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Morecambe Bay inquiry delayed until February amid 'reluctant' witnesses

HSJ - 2 hours 35 min ago
An inquiry into poor care at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay will not publish its final report until February as it tries to convince ‘reluctant’ witnesses to give evidence
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BREAKING: Unions announce second strike

HSJ - 2 hours 48 min ago
The NHS is to face a second day of strike action as unions continue their dispute with the government over NHS pay
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BREAKING: Unions announce second strike

HSJ Workforce - 2 hours 48 min ago
The NHS is to face a second day of strike action as unions continue their dispute with the government over NHS pay
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Healthier lives: diabetes, hypertension and NHS Health Check

NHS Evidence - health management - 3 hours 24 min ago

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This tool shows mapped variation for local authorities, CCGs and GP surgeries for diabetes, hypertension and NHS Health Check and reveals large variation in the prevalence and treatment of diabetes and high blood pressure, and in the provision of the NHS Health Check across the country. 

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Carers strategy: the second national action plan 2014 to 2016

NHS Evidence - health management - 3 hours 38 min ago

Department of Health (DH) - 
The document identifies the main actions for the next 2 years around supporting carers. There is an overview of evidence gathered over the last few years. It also explains the main achievements in recognising and supporting carers during that time.

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: paediatric cardiac surgery inquiry

NHS Evidence - health management - 3 hours 47 min ago

NHS England - 
This review was commissioned by NHS England on behalf of a regional quality surveillance group which also comprises the Care Quality Commission, NHS Trust Development Authority and Monitor. It examined the safety of the paediatric cardiac surgery services at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and makes recommendations for improvements in these services. The overarching report bring together the learning and recommendations from all parts of the review. It makes 17 recommendations on data submission and record keeping; communications and complaints; managing consultations on major reconfigurations; whistleblowing; and restoring trust and confidence.

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First foundation trust authorisations in more than a year

HSJ - 4 hours 5 min ago
Three NHS providers have been authorised as foundation trusts – the first time the status has been conferred in more than a year
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Start well, live better: a manifesto for the public's health

NHS Evidence - health management - 8 hours 5 min ago

Faculty for Public Health (FPH) - 
This manifesto is the culmination of an extensive consultation with FPH members about the top public health priorities for this government and the next. From children’s health to climate change, it sets out 12 important and practical actions for anyone serious about giving our children the best possible chance of a healthy and happy life.

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Exclusive: Labour could make NICE guidance mandatory

HSJ - 8 hours 10 min ago
A Labour government could reduce variation in access to drugs and procedures by making it mandatory for commissioners to follow NICE guidelines, Andy Burnham has revealed
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CCGs to support health and wellbeing boards under Burnham vision

HSJ - 8 hours 10 min ago
CCGs could be morphed into the operational arms of HWBs, which will take on the role of ‘signing off’ health plans, Andy Burnham has suggested
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Burnham sets out role for private providers in his NHS vision

HSJ - 8 hours 10 min ago
Private health providers could play a significant role in providing NHS services under a Labour government, the shadow health secretary has suggested
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'There's no getting away from difficult choices over staff pay,' says Burnham

HSJ - 8 hours 10 min ago
A Labour government would use pay restraint and make ‘difficult choices’ about the wages of NHS frontline staff if the party wins the election next year
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'There's no getting away from difficult choices over staff pay,' says Burnham

HSJ Workforce - 8 hours 10 min ago
A Labour government would use pay restraint and make ‘difficult choices’ about the wages of NHS frontline staff if the party wins the election next year
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Annual report by the chief social worker for adults: one year on

NHS Evidence - health management - 8 hours 13 min ago

Department of Health (DH) - 
In this report Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults, sets out progress in improving social work with adults. The report looks at issues for social work with adults, including ensuring social work’s role and values are recognised in the implementation of the Care Act; working with ADASS, the LGA and principal social workers to create the conditions for excellent social work practice; and improving the education and training of social workers by introducing national assessment criteria for social workers at the end of their first year in employment.

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How is the NHS performing? October 2014

NHS Evidence - health management - 8 hours 16 min ago

The King's Fund - 
Our latest survey of finance directors reveals the highest level of pessimism about the financial position of health organisations since we began surveying in the autumn of 2011. For the first time since we began our quarterly survey, no one expressed any degree of optimism about the financial state of their local health economies over the next year. Nearly half (47 per cent) of trust finance directors surveyed for the report identified staff morale as one of their top three concerns, twice as many as in the previous quarter. The report suggests this should be a significant cause for concern given the close link between staff engagement and quality of care.

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The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and care planning

NHS Evidence - health management - 8 hours 40 min ago

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) - 
This report shows commissioners and providers of care how to embed the principles of the MCA into care and support planning across the board.

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Commissioning independent advocacy

NHS Evidence - health management - 8 hours 41 min ago

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) - 
This resource is aimed at commissioners charged with meeting the new duties to provide advocacy under the Care Act 2014. It will help commissioning officers in local authorities think through their new duties and understand what they are required to do to comply with the new requirements of the act.

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HSJ Live 30.10.2014: Reaction to Andy Burnham interview

HSJ - 11 hours 56 min ago
Latest reaction and comment in response to wide ranging HSJ interview with shadow health secretary
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HSJ Live 30.10.2014: No party should feel comfortable with their NHS position yet

HSJ - 11 hours 56 min ago
Polls have exposed the limits of part conference pledges argue Mark Birtwistle and Ben Nunn, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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Exclusive: Ministers keen to extend joint commissioning

HSJ - 18 hours 55 min ago
Ministers want to extend NHS joint commissioning with councils to public health and children’s services, after being convinced by the better care fund planning process that the model will reap service improvements and financial benefits
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