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Person centred care 2020: calls and contributions from health and social care charities

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 16:10

National Voices -
This report sets out demands for genuinely person centred care. It warns that services are increasingly fragmented and underfunded, with too little voice for patients and families, and says that fully involving people in decisions is the key to improvement.

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Getting serious about personalisation in the NHS

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 15:16

Think Local Act Personal -
This report complements the NHS England prospectus for the Integrated Personal Commissioning Programme being taken forward with support from local government and voluntary sectors as well as people who need care and support, their families and carers.

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Voluntary and community sector (VCS) engagement with HWBs

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 15:05

Regional Voices -
This report contains results from a survey conducted earlier this year about how the VCS is engaging with health HWBs. The survey found that some good practice for how boards involve the VCS, is emerging. However, some issues remain.

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Help us find the top BME pioneers in healthcare

HSJ - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 13:28
Nominate those inspiring others and helping to shape excellent care for all
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Help us find the top BME pioneers in healthcare

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 13:28
Nominate those inspiring others and helping to shape excellent care for all
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Help us find the top BME pioneers in the healthcare

HSJ - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 13:28
Nominate those inspiring others and helping to shape excellent care for all
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Help us find the top BME pioneers in the healthcare

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 13:28
Nominate those inspiring others and helping to shape excellent care for all
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Voters 'not behind' tax hike for NHS

HSJ - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 13:00
Most voters would not be willing to pay extra tax to increase NHS funding, a poll has revealed.
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Housing in later life

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 12:34

Age UK -
This analysis finds that unsuitable housing is leaving thousands of older people facing unnecessary delays in being discharged from hospital. Official figures show that patients who need home adaptations, such as grab rails or ramps fitted at home, are having to wait for an extra 27 days on average– more than 40,000 days in total – costing an estimated £11.2 million per year in delayed discharges. This report calls on the Government to ensure that all new homes are built to the lifetime homes standard so they can be easily adapted as people age.

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MP in call over community hospitals

HSJ - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 12:34
The government should “go further” in recognising the central role of community hospitals in providing local, cost-effective healthcare, a Tory backbencher has said.
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A vision for care fit for the twenty-first century...

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 12:20

The Commission on Residential Care -
The Commission recommends a number of measures to embed good practice and challenge public perceptions. These include enshrining a broader, more accurate definition of ‘housing with care’ throughout government policy; greater co-location of care settings with other community services such as colleges; the expansion of CQC’s role in inspecting commissioning practices; and promoting excellence in the profession through the introduction of a license to practice and a living wage. The Commission concludes that these measures, among others, could help build a housing with care sector fit for the twenty-first century.

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Preventing suicide: a global imperative

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 12:04

World Health Organization (WHO) -
This report aims to increase awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts, to make suicide prevention a higher priority on the global public health agenda, and to encourage and support countries to develop or strengthen comprehensive suicide prevention strategies in a multisectoral public health approach. It provides a global knowledge base on suicide and suicide attempts as well as actionable steps for countries based on their current resources and context to move forward in suicide prevention.

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Growing older positively: the challenge of ageing with HIV

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 11:28

2020 Health -
This report reviews how HIV is strategically planned for and managed in the UK today and develops recommendations for Government and the NHS in light of changes in the patient profile.

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A new settlement for health and social care

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 10:46

Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England -
This is the final report from the independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England. In it, the commission discusses the need for a new settlement for health and social care to provide a simpler pathway through the current maze of entitlements. The commission, chaired by Kate Barker, proposes a new approach that redesigns care around individual needs regardless of diagnosis, with a graduated increase in support as needs rise, particularly towards the end of life. The commission has concluded that this vision for a health and care system fit for the 21st century is affordable and sustainable if a phased approach is taken and hard choices are taken about taxation.

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HSJ Live 04.09.2014: Burnham welcomes Barker commission on combined health and social care

HSJ - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 08:00
NHS England has proposed devolving “year of care” budgets covering NHS and social care to individuals with complex needs, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 04.09.2013: NHS England plans personal budgets covering NHS and social care

HSJ - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 08:00
NHS England has proposed devolving “year of care” budgets covering NHS and social care to individuals with complex needs, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Beefed up HWBs 'could commission health and social care'

HSJ - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 01:01
Health and wellbeing boards could be put in charge of commissioning combined health and social care services if they beefed up their contingent of clinicians.
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Put social care funding on par with health, King's Fund proposes

HSJ - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 01:01
Individuals’ social care needs should be treated and funded on a par with their health needs.
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NHS England plans personal budgets covering NHS and social care

HSJ - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 01:01
NHS England has proposed devolving “year of care” budgets covering NHS and social care to individuals with complex needs as part of its effort to help integrate services and increase personalisation.
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Board shake-up at troubled specialist trust

HSJ - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 13:38
WORKFORCE: The Christie has appointed a new chair and announced that two non-executive directors who were “unhappy with the handling” of the trust’s suspension of its chief executive have stepped down.
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