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HSJ Live 30.06.2014: Protecting whistleblowers must be at the heart of NHS change

HSJ - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 10:31
Brave people willing to raise concerns in the health service can only rely on patchy systems to protect them, writes Kate Rohde, and the rest of today’s news and comment
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Medical graduates should be denied full medical licence, says BMA

HSJ - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 14:10
Proposals aimed at improving the training of junior doctors will put patients at risk and waste taxpayers’ money, the BMA has said
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Medical graduates should be denied full medical licence, says BMA

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 14:10
Proposals aimed at improving the training of junior doctors will put patients at risk and waste taxpayers’ money, the BMA has said
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Whistleblowing framework: call for evidence - government response

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 14:00

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) - 
Following a consultation on support for whistleblowers, this document outlines the government's response. Employees who blow the whistle on wrongdoing in the workplace will receive more information and support under new measures to strengthen whistleblowing legislation.

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Performance review report 2013/14

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 13:57

Professional Standards Authority - 
This report is part of the annual review of professional regulatory bodies undertaken by Professional Standards Authority. Whilst all regulators continue to fulfil their statutory duty to protect the public, the report highlights concerns surrounding the most frequent failures: in fitness to practice and registration.

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New end of life care regime set out

HSJ - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 13:39
Medics have been given a new alternative to the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway which was axed last year amid claims that it was being used to cover up poor care.
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Hunt: CCGs must become 'accountable care organisations'

HSJ - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 13:32
Clinical commissioning groups must become more accountable as they expand their role in delivering healthcare, the health secretary has said
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University Hospitals Birmingham 'partners' with trust 150 miles away

HSJ - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 12:42
University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust is to partner with a struggling FT more than 150 miles away in a bid to help the organisation make desperately needed quality improvements.
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Fast facts

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 12:20

Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) - 
These factsheets provide an overview on topline statistics on a variety of topics including: alcohol use, drug use, hospital care, prescribing and social care.

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Focus on the health and care of older people

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 12:14

Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) - 
This statistical report aims to broaden insight into the health and care of people aged 65 or over in England. It also explores use of health and social care services among older people and gives insight into the impact an ageing population has on these services and how this compares to previous generations.

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27 June issue of HSJ is ready to read on the app

HSJ - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 12:01
This week’s issue of HSJ magazine is now available to read on our tablet app.
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HSJ Live 27.06.2014: University Hospitals Birmingham 'partners' with trust 150 miles away

HSJ - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 08:00
University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust is to partner with a struggling FT more than 150 miles away in a bid to help the organisation make quality improvements, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Exclusive: Major shake up of Health Education England revealed

HSJ - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 08:00
Health Education England is planning a ‘drastic’ reorganisation to slash its £85m running costs by 20 per cent.
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HSJ Live 27.06.2014: Don't let the glut of pilot projects distract from patient safety

HSJ - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 08:00
Breaking news and the latest health policy comment throughout the day.
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Exclusive: Major shake up of Health Education England revealed

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 08:00
Health Education England is planning a ‘drastic’ reorganisation to slash its £85m running costs by 20 per cent.
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Delay to merger increases costs by £3m

HSJ - Thu, 26/06/2014 - 16:09
FINANCE: A proposed merger between Ealing Hospital Trust and North West London Hospitals Trust has been delayed by three months at a cost of £3m.
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Enough is enough: a report on child protection and mental health services for children and young people

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 26/06/2014 - 14:59

Centre for Social Justice -
This report calls for a Royal Commission to be established to advise on the wholesale redesign of England’s social care and mental health services. It found that the point at which many children and young people qualify for help is often too high, and there is a group of “lone children” who are not being taken care of by their parents or State services.

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Understanding the new NHS: a guide for everyone working and training within the NHS

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 26/06/2014 - 14:19

NHS England -
This guide outlines the organisations, systems and processes that define, sustain and regulate the NHS.

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Protecting health and care information: a consultation on proposals to introduce new regulations

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 26/06/2014 - 14:15

Department of Health -
The government is seeking views on proposals to strengthen controls and safeguards on the use of an individual’s health and care data. This document proposes allowing a number of local organisations, to create secure safe havens, that will have access under strong controls to information from peoples’ personal care records which could be used to identify an individual. These safe havens will need to be accredited by the Secretary of State for Health. The consultation closes on 8th August 2014.

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Hunt calls for safeguarding review in wake of Savile abuse

HSJ - Thu, 26/06/2014 - 14:01
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has called for regulators and trust leaders to review safeguarding procedures after an investigation revealed that “weak systems” in hospitals had allowed celebrity Jimmy Savile to abuse scores of patients over many years.
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