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Economic crisis, health systems and health in Europe: impact and implications for policy

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 10:45

World Health Organization (WHO) - 
This report summarises the findings of a joint study by WHO Europe and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies analysing the impact of health policy responses to the crisis in Europe from 2008 to 2013. It is a key part of a wider initiative to monitor the effects of the crisis on health systems and health, to identify the policies most likely to sustain the performance of health systems facing fiscal pressure and to gain insight into the political economy of implementing reforms in a crisis.

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The costs of perinatal mental health problems

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 10:17

Centre for Mental Health - 
This report argues that perinatal mental health problems carry a total economic and social long-term cost to society of about £8.1 billion for each one-year cohort of births in the UK. It also finds that the NHS would need to spend just £337 million a year to bring perinatal mental health care up to the level recommended in national guidance.

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HSJ Live 20.10.2014: Simon Stevens at public accounts committee

HSJ - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 08:00
NHS England chief executive to give evidence on healthcare funding before Commons committee, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 20.10.2014 Fall in GP engagement with CCGs, NHS England survey finds

HSJ - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 08:00
Only half of GPs feel they are involved in decision making, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 20.10.2014 Is 'zero harm' achievable for mental health?

HSJ - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 08:00
Dr Anushta Sivananthan, medical director of Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Foundation Trust, sets out how the trust is responding to new patient safety challenges to mental health services following the Francis, Keogh and Berwick reports, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Fall in GP engagement with CCGs, NHS England survey finds

HSJ - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 01:01
Only half of GPS feel they are involved in CCG decision making, according to an NHS England commissioned survey
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Government wades into Birmingham referrals row

HSJ - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 16:34
The government has waded into the row between a leading foundation trust and a group of commissioners after closing its doors to “out of area” referrals for routine care
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Liverpool reconfiguration plans unveiled

HSJ - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 13:26
Cancer surgery in Merseyside could be relocated to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, under ambitious proposals being developed to reshape the city’s health services
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CQC will 'learn by doing' fit and proper person checks

HSJ - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 12:11
The watchdog will have to adopt a ‘learn by doing’ approach when enforcing the fit and proper test of healthcare leaders, its chief executive has admitted
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CQC will 'learn by doing' fit and proper person checks

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 12:11
The watchdog will have to adopt a ‘learn by doing’ approach when enforcing the fit and proper test of healthcare leaders, its chief executive has admitted
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'Brave' new patient safety drive launched

HSJ - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 11:49
England’s new patient safety drive to halve avoidable harm will not follow the usual “paternal” NHS approach to driving improvements, the director of the Sign up Safety campaign has said
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Loud and clear: making consumer voices heard

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 11:21

Healthwatch - 
This is Healthwatch's annual report which details the progress on work that has been made so far over 2013/14 in raising concerns for patients and users of health and social care services.

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Suffering in silence: listening to consumer experiences of the health and social care complaints system

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 11:20

Healthwatch - 
This report details the findings of an investigation into the failings of the complaints system in health and social care. It raises concerns about the NHS and local authority red tape making it difficult for people to complain and that there is not enough independent advice and support out there to help those in need and, above all, the public is given little incentive to come forward about their experiences. It highlights simple changes which could be made to the system in order to improve patients' experiences in complaints handling within health and care systems.

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Medical contract negotiations collapse

HSJ - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 11:15
Contract negotiations between the British Medical Association and NHS Employers suddenly collapsed last night
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Medical contract negotiations collapse

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 11:15
Contract negotiations between the British Medical Association and NHS Employers suddenly collapsed last night
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HSJ Live 17.10.2014: Medical contract negotiations collapse

HSJ - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 10:55
Contract negotiations between the British Medical Association and NHS Employers have suddenly collapsed, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 17.10.2014: Contract negotiations break down between BMA and NHS Employers

HSJ - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 10:55
Contract negotiations between the British Medical Association and NHS Employers have suddenly collapsed, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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State of care 2013/14

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 10:43

Care Quality Commission (CQC) - 
This report shows there are many excellent care services in England but the variation in quality is unacceptably wide. It offers a perspective across 40,000 services in 2013/14 and shows how strong leadership and a positive culture are the key to safe care.

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Government response to the House of Commons Health Committee report of session 2014-15: accoutability hearing with the Health and Care Professions Council

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 10:27

Department of Health (DH) - 
This document is the government’s response to the Health and Care Professions Council’s accountability hearing with the House of Commons Health committee.

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The quality of mental health care cluster costing and activity data

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 10:22

Department of Health (DH) - 
This report is a review of how well mental health providers categorise patient needs as classified by the payment by results scheme. It summarises the quality of costing and care cluster assignment in 25 mental health providers. All 25 audits were carried out on a voluntary basis. The providers audited are different to the 9 audited in 2012/2013.

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