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CCGs must set targets for reducing health inequalities

HSJ - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 17:11
Clinical commissioning groups will have to set targets for reducing health inequalities and improving outcomes for health and wellbeing, under the 2015-16 planning guidance.
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New national advisory board to tackle workforce issues

HSJ - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 17:01
A new national advisory board with a system-wide coordination role for workforce issues is to be created, the NHS planning guidance has revealed.
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New national advisory board to tackle workforce issues

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 17:01
A new national advisory board with a system-wide coordination role for workforce issues is to be created, the NHS planning guidance has revealed.
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NHS England says CCGs must increase mental health spend

HSJ - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 15:35
Clinical commissioning groups have been told by NHS England to increase in real terms the amount of money they spend on mental health services as part of the 2015-16 planning guidance.
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Planning guidance: NHS England sets out next steps for realising forward view

HSJ - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 15:27
Health economies seeking to be at the forefront of moving to the new models of care set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View have been given six weeks to submit an expression of interest to NHS England
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Sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983: literature review

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 13:02

Department of Health (DH) - 
This literature review forms part of the government's review of sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983. It covers the wider social and legislative context including human rights, published data-sets and trends, who is detained, where they are held, and for how long, issues over diversity and equality, and the experiences of patients and practitioners including relationships between police and health services.

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Department of Health mid-year report 2014-15

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 12:58

Department of Health (DH) - 
This document reports on progress made against the Department of Health’s objectives, financial performance, people and major projects from April to September 2014.

 

 

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Concern over projected fall in mental health nurse vacancies

HSJ - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 12:27
A forecast reduction in the number of NHS mental health nursing jobs over the coming years could threaten the government’s ambition to achieve parity of esteem with physical health, Health Education England has claimed.
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Concern over projected fall in mental health nurse vacancies

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 12:27
A forecast reduction in the number of NHS mental health nursing jobs over the coming years could threaten the government’s ambition to achieve parity of esteem with physical health, Health Education England has claimed.
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Clatterbridge to reconfigure cancer care after ‘resounding’ public support

HSJ - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 12:14
STRUCTURE: A specialist cancer trust in Merseyside is pressing ahead with plans to build a new centre in Liverpool.
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Review of Sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:51

Centre for Mental Health - 
This report finds that the use of police powers under the Mental Health Act is a major concern for service users, family carers and professionals alike. It concludes that the use of police powers under the Mental Health Act has to change. In most cases, change could be achieved through better use of existing powers. In all cases, heeding the voices of people who have been detained under these sections is vital to ensure any changes to police powers or their application improve people's experiences.

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Doctors who commit suicide while under GMC fitness to practise investigation

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:41

General Medical Council (GMC) - 

This is the report of an internal review into the way that vulnerable doctors are treated whilst undergoing fitness to practice investigations.  It examined the period between 2005 and 2013 and found that 28 doctors undergoing fitness to practise investigations committed suicide or died of a suspected suicide. Whilst significant improvements have been made to the investigations process in recent years, the report makes a number of recommendations for further reducing the impact of investigations on doctors who have health problems.

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NHS England drops treatments scorecard following legal threat

HSJ - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 09:50
NHS England has dropped a controversial scorecard that was supposed to help it make decisions about whether to fund treatments for a number of rare conditions
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HSJ Live 19.12.2014: NHS planning guidance live coverage

HSJ - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 09:34
2015-16 CCG allocations and planning guidance expected this afternoon, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 19.12.2014: NHS staff to strike in new year

HSJ - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 09:34
Members of 11 trade unions will take strike action in January and February 2015, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 19.12.2014: 'He's not the Messiah but...' HSJ's 2014 Christmas cover

HSJ - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 09:34
HSJ’s 2014 “Christmas cover”, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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'He's not the Messiah but...': HSJ's Christmas cover

HSJ - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 07:00
This year’s HSJ “Christmas cover” is lovingly ripped off from an idea by HSJ comment editor Andy Cowper, who himself ripped off Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
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Integrating personal budgets for people with mental health problems

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 14:07

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) -
This resource aims to support staff who are working with mental health personal budgets. The guide gives an overview of the terminology and current policy background; it also examines the key areas that need to be tackled for integration to become a reality; and it makes recommendations for implementing integrated personal budgets in mental health.

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Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 11:44

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) -
This updated guideline makes recommendations for the recognition, assessment, care and treatment of mental health problems in women during pregnancy and up to 1 year after childbirth, and in women who are planning a pregnancy.

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Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) systems map: overview of the factors influencing the development of AMR and the interactions between them

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 11:29

Department of Health -
The aim of producing an AMR systems map is to provide a broad overview of the factors influencing the development of antimicrobial resistance and the interactions between them rather than detailed consideration of individual factors or infectious agents. It is hoped that this will increase awareness of the diverse factors that influence AMR, aid research groups in identifying issues for investigation and aid in policy development.

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