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New foundation trust slips £10m into the red

HSJ - Thu, 02/04/2015 - 11:47
FINANCE: St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust has seen a steep decline in its finances and is expecting to report a £10m deficit for 2014-15.
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Insights from the clinical assurance of service reconfiguration in the NHS: the drivers of reconfiguration and the evidence that underpins it – a mixed-methods study

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 02/04/2015 - 11:36

NHS National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - 
This research aimed to determine the current pressures for reconfiguration within the NHS in England and the solutions proposed. It also looked at the quality of evidence used in making the case for change, any key evidence gaps, and the opportunities to strengthen the clinical case for change and how it is made.

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Primary care co-commissioning: a survey of members’ views of their CCG and its role in primary care

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 02/04/2015 - 11:02

The King's Fund -
This slidepack presents the key findings from a survey of GPs in six CCGs. The survey explored members' views of their CCG and its role in primary care. It was conducted by the Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund as part of a three year project, looking to understand how the CCGs at the heart of the NHS reforms are developing.

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HSJ Live 02.04.2015: Labour's 'profit cap' policy faces European legal hurdles, say lawyers

HSJ - Thu, 02/04/2015 - 10:49
Lawyers say Ed Miliband’s proposal to cap the profits of private sector providers could come up against EU legislation, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 02.04.2015: New foundation trust slips £10m into the red

HSJ - Thu, 02/04/2015 - 10:49
St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust forecasts surprise £10m deficit, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 02.04.2015: Mental health team reduces waiting list by two-thirds

HSJ - Thu, 02/04/2015 - 10:49
Great Western Hospital reduces the number of patients waiting for an assessment of their mental health needs by two-thirds in just two months, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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What are we afraid of? Universal healthcare in market-oriented health systems

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 02/04/2015 - 10:11

Institute of Economic Affairs -
This report outlines how adopting a pro-market agenda in health would result in improved quality of care, greater patient choice and efficiency gains. It argues that while the NHS shouldn’t necessarily be a replaced with a Social Health Insurance system, the UK has much to learn from Europe in order to get the most from its health service.

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Exclusive: NHS England labelled 'dysfunctional' over drug policy delay

HSJ - Wed, 01/04/2015 - 14:19
NHS England has been accused of misleading government ministers and labelled a ‘dysfunctional organisation’ over delays in drawing up a prescribing policy for drugs to treat rare diseases.
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Barts Health U-turn over whistleblower

HSJ - Wed, 01/04/2015 - 13:46
A significant U-turn by the management of Barts Health Trust has seen a sacked whistleblowing union rep re-instated after being dismissed almost two years ago.
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Exclusive: 26 trusts responsible for half of national A&E target breach

HSJ - Wed, 01/04/2015 - 12:09
Twenty-six hospital trusts are responsible for half of the national growth in patients waiting more thanfour hours in accident and emergency, HSJ analysis reveals.
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NHS bodies urged to bid for slice of multibillion EU fund

HSJ - Wed, 01/04/2015 - 12:00
NHS organisations are being strongly encouraged to bid for funding from an EU pot worth £4.4bn to be spent in the UK over the next seven years.
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Our approach to regulating: health and social care in prisons and young offender institutions, and health care in immigration removal centres

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 01/04/2015 - 11:28

Care Quality Commission (CQC) -
In October 2014 the CQC published a signposting statement, Inspecting Together, developing a new approach to regulating healthcare in prisons, young offender institutions and immigration removal centres. Since then they have engaged with internal and external stakeholders to develop a joint inspection framework with HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) and are now formally consulting on that approach. This joint approach will support CQC and HMIP to develop a holistic and coherent view of health within secure settings. The consulation closes on 24 May 2015.

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HSJ Live 01.04.2015: NHS England labelled 'dysfunctional' over drug policy delay

HSJ - Wed, 01/04/2015 - 11:23
NHS England has been accused of misleading government ministers and labelled a ‘dysfunctional organisation’ over delays in drawing up a prescribing policy for drugs to treat rare diseases, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 01.04.2015: Change Challenge video - Improving patient safety through collaboration

HSJ - Wed, 01/04/2015 - 11:23
In the second of a series of videos for the Change Challenge, NHS staff discuss how a transformation programme transformed their surgery department, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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First merged CCG comes into operation

HSJ - Wed, 01/04/2015 - 11:22
STRUCTURE: The first new clinical commissioning group formed as a result of a merger comes into operation today.
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Government response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee fourth report of session 2014–15 Complaints and Raising Concerns

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 01/04/2015 - 11:00

Department of Health -
The report outlines the way the government wants to create long lasting cultural change across the health and social care system. The government believes that improving the way in which the NHS manages and responds to complaints will help shape a culture that listens to and learns from patients and service users, and ends a culture of defensiveness.

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A guide to economic assessment in nursing

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 01/04/2015 - 10:53

OPM Group -
This guide is a collection of articles that explain some of the principles of economic assessment and describe the most common approaches in the context of nurse-led service innovation. The series aims to enable readers to critically examine economic assessments in the context of nurse-led service innovation. It introduces a tried-and-tested methodology, with associated tools and templates, used to conduct economic assessments in nursing.

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Exclusive: Pay NHS directors £1m bonuses, says Rose

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 01/04/2015 - 01:01
Performance bonuses for NHS board directors, which could be worth up to £1m, are the flagship recommendation of the report prepared for the government by former Marks & Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose.
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Exclusive: Pay NHS directors £1m bonuses, says Rose

HSJ - Wed, 01/04/2015 - 01:01
Performance bonuses for NHS board directors, which could be worth up to £1m, are the flagship recommendation of the report prepared for the government by former Marks & Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose.
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Health innovation manifesto: capitalising on science and technology to build a more active and efficient NHS

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 12:48

PHG Foundation - 
This manifesto sets out actions for the next government in order to make the best use of health innovations in the NHS. It argues that more needs to be done to ensure that ongoing investment and our excellence in science and technology does not go to waste. Concerted action can make innovation in these areas yield rich dividends for health in this country, benefiting the NHS, patients and populations, and over-burdened health budgets too.

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