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£270m Virgin Care contract delayed

HSJ - Tue, 29/03/2016 - 17:51
COMMISSIONING: A £270m community services contract between Virgin Care and East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been delayed for a month.
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Breaking: £270m Virgin Care contract delayed

HSJ - Tue, 29/03/2016 - 17:51
COMMISSIONING: A £270m community services contract between Virgin Care and East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been delayed for a month.
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Non-executive director suspended for views on gay adoption

HSJ - Tue, 29/03/2016 - 13:44
WORKFORCE: A non-executive director of an NHS trust has said complaints about his views on adoption by same sex couples from an LGBT group within the organisation led to his suspension.
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Hospital to relocate outpatient clinics to cut costs

HSJ - Tue, 29/03/2016 - 13:26
FINANCE: A major London hospital is to stop providing outpatient clinics at a community hospital in Kent in a cost cutting move.
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Trust told to improve mental health services

HSJ - Tue, 29/03/2016 - 13:20
PERFORMANCE: Older people’s mental health wards across Sussex require improvement, according to the Care Quality Commission.
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Four days to enter the Patient Safety Awards

HSJ - Tue, 29/03/2016 - 10:51
There are just four days left to enter the Patient Safety Awards 2016.
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£8m project to share and link data across seven CCGs

HSJ - Tue, 29/03/2016 - 08:06
The ability to share and communicate data digitally is at the heart of NHS England’s recently released 10 core targets. Two case studies, one from HSJ’s expert in technology, looks at how these ambitions can be realised.
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A&E failure may trigger national intervention in Manchester devolution

HSJ - Tue, 29/03/2016 - 08:00
PERFORMANCE: A number of performance triggers have been drafted which could allow NHS England to “intervene” in the Greater Manchester devolution arrangements.
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Vanguard FT’s company to take over GP practices

HSJ - Thu, 24/03/2016 - 17:19
Three GP practices in Somerset are to be taken over by a company wholly owned by the local hospital foundation trust, in a major step towards establishing an integrated primary and acute provider organisation.
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Daily Insight: 'The Department of Health needs to get its act together'

HSJ - Thu, 24/03/2016 - 17:16
Thursday’s must read stories on hsj.co.uk
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Morecambe Bay midwife suspended after new baby death

HSJ - Thu, 24/03/2016 - 16:48
PATIENT SAFETY: A midwife already being investigated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust has been suspended after the death of a baby last month.
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Prescribed Specialised Services Advisory Group: recommendations to Ministers

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 24/03/2016 - 15:36

Department of Health -
The Prescribed Specialised Services Advisory Group (PSSAG) provides recommendations to ministers on which health services should be considered to be specialised and be nationally commissioned by NHS England, rather than locally commissioned by clinical commissioning groups. This report sets out the proposals considered by PSSAG at its May and October 2015 meetings, and outlines the Group’s recommendations for each of these proposals.

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'Desire to save money' caused NHS nursing shortage says damning report

HSJ - Thu, 24/03/2016 - 12:42
A nationwide shortage of nurses has been driven by a desire from the government to save money, according to a damning report.
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Success regime plans to 'cement' links between trusts

HSJ - Thu, 24/03/2016 - 12:02
Plans being developed by the North Cumbria success regime include formalising links between acute trusts and creating a “clinical task force” to address staff shortages and develop new care models.
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Success regime plans to 'cement' links between North East trusts

HSJ - Thu, 24/03/2016 - 12:02
Plans being developed by the North Cumbria success regime include formalising links between acute trusts and creating a “clinical task force” to address staff shortages and develop new care models.
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Rob Webster to lead STP footprint

HSJ - Thu, 24/03/2016 - 11:45
Departing NHS Confederation chief executive Rob Webster is to lead the West Yorkshire sustainability and transformation plan.
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Whistleblower guardian job may remain part-time despite criticism

HSJ - Thu, 24/03/2016 - 11:30
The Care Quality Commission may still recruit a part-time national guardian for NHS whistleblowers, even after the previous guardian resigned because she was unable to balance the job with another role.
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Results of quality reports assurance 2014/15

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 24/03/2016 - 11:05

Monitor -
Monitor requires all NHS foundation trusts to produce reports on the quality of care as part of their annual reports. Quality reports help trusts to improve public accountability for the quality of care they provide. This document collates the findings of external auditors' assurance of foundation trusts' quality reports. It also allows foundation trusts to compare their performance and issues against the sector’s aggregate results. The findings may also be of interest to NHS trusts, although their data was not part of the assurance work.

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Francis adviser to lead inquiry into 'heart breaking' baby death

HSJ - Thu, 24/03/2016 - 11:00
An adviser to the Mid Staffs public inquiry will lead an investigation into the death and treatment of a baby girl whose case exposed a “regulatory gap” in the NHS, HSJ can reveal.
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National bodies dress down local leaders over A&E and DTOCs

HSJ - Thu, 24/03/2016 - 10:54
PERFORMANCE: NHS England has chastised Nottinghamshire health leaders for the county’s deteriorating accident and emergency performance and a holdup in submitting a plan for reducing delayed transfers of care.
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