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Summary of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) and nutrition and healthy weight regional events

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 14:29

Public Health England (PHE) -
In winter 2013, PHE held 6 regional events focused on child obesity, the NCMP, healthy weight and nutrition. The child obesity and NCMP workshops enabled PHE to get a better insight to current child obesity and NCMP implementation. This document summarises the events and their outcomes.

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Good practice: audit outcomes analysis

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 14:19

Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) -
This report aims to give a snapshot of organisations providing secondary health care and how they are complying with the Data Protection Act. The report summarises key findings from 19 audits carried out primarily with NHS Trusts by the ICO. The audits looked at how personal data is handled by the organisation, and fit alongside NHS information governance guidelines.

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Consultation skills for pharmacy practice: practice standards for England

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 12:34

Health Education England (HEE) -
This framework aims to help pharmacy professionals to improve their skills in carrying out consultations with patients and in delivering public health messages. It represents a national programme of change in pharmacy and will apply to more than 60,000 pharmacy professionals across England.

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The future of public health - a horizon scan

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 11:28

RAND Europe -
Public Health England (PHE) commissioned RAND Europe to undertake a horizon scanning study exploring the future of public health and related scientific services. This work was intended to help inform thinking at the strategic level within PHE, firstly in relation to the wider vision of the Agency and, secondly, in relation to the proposals for the creation of an integrated public health science hub. The report focuses on the different future public health science needs and the extent to which an integrated science hub could serve PHE as it evolves over the next twenty years.

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Hunt urged to ensure ombudsman gives evidence to Kirkup inquiry

HSJ - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 10:56
A Labour MP has written to Jeremy Hunt asking him to ensure the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman gives evidence to the investigation into the failings at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay.
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£10m boost for maternity services

HSJ - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 10:35
Maternity services are being given £10m worth of funding in a bid to improve care for women and their babies, the Department of Health has announced.
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GP choice pilots appealed to 'minority'

HSJ - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 10:32
Commuters are most likely to take advantage of a new scheme that will allow patients to register at any doctor’s surgery, a study has suggested.
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CQC plans 50pc rise in DH funding for overhauled inspections

HSJ - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 10:19
The Care Quality Commission is planning for a 50 per cent increase in the money it receives from the Department of Health to fund its overhauled inspection regime.
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HSJ Live 20.03.2014: Healthwatch criticises 'incredibly complex' complaints system

HSJ - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 07:00
More than 75 different types of organisation are involved in a confusing health and care complaints system, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Confed chief: NHS leaders must look 'beyond their own organisations'

HSJ - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 00:02
Provider chief executives must be “system leaders” beyond their own organisations, the new chief executive of the NHS Confederation has told HSJ.
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Healthwatch criticises 'incredibly complex' complaints system

HSJ - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 00:01
More than 75 different types of organisation are involved in a confusing health and care complaints system which is discouraging people from raising concerns, according to work done by Healthwatch England exclusively shared with HSJ.
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DH forecasts tightest financial year end since 2006

HSJ - Wed, 19/03/2014 - 18:47
Today’s Budget revealed that the Department of Health was forecasting a zero underspend on its revenue budget for 2013-14, in what one expert said was a sign of how “finances are deteriorating very quickly across the NHS”.
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Budget 2014: Pensions change to cost NHS £125m

HSJ - Wed, 19/03/2014 - 17:18
Plans announced in today’s Budget to increase employer contributions to the NHS Pension Scheme are expected to increase costs by around £125m a year, HSJ can reveal.
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Budget 2014: Pensions change to cost NHS £125m

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 19/03/2014 - 17:18
Plans announced in today’s Budget to increase employer contributions to the NHS Pension Scheme are expected to increase costs by around £125m a year, HSJ can reveal.
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NHS staff in budget day pay protest

HSJ - Wed, 19/03/2014 - 10:02
Health workers will stage Budget day protests today against the government’s “insulting” pay offer.
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NHS staff in budget day pay protest

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 19/03/2014 - 10:02
Health workers will stage Budget day protests today against the government’s “insulting” pay offer.
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Basildon and Southend sign up private provider for pathology overhaul

HSJ - Wed, 19/03/2014 - 09:58
COMMERCIAL: Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust and Southend University Hospital Foundation Trust have appointed private firm Integrated Pathology Partnerships to help reconfigure and run pathology services across south Essex.
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Outgoing NHS chief regrets slow progress on BME leaders

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 19/03/2014 - 09:48
The outgoing NHS England chief executive has said he regrets not making more progress in increasing the number of black and minority ethnic senior NHS leaders.
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Outgoing NHS chief regrets slow progress on BME leaders

HSJ - Wed, 19/03/2014 - 09:48
The outgoing NHS England chief executive has said he regrets not making more progress in increasing the number of black and minority ethnic senior NHS leaders.
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David Nicholson: Some newspapers 'hate the NHS'

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 19/03/2014 - 09:47
Some of the UK’s national newspapers “hate the NHS”, according to the outgoing leader of the service, who plans to apply for a role at the new press regulator.
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