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Daily Insight: Another super-CCG on the cards

HSJ - 0 sec ago
The essential health stories and talking points from Tuesday
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Julie Moore intervenes over future of inadequate hospital

HSJ - 14 min 14 sec ago
One of the country’s most high profile trust chief executives has criticised the failure of a neighbouring trust to agree on hospital reconfiguration – and said her organisation could have offered an “exciting” proposal to run the site.
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Exclusive: Struggling CCGs weigh up merger

HSJ - 2 hours 18 min ago
Three clinical commissioning groups in the South West are weighing up plans for a single accountable officer or a full merger, HSJ can reveal.
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Growing older in the UK

NHS Evidence - health management - 2 hours 21 min ago

British Medical Association (BMA) - 
This report argues that the UK's ageing population and its families are being failed by a fragmented health and social support system. It highlights how the health and life changes of older people are being negatively affected by the holes in the safety net of health, social and other welfare services. 

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The state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England

NHS Evidence - health management - 2 hours 41 min ago

Skills for Care (SfC) - 
This report presents an overview of the adult social care sector and outlines the key data on the workforce alongside discussion of recruitment and retention issues.

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Ambient air pollution: a global assessment of exposure and burden of disease

NHS Evidence - health management - 2 hours 43 min ago

World Health Organization (WHO) - 
This report presents a summary of methods and results of the latest WHO global assessment of ambient air pollution exposure and the resulting burden of disease. It provides several indicators of the burden of disease from air pollution, with global estimates revealing that 94 per cent of air pollution-related deaths are due to noncommunicable diseases. An accompanying interactive map has also been produced to provide information on population-weighted exposure to air pollution.

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Still not ready for ageing

NHS Evidence - health management - 3 hours 33 min ago

Ready for Ageing Alliance - 
This paper assesses the government's response to the UK's ageing society and argues that action on tackling the challenges and maximising the opportunities of ageing has stalled. The Alliance calls for an urgent focus on social care in particular with the aim of achieving a sustainable long-term financial settlement.

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National neonatal audit programme: 2016 annual report on 2015 data

NHS Evidence - health management - 3 hours 41 min ago

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) - 
This report outlines the result of a national audit of neonatal services and finds an improvement in rates of two year follow-up for premature babies but that there was an increase in risk of illness and that some units were still failing to record timely consultation with parents. The report urges neonatal units to form partnerships with neighbouring hospitals in order to reduce variation and drive up standards of care for very sick babies.

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Annual journal 2016

NHS Evidence - health management - 3 hours 51 min ago

Reform - 
This annual publication brings together articles from researchers at Reform alongside experts and key commentators in each field to provide an insight into the changes and challenges facing public services. The articles on the NHS and health services focus on the opportunities for technology to change the delivery of health care and how efficiency and productivity can be improved.

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Improving efficiency and resource allocation in future cancer care

NHS Evidence - health management - 4 hours 55 min ago

Office of Health Economics (OHE) - 
This report, written in partnership with the Institute for Health Economics in Sweden, evaluates the current burden of cancer and identifies opportunities for increased efficiency in cancer care. The evidence focuses specifically on the health and cancer care landscape in nine European countries, including the UK. The report found that significant opportunity for improved efficiency exists in prevention activities and early diagnosis, for example targeting unhealthy behaviours such as high alcohol consumption and smoking, and the implementation of quality screening programmes. The report also highlights the potential to achieve greater efficiencies in the way new treatments are evaluated and how to enhance their uptake.

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Hospital IT crash won't be resolved until end of the week

HSJ - 5 hours 9 min ago
Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has said it has now successfully cleared a backlog of thousands of pathology tests after a major IT fault that is now in its second week.
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CQC patient expert contract 'not performing'

HSJ - 5 hours 46 min ago
The Care Quality Commission has ongoing concerns over its patient experts contract with employment agency Remploy.
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Hospital cleaning company faces loss of £200m contract over poor standards

HSJ - 5 hours 50 min ago
A privately provided cleaning contract worth £200m will be discussed by board members at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust this week amid “significant concerns” over standards, HSJ has learned.
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First set of standardised products for NHS providers announced

HSJ - 6 hours 14 min ago
NHS Improvement has announced the first set of standardised products all NHS providers will have to use from next year.
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Exclusive: New investigation reveals full extent of watchdog’s failures

HSJ - 6 hours 43 min ago
NHS ombudsman Dame Julie Mellor was warned twice about her deputy’s role in covering up the sexual harassment of an NHS director, before he was exposed by HSJ, an independent review has revealed.
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External review into four maternal deaths at top hospital

HSJ - 10 hours 18 min ago
An external review is being carried out into the deaths of four women after they gave birth at a leading London hospital trust.
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Revealed: Less than a third of trusts hitting revised A&E targets

HSJ - 10 hours 18 min ago
Less than a third of trusts have achieved the new, lower accident and emergency targets for July, which they were set by regulators in the NHS “reset” document, HSJ analysis reveals.
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CCG and advisers accuse each other over £750m contract collapse

HSJ - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 18:53
A review of the £750m UnitingCare Partnership contract debacle has laid bare the disjointed process undertaken by Cambridgeshire commissioners and its advisers, and the rows over who was to blame.
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CCG and advisers blame each other for UnitingCare collapse

HSJ - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 18:53
A review of the £750m UnitingCare Partnership contract debacle has laid bare the disjointed process undertaken by Cambridgeshire commissioners and its advisers, and the rows over who was to blame.
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Daily Insight: UnitingCare saga continues

HSJ - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 18:48
HSJ’s round-up of Monday’s top stories and debate
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