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Plan to shake up services at struggling North West trust revealed

HSJ - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 12:26
STRUCTURE: Controversial proposals to transfer patients between hospital sites at a struggling North West trust have been revealed.
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Tariff consultation delayed

HSJ - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 12:16
The publication of a consultation document for the 2015-16 national tariff payment system has been delayed by three weeks, officials have confirmed.
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CCG consults on plans to downgrade coastal maternity units

HSJ - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 12:12
STRUCTURE: North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group is consulting on plans to downgrade two coastal maternity units.
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Birmingham health leaders back forward view care models

HSJ - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 12:07
Healthcare leaders in Birmingham are already seeking to establish the new models of care provision proposed in last week’s NHS Five Year Forward View, HSJ can reveal.
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Do you care?

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 11:00

Macmillan Cancer Research - 
This report finds that nine in ten (89%) of health professionals who regularly deal with cancer patients agree friends and family caring for someone with cancer often neglect their own health whilst 85% believe a lack of support is the main reason carers reach breaking point and are forced to stop caring. The report calls for the prioritisation of the healthcare for carers in the NHS in England.

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HSJ Live 28.10.2014: Coverage of Simon Stevens at the health committee

HSJ - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 07:00
Simon Stevens, Paul Baumann and Bruce Keogh appear in front the health select committee, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 28.10.2014: Respected London trust told to improve by CQC

HSJ - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 07:00
A respected London teaching hospital has been told it ‘requires improvement’ by the Care Quality Commission, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Respected London trust told to improve by CQC

HSJ - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 07:00
PERFORMANCE: A respected London teaching hospital has been told it ‘requires improvement’ by the Care Quality Commission.
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HSJ Live 28.10.2014: Why no one is responsible for ensuring best practice in hospitals

HSJ - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 07:00
Hospitals need help, not just criticism, says David Oliver, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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New perspectives and approaches to understanding dementia and stigma

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 15:01

International Longevity Centre - 
This new compendium of essays examines the social stigma which surrounds dementia, highlighting that stigma is impending early diagnosis, care and research into the disease. It discusses the impact of the fear around dementia has on those living with the condition, their families and carers, which prevents the research community capturing a full picture of the disease.

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Implementing the ‘responsible consultant/clinician’ and ‘named nurse’ in your NHS foundation trust

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 14:43

Monitor - 
One of the recommendations of the Francis Report and the government’s response was that every hospital patient should have the name of the consultant and nurse responsible for their care above their bed: the ‘responsible consultant/clinician’ and ‘named nurse’. This letter to all foundation trust medical and nursing directors outline details of the implementation of the ‘responsible consultant/clinician’ and ‘named nurse’ recommendation. Each NHS trust has been asked to provide the relevant information on the implementation of these recommendations.

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John Kennedy's care home inquiry

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 14:41

Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) - 
The final report of this inquiry calls for sweeping change to ‘inject humanity’ back into care homes, with personal relationships put at the heart of how they are run and regulated. It highlights the current blame culture, bureaucracy and business model have contributed to the ‘permanent sense of crisis’ within the sector. The inquiry argues human relationships and caring needs to be central to the system and the sector - replacing the impersonal and insecure culture that currently shrouds the whole care environment.

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Trust's winter cash withheld until it has 'believable' A&E plan

HSJ - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 12:45
PERFORMANCE: One of the worst performing areas on the four hour accident and emergency target has seen its “system resilience” money withheld temporarily after failing to devise a “believable” improvement plan.
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Virgin clinic probed over 'large number' of waiting time breaches

HSJ - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 12:23
PERFORMANCE: A Surrey breast screening centre run by Virgin Care Services is being investigated following a ‘large number’ of waiting times breaches.
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Devon CCG warns 'services will suffer' due to unaffordable demand

HSJ - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 12:14
FINANCE: The country’s biggest clinical commissioning group will have to take immediate action to prioritise patient access to services in the face of unaffordable increases in demand, it has warned.
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Priory Group sets sights on community contracts

HSJ - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 10:52
A major private provider of mental healthcare beds in the UK is planning a significant expansion into the sector’s community services market
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GPs 'should diagnose social ills'

HSJ - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 10:32
Family doctors should be on the lookout for signs of radicalisation, trafficking or cyber-bullying in child patients, according to the professional body for GPs.
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HSJ Live 27.10.2014: Devon CCG warns 'services will suffer' due to unaffordable demand

HSJ - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 09:35
The country’s biggest clinical commissioning group will have to take immediate action to prioritise patient access to services in the face of unaffordable increases in demand, it has warned, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 27.10.2014: GPs 'should diagnose social ills'

HSJ - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 09:35
Family doctors should be on the lookout for signs of radicalisation, trafficking or cyber-bullying in child patients, according to the professional body for GPs, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 27.10.2014: HSJ showcases the best innovation in healthcare

HSJ - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 09:35
All this week HSJ is celebrating the innovators making a difference to patient care and policy in the health service, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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