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Bedford trust's deficit could grow even with £13m loan

HSJ - Tue, 02/08/2016 - 13:09
FINANCE: Bedford Hospital Trust has agreed a loan of £13.2m from NHS Improvement to cover its deficit in the current financial year, according to its latest annual report.
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The Better Care Fund operating guidance for 2016/17

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 02/08/2016 - 11:36

NHS England - 
This document provides guidance to partners for local Better Care Fund plans - such as CCGs, local authorities and health and wellbeing boards - on the operational requirements for these plans in 2016-17.

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Records management code of practice for health and social care 2016

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 02/08/2016 - 11:31

Department of Health (DH) - 
This guidance on health and care records management and records retention has been updated. It sets out standards required for the management of records for organisations who work within, or under contract to the NHS in England. The standards also apply to public health functions in local authorities and adult social care where joint care provided within the NHS.

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Getting To Outcomes: guide for teen pregnancy prevention

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 02/08/2016 - 11:30

RAND Corporation - 
Getting To Outcomes (GTO) is a ten-step process that guides community organisations through the key tasks needed to make any prevention programme a success. This guide offers tools and instructions to help assess the need for and select a teenage pregnancy prevention programme; identify goals and outcomes; use process and outcome evaluation measures; and plan for programme sustainability. The guide is accompanied by an outcome survey and an evaluation data workbook.

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Reducing child mortality in London

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 02/08/2016 - 11:28

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This document outlines the background and key statistics on the number of child deaths, causes of death and avoidable deaths in London and provides actions to reduce child mortality. 

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Cancer: then and now

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 02/08/2016 - 11:27

Macmillan Cancer Support - 
This report finds that more than 170,000 people are living with cancer in the UK who were diagnosed in the 1970s and 1980s. The report compares the diagnosis, treatment and care of cancer then, to the experiences of cancer in the 2010s. It celebrates the advances in cancer care, treatment and survival rates but warns that more needs to be done to cope with increasing demand in future.

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Counting the cost of UK poverty

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 02/08/2016 - 11:26

Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) - 
This report estimates the tangible cost of poverty to the UK, focusing specifically on the impact on public spending. The report shows that poverty costs public services approximately £69 billion with £21.8 billion being spent on acute health care, £7.1 billion on primary care, £1.6 billion on public health and £4.6 billion on adult social care.  

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What if every patient were to have their genome mapped?

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 02/08/2016 - 11:24

The King's Fund - 
The NHS if... is a collection of essays published by The King's Fund that explores hypothetical scenarios and their impact on the future of health and care. This essay, authored by Professor Lord Ara Darzi and Dr Oliver Keown, explores a future in which all patients have their genome mapped and the possibility for precision health and personalised medicine.

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Small jump in doctors applying for NHS training despite contract dispute

HSJ - Tue, 02/08/2016 - 11:00
More than 120 additional junior doctors have applied for specialty training in the NHS and more than 170 trainees have applied to become GPs, new data from Health Education England shows.
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Small jump in doctors applying for NHS training despite contract dispute

HSJ - Tue, 02/08/2016 - 11:00
More than 120 additional junior doctors have applied for specialty training in the NHS and more than 170 trainees have applied to become GPs, new data from Health Education England shows.
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Whistleblowing manager given £240k payout in wake of bullying claims

HSJ - Tue, 02/08/2016 - 08:00
WORKFORCE: A senior manager who made accusations of bullying by the chief executive at a Yorkshire acute trust was given a £240,000 exit package two years after being placed on “special leave”, figures in the trust’s board papers reveal.
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'Unprecedented' staff shortage forces trust to restrict services

HSJ - Tue, 02/08/2016 - 07:00
WORKFORCE: Unprecedented staff shortages have forced a North West community health trust to bring in a series of contingency plans to keep services at its hospitals safe.
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Tim Kelsey hired as Australia's digital health chief

HSJ - Mon, 01/08/2016 - 18:32
Tim Kelsey, formerly NHS England’s national director of patients and information, has been appointed by the Australian government as chief executive of its Digital Health Agency.
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Daily Insight: Warning against 'railroaded' reconfiguration

HSJ - Mon, 01/08/2016 - 18:30
Today’s must read stories and talking points in health
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Cash-strapped council plans funding cuts to joint NHS discharge project

HSJ - Mon, 01/08/2016 - 14:09
A county council struggling to make £60m of savings in 2016-17 is planning to scrap funding for a joint discharge project with local NHS hospitals, it has emerged.
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NHS Improvement accused of 'dangerously short' pathology shake-up timetable

HSJ - Mon, 01/08/2016 - 13:27
NHS Improvement has been accused of imposing a “dangerously short timescale” on trusts to come up with plans for restructuring their pathology services.
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Waiting list error could see thousands of patients assessed for clinical harm

HSJ - Mon, 01/08/2016 - 10:02
PERFORMANCE: A large teaching hospital may have to assess thousands of patients for clinical harm after an investigation found its data systems could not guarantee people had been treated.
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Reducing unwarranted variation: free online guide for HSJ readers

HSJ - Mon, 01/08/2016 - 09:00
Read HSJ’s guide to reducing unwarranted variation.
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Tracking money 'acid test' for £4bn mental health plans, says Confed chief

HSJ - Mon, 01/08/2016 - 08:00
Guaranteeing promised funds reach frontline services will be the “acid test” for NHS England’s mental health plans, a senior health leader has said.
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Daily Insight: Merger mania

HSJ - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 18:00
The must read stories and talking points to end the week
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