.06.2015: Catch up on a huge day for health policy

HSJ - Thu, 04/06/2015 - 08:00
Catch up on the key events from the NHS Confederation conference, HSJ’s exclusive interview with Jeremy Hunt and NICE stops work on safe staffing guidelines
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