Feed aggregator

Hospital FT to be removed from special measures

HSJ - Wed, 09/11/2016 - 00:01
The chief inspector of hospitals has recommended a troubled acute foundation trust be removed from special measures.
Categories: Latest News Feeds

Daily Insight: Leadership quest goes into Fergie time

HSJ - Tue, 08/11/2016 - 17:39
HSJ’s round-up of Tuesday’s must read stories
Categories: Latest News Feeds

Foundation trusts call off merger

HSJ - Tue, 08/11/2016 - 14:34
A planned merger of two acute foundation trusts has been called off after one of the providers involved decided merging did not offer the best chance of stabilising either finances or services.
Categories: Latest News Feeds

Trust chief executive quits before taking up post

HSJ - Tue, 08/11/2016 - 11:43
The incoming chief executive of Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust has decided not to take up her post at the organisation.
Categories: Latest News Feeds

STP names trust chief executive as new lead

HSJ - Tue, 08/11/2016 - 11:14
The Hertfordshire and West Essex sustainability and transformation plan has a new lead after the incumbent stepped down due to concerns over the time need to perform the role.
Categories: Latest News Feeds

RCN chief: New role risks devaluing nursing

HSJ - Tue, 08/11/2016 - 07:00
Viewing nursing as a task based role will put patient safety at risk, the chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
Categories: Latest News Feeds

Daily Insight: Mental health spending off balance

HSJ - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 17:34
HSJ’s round-up of Monday’s must read stories and debate
Categories: Latest News Feeds

Exclusive: STP to press on with controversial London hospital changes

HSJ - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 16:03
A late draft of North West London’s sustainability and transformation plan, seen by HSJ, says the patch will press on with moves to reduce the number of sites providing acute services.
Categories: Latest News Feeds

Exclusive: STP told its capital demand 'highly unlikely' to be met

HSJ - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 13:50
The leaders of one sustainability and transformation plan have been told by NHS England and NHS Improvement it is “highly unlikely” they will get the capital they have asked for to execute it.
Categories: Latest News Feeds

NHS standard contract 2017/18

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 12:54

NHS England - 
The NHS standard contract is mandated by NHS England for use by commissioners for all contracts for healthcare services other than primary care. It has now been updated from the 2016/17 to the 2017/18 - 2018/19 version. A summary of the changes can be found in section three of the technical guidance.

Categories: Latest News Feeds

The integrated support and assurance process (ISAP): an introduction to assuring novel and complex contracts

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 12:52

NHS Improvement - 
This guidance, produced in partnership with NHS England, provides an introduction and overview to the integrated support and assurance process (ISAP). ISAP is designed to be a consistent and streamlined process for supporting and assuring the successful delivery of complex contracts.

Categories: Latest News Feeds

NHS breast screening programme: national radiographic workforce survey 2016

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 12:39

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This report summarises the findings of the national radiographic survey of English breast screening services, conducted in April and May 2016. All four tiers of the radiographic workforce were surveyed and this report analyses the staffing, vacancy rates, retirements, training routes and attitudes of radiographic staff towards workforce issues.

Categories: Latest News Feeds

Health of people in the criminal justice system

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 12:36

National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) - 
This new guideline aims to ensure that people in prison receive the same standard of care as those outside of prison. It makes recommendations for individual health assessments, prison screening programmes, and tailored health advice to support wellbeing.

Categories: Latest News Feeds

Consultation on allocating 2017-18 funding to disregard war pensions in social care financial assessments

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 12:33

Department of Health (DH) - 
There are two schemes that make payments to armed forces veterans who have been injured during their service. Currently, the two schemes are treated differently by local authorities when making a financial assessment to determine what a person can afford to contribute to the costs of their care and support. In the 2016 budget, the government announced that a change would be made to the care and support charging arrangements in England to treat the schemes more consistently. This consultation seeks views from local authorities on disregarding war pensions in allocating funding for social care in 2017/18. This consultation closes on 21 November 2016.

Categories: Latest News Feeds

NHS England sets new rules for CCG mergers

HSJ - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 12:15
Clinical commissioning group mergers must create footprints that help deliver sustainability and transformation plans, and which are “future proofed” for the emergence of accountable care providers, under new NHS England guidance.
Categories: Latest News Feeds

New CCG merger rules seek to 'future proof' commissioning

HSJ - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 12:15
Clinical commissioning group mergers must create footprints that help deliver sustainability and transformation plans, and which are “future proofed” for the emergence of accountable care providers, under new NHS England guidance.
Categories: Latest News Feeds

Helping people look after themselves: a guide on self-care

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:21

Local Government Association (LGA) - 
This report calls for a new culture of care to reduce the pressures on doctors and hospitals. It highlights the role that GPs can play in educating the public on self-care and how they can treat themselves without visting the doctor or managing long-term conditions by taking preventative measures to stay fit. 

Categories: Latest News Feeds

Exclusive: Quality and financial regulation could be joined, says Mike Richards

HSJ - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 07:00
Regulation “might well move” to a single organisation overseeing both quality and finance in the future, the Care Quality Commissioner’s chief inspector of hospitals has said.
Categories: Latest News Feeds

Revealed: The CCGs cutting mental health budgets

HSJ - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 07:00
More than a fifth of commissioners are failing to raise mental health spending by as much as directed by NHS leaders, with eight actually reporting cutting their budgets, HSJ can reveal.
Categories: Latest News Feeds

Revealed: The CCGs failing on parity of esteem

HSJ - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 07:00
More than a fifth of commissioners are failing to raise mental health spending by as much as directed by NHS leaders, with eight actually reporting cutting their budgets, HSJ can reveal.
Categories: Latest News Feeds

Pages

Subscribe to Healthcare People Management Association aggregator