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NHS England could take over ambulance service commissioning

HSJ - Wed, 08/03/2017 - 11:31
Clinical commissioning groups in the capital could lose their responsibility for commissioning London Ambulance Service following a review proposed by NHS England.
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HSJ Live 08.03.17: Chancellor announces STP, social care and A&E funds

HSJ - Wed, 08/03/2017 - 10:00
Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first budget and what it means for the NHS and social care
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HSJ Live 08.03.17: What the 2017 budget means for the NHS

HSJ - Wed, 08/03/2017 - 10:00
Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first budget and what it means for the NHS and social care
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HSJ Live 08.03.17: Chancellor pledges cash for STPs and social care

HSJ - Wed, 08/03/2017 - 10:00
Rolling coverage of PMQs, the budget and what it means for health and care
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HSJ Live 08.03.17: What the budget means for the NHS and social care

HSJ - Wed, 08/03/2017 - 10:00
Rolling coverage of PMQs, the budget and what it means for health and care
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Daily Insight: NHS staff survey results analysed

HSJ - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 18:07
The must read stories, talking points and analysis in the NHS
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Revealed: Trusts with the best and worst manager engagement

HSJ - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 15:27
NHS staff feel senior managers do not involve them enough in decision making, according to the latest staff survey results, released this morning.
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Doctors 'attempted to disguise' surgery delays after patient died

HSJ - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 14:11
Months of delays at one of the country’s largest teaching trusts “contributed directly” to the death of a woman needing life saving surgery, a coroner has concluded.
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Hospital winter pressures: how did NHS trusts perform in 2016/17?

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 12:55

NHS Providers - 
This briefing examines the performance of the NHS over the three peak winter months covering December 2016 to February 2017. The analysis finds that the number of temporary beds opened to cope with demand on A&E units in the busiest part of this winter was equivalent to eight additional hospitals. The briefing calls for a formal review of how the NHS manages winter pressures, with a focus on the ring-fencing of winter funding and the impact of cancelling non-urgent operations.

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NHS staff survey: Best and worst performing trusts

HSJ - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 12:53
The annual NHS survey has shown staff continue to believe the care their trusts provide is safe, with 69 per cent saying they would recommend care at their organisation to a friend or relative.
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Total transformation of care and support: creating the five year forward view for social care

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 12:48

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) - 
This updated paper examines the potential of scaling up community-based, preventative services. It includes new examples and a model to build the case for investment in promising approaches.

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Court defeat moves NHS England to clarify treatments policy

HSJ - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 11:20
NHS England says it will clarify its policy on commissioning treatments for patients who have exceptional need after a High Court judge criticised its approach last year.
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Two million patient records cross-checked by London trust

HSJ - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 10:58
Two million patient records have been cross-checked by a major London trust following concerns that some patients may have had their care pathways inadvertently terminated.
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Dying from inequality: socioeconomic disadvantage and suicidal behaviour

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 10:54

Samaritans - 
This report links higher risk of suicide with inequality calls for greater awareness of the risks of suicide and for direct support to those with unstable employment, insecure housing, low income or in areas of socioeconomic deprivation. 

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Wider determinants of health

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 10:47

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This tool brings together local indicators and resources about the wider determinants of health. It is designed to draw attention to the broad range of individual, social and environmental factors which influence our health. It will provide the public health system with intelligence regarding the wider determinants of health to help improve population health and reduce health inequalities. The tool presents data for available indicators at England and local authority levels, with links to further resources.

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NHS staff survey 2016

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 10:40

Picker Institute Europe - 
This year's NHS staff survey has found that overall staff engagement has reached a peak, indicating that staff felt that they have opportunities to show initiative and contribute to improvements at work. The proportion of staff reporting witnessing errors and adverse incidents is the lowest it has been since 2012. This year's survey data is available in an interactive dashboard format which enable users to benchmark their data against other organisations more easily.

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Ex-Morecambe Bay HR director suspended from his current role

HSJ - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 10:24
An NHS director who agreed an “irregular” exit deal for a senior midwife at the centre of the Morecambe Bay care scandal has been suspended from his current role while an investigation takes place.
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Former trust chair jailed for two years over false CVs

HSJ - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 10:24
A former NHS trust chair has been jailed for two years after lying about his qualifications to secure senior roles in the service.
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Tech fund raid concerns raised as £100m remains on hold

HSJ - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 07:00
Concerns that a high profile £100m global digital exemplar fund could be raided by ministers have been raised to HSJ, as NHS England remains locked in talks with them over its release.
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Vanguard plans in doubt as NHS yet to agree VAT exemption

HSJ - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 07:00
National health leaders’ struggle to agree a tax exemption for a new type of NHS provider is casting doubt over the viability of one of the most advanced plans to establish an accountable care organisation, HSJ has learned.
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