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Executive Summary: Osborne's gift for Cornwall

HSJ - Fri, 03/07/2015 - 18:26
HSJ’s roundup of Friday’s key stories
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Executive Summary: Catch up on Friday's three big stories

HSJ - Fri, 03/07/2015 - 18:26
HSJ’s roundup of Friday’s key stories
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NHS England announces specialised treatment decisions

HSJ - Fri, 03/07/2015 - 17:09
NHS England has announced it will begin funding a range of new specialised treatments and drugs, following a consultation process and
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Consultation on changes to the NHS foundation trust annual reporting manual 2015/16

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 03/07/2015 - 16:10

Monitor -
This consultation document summarises the main changes to the NHS foundation trust annual reporting manual 2015/16. The manual 2015/16 will be republished once consultation responses have been received and reviewed, subject to approval by the Department of Health. The consultation closes on 31 July 2015.

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Review of the contingency planning team/trust special administration procedure at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust: lessons learned

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 03/07/2015 - 15:39

Monitor -
This report describes the lessons Monitor learned from the regulatory procedure at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, the actions taken to apply these lessons, and how that experience is informing the pre-emptive approach now followed to help organisations in struggling local health economies avoid chronic difficulties.

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Exclusive: Cornwall set for NHS integration-devolution deal

HSJ - Fri, 03/07/2015 - 15:32
A devolution deal for Cornwall, including greater integration and control over health and care spending, is expected to be announced by the chancellor next week, HSJ has learned.
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Exclusive: Cornwall set for NHS devolution deal

HSJ - Fri, 03/07/2015 - 15:32
A devolution deal for Cornwall, including greater control over health and care spending, is expected to be announced by the chancellor next week, HSJ has learned.
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Accessible information standard

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 03/07/2015 - 15:28

NHS England -
The accessible information standard will be implemented on 31 July 2016 and aims to provide people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss with information that they can easily read or understand. This means informing organisations how to make sure people get information in different formats, for example in large print, braille or via a British Sign Language interpreter.

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The budget: health and social care funding

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 03/07/2015 - 11:39

The King's Fund -
The briefing warns that unless additional funding is found, a growing black hole in NHS finances could have significant consequences for patient care. Although there are opportunities for the NHS to improve productivity, the briefing argues that initiatives to reduce spending on agency staff and increase financial control will not be enough to offset growing deficits among NHS providers. It also warns that the £8 billion a year increase in the NHS budget pledged by the government by 2020 is the bare minimum needed to maintain standards of care.

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Focus on: international comparisons of healthcare quality - what can the UK learn?

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 03/07/2015 - 11:05

Nuffield Trust -
This report explores how quality of care in the UK has changed over time, making comparisons with 14 similar countries. It considers performance against 27 of the OECD’s Health Care Quality Indicators, discussing both what international comparisons can tell us about healthcare in the UK, and the value of such comparisons as a means of assessing performance.

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Concerns NHS England safe staffing guide for mental health 'lacks rigour'

HSJ - Fri, 03/07/2015 - 10:47
Experts have criticised NHS England’s latest safe staffing guidance on mental health inpatient care, raising concerns that the model used ‘lacks rigour’.
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Concerns NHS England safe staffing guide for mental health 'lacks rigour'

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 03/07/2015 - 10:47
Experts have criticised NHS England’s latest safe staffing guidance on mental health inpatient care, raising concerns that the model used ‘lacks rigour’.
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Bennett: FTs must cut deficit or face 'completely eroded' freedoms

HSJ - Fri, 03/07/2015 - 07:58
Exclusive: Monitor’s chief executive will today warn that foundation trusts could see their freedoms ‘completely eroded’ if they do not do better to reduce a sector-wide deficit projected to reach £1bn in 2015-16.
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HSJ Live 03.07.2015: Last chance to enter the HSJ Awards

HSJ - Thu, 02/07/2015 - 18:46
The entry deadline for the HSJ Awards 2015 is midnight tonight, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 03.07.2015: Specialised drug and treatment decisions revealed

HSJ - Thu, 02/07/2015 - 18:46
Last day to enter HSJ Awards 2015, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 03.07.2015: Last day to enter HSJ Awards

HSJ - Thu, 02/07/2015 - 18:46
Last day to enter HSJ Awards 2015, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Executive Summary: How the failure regime failed

HSJ - Thu, 02/07/2015 - 18:19
HSJ’s roundup of Thursday’s key stories
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Exclusive: Barbara Hakin to retire

HSJ - Thu, 02/07/2015 - 17:37
NHS England national commissioning operations director Dame Barbara Hakin is to retire by the end of the year.
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Exclusive: Social enterprise to pull out of Cornish community services

HSJ - Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:04
COMMERCIAL: A social enterprise which provides community services across Cornwall and oversees the county’s 14 community hospitals has said that it will not seek an extension to its current contract, which ends in March 2016.
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Report: Bullying and 'blame culture' prevalent across ambulance trust

HSJ - Thu, 02/07/2015 - 14:59
WORKFORCE: Bullying is prevalent across the London Ambulance Service and the trust has a ‘blame culture’ in which bullies are perceived to have been rewarded, an independent review has found.
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