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HSJ daily digest: Election predictions / another top trust hires overseas chief

HSJ - 3 hours 38 min ago
HSJ’s daily digest of Tuesday’s significant developments for healthcare leaders
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Care UK sells mental health arm

HSJ - 6 hours 48 min ago
Private provider Care UK has sold off its NHS mental health services arm to Partnerships in Care, one of the country’s largest independent mental health providers.
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Mental health trust criticised for 'unacceptable' bed management

HSJ - 9 hours 3 min ago
MENTAL HEALTH: An independent review of more than a dozen mental health patient deaths has criticised an NHS trust for what it described as ‘unacceptable’ bed management practices.
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Exclusive: Trusts struggle to achieve weekend standards during weekdays

HSJ Workforce - 10 hours 6 min ago
Hospitals in the East Midlands are struggling to meet new clinical standards for seven day services even during normal weekday hours, according to a region-wide analysis.
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Exclusive: Trusts struggle to achieve weekend standards during weekdays

HSJ - 10 hours 6 min ago
Hospitals in the East Midlands are struggling to meet new clinical standards for seven day services even during normal weekday hours, according to a region-wide analysis.
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Chair of East Kent FT retires

HSJ - 10 hours 50 min ago
WORKFORCE: The chair of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust has retired.
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Chair of East Kent FT resigns

HSJ - 10 hours 50 min ago
WORKFORCE: The chair of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust has retired.
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Applications to the GP and specialist registers

NHS Evidence - health management - 11 hours 32 min ago

General Medical Council (GMC) -
This annual report, which is in its second year, shows improvements continue to be made to support doctors applying for entry to the specialist and GP register. It includes a discussion of next steps to improve on this, including the establishment of an Equivalence Advisory Group to help implement the remaining recommendations following the consultation in 2012. These covered amending legislation to allow CEGPR applicants to spend time working in GP practices in the UK and looking at ways an applicant’s knowledge can be tested in their relevant speciality.

 

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A new priority for mental health

NHS Evidence - health management - 11 hours 47 min ago

London School of Economics (LSE) Centre for Economic Performance:
The final report in the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) series of background briefings on key policy issues in the May 2015 UK general election calls on the three main political parties to commit themselves to raising dramatically the coverage of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), the service that provides psychological therapies for depression and anxiety disorders.

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How can dermatology services meet current and future patient needs while ensuring that quality of care is not compromised and that access is equitable across the UK?

NHS Evidence - health management - 11 hours 58 min ago

British Association of Dermatologists (BAD):
This independent report by the King’s Fund, commissioned by the British Association of Dermatologists, reveals a number of worrying challenges facing dermatology services and identifies opportunities for improvement, which may also be applied to other health specialties. It examines a range of issues, including workforce (staffing), training, use of temporary or locum staff, technology and the role of pharmacy, making a number of observations and recommendations.

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HSJ Live 05.05.2015: Oxford University Hospitals appoints new chief executive

HSJ - 12 hours 18 min ago
Oxford University Hospitals Trust has appointed Bruno Holthof as its new chief executive, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 05.05.2015: Trusts struggle to achieve weekend standards during weekdays

HSJ - 12 hours 18 min ago
Hospitals in the East Midlands are struggling to meet new clinical standards for seven day services even during normal weekday hours, according to a region-wide analysis, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 05.05.2015: Miliband: NHS faces 'financial bombshell'

HSJ - 12 hours 18 min ago
Labour leader Ed Miliband has warned that the NHS faces a “financial bombshell” in 2015, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ daily digest: The ever shorter arm of Monitor

HSJ - Fri, 01/05/2015 - 19:00
HSJ’s daily digest of Friday’s significant developments for healthcare leaders
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Special measures boss to lead Monitor 'provider sustainability' division

HSJ - Fri, 01/05/2015 - 17:39
The deputy chief executive of a former ‘special measures’ trust has been appointed to lead a new major Monitor directorate tasked with driving performance improvement in NHS providers, the regulator announced today.
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New FT probed by Monitor after finances plummet

HSJ - Fri, 01/05/2015 - 15:42
FINANCE: St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust is under investigation by Monitor because of a sudden deterioration in its finances.
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Small hospital vanguard sites delayed again

HSJ - Fri, 01/05/2015 - 14:12
Progress on an important strand of NHS England’s new care models ‘vanguard’ project has stalled, meaning work on the ground will not begin until summer at the earliest, HSJ has learned.
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Rip off the sticking plaster now: Enabling the local implementation of sustainable urgent and emergency care models in 2015/16

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 01/05/2015 - 10:49

NHS Confederation -
This report argues that without immediate action, the NHS is set for a winter crisis in 2015/16. This report collates the guidance and urges immediate action from NHS organisations, national bodies and the incoming Government.

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Southampton fears extra pressure over neighbour’s maternity reconfiguration

HSJ - Fri, 01/05/2015 - 10:36
STRUCTURE: University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust has expressed concerns that service changes at a neighbouring trust will put more pressure on its maternity services.
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Heart of England rules out bidding to run urgent care centre

HSJ - Fri, 01/05/2015 - 10:15
COMMERCIAL: Heart of England Foundation Trust has ruled out bidding to provide the new urgent care centre at Solihull Hospital.
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