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BMA will consider 'every form and frequency' of industrial action

HSJ - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 17:15
The British Medical Association will consider “every form and frequency” of industrial action following the government’s decision to impose a new junior doctor contract, according to chair of the union’s junior doctors’ committee.
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Executive Summary: The descent into farce

HSJ - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 16:56
How chief executives signing up to support Sir David Dalton’s proposals for the junior doctors’ contract became a debacle, and the rest of the week’s important NHS news.
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Cross-national comparative mixed-methods case study of recovery-focused mental health care planning and co-ordination: Collaborative Care Planning Project (COCAPP)

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:46

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - 
This study aimed to obtain the views and experiences of various stakeholders involved in community mental health care; to identify factors that facilitated, or acted as barriers to, personalised, collaborative and recovery-focused care planning and co-ordination; and to make suggestions for future research.

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Revealed: How Dalton's contract letter unravelled

HSJ - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:46
NHS chief executives were given just four hours to agree whether or not their name was included in Sir David Dalton’s letter sent to health secretary Jeremy Hunt, it emerged on Friday.
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OECD reviews of health care quality: United Kingdom 2016

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:43

Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - 
This report reviews the quality of health care in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, seeking to highlight best practices, and provides a series of targeted assessments and recommendations for further quality gains in health care. It aims to understand why the NHS in the four nations of the UK do not consistently demonstrate strong performance on international benchmarks of quality despite being a global leader in quality monitoring and improvement.

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2016/17 national tariff payment system: a consultation

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:31

Monitor - 
This consultation seeks feedback on proposals which are aimed at giving commissioners and NHS providers the space to manage increasing demand, restore financial balance, and to make ambitious longer term plans to improve patient care. Monitor and NHS England are specifically seeking views on the approach to price setting for 2016/17; the impact of the proposed changes to the national tariff; the proposals for local payment arrangements; and the approach to enforcing the national tariff. The consultation period ends on 10 March 2016.

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Implementing the Forward View: Supporting providers to deliver

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:27

Monitor - 
This report is for NHS provider organisations and is part of a series of planned roadmaps that draw on messages from the NHS shared planning guidance, and set out the key priorities for the organisations responsible for delivering high quality health and care this year and beyond. Each roadmap will reflect a shared vision for the health and care sector as set out in the NHS five year forward view about the challenges ahead, and the choices to be faced about the kind of health and care service required in 2020.

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Tomorrow’s world: the future of ageing in the UK

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:23

International Longevity Centre - UK - 
This report argues that our ageing society offers significant social and economic opportunities but only if policymakers plan better for the long term. It argues that society is currently not adequately responding to ageing and highlights the key issues within health and social care, housing and retirement funds in relation to this. The report proposes ten long-term indicators of progress including a greater focus on prevention in health care and that the government should deliver a long-term settlement for social care.

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CCG seeks to recreate PCT system via devolution bid

HSJ - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:07
STRUCTURE: Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the county council have asked the government for powers to jointly commission all the area’s specialised services, primary care, social care and public health services in a bid to recreate the commissioning system that existed before the Health Act 2012.
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Dental Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) for 2015-16

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:42

Department of Health (DH) - 
This document provides details of the dental QOF indicators to be used to measure performance of the existing pilots and new dental contract prototypes in 2015 to 2016.

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Public health grants to local authorities: 2016 to 2017

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:40

Department of Health (DH) - 
This local authority circular sets out the financial allocations to local authorities for public health spending in 2016/17 and the conditions for using the money. The accompanying spreadsheet outlines the data for each local authority including the allocation per head.

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NHS England to cut clinical reference groups by half

HSJ - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:19
NHS England has proposed to reduce the number of clinical reference groups by about half.
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HSJ Live 12.02.16: More chief excutives distance themselves from contract letter

HSJ - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:50
Rolling coverage of the fallout from the government’s decision to impose the junior doctors’ contract
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HSJ Live 12.02.16: Contract 'imposition' letter controversy day two

HSJ - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:50
Rolling coverage of the fallout from the government’s decision to impose the junior doctors’ contract
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Whistleblowing finance director warns trusts may be pushed to ‘cook the books’

HSJ - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:30
An NHS finance director has written to a parliamentary committee to warn that hospitals are under pressure to “cook the books”.
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Special measures ambulance trust chair steps down after seven years

HSJ - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:29
An ambulance trust put into special measures last year has appointed a new chair.
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Dalton: BMA was ‘not serious about reaching a compromise’

HSJ - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 09:00
Sir David Dalton has explicitly backed the government’s decision to impose a new contract on thousands of junior doctors. He said he believed the British Medical Association was not serious about reaching a deal.
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Executive Summary: So, did anything happen after the junior doctors' strike?

HSJ - Thu, 11/02/2016 - 18:11
HSJ’s roundup of a crucial day for the NHS
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It’s official: England breaches the 18 week standard

HSJ - Thu, 11/02/2016 - 16:30
England officially breached the 18 week target at national level in December 2015
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It’s official: England breaches the 18 week standard

HSJ - Thu, 11/02/2016 - 16:30
England officially breached the 18 week target at national level in December 2015
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