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New interim chief at troubled North West CCG

HSJ - Fri, 05/12/2014 - 12:14
WORKFORCE: A troubleshooting commissioning boss is taking over as interim chief officer of Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group.
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NEW Devon imposes widespread restrictions on smokers and obese patients

HSJ - Fri, 05/12/2014 - 12:04
Morbidly obese patients in most of Devon will have to lose up to 5 per cent of their weight before undergoing any elective surgery, under plans confirmed by the country’s largest clinical commissioning group.
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Dalton's plans to revitalise provider sector unveiled

HSJ - Fri, 05/12/2014 - 11:31
A long awaited review of NHS provider policy has recommended a suite of measures to re-energise the ‘pipeline’ of would be foundation trusts and accelerate the acquisition or franchising of trusts that cannot demonstrate long term viability in their current form.
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Investigation of London A&Es follows department closures

HSJ - Fri, 05/12/2014 - 10:46
PERFORMANCE: A probe into poor accident and emergency services in north west London has been commissioned by four London local authorities following the controversial closure of two departments.
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Hospital complaints handling

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 05/12/2014 - 10:23

Healthwatch England - 
This chart contains data from Freedom of Information requests into hospital complaints handling procedures. It shows that more than a third of hospitals across England are turning away concerned citizens wishing to report incidents of poor care that they have witnessed. Of 123 respondants, only 30 trusts reported having investigated patient complaints and were able to provide details of how many cases they have had over the last three years. 

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Examining new options and opportunities for providers of NHS care: the Dalton review

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 05/12/2014 - 10:18

Department of Health (DH) - 
This report is the result of an independent review which looked at the challenges faced by providers of NHS care by examining organisational models to identify key markers and characteristics in order to improve quality of hospital care. It highlights five important themes which include the need for quicker transactional and transformational change; the need for sustainability within the provider sector; and that a one-size-fits-all approach does not work. 

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HSJ Live 05.12.2014: Investigation of London A&Es follows department closures

HSJ - Fri, 05/12/2014 - 07:00
Probe into poor accident and emergency services in north west London has been commissioned by four London local authorities, plus the rest of today’s health news and comment
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HSJ Live 05.12.2014: The Dalton Review into new provider models published

HSJ - Fri, 05/12/2014 - 07:00
David Dalton’s review into options for provider models published this morning, plus the rest of today’s health news and comment
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HSJ Live 05.12.2014: Tackling the weighty problem of obese patients without the scalpel

HSJ - Fri, 05/12/2014 - 07:00
Changing behaviour and reducing body weight can work wonders and save the NHS money, argues Henning Bliddal, plus the rest of today’s health news and comment
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Exploring international acute care models

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 14:44

Monitor -
Monitor have looked at acute service line models in countries other than England to help inform and support the current thinking on potential new models of care in the NHS. This report focuses on how these service models work in other health systems. It recognises that international models might need to be applied differently in the NHS and so alongside this report Monitor have launched an engagement exercise seeking views on their greater use in the NHS.

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Managing quality in community health care services

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 14:23

The King's Fund -
Community health care services provide vital care out of hospital for millions of people. From children’s services to care for older people and end-of-life support, the community sector plays a key part in meeting the challenges facing our health and care system. This report presents findings from a small-scale study into how quality is managed in community services. It explores how community care providers define and measure quality and recommends important next steps to support better measurement and management of quality.

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Study exposes 'scandalous' state of NHS neurology services

HSJ - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 12:57
Patients with acute neurological conditions are waiting too long to see specialist consultants amid ‘scandalous’ widespread variations in hospital services across the country, HSJ has learned.
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Study exposes 'scandalous' state of NHS neurology services

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 12:57
Patients with acute neurological conditions are waiting too long to see specialist consultants amid ‘scandalous’ widespread variations in hospital services across the country, HSJ has learned.
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Mental health hospital stops accepting new patients following CQC concerns

HSJ - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 12:49
A mental health hospital in Sussex has stopped accepting new routine patients following concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission during a recent inspection
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Monitor launches investigations at two East Anglian trusts

HSJ - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 11:28
Monitor has launched investigations into both Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals and Norfolk and Suffolk foundation trusts, it has been announced this.
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Exclusive: Database will track doctors' careers to help university selection

HSJ - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 10:59
Doctors’ entire careers from medical school through to consultant level will be tracked by a database designed to find the best way of selecting and testing doctors
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Exclusive: Database will track doctors' careers to help university selection

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 10:59
Doctors’ entire careers from medical school through to consultant level will be tracked by a database designed to find the best way of selecting and testing doctors
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HSJ Live 04.12.14: Healthcare leaders attack 'scapegoating' of managers in open letter

HSJ - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 06:00
Leaders and clinicians call for a change in attitude towards NHS managers, during the run-up to the general election, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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Healthcare leaders attack 'scapegoating' of managers

HSJ - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 00:01
Leading clinicians and patient campaigners have joined two former health secretaries to call for a change in attitude towards NHS managers
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Open letter in full: Respect for NHS managers

HSJ - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 00:01
The full text of the open letter calling for a change in attitudes towards NHS managers
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