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Cancer trust embarks on pathology joint venture

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 19:02
One of Europe’s biggest pathology firms has secured its first NHS contract as the Christie Foundation Trust becomes the latest trust to join up with a private provider to deliver pathology services.   
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The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC): proposed changes to the governing legislation

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 14:59

Department of Health (DH) - 
The legislation that governs the NMC is currently restricting its ability to effectively carry out some of its duties. Proposed changes to the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 will improve handing of fitness to practice cases; allow registrants who are not fit to practice to be removed from the register; and change who sits on registration appeal panels. This consultation closes on 12th June 2014.

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Workforce planning guidance 2014/15

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 14:47

Health Education England (HEE) - 
This guidance highlights the importance of planning the workforce based on current and future patient need and outlines the high level process for developing plans later this year.

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Infection prevention and control quality standard

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 13:00

National Institute for Care and Excellence (NICE) - 
This quality standard contains six statements designed to reduce infection rates, including a statement recommending that patients should be looked after by healthcare workers who always clean their hands thoroughly, both immediately before and immediately after contact or care. It also aims to tackle the growing threat of antibiotic resistance by recommending that antibiotics be prescribed only in accordance with local antibiotic formularies - as part of a system to stem resistance of infections to antibiotics.

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New doctor rota in death rate link

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 12:50
Staggering junior doctors’ training rotations could help to prevent the “black Wednesday” phenomenon, medical experts have said.
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CCG ordered to review egg freezing policy

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 12:39
A Clinical Commissioning Group has been told by a High Court judge that its policy on assistive reproduction technique - is “unlawful”.
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Exclusive: Serious disturbance at Broadmoor followed staffing concerns

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 12:27
Police and ambulance crews were called to a serious disturbance at Britain’s most high-profile secure mental health hospital - months after staff raised concerns about under-manned wards, it has emerged.
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HSJ Exclusive: Broadmoor riot followed staffing concerns

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 12:27
Police and ambulance crews were called to a riot in Britain’s most high-profile secure mental health hospital - months after staff raised concerns about under-manned wards, HSJ can reveal.
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HSJ investigation: Broadmoor Riot followed staffing concerns

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 12:27
Police and ambulance crews were called to a riot in Britain’s most high-profile secure mental health hospital - months after staff raised concerns about under-manned wards, HSJ can reveal.
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18 week target breached for first time in three years

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 12:13
The NHS has breached the target for 90 per cent of admitted patients to start treatment within 18 weeks for the first time since 2011, the latest figures from NHS England reveal.
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Health landscape briefings

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 11:27

Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) - 
These briefings aim to help local pharmaceutical committees and community pharmacists keep up to date with developments in the healthcare landscape. Two of the briefings cover NHS England’s business plan and its plans for the development of general practice, following the GP Call to Action process undertaken in late 2013. The third briefing provides an update on the changes to the GP contract that were introduced in April 2014.

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High infection rates 'unacceptable', says NICE

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 11:05
The number of patients getting an infection while under NHS care is “unacceptably high”, health officials have warned.
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NHS England faces 'unfunded' redundancy costs

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 10:43
NHS England has an “unfunded cost pressure” for 2014-15, which sources have linked to a large-scale redundancy programme it failed to finish last year.
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NHS England faces 'unfunded' redundancy costs

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 10:43
NHS England has an “unfunded cost pressure” for 2014-15, which sources have linked to a large-scale redundancy programme it failed to finish last year.
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HSJ Live 17.04.2014: NHS England faces unfunded redundancy costs

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 08:00
Today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 17.04.2014: Broadmoor disturbance followed staffing concerns

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 08:00
Today’s news and comment
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Serco well positioned for combined call centre contract

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 08:00
Suffolk commissioners plan to create a single “care co-ordination centre” as part of a contract bundling proposal which could makes outsourcing giant Serco well positioned for the role.
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HSJ Live 17.04.2014: Broadmoor riot followed staffing concerns

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 08:00
Police and ambulance crews called to riot in secure mental health hospital months after staff raised concerns about under-manned wards, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 17.04.2014: Serco in pole position for combined call centre contract

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 08:00
Suffolk commissioners plan to create single “care co-ordination centre” as part of contract bundling proposal which could put outsourcing giant in pole position for the role, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Serco in pole position for combined call centre contract

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 08:00
Suffolk commissioners plan to create a single “care co-ordination centre” as part of a contract bundling proposal which could put outsourcing giant Serco in pole position for the role.
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