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Daily Insight: Getting behind the STP numbers

HSJ - 6 hours 17 min ago
The must read stories and biggest talking points in the NHS
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Department of Health director resigns

HSJ - 7 hours 8 min ago
A Department of Health director who led programmes on efficiency and procurement has announced his resignation.
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Successful scheme to keep high risk patients out of hospital extended

HSJ - 12 hours 53 min ago
Commissioning leaders in Yorkshire hope their successful project to keep high risk patients out of hospital could spread across the whole region.
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Allied health professions into action: using AHPs to transform health, care and wellbeing

NHS Evidence - health management - 13 hours 12 min ago

NHS England - 
This document is a vision of how, with collective action, our nation would be different if all AHPs were used effectively. Aimed at leaders and decision makers, to help them understand the transformative potential and role of AHPs within the health, social and wider care system. The document provides examples of innovative AHP practice and a framework to help develop local delivery plans.

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CCGs to impose temporary ban on prescribing expensive treatments

HSJ - 17 hours 17 min ago
Commissioners in Yorkshire have approved an 18 month moratorium on prescribing expensive, non-routine treatments as part of plans to save more than £2m.
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CCGs to impose temporary ban on prescribing expensive medicines

HSJ - 17 hours 17 min ago
Commissioners in Yorkshire have approved an 18 month moratorium on prescribing expensive, non-routine medicines as part of plans to save more than £1m.
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Trust forced to axe fifth of its community nursing team

HSJ - 17 hours 17 min ago
An east London trust is being forced to cut a fifth of its community nursing staff in a move experts have described as “logically unsustainable” and a “risk to the quality of patient care”.
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Exclusive: STPs forecast NHS will employ thousands fewer staff

HSJ - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 22:00
The NHS’s unpublished proposals for dealing with extreme funding pressure suggest it will employ thousands fewer nurses and other staff in the next few years, and treat tens of thousands fewer emergency patients in hospital, analysis suggests.
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Emergency care demand must fall for three years under STP plans

HSJ - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 22:00
The health service will have to reduce the number of patients admitted to hospital as an emergency for three years running, according to official proposals for how it can survive despite its funding constraints.
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STPs: Community and primary care grow fastest as acute spend held down

HSJ - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 22:00
Community and primary care would see the fastest increases in funding, at the expense of slow growth in mental health and general acute spending falling in real terms, under detailed STP forecasts analysed by HSJ.
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Daily Insight: DH job cuts confirmed

HSJ - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 17:30
HSJ’s round-up of Monday’s must read stories and talking points
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18 week waits, November 2016: explore the maps

HSJ - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 16:22
NHS waiting lists around England, updated for November 2016
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Love long and prosper? Demographic trends and their implications for living standards

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 15:00

Resolution Foundation - 
This report explores how the UK population has changed over the last century and how it is set to change in future. It discusses how the changes in demography, particularly in relation to age, will impact on all aspects of society including employment and labour, finances and health inequalities.

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Follow-up report to the March 2015 Patients Association publication on the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 14:20

Patients Association - 
This report reveals that a significant number of patients and family members who submit complaints to the PHSO feel that they receive a poor quality service. The Patients Association’s national helpline received nearly 300 calls between May and October 2016 from people who had concerns about the way their cases were being dealt with by the PHSO. An investigation into the nature of the calls has revealed the findings contained in this follow-up report.

 

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Department of Health to cut over 500 jobs

HSJ - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 12:47
More than 500 civil servants working for the Department of Health are to leave their jobs under a major Whitehall cost cutting drive, HSJ has learned.
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Updated: Trust IT systems back online after virus attack

HSJ - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 12:06
Barts Health Trust is battling a backlog of pathology tests after a computer virus disrupted the trust’s IT services at three major London hospitals.
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Trust rules out ransomware attack after IT shutdown

HSJ - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 12:06
A computer virus that infected the largest NHS trust in England, shutting down parts of its pathology service at three hospitals, was not a ransomware attack as previously reported, the trust has said.
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Standards of proficiency: social workers in England

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 11:11

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - 
This is the revised set of professional standards which sets out what social workers in England should know, understand and be able to do when they complete their social work training in order to register with HCPC. The revisions to the standards come after a public consultation and the changes state that social workers must be able to identify and apply strategies to build professional resilience; understanding of information governance; and understanding of leadership and its application to practice.

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Taking revalidation forward: improving the process of relicensing for doctors: Sir Keith Pearson's review of medical revalidation

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 10:56

General Medical Council (GMC) - 
This report details the findings of a review of the medical revalidation process so far. The review gathered feedback from a wide range of individuals and finds that revalidation has delivered benefits in terms of clinical governance and driving changes in doctors' practice. The review highlights concerns around the added workload of revalidation and makes recommendations for better ways to support doctors who are undergoing the revalidation process. The GMC have responded to the recommendations in the review in their formal response document. 

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Just three days left to enter the Patient Safety Awards

HSJ - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 06:00
Friday is the deadline to enter the Patient Safety Awards, which continue to recognise and reward outstanding practice in the NHS and independent healthcare organisations
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