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Physical health of people in prison

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 16/05/2016 - 11:37

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) - 
This draft NICE guideline highlights the need for the same level of care for people in prison as those on the outside. It aims to support health and wellbeing throughout time spent in prison and assisting prisoners upon their release. Comments are being welcomed on the draft guidance until 27 June 2016.

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The Troubled Families programme (England)

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 16/05/2016 - 11:02

House of Commons Library - 
The Troubled Families programme works with families with multiple problems, such as unemployment, anti-social behaviour, truancy and mental health problems. It is operated at a local authority level on a payment-by-results model. This briefing paper also looks at similar, historic programmes of targeted family intervention, as well as the inclusion of the Troubled Families programme in local government devolution deals.

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Trust reports dozens of 12 hour trolley waits in single month

HSJ - Mon, 16/05/2016 - 07:00
PERFORMANCE: Around 70 emergency patients waited more than 12 hours to be admitted at an acute trust in Greater Manchester in a single month.
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Daily Insight: Digital boss goes on the attack

HSJ - Fri, 13/05/2016 - 18:30
HSJ’s round-up of the day’s must read stories and debate
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Out of hours provider to go into administration

HSJ - Fri, 13/05/2016 - 17:16
An out of hours provider has been forced to end provision of services across the East Midlands after it announced it intends to file for administration.
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Junior doctors contract talks extended

HSJ - Fri, 13/05/2016 - 15:00
Talks to resolve the junior doctors contract dispute have been extended until Wednesday next week.
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Breaking: Junior doctors contract talks extended

HSJ - Fri, 13/05/2016 - 15:00
Talks to resolve the junior doctors contract dispute have been extended until Wednesday next week.
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'Transformational' drugs to get fast tracked to NHS

HSJ - Fri, 13/05/2016 - 13:42
A handful of drugs and devices with the potential to have a “transformational impact” on patients or NHS efficiency will be fast tracked into the health service each year, under plans being considered by a government review.
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Hospital to Home evaluation report

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 13/05/2016 - 12:39

Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) - 
The Hospital to Home project was designed to identify and improve care pathways from hospital to home in the Tayside region of Scotland. IRISS worked with health and social care practitioners and people with experience of the pathway to identify issues to be addressed. This evaluation report concerns the final aim of the project: to develop a series of co-designed service recommendations, designed to enable older people to experience a well-supported, co-ordinated and positive pathway from hospital to home.

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Care provision fit for a future climate

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 13/05/2016 - 12:34

Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) - 
This report examines how far existing care homes and other care provision facilities are fit for a future climate. Hotter, drier summers with heatwaves of greater frequency and intensity have serious implications for the UK’s ageing population. This report reviews existing evidence and presents primary research in four case study care settings (two residential and two extra care) in England to assess the risks of summertime overheating, and investigate the preparedness of the care settings, both now and in the future.

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Public health in a changing climate

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 13/05/2016 - 12:31

Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) - 
This report examines how far the shift of public health into local government has affected efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change in areas facing climate disadvantage. It reviews current local strategies and actions to address climate change by public health departments and their partners. It explores barriers and opportunities for action, and identifies recommendations for local and national policy and practice.

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Independent review of the handling by the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust of concerns raised by and related to Mrs Haynes-Kirkbright: a report for the NHS Trust Development Authority

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 13/05/2016 - 12:13

NHS Trust Development Authority (NTDA) - 
Following concerns raised by a member of staff at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, the NTDA commissioned Verita to conduct an independent review. The purpose of the review was to establish whether the trust acted appropriately and followed due process in the handling by the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust of concerns raised by and related to Mrs Haynes-Kirkbright, whether the trust investigations were robust and whether the findings were reasonable based on the evidence. After a thorough and detailed investigation, the review has concluded that the trust’s handling of concerns raised by and related to Mrs Haynes-Kirkbright were significantly flawed and that she was not treated fairly. NHS Improvement is now commissioning an independent governance review of the trust to ensure a dedicated and focussed examination of a number of governance issues that were identified during the course of the independent review. Investigating these matters was outside of Verita’s terms of reference.

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Guidance: place-based services of care

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 13/05/2016 - 12:08

Public Health England (PHE) - 
The government requires all local areas to integrate health and care services by 2020. The place-based approach offers new opportunities to help meet the challenges facing the NHS. This guidance aims to support healthcare professionals in their role to commission and deliver integrated services to local populations.

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Kirkup outlines 'lamentable' NMC failures to health secretary

HSJ - Fri, 13/05/2016 - 12:01
REGULATION: The Morecambe Bay inquiry chair has written to health secretary setting out what he described as the “lamentable failure” of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
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Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: taking the strategy forward

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 13/05/2016 - 11:40

NHS England - 
The National Cancer Transformation Board has published a wide range of specific steps designed to increase prevention, speed up diagnosis, improve the experience of patients and help people living with and beyond the disease in this guidance document. It follows the publication last year of the national cancer strategy of the NHS's Independent Cancer Taskforce; this guidance document aims to provide a roadmap on the work needed to be done on cancer over the coming years.

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Midlands trust's handling of whistleblower 'significantly flawed'

HSJ - Fri, 13/05/2016 - 11:34
WORKFORCE: A hospital trust’s handling of a whistleblower who raised concerns over the way mortality rates were recorded was “significantly flawed”, an independent review has found.
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Exclusive: Departing boss blames leadership for tech woes

HSJ - Fri, 13/05/2016 - 08:00
Muddled leadership, competing agendas and a risk averse culture are damaging the NHS’s digital agenda, a senior figure has warned.
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NHS warned it is not taking hacking threat seriously enough

HSJ - Fri, 13/05/2016 - 08:00
NHS organisations are not taking the threat of cyber attacks seriously enough, the Health and Social Care Information Centre’s outgoing chair has warned.
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Daily Insight: Contract worth hundreds of millions in 'meltdown'

HSJ - Thu, 12/05/2016 - 18:45
HSJ’s round-up of the most important stories in health policy
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Worst A&E performance since targets began

HSJ - Thu, 12/05/2016 - 18:24
The English NHS has recorded its worst yearly results for four hour waits in accident and emergency since the target was introduced.
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