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Financial failure in the NHS: what causes it and how best to manage it

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 10:33

The King's Fund -
This report describes the current financial state of the NHS and the reasons for the deterioration in financial performance and ultimately financial failure. These include weak leadership, legacy costs, Payment by Result tariffs, and the impact of the wider health economy.

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Monitor: organisation structure

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 10:21

Monitor -
This chart show’s Monitor’s organisational structure as at October 2014.

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Everything you always wanted to know about European Union health policies but were afraid to ask

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 10:02

World Health Organization (WHO) -
This book focuses on four aspects of EU health policy: the EU institutions, processes and powers related to health; the EU action taken on the basis of this health mandate; the non-health action affecting health and health systems; and, because of its growing importance, financial governance and what it means for European health systems. It is aimed at policymakers and students of public health and health systems in the EU who want to understand how the EU can add value in their quest improving population health and the performance of health systems in Member States.

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HSJ Live 09.10.2014: Special measures can have 'detrimental effect', trust chief warns

HSJ - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 08:00
The special measures regime for struggling hospitals has the potential to demoralise staff and hamper efforts to fill much needed vacancies, according to a high profile troubleshooter tasked with putting one trust back on track, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 09.10.2014: Eliminate tensions to make research work on the front line

HSJ - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 08:00
Collaboration between the NHS and higher education institutions is often hindered by differing perceived demands and values, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment.
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Special measures can have 'detrimental effect', trust chief warns

HSJ - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 08:00
The special measures regime for struggling hospitals has the potential to demoralise staff and hamper efforts to fill much needed vacancies, according to a high profile troubleshooter tasked with putting one trust back on track.
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Special measures can have 'detrimental effect', trust chief warns

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 08:00
The special measures regime for struggling hospitals has the potential to demoralise staff and hamper efforts to fill much needed vacancies, according to a high profile troubleshooter tasked with putting one trust back on track.
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Help us find healthcare’s latest rising stars

HSJ - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 07:00
You have until 3 November to nominate who you think will be NHS leaders of the future
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Help us find healthcare’s latest rising stars

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 07:00
You have until 3 November to nominate who you think will be NHS leaders of the future
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Strike will affect 'potentially life threatening' calls, ambulance trust claims

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 16:52
Some ambulance staff in the North West will not respond to “potentially life threatening” calls during strike action next week, the region’s ambulance trust has claimed.
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Strike to affect 'potentially life threatening' ambulance calls

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 16:52
Some ambulance staff in the North West will not respond to “potentially life threatening” calls during strike action next week, according to an official briefing.
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Never Events Policy Framework review - a consultation

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 15:25

NHS England -
The Never Events Policy Framework is designed to provide healthcare workers, clinicians, managers, boards and accountable officers with clarity around their responsibilities and clarity on the principles of never events. In particular, it is designed to be clear about what they are expected to do in terms of preventing never events and how they must respond to them if they should occur, including clarity around incident reporting. This framework is being reviewed to address feedback from NHS providers and commissioners on a number of uncertainties around the existing Never Events Policy Framework. The consultation runs until 31 October 2014.

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Specialised services worth £600m could be handed to CCGs

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 14:04
Clinical commissioning groups should be handed responsibility for commissioning specialised services worth more than £600m, NHS England has recommended.
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More UK doctors coming from Europe

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 13:11
More doctors are coming from Europe to work in the UK than ever, according to a report by the General Medical Council.
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More UK doctors coming from Europe

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 13:11
More doctors are coming from Europe to work in the UK than ever, according to a report by the General Medical Council.
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Specialised commissioning plan 'shifts risk to providers'

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 12:26
A plan by NHS England to clamp down on growth in spending on specialised services during 2015-16 will shift financial risk onto providers, potentially pushing even more acute trusts into deficit.
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GMC records sharp rise in doctors from EU

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 12:04
More doctors are coming from Europe to work in the UK than ever, according to a report by the General Medical Council.
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GMC records sharp rise in doctors from EU

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 12:04
More doctors are coming from Europe to work in the UK than ever, according to a report by the General Medical Council.
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'Dilnot style' commission on ageing society proposed

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 12:00
The Liberal Democrats have proposed to set up a ‘Dilnot style’ cross-party commission on how the NHS can meet the needs of an ageing society.
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NHS hospitals under pressure: trends in acute activity up to 2022

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 11:49

Nuffield Trust -
This analysis looks at trends in admissions and bed use over the last few years, and uses population projections to explore the likely pressures on hospitals in the future.

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