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Major trust merger faces investigation

HSJ - Thu, 09/02/2017 - 12:46
The Competition and Markets Authority has launched an investigation into the planned merger of two large acute trusts in Manchester.
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The way forward

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 09/02/2017 - 12:45

Royal College of Ophthalmologists -
These reports identify current methods of working employed by ophthalmology departments in the UK. The research was gathered through more than 200 structured interviews with ophthalmology clinical leads, providing real-life solutions and models of care. They aim to be an effective resource for ophthalmologists to share and collaborate with hospital managers, commissioners, medical and non-medical healthcare professional colleagues in the delivery of hospital eye services.

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Engaging health care volunteers to pursue the Triple Aim

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 09/02/2017 - 12:34

American Hospital Association -
This report showcases how volunteer services support the Triple Aim, a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement that outlines an approach for maximizing the performance of the health care system. This framework looks at improving the patient experience of care; improving the health of populations; and reducing the per-capita cost of health care.

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CCGs deficit forecast rockets by £180m

HSJ - Thu, 09/02/2017 - 12:28
The projected overspend by clinical commissioning groups in England has almost doubled in the last three months, with a third now predicting in-year deficits.
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NHS England admits staffing risks in heart surgery shake-up

HSJ - Thu, 09/02/2017 - 12:14
NHS England has warned that hospitals face a “significant challenge” having enough staff to manage increases in operations if its proposals to centralise congenital heart disease surgery go ahead.
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Local authority circular: social care - charging for care and support

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 09/02/2017 - 12:05

Department of Health -
This circular advises local authorities of the social care charging arrangements for 2017 to 2018.

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Fatherhood: the impact of fathers on children’s mental health

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 09/02/2017 - 11:15

Centre for Mental Health -
This briefing explores the research available on this topic and highlights the distinct role fathers can play in nurturing good mental health in their children.

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'Determined' Morecambe Bay rated good

HSJ - Thu, 09/02/2017 - 00:01
A trust that exited special measures in 2015 and was at the centre of a high profile maternity care scandal has now been rated good by the Care Quality Commission.
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Revealed: A&E patients at struggling trust admitted to 'virtual ward'

HSJ - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 22:00
A struggling hospital trust has found evidence that breaches of the four hour accident and emergency target may have been under-reported because patients were being admitted to a “virtual” ward even when they were still physically in A&E.
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Daily Insight: Push accelerate on the forward view

HSJ - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 17:30
HSJ’s summary of the day’s must read stories
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What's behind delayed transfers of care?

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 14:25

Nuffield Trust -
This briefing explores what the data tells us about delayed transfers of care and dispels some myths about how to prevent them.

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Consolidated standards for NHS Breast Screening Programme

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:47

Public Health England -
The NHS Breast Screening Programme is consulting on the consolidation of its standards into one document. The closing date for comments is 27 February 2017.

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Health and social care integration

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:04

National Audit Office -
This report warns that progress with integration of health and social care has, to date, been slower and less successful than envisaged and has not delivered all of the expected benefits for patients, the NHS or local authorities. As a result, the National Audit Office concludes that the government’s plan for integrated health and social care services across England by 2020 is at significant risk.

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Teaching trusts placed on watchlist over bullying and leadership concerns

HSJ - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:55
Two teaching hospital trusts have been placed on a General Medical Council watchlist after investigations into complaints from junior doctors in their paediatric units.
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CCGs claim rationing decision based on Right Care programme

HSJ - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 07:00
One of the three West Midlands CCGs that plans to ration knee and hip operations to save £2m a year has said it was advised by an NHS England official prior to making the decision.
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Dalton: Scrap national targets and merge CCGs to speed service change

HSJ - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 07:00
One of the NHS’s most influential chief executives has said it is taking too long to deliver the Five Year Forward View and has proposed a series of policy changes, including abolishing national access targets, to speed it up.
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CCGs claim rationing decision based on NHS England advice

HSJ - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 07:00
One of the three West Midlands CCGs that plans to ration knee and hip operations to save £2m a year has said it was advised by an NHS England official prior to making the decision.
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Daily Insight: Conducting the orchestra

HSJ - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 17:30
The essential stories and debate in health policy today
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Ex-Keogh trust rated good after turnaround

HSJ - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 16:43
A North West trust that was placed in special measures after the 2013 Keogh review has now received a good rating after a Care Quality Commission inspection.
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Controversial chief executive steps down from special measures trust

HSJ - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 15:36
A controversial hospital chief executive has stepped down, four months after a damning rating from the Care Quality Commission.
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