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Marsden and Brompton in royal rumble over land sale

HSJ - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:56
Two of London’s most famous teaching hospitals are locked in dispute over the sale of land in central London.
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Commissioning services through any qualified provider: an HSJ survey

HSJ - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:40
Should any qualified provider be extended to new areas?
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Cancer's unequal burden

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:05

Macmillan Cancer Support -
This report finds that there is a large variation in survival and the long-term impact on survivors’ health for breast, prostate, lung and brain cancers. It urges NHS leaders and GPs to adopt the solutions in the report and use the research to better plan cancer services. These include improving early diagnosis; providing equal access to the best available treatment; implementing the ‘cancer recovery package’; and encouraging people with cancer to be physically active.

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HSJ Live 04.04.2014: CCG leaders voice serious concern over public health

HSJ - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 08:00
HSJ clinical commissioning barometer survey finds CCG leaders concerned about public health services, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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CCG leaders: Reforms have not improved control of cost and activity

HSJ - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 01:00
The ability of the NHS to control costs and curb hospital activity has not improved with the government’s reorganisation of the NHS, according to many leaders of the clinical commissioning groups created by the reforms.
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CCGs open services to competition out of fear of rules

HSJ - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 01:00
More than a quarter of clinical commissioning leaders say they have opened NHS services up to competition – or are currently doing so – only because they fear they would fall foul of competition rules if they did not, an HSJ survey has found.
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CCG leaders voice serious concern over public health

HSJ - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 01:00
Clinical commissioning leaders have expressed serious concerns about the current state public health services.
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Unison seeks ballot for NHS industrial action

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 18:48
The largest healthcare union has warned of a “winter of unrest for the NHS” as it revealed plans to ballot members for industrial action.
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Unison seeks ballot for NHS industrial action

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 18:48
The largest healthcare union has warned of a “winter of unrest for the NHS” as it revealed plans to ballot members for industrial action.
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Breaking: Unison seeks ballot for NHS industrial action

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 18:48
The largest healthcare union has warned of a “winter of unrest for the NHS” as it revealed plans to ballot members for industrial action.
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Breaking: Unison seeks ballot for NHS industrial action

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 18:48
The largest healthcare union has warned of a “winter of unrest for the NHS” as it revealed plans to ballot members for industrial action.
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Commissioner serves notice on East Sussex contract over quality concerns

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 17:39
COMMERCIAL: A Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group has voted to serve notice on its community services contract with East Sussex Healthcare Trust after flagging concerns with the current offering.
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Staff raise 'racially motivated bullying' concerns at trust

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 16:52
WORKFORCE: Care Quality Commission inspectors visiting Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals were told of “significant tensions” and “racially motivated bullying and harassment” among staff at the trust, a report published this week reveals.
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Standardised packaging of tobacco - report of the independent review undertaken by Sir Cyril Chantler

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 15:06

The Chantler Review -
This report concludes that standardised packaging of tobacco is likely to contribute to a reduction in smoking, including reducing the rate of children taking up smoking.

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The implementation of the Working Time Directive, and its impact on the NHS and health professionals

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 14:43

Independent Working Time Regulations Taskforce -
This report finds that the implementation of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) in the NHS has had an adverse impact on the training in certain medical specialities, including surgeons and doctors working in acute medicine. The report was commissioned by the government in response to concerns it had about the impact of the directive on patient care and doctors’ learning. The taskforce found that although some groups of doctors are able to receive the training they need within the 48-hour week, this is very challenging for others.

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Positive and proactive care: reducing the need for restrictive interventions

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 14:25

Department of Health -
This document provides a framework for adult health and social care services to develop a culture where restrictive interventions are only ever used as a last resort. It identifies actions that will improve people’s quality of life which should then reduce the need for restrictive interventions. It sets out ways to know who is responsible for making these improvements, including effective governance, transparency and monitoring.

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Blood sugar rush: diabetes time bomb in London

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 14:17

London Assembly -
This report finds that almost half a million Londoners are living with Type 2 diabetes and that the figure is set to increase exponentially over the coming years. It aims to find out what is driving the increase in Type 2 diabetes across London, and how the delivery of diabetes care is managed and where improvements can be made in providing that care.

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Third of NHS data releases went to private sector, audit says

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 13:36
Just over a third of the organisations which received approved patient data releases from the NHS between April and December last year were private firms, an audit published today said.
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Data video: What happened to the continuing healthcare cash?

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 12:52
Paying for legacy healthcare claims
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Commission moots payment for NHS care

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 12:50
Panel led by senior economist aims to challenge distinction between NHS and social care funding
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