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How is the NHS performing? Quarterly monitoring report, July 2014

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 11:40

The King's Fund -
This report illustrates the pressures on NHS finances, with a quarter of NHS trust finance directors surveyed for the report expecting to overspend their budgets this year. Analysis of the data collected for the report shows that the nursing workforce increased by almost 9,000 over the past six months to nearly 315,000 – the highest on record. This underlines the choice facing hospitals: whether to balance the books or maintain quality of services, with many choosing to recruit more nurses despite their budgets being stretched to the limit. It warns that cracks are beginning to appear in NHS performance as a result of the growing financial pressures and rising demand for services.

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NHS finances 'stretched to limit'

HSJ - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:53
NHS finances have been “stretched to the limit”, an influential think-tank has warned.
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We are primary care

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:51

Pharmacy Voice -
This cross-sector report urges the public and policy makers to look beyond general practice as the only alternative to hospital care. It highlights the political drive to address the extreme demand and fiscal pressure on the NHS by taking care out of hospital and into the community, but argues that this can only be successful if people have a clear understanding that GPs are not always the most appropriate first contact. It further argues that reducing demand is an imperative and that high street health specialists have a key role to play in tackling public health challenges like smoking and obesity.

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HSJ Live 17.07.2014: NHS finances 'stretched to limit'

HSJ - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:49
NHS finances have been ‘stretched to the limit’, influential think tank The King’s Fund has warned, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 17.07.2014: Time to recognise the real impact GP led urgent care has on A&Es

HSJ - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:49
Recent survey by the College of Emergency Medicine significantly underestimates the impact of urgent care centres on A&E attendance, argues Sam Benghhiat, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Third of CCGs do not plan to retender community services

HSJ - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 08:00
More than a third of clinical commissioning groups have no plans to retender their community services, an HSJ investigation has revealed. The findings prompted warnings from competition experts that the groups could face legal challenge from would-be providers.
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Colchester 'failed to tell CQC' about further waiting list allegations

HSJ - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 01:01
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has criticised the trust at the centre of a scandal over cancer waiting data manipulation for failing to tell inspectors it had received further allegations of waiting lists being manipulated.
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Delay to Mid Staffs dissolution could be 'disastrous', administrators warn

HSJ - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 18:07
STRUCTURE: Failure to secure changes to services at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust before this winter could be “potentially disastrous” for the local health economy, the trust’s special administrators have claimed.
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Patient Safety and Care Awards winners announced

HSJ - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 13:52
The 2014 winners and finalists unveiled
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Mortality measurement: the case in favour

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 11:56

Dr Foster Intelligence -
This report was written in response to recent criticism in the media and the healthcare world of the use of risk-adjusted mortality measures. The authors advocate a multidimensional approach to measuring healthcare – including the use of risk-adjusted mortality measures – as the best way of monitoring safety and improving quality.

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Put GP services alongside every emergency department, advise doctors

HSJ - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 11:48
New guidelines from a host of medical Royal Colleges call for all emergency departments to have co-located out of hours GP services, to help prevent rising demand from overwhelming the urgent care system.
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Acute and emergency care: prescribing the remedy

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 11:04

The College of Emergency Medicine -
The College of Emergency Medicine convened a summit in March 2014 to bring together key policy makers, opinion formers and leaders in acute healthcare to develop solutions to the challenges and to strengthen the system for future service demands. This report contains the consensus recommendations of this summit. It lists recommendations to address the challenges and to build safer, more effective and efficient urgent and emergency care services for all patients.

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Duty of candour extended to cover wider set of incidents

HSJ - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 11:03
A statutory duty of candour in the NHS will cover a wider set of incidents than previously expected, and will force NHS trusts to apologise to affected patients, it has emerged.
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Duty of candour extended to cover wider set of incidents

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 11:03
A statutory duty of candour in the NHS will cover a wider set of incidents than previously expected, and will force NHS trusts to apologise to affected patients, it has emerged.
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Lamb condemns 'shunting' of mentally ill children

HSJ - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 10:54
A health minister has accused NHS organisations of “shunting” mentally ill children into specialist inpatient care for financial reasons.
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Two further Keogh trusts leave special measures

HSJ - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 10:41
Two further trusts placed in regulatory “special measures” last summer have been removed from the regime, the health secretary announced today.
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CQC working on special measures regime for GPs

HSJ - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 10:06
The Care Quality Commission is working on a “special measures” regime for GP practices, the body has confirmed.
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HSJ Live 16.07.2014: CQC working on special measures regime for GPs

HSJ - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 08:00
The Care Quality Commission is working on a “special measures” regime for GP practices, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 16.07.2014: Patient Safety and Care Awards winners 2014

HSJ - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 08:00
The winners of the Patient Safety and Care Awards are announced, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Exclusive: Major hospital trust 'very interested' in becoming a social enterprise

HSJ - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 14:12
One of the largest hospital trusts in the country has revealed to HSJ it is “very interested” in exploring becoming a staff owned social enterprise.
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