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Intelligent monitoring - trusts that provide mental health services

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 16:03

Care Quality Commission (CQC) -
These intelligent monitoring reports set out the analysis that will guide the Care Quality Commission's inspections of trusts that provide mental health services. Together with local information from partners and the public, the intelligent monitoring model helps to decide when, where and what to inspect. For trusts that provide mental health services, the model considers 59 different types of evidence, based on sources that include the NHS staff survey, bed occupancy rates, the national health outpatient survey and concerns raised by trust staff.

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Evaluating health and wellbeing interventions for healthcare staff: key findings

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 15:51

NHS Employers -
This guidance encourages NHS organisations to improve the evaluation of their internal health and wellbeing programmes. Findings from the research show that financial pressure on the NHS will make it increasingly difficult for NHS boards to justify their own staff health and wellbeing programmes - unless more evidence and rigor is developed to assess their value.

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Regulation 5: fit and proper persons: directors and Regulation 20: duty of candour - guidance for NHS bodies

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 15:30

Care Quality Commission -
New fundamental standards for all care providers will come into force in April 2015. However, two regulations for NHS bodies that form part of these come into force on 27 November 2014. The fit and proper persons requirement outlines what providers should do to make clear that directors are responsible for the overall quality and safety of care. The duty of candour explains what they should do to make sure they are open and honest with people when something goes wrong with their care and treatment. The fundamental standards, which will be implemented in April 2015, will replace the existing essential standards of quality and safety. They will include guidance for all sectors on the fit and proper persons requirement for directors and the duty of candour.

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Colchester FT's finance problems laid bare

HSJ - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 13:14
FINANCE: Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust has revised its forecast up to a £21m deficit for 2014-15.
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Exclusive: Eight Morecambe Bay midwives face NMC action

HSJ - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 12:55
Eight midwives who worked for the foundation trust at the centre of an inquiry into infant and maternal deaths could face disciplinary action
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Exclusive: Eight Morecambe Bay midwives face NMC action

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 12:55
Eight midwives who worked for the foundation trust at the centre of an inquiry into infant and maternal deaths could face disciplinary action
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Yorkshire CCGs issue tender for £285m ‘prime provider’ contract

HSJ - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 12:35
FINANCE: Two Yorkshire clinical commissioning groups have issued a tender for a “prime provider” community services contract worth nearly £285m.
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Video: Hunt hails NHS for ‘rising’ to post-Francis challenge at HSJ Awards

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 12:08
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has hailed the health service for “rising magnificently” to the challenges presented in the Francis report into care failings in Mid Staffordshire two years ago.
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CQC falls well short of targets after safeguarding errors

HSJ - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 11:57
The Care Quality Commission has been strongly criticised by its own board after admitting to making thousands of errors in its handling of safeguarding worries.
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CQC falls well short of targets after safeguarding errors

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 11:57
The Care Quality Commission has been strongly criticised by its own board after admitting to making thousands of errors in its handling of safeguarding worries.
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New NHS England partnership with pharma to speed up drug access

HSJ - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 11:46
Government plans for closer working between the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry will make the new generation of precision medicines more affordable for the NHS, the minister for life sciences has said.
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HSJ Live 21.11.2014: Eight Morecambe Bay midwives face NMC action

HSJ - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 07:00
Midwives face disciplinary action in infant death inquiry, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 21.11.2014: Is the CQC sanctioning a 'snoopers' charter'?

HSJ - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 07:00
The regulator has to overcome some ethical hurdles, writes Michael Boyd, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Challenged trust appoints new chief executive

HSJ - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 15:46
WORKFORCE: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust has appointed Dorothy Hosein as its chief executive.
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NHS Pension scheme draft regulations 2015: part 3 - a consultation

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 14:22

Department of Health -
The Department of Health wants views on draft regulations that complete the regulatory basis for reform to the NHS Pension Scheme, England and Wales, as required by the Public Service Pensions Act 2013. The transitional provisions regulations provide transitional arrangements that will apply to existing members of the Scheme from 1 April 2015. This instrument covers the arrangements that will apply to members who will move to the 2015 scheme from that date. The closing date for responses is 15 December 2014.

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My expectations for raising concerns and complaints

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 13:44

Healthwatch -
This vision aims to align the health and social care sector on what good looks like from the user perspective when raising concerns and complaints about health and social care. It also allows measurement of progress so that organisations can determine the action they need to take to improve.

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Specialised services face £5bn gap

HSJ - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 12:54
CCGs will take on responsibility for commissioning at least two of the six specialised service areas whose growth has placed the greatest strain on the specialised services budget
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Monitor chief supports 'significant' investment in mental health

HSJ - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 11:50
David Bennett has called for a ‘significant reallocation of resources’ towards mental health to put it on an equal footing with physical health
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Heart of England appoints interim chief executive

HSJ - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 11:42
WORKFORCE: Heart of England Foundation Trust has announced that Andrew Catto will take over as interim chief executive following the resignation of Mark Newbold last week.
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NHS Health Check programme: priorities for research

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 11:31

Public Health England -
The NHS Health Check is for 40 to 74 year olds and aims to reduce the risk of people developing preventable conditions. This paper sets out the research and evaluation priorities for the programme and provides input from stakeholders from across the public health sector, as well as Public Health England’s understanding of current knowledge and academic research on NHS Health Checks. The consultation closes on 19 December 2014.

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