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Health, austerity and economic crisis: assessing the short-term impact in OECD countries

NHS Evidence - health management - 7 hours 18 min ago

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) -
This paper looks at the impact of economic crisis on health and health care. It summarises findings from published literature on the effects of economic crisis that took place over the past few decades and also describes recent health policy reforms, focusing on those countries where the economic crisis has hit hardest. It also analyses the empirical relationship between unemployment and health care use, quality and health outcomes, using data from OECD Health Statistics.

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NHS pay review body: letter from Health Minister Dan Poulter

NHS Evidence - health management - 7 hours 21 min ago

Department of Health -
This letter from Health Minister Dan Poulter to the chair of the NHS Pay Review Body seeks views on how the NHS can deliver health care services every day of the week within the existing the AfC pay system. It asks for observations on: affordable ‘out of hours’ working arrangements and any transitional arrangements.

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Government seeks round the clock cover for 'no additional pay'

HSJ - 7 hours 25 min ago
Government ambitions to deliver more NHS services seven days a week without increasing the wage bill have been branded an ‘attack on hard working nurses’.
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Government seeks round the clock cover for 'no additional pay'

HSJ Workforce - 7 hours 25 min ago
Government ambitions to deliver more NHS services seven days a week without increasing the wage bill have been branded an ‘attack on hard working nurses’.
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Bid to curb parking fees will be ignored, ministers told.

HSJ - 8 hours 13 min ago
Some hospitals will put “two fingers up” to fresh attempts to end “excessive” car parking charges, ministers were warned during a parliamentary debate.
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Revealed: NHS England spending on CSU services

HSJ - 8 hours 51 min ago
NHS England’s spending on commissioning support units topped £125m last year, accounting for more than a quarter of some CSUs’ income, HSJ has learned.
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East Kent placed in special measures

HSJ - 9 hours 40 min ago
Monitor has put East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust in special measures more than two weeks after the Care Quality Commission recommended the move.
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HSJ Live 02.09.2014: East Kent placed in special measures

HSJ - 11 hours 46 min ago
Monitor takes the special measures decision following a damning CQC report, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ showcases the best places to work in the NHS

HSJ - 18 hours 45 min ago
This week HSJ will be celebrating the best places to work in the health service in 2014
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HSJ showcases the best places to work in the NHS

HSJ Workforce - 18 hours 45 min ago
This week HSJ will be celebrating the best places to work in the health service in 2014
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DH hires new director to NHS oversight role

HSJ - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 17:32
The Department of Health has hired Ben Dyson as its director of the NHS group.
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East Kent to refocus on patient safety following 'inadequate' CQC rating

HSJ - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 14:32
East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust
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NHS will not be excluded from US trade deal

HSJ - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 14:21
A controversial proposed trade treaty between Europe and the US will not negatively impact the NHS or give US health companies new ways of legally challenging health service procurement processes, a government minister has insisted.  
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Private health firms report big increases in NHS work

HSJ - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 13:27
Three private healthcare groups have revealed big increases in the work they are doing for the NHS.
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Public health budgets given extra protection

HSJ - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 11:28
Councils’ public health plans will have to be signed off by directors of the services under a tougher new checking regime aimed at preserving the £2.6bn budget for health purposes.
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Council threatens Mid Staffs with 'inevitable' legal challenge

HSJ - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 11:13
Plans to shift maternity services away from Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust as part of its dissolution could face a legal challenge from Stafford Borough Council.
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HSJ Live 01.09.2014: NHS will not be excluded from US trade deal

HSJ - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 10:49
Controversial proposed trade treaty between Europe and the US will not negatively impact the NHS, insists government minister, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 01.09.2014: Miliband considers health tax, say reports

HSJ - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 10:49
Health tax could be introduced under a Labour government, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Cornwall summit to discuss tripartite merger proposal

HSJ - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 14:32
STRUCTURE: The chief executive of a south west trust hoping to merge with a social enterprise and mental health provider in the region is due to meet the heads of the proposed merger partners next month.
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