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The hidden cost of dementia in Wales

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 14:09

Alzheimer's Society - 
This report exposes the financial and human impact of dementia in Wales. It found that the total cost of dementia to society in Wales is £1.4 billion per year, with an average cost of £31,300 per person per year.

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Local Healthwatch governance: a self-assessment toolkit for local Healthwatch and local Healthwatch commissioners

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 14:05

Local Government Association - 
This self-assessment toolkit is designed to support local Healthwatch and local Healthwatch commissioners in establishing successful governance for an effective local Healthwatch organisation. 

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What are community health services?

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 11:26

NHS Confederation - 
This guide explains what community health services are and the key role they can play in supporting people and delivering care.

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Transforming care for people with learning disabilities: next steps

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 11:22

NHS England - 
The Transforming Care Delivery Board, comprising NHS England, the Local Government Association, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, the Care Quality Commission, Health Education England and the Department of Health, have published this report which outlines the steps taken towards improving services for people with learning disabilities. The report is clear that while progress is being made, there is still much more to do to ensure that where it is appropriate, people are cared for in the community and close to home.

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Latent tuberculosis (TB) testing and treatment for migrants: a practical guide for commissioners and practitioners

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 11:06

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This guidance providers advice for commissioners and practitioners implementing local latent TB infection testing and treatment for migrants. It offers practical advice on how primary care based LTBI testing and treatment could be implemented locally.

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Health and care professional regulator fees

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 11:02

House of Commons Library - 
This briefing provides an overview of changes to the health and care professional regulator fees. In 2015, the Government introduced regulations which require the professional regulators to pay the Authority a fee in order to fund the organisation. The fees become payable from 1 August 2015. Some of the professional regulatory bodies have said that the new fee has required them to increase their registration and renewal fees.

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Health policy priorities for a new parliament

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:35

The King's Fund - 
This collection of essays, published jointly by the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group and The King’s Fund, maps out health priorities for the next parliament, as seen from the perspective of key stakeholders in the world of health.

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A survey of staffing levels of medical clinical academics in UK medical schools as at 31 July 2014

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:31

Medical Schools Councils - 
This is the thirteenth in a series of annual surveys of staffing levels in medical schools in the UK and it finds that the number of clinical academics has remained relatively stable with an increase in clinical academics within public health. It highlights a drop of academics within psychiatry, paediatrics and child health and also pathology and raises recruitment concerns for the latter.

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HSJ Live 07.07.2015: HSJ reveals the best places to work for 2015

HSJ - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 08:00
The 120 top employers in the NHS have been announced today, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 07.07.2015: Exclusive - Letters show how CCGs directed to up activity plans

HSJ - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 08:00
Letters obtained by HSJ show how NHS England ordered CCGs to increase planned activity in acute contracts, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 07.07.2015: Revealed - 2015 winners of the Patient Safety Awards

HSJ - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 08:00
After receiving 750 submissions from 370 different organisations, expert judges have whittled the list down to just 17 winners and 10 organisations whose work they highly commend, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Exclusive: Letters show how CCGs directed to up activity plans

HSJ - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 08:00
Letters seen by HSJ reveal how NHS England ordered clinical commissioning groups to change their contracts with acute providers to reflect an assumption that hospital activity would grow this year.
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HSJ Live 07.07.2015: Sustained effort required to meet £22bn efficiency target

HSJ - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 08:00
Sustained effort needed to get anywhere close to the £22bn efficiency target by 2020, King’s Fund concludes, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Revealed: 2015 winners of the Patient Safety Awards

HSJ - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00
Celebrating innovative and creative initiatives
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Keogh named HSJ's top clinical leader for 2015

HSJ - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 19:15
Professor Sir Bruce Keogh has been ranked number one in HSJ’s top Clinical Leaders list for the third time.
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Executive Summary: Stevens told 'he's not in charge of the NHS'

HSJ - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 18:00
HSJ’s roundup of Monday’s key stories
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Primary care capital fund underspent by nearly half

HSJ - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 08:00
The government owned company set up to manage thousands of primary care premises and other NHS buildings spent only around half of its planned capital budget last year.
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Primary care capital funds underspent by nearly half

HSJ - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 08:00
The government owned company set up to manage thousands of primary care premises and other NHS buildings spent only around half of its planned capital budget last year.
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HSJ Live 06.07.2015: Foundation model faces 'challenges' - Monitor chief

HSJ - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 08:00
The foundation trust model could come under question as the NHS faces up to the “absolutely huge” financial challenge, David Bennett has said, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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Exercise 'extreme' caution on integration deals, councils told

HSJ - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 07:30
Councils should exercise “extreme” caution before agreeing to ambitious health and social care integration deals, the chief executive of the Local Government Association has warned.
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