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Exclusive: Monitor considering putting 25 trusts into turnaround

HSJ - Fri, 29/01/2016 - 17:03
Monitor has sounded out management consultancies about a possible move to put up to 25 trusts into turnaround, HSJ can reveal.
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CQC makes wage pledge in bid to dampen patient expert row

HSJ - Fri, 29/01/2016 - 12:56
The Care Quality Commission has made a six-month wage guarantee to its “experts by experience” in an attempt to dampen escalating controversy over reported moves to cut their pay.
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FTs agree to push ahead with merger

HSJ - Fri, 29/01/2016 - 12:30
STRUCTURE: Two Surrey trusts could merge as early as the summer after their boards decided to press ahead with revised plans.
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Securing the future workforce supply: general surgery stocktake

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 29/01/2016 - 11:27

Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) - 
This review, commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) and the Department of Health, is designed to inform decisions on the number of general surgeons likely to be required to meet patient demand up until 2029. It assesses the key drivers of workforce demand and supply for general surgery and estimates the future number of certificate of completion of training holders that would enable current levels of services per patient to be maintained to 2029.

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NHS England aims to double underspend to £400m

HSJ - Fri, 29/01/2016 - 11:25
NHS England’s forecast 2015-16 underspend is set to double this month to £400m, which combined with other emergency financial measures is thought enough to cancel out the NHS’s expected £1.8bn provider sector deficit.
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Costs of hospital bug outbreak rocket to £5m at major FT

HSJ - Fri, 29/01/2016 - 11:22
PATIENT SAFETY: Efforts to contain the spread of highly resistant bacteria have cost a Manchester hospital trust more than £5m in eight months.
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Mackey: Success regime not working fast enough

HSJ - Fri, 29/01/2016 - 11:18
The chief executive of NHS Improvement has criticised the speed with which the success regime programme has made progress.
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Suffering alone at home: a UNISON report on the lack of time

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 29/01/2016 - 10:48

Unison - 
This report is based on an online survey of 1,100 homecare workers and data obtained from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to 152 local authorities in England that commission social care visits. It reveals that 74 per cent of councils in England are commissioning 15 minute home care visits, in contravention of NICE guidance which states that visits shorter than half an hour should only be made of visits are part of a wider package of support and allows enough time to complete tasks and check on patient wellbeing.

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30,000 nurses due for revalidation in just three months

HSJ - Fri, 29/01/2016 - 07:00
Almost 5 per cent of England’s nursing workforce are due to undergo revalidation in the first quarter of 2016-17, official papers reveal.
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Hinchingbrooke fails to exit special measures

HSJ - Fri, 29/01/2016 - 00:01
Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust should remain in special measures, the Care Quality Commission has recommended.
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Hinchingbrooke to stay in special measures

HSJ - Fri, 29/01/2016 - 00:01
Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust should remain in special measures, the Care Quality Commission has recommended.
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Executive Summary: The NHS's incredible balancing act

HSJ - Thu, 28/01/2016 - 17:17
The most important stories in health this Thursday
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Delivering a healthier future: how CCGs are leading the way on prevention and early diagnosis

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 28/01/2016 - 16:16

NHS Clinical Commissioners -
This report showcases a range of case studies from across the country, which aim to demonstrate the difference that clinically led commissioning is making, with the projects featured only made possible through the influence, expertise and local knowledge brought by frontline GPs and clinicians.

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Briefing on the findings of the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with a learning disability

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 28/01/2016 - 16:09

Mencap -
This research found that 1,238 children and adults die across England every year because they are not getting the right health care. This statistic is a national estimate based on the findings of the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with a learning disability. The key recommendation from the inquiry team is for the establishment and funding of a National Learning Disability Mortality Review Body in England which would allow for the continued collection of mortality data for people with a learning disability and investigation of the most serious cases.

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Rules of engagement: lessons from PANORAMA

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 28/01/2016 - 15:57

The Change Foundation -
The PANORAMA Panel was a patient engagement project where, over the course of two years, 31 panelists from across Ontario met to share their lived experiences and insights as patients and family caregivers on a range of issues related to improving people’s healthcare experience. This report outlines key moments in the engagement process that require extra thought and preparation. These recommendations aim to ensure that patient engagement initiatives deliver results for organizations, and also make participants feel valued and respected in the process.

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District councils' contribution to public health

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 28/01/2016 - 15:48

The King's Fund -
In partnership with District Councils' Network, we have produced a set of slides that illustrate the key role played by district councils in keeping us healthy. Please feel free to use them in your office, in documents or presentations. These slides are based on 'The district council contribution to public health: a time of challenge and opportunity', an independent report written by The King's Fund but commissioned by District Councils' Network.

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Making devolution deals work

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 28/01/2016 - 14:39

Institute for Government -
This report looks at the current devolution deals process in England – discussing its history and analysing the opportunities and challenges that it presents for achieving more effective government. It also presents a framework – developed from a recent project in which we looked closely at devolution in one particular policy area – which aims to help guide decision makers across different policy areas as well to consider what powers to devolve, and how to devolve them.

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The NHS and a social care commission

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 28/01/2016 - 14:29

House of Commons Library -
There was a Backbench Business debate on "The NHS and a social care commission" on 28 January 2016. This briefing provides a background summary and related parliamentary coverage and reports. The debate was initiated by Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP.


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No plan to shut hospitals in Essex success regime

HSJ - Thu, 28/01/2016 - 12:42
No hospitals will be closed across mid and south Essex as a result of the success regime, one of the system’s leaders has said.
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Stevens: Negotiations on delayed GP contract deal are 'well advanced'

HSJ - Thu, 28/01/2016 - 12:24
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has said negotiations for the national GP contract for 2016-17 are ”well advanced”, despite it having taken much longer to agree a deal than in recent years. 
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