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Leaked report exposes Staffordshire's 'oppressive culture'

HSJ - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 13:13
A leaked report has delivered a damning verdict on the NHS leadership in Staffordshire, describing the health economy as beset with an ‘oppressive culture’ and in ‘perpetual crisis mode’.
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Leaked report exposes Staffordshire's 'oppressive culture'

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 13:13
A leaked report has delivered a damning verdict on the NHS leadership in Staffordshire, describing the health economy as beset with an ‘oppressive culture’ and in ‘perpetual crisis mode’.
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Commissioning for Value – Integrated Care Pathways packs

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 12:33

NHS England

These latest Commissioning for Value packs focus on integrated care pathways and complex patients. They are designed to support local discussions around commissioning decisions.

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Funding for putting the Care Act into practice

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 12:30

Department of Health (DH)

This note also gives advice on how local authorities might think about using the additional £146 million of funding provided from April 2015 to plan and prepare for the final set of changes to fully implement the Care Act.

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Funding for 0 to 5 children's public health

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 12:27

Department of Health (DH)

The DH is consulting on behalf of the independent Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation (ACRA) on funding for 0 to 5 children’s services for financial year 2016 to 2017. There will be a single grant to local authorities in 2016 to 2017, funding both 0 to 5 children’s services and the public health functions which local authorities became responsible for commissioning from April 2013. The closing date for responses to this consultation is 27 March 2015 6:00pm.

 

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Building the foundations for improvement

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 12:21

The Health Foundation

This report looks at how five UK trusts built quality improvement capability at scale in their organisations. The report provides an insight into how and why the trusts embarked on their improvement journeys, the impact they achieved and the challenges they encountered.

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Every moment counts

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 12:15

National Voices - 

This report, produced by National Voices and the National Council for Palliative Care in partnership with the national clinical director for end of life care at NHS England, Dr Bee Wee, sets out how good, coordinated – or integrated – care looks to people near the end of life and is written from their point of view.

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Two more trusts reach foundation status

HSJ - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 11:11
STRUCTURE: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust and Kent Community Health Trust have been granted foundation trust status by Monitor.
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Two more community trusts reach foundation status

HSJ - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 11:11
STRUCTURE: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust and Kent Community Health Trust have been granted foundation trust status by Monitor.
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NEW Devon accused of conflict of interest in £100m contract award

HSJ - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 11:04
COMMERCIAL: A community services provider has accused the country’s largest clinical commissioning group of a conflict of interest in its decision to award a £100m contract without a tender.
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HSJ Live 02.03.2015: NEW Devon accused of conflict of interest in £100m contract award

HSJ - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 09:37
A community services provider has accused the country’s largest clinical commissioning group of a conflict of interest in its decision to award a £100m contract without a tender, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 02.03.2015: Patients are a virtue - Learning not to fear feedback

HSJ - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 09:37
Why does the NHS find it so heard to listen to the opinions of service users? Plus the rest of the day’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 02.03.2015: Community trusts awarded foundation status

HSJ - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 09:37
Two community trusts have reached foundation trust status, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment.
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Exclusive: Lamb proposes single department for health and social care

HSJ - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 00:01
Care minister Norman Lamb has told HSJ that he wants to create a single government department for health and social care by joining budgets at a national level.
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Lamb proposes single department for health and social care

HSJ - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 00:01
Care minister Norman Lamb has told HSJ that he wants to create a single government department for health and social care by joining budgets at a national level.
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Exclusive: Manchester deal criticised for lack of GP involvement

HSJ - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 15:00
Greater Manchester’s £6bn devolution deal has been criticised for excluding GPs from consultation about the new arrangements.
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Manchester NHS calls for regulation shake-up after devolution deal

HSJ - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 13:00
NHS providers across Greater Manchester have called for a ‘new set of relationships’ with health regulators to underpin the newly agreed £6bn devolution of commissioning responsibilities to the conurbation.
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'Rollover' trusts still able to negotiate local tariff prices

HSJ - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:41
Trusts that opt to roll over 2014-15 national tariff prices to 2015-16 will still be able to agree local variations with commissioners, national pricing authorities have said.
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Independent and supplementary prescribing by allied health professionals consultation

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:13

NHS England - 
This consultation seeks views on proposals to allow radiographers, paramedics, dieticians and orthoptists to prescribe or supply and administer medicines for patients. The proposals would enable new ways of working to make better use of AHPs’ skills, providing a more efficient and convenient service for patients while reducing demand on other services.

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CCGs to be measured on new 'core metrics', says Hunt

HSJ - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 11:52
Clinical commissioning groups’ progress on developing plans set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View will be judged against a new set of ‘core metrics’, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
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