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Proposed congenital heart disease service standards and service specifications: a consultation

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 14:44

NHS England -
Views are being sought on the draft service standards and service specifications for the treatment of congenital heart disease. The consultation will end on 15 September 2014.

 

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Getting ready for ageing: a manifesto for action

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 14:43

Ready for Ageing Alliance - 
The Ready for Ageing Alliance is a coalition of independent organisations based in England who have an interest in understanding and meeting the needs of older people. This manifesto sets out the actions and policies needed in order to ensure that our society is ready for an ageing population.

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18 week waits, July 2014: explore the maps

HSJ - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 13:59
See all NHS waits around England by provider, CCG or specialty
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BMA calls for next government to tackle lifestyle issues

HSJ - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 12:46
Alcohol, smoking and poor childhood diets are among public health issues that should be targeted by the next government, doctors have said.
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Four steps to a healthier nation

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 12:32

British Medical Association (BMA) - 
This manifesto sets out the key changes that the BMA identifies as priorities for implementation following next May’s general election. It calls for greater partnership working between politicians and the health service to ensure the sustainability of the NHS, while promoting key BMA public health policies such as minimum unit pricing on alcohol and restrictions on tobacco sales.

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Display of performance assessments: placing a legal requirement on registered providers to display the rating published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 11:53

Department of Health (DH) - 

The Care Act 2014 will give CQC the power to assess health and social care providers’ performance and give each a rating. The government believes that these ratings should be on display in all locations that provide care to ensure that providers are transparent about their performance. The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the proposal to make it a legal requirement for providers to display the performance rating given to them by the CQC.
The consultation document includes draft regulations to show how the changes would work in practice. The consultation closes 13 October 2014.

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Help shape the future public health agenda: consultation

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 11:43

Faculty of Public Health (FPH) - 
The Faculty of Public Health are calling for views to shape their long-term agenda as well as scoping the priorities for public health policy for the next government.

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RCP joins calls for NHS funding increase

HSJ - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 10:52
The Royal College of Physicians has warned politicians that a “crisis of care” in NHS hospitals can “only be avoided by a significant increase in health funding”.
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Future hospital: more than a building

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 10:41

Royal College of Physicians (RCP) - 
This five-point plan is aimed at the next government and it sets out a series of clear messages to improve patient care and safeguard the NHS from an impending financial crisis. It calls for the government to invest in medical education and support research, promote public health through evidence-based legislation, and adopt the RCP’s Future Hospital model for redesigning health services that brings care closer to the patient.

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HSJ Live 15.09.2015: RCP joins calls for NHS funding increase

HSJ - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 08:00
The Royal College of Physicians has warned politicians that a “crisis of care” in NHS hospitals can “only be avoided by a significant increase in health funding”, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 12.09.2015: RCP joins calls for NHS funding increase

HSJ - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 08:00
The Royal College of Physicians has warned politicians that a “crisis of care” in NHS hospitals can “only be avoided by a significant increase in health funding”, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 12.09.2015: Reduce antipsychotic prescriptions to save dementia patients

HSJ - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 08:00
How GPs and pharmacists successfully brought down prescriptions by working together, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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Cut to councils' public health budgets

HSJ - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 01:01
Local authorities’ core public health funding will be cut in real terms in 2015-16, it has been announced
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Choice and competition: hypothetical scenarios for NHS healthcare providers

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 16:54

Monitor - 
This document provides examples of the types of conduct that can breach the competition condition of the NHS provider licence and competition law. Each example looks at the effect of an agreement or conduct on patients and what Monitor’s analysis would be under the provider licence and competition law.

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Government response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report: ensuring access to working antimicrobials

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 16:44

Department of Health (DH) - 
This report outlines the government response to the House of Commons report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It also contains details about the independent review of AMR that the Prime Minister announced on 2 July 2014. The review is working to improve surveillance data and build an international consensus on stimulating the antibiotic market.

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Government response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee report into long-term conditions

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 16:43

Department of Health (DH) - 
The government’s response to the Health Select Committee’s report explains the measures in place to improve the care, support and treatment of those with long term conditions, including:
improving personalised care and support, mainly through the house of care (HOC) approach; guidance and tools for commissioners to implement and monitor HOC approach; and system changes to improve efficiency and patient outcomes.

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Monitor to 'help FT become an integrated care organisation'

HSJ - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 14:27
Monitor is to send a team of “experts” to Tameside Hospital Foundation Trust to consider whether and how it could be turned into an “integrated care organisation”.
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A&E and elective performance stalls

HSJ - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 13:48
Accident and emergency department performance has deteriorated in recent weeks while planned activity failed to increase in July, according to new data.
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A&E and elective performance stall

HSJ - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 13:48
Accident and emergency department performance has deteriorated in recent weeks while planned activity failed to increase in July, according to new data.
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An ethnographic study of knowledge sharing across the boundaries between care processes, services and organisations: the contributions to ‘safe’ hospital discharge

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 13:18

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) -  
Hospital discharge is a vulnerable stage in the patient pathway. This study aimed to identify interventions and practices that support knowledge sharing and collaboration in the processes of discharge planning and care transition.

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