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Breaking: High Court rules against regulator in pharma transparency case

HSJ - 2 hours 57 min ago
A High Court judge has concluded that the Health Research Authority acted unlawfully in applying new transparency rules on pharmaceutical companies carrying out clinical trials.
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Executive Summary: £400m to stop an exodus

HSJ - 3 hours 43 min ago
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Monitor probes trust governance following unfair dismissal ruling

HSJ - 7 hours 16 min ago
LEADERSHIP: Monitor is investigating how a mental health trust is run after an employment tribunal found that a trust director was unfairly dismissed after being harassed by the former trust chair.
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Cap on clinical negligence costs could save £400m, says Litigation Authority

HSJ - 7 hours 41 min ago
The health service could save £400m a year if the government changed the law to fix the costs for clinical negligence schemes alongside other measures, the NHS Litigation Authority has said.
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The future of primary care: creating teams for tomorrow

NHS Evidence - health management - 8 hours 50 sec ago

Health Education England - 
The Secretary of State for Health commissioned Health Education England to establish the Independent Primary Care Workforce Commission. Through a literature review, call for evidence, site visits and panel meetings, the Commission wanted to identify and highlight innovative models of primary care that will meet the future needs of patients and the NHS. The accompanying literature review, carried out by RAND Europe, presents a brief overview of reports from professional bodies and policy-focused organisations – from England and internationally – that describe new models for delivering primary care. In addition, this review presents some examples of communication/information technology used in primary care and discuss recruitment and retention challenges facing health professionals in general practice.

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Review of the infection prevention and control nurse workforce

NHS Evidence - health management - 8 hours 16 min ago

Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) - 
Commissioned by Public Health England in partnership with Health Education England and the Department of Health, this report aims to build a clearer understanding of the location, number, functions, skills and competences of the infection prevention and control (IPC) nursing workforce.

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Dementia: statistics on prevalence and improving diagnosis, care and research

NHS Evidence - health management - 8 hours 24 min ago

House of Commons Library -
This briefing outlines government, NHS and other statutory bodies’ work to improve dementia diagnosis, care and support and research. It also provides statistics on rates and expected rises of dementia prevalence, including prevalence rates for each English parliamentary constituency.

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Trust that took over Stafford Hospital ‘requires improvement’

HSJ - 8 hours 56 min ago
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has rated University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust ‘requires improvement’.
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Trust calls for success regime to take over ‘shambolic’ procurement

HSJ - 9 hours 53 min ago
COMMERCIAL: Northern Devon Healthcare Trust has called for a controversial community services procurement to be taken over by NHS England or the county’s ‘success regime’.
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Care Act phase two reforms

NHS Evidence - health management - 10 hours 35 min ago

Local Government Association (LGA) - 
This briefing outlines the LGA's position and response to the delay of the implementation of the care cap.

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The association between patient and family engagement practices and patient experience

NHS Evidence - health management - 10 hours 41 min ago

Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE) - 
This slide presentation covers the findings of a 2013-2014 survey conducted by the Health Research & Educational Trust and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The survey examined patient and family engagement practices and their association with patient experiences.

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Executive Summary: Sir Ron bows out

HSJ - Mon, 27/07/2015 - 18:51
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Long serving teaching hospital boss to step down

HSJ - Mon, 27/07/2015 - 18:42
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of Guy’s And St Thomas’ Foundation Trust is stepping down after eight years in post.
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Breaking: Long serving teaching hospital boss to step down

HSJ - Mon, 27/07/2015 - 18:42
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of Guy’s And St Thomas’ Foundation Trust is stepping down after eight years in post.
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Information management policy: retention and destruction

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 27/07/2015 - 18:40

Department of Health (DH) - 
This document details the general disposal decisions that the Department of Health applies to information and helps ensure disposal is carried out at the correct time. It is used as a basis for deciding how and when information in all formats is disposed.

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West Midlands acute chief resigns

HSJ - Mon, 27/07/2015 - 16:17
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of a struggling West Midlands acute trust has resigned with immediate effect.
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Webinar today: Can clinical decision support improve care?

HSJ - Mon, 27/07/2015 - 11:43
Explore the latest research on CDS at 12pm
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Rise in hospitals using ‘risky’ 12 hour shifts for nurses

HSJ - Mon, 27/07/2015 - 11:00
There has been an increase in the use of 12 hour nursing shifts that potentially put care quality at risk, according a review commissioned by England’s chief nursing officer.
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Rise in hospitals using ‘risky’ 12 hour shifts for nurses

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 27/07/2015 - 11:00
There has been an increase in the use of 12 hour nursing shifts that potentially put care quality at risk, according a review commissioned by England’s chief nursing officer.
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Mental healthcare: a capitated approach to payment with outcomes and risk share components

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 27/07/2015 - 10:26

Monitor - 
This document is intended for all organisations involved in commissioning or delivering new care models. It is aimed at providers and commissioners who are interested in more information on outcomes-based payment models and how they could work in practice. It will be of particular interest to finance, contracting and commissioning staff seeking detailed guidance on developing new financial mechanisms to support service reform.

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