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HSJ Live 10.11.2014: Whistleblowing claimant 'not acting in good faith', tribunal finds

HSJ - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 10:05
Psychologist who claimed she faced detriment at the hands of an NHS trust after whistleblowing about patient care has lost her case, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 10.11.2014: Bewick - Up-skilled GPs should support emergency and acute services

HSJ - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 10:05
Emergency and acute services could be supported by up-skilled GPs, working across hospital and community settings, NHS England’s deputy medical director has said, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 10.11.2014: Last chance to vote for a healthcare Rising Star

HSJ - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 10:05
HSJ is celebrating healthcare’s up and comers, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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18 week waits, September 2014: explore the maps

HSJ - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:25
See all NHS waiting lists around England by provider, CCG or specialty
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The efficient use of the maternity workforce and the implications for safety and quality in maternity care: a population-based, cross-sectional study

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:31

NHS National Institute for Health Research -
The performance of maternity services is seen as a touchstone of whether or not NHS care is high quality. Staffing has been identified in numerous reports as being a critical component of safe, effective, user-centred care. There is little evidence regarding the impact of maternity workforce staffing and skill mix on the safety, quality and cost of maternity care in the UK. The objective of this research was to understand the relationship between organisational factors, maternity workforce staffing and skill mix, cost and indicators of safe and high-quality care.

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CCG delays decision on hearing aid charging proposals

HSJ - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:27
FINANCE: A West Midlands clinical commissioning group has delayed a decision on controversial proposals to cut funding for hearing aids.
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Improving the effectiveness of multidisciplinary team meetings for patients with chronic diseases: a prospective observational study

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:26

NHS National Institute for Health Research -
Multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings have been endorsed by the Department of Health as the core model for managing chronic diseases. However, the evidence for their effectiveness is mixed and the degree to which they have been absorbed into clinical practice varies widely across conditions and settings. This study aimed to identify the key characteristics of chronic disease MDT meetings that are associated with decision implementation, a measure of effectiveness, and to derive a set of feasible modifications to MDT meetings to improve decision-making.

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Commissioning for Value: Pathways on a Page packs

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:17

NHS England -
These packs are the latest in a series of Commissioning for Value support offers for CCGs. The first packs – published in October 2013 – contained information on a range of improvement opportunities, helping each CCG identify where it could focus its efforts, by comparing spend and outcome data with that of its peers. This new pack provides in depth ‘pathways on a page’ for 13 patient conditions, within those programmes that were most commonly identified as offering the greatest potential improvements last year.

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Addenbrooke's A&E performance slumps to record low

HSJ - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:55
Cambridge University Hospital Foundation Trust has recorded the worst weekly accident and emergency waiting time performance by any NHS provider for three and half years, a statistician has calculated.
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NHS finances ‘absolutely on the knife edge’

HSJ - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:50
The health service is “absolutely on the knife edge” with no reserve left to cushion against  unforeseen pressures, NHS England officials have warned
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NEW Devon presses ahead with procurement plans

HSJ - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:27
COMMERCIAL: A South West clinical commissioning group has agreed to award community services contracts worth more than £90m without going out to tender.
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The financial sustainability of NHS bodies

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:50

National Audit Office (NAO) -
This report finds that the financial position of the NHS has worsened since 2012-13, with growing financial stress in NHS trusts and foundation trusts. It notes that financial risk is increasing in NHS trusts and foundation trusts, and those in severe financial difficulty continue to rely on in-year cash support from the Department of Health. In 2013-14, over £0.5 billion extra money was issued to 21 NHS trusts and 10 foundation trusts to ensure that organisations in difficulty have the cash they need to pay staff and creditors.

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Hinchingbrooke finance director steps down

HSJ - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:05
WORKFORCE: The chief financial officer of Hinchingbrooke Healthcare Trust has stepped down from her position.
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Kent organisations step in to relieve pressure on Medway

HSJ - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:56
STRUCTURE: Medway Foundation Trust could see some of its work moved to a neighbouring trust to relieve pressure on the struggling organisation.
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HSJ Live 07.11.2014: HSJ reveals healthcare’s BME Pioneers

HSJ - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:00
HSJ’s second BME Pioneers list revealed, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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NHS bailouts under fire in 'deeply alarming' NAO study

HSJ - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:01
Government bailouts for financially troubled hospitals have come under fire in a report laying bare the deteriorating financial state of the NHS
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HSJ reveals healthcare’s BME Pioneers

HSJ - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 19:30
Clinicians, managers, patient advocates and diversity champions are among the names on HSJ’s second BME Pioneers list
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HSJ reveals healthcare’s BME Pioneers

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 19:30
Clinicians, managers, patient advocates and diversity champions are among the names on HSJ’s second BME Pioneers list
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South west trusts pay course fees in exchange for contracts

HSJ - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 16:47
WORKFORCE: A group of five acute south west trusts have agreed to pay the course fees of physician associate trainees in return for two years’ service as part of a drive to ease workforce pressures.
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Waiting list shrinks slightly amid government drive to treat long waiters

HSJ - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 15:48
The government’s drive to help hospitals clear their backlog of patients waiting more than 18 weeks for treatment has started to pay off, figures from NHS England indicate
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