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Exclusive: Patient choice is not key to improving performance, says Hunt

HSJ - 1 hour 31 min ago
Patient choice is no longer fundamental to improving NHS performance, the health secretary has declared, marking a major break from a policy favoured by Conservative and Labour governments
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PF2 approvals process 'not fit for purpose', hospital chief warns

HSJ - 1 hour 31 min ago
COMMERCIAL: The Treasury’s approval process for the private finance 2 programme has been criticised by a hospital chief executive whose trust was forced to halt plans to build a new hospital.
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Hunt: I want five years as health secretary

HSJ - 1 hour 31 min ago
Jeremy Hunt has asked the prime minister to keep him in the health secretary post until 2017, claiming he ‘would be very happy if this is my life’s work’
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Government considering 'incentives' for trusts to sell land

HSJ - 1 hour 31 min ago
Jeremy Hunt has accepted the need for ‘investment in new primary care estate’ and revealed the government is examining how to encourage FTs to sell unused land
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HSJ Live 26.11.2014: PF2 approvals process 'not fit for purpose', hospital chief warns

HSJ - 8 hours 30 min ago
The Treasury’s approval process for the private finance 2 programme has been criticised by a hospital chief executive whose trust was forced to halt plans to build a new hospital, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Deficit for NHS providers swells to £630m

HSJ - Tue, 25/11/2014 - 13:06
The NHS provider sector has plunged further into the red, the latest figures from Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority show
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'Major incident' declared for flagship IT project

HSJ - Tue, 25/11/2014 - 12:19
Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust has apologised to local GPs after ‘a significant number of problems’ with the implementation of its new electronic records system.
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Dorrell to leave parliament

HSJ - Tue, 25/11/2014 - 11:51
Former health secretary Stephen Dorrell has announced that he will not be standing as an MP at the next election. Instead he will be joining consultant KPMG.
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Multinational comparisons of health systems data 2014

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 25/11/2014 - 11:25

The Commonwealth Fund -
This chartpack uses data collected by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to compare health care systems and performance on a range of topics, including: spending; hospitals; physicians; pharmaceuticals; prevention; mortality; quality and safety; and prices. It presents data across several industrialised countries including the United Kingdom.

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16 days of action against domestic violence

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 25/11/2014 - 11:24

Public Health England (PHE) -
This toolkit is aimed at businesses that lack an infrastructure to deal with the large-scale problem that is domestic violence. It offers a step by step guide on how to tackle domestic violence and raise awareness of an issue that impacts health and wellbeing, as well as absence and turn over in the workplace.

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The reconfiguration of clinical services: what is the evidence?

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 25/11/2014 - 11:22

The King's Fund -
This paper aims to help those planning and implementing major clinical service reconfigurations ensure that change is as evidence-based as possible. It investigates the five key drivers – quality, workforce, cost, access and technology – across 13 clinical service areas, and summarises the research evidence and professional guidance available in each. It builds on a major forthcoming analysis of reviews of service reconfigurations commissioned by the National Institute of Health Research and conducted by the National Clinical Advisory Team (NCAT).

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Concern over CCG dialysis transfer

HSJ - Tue, 25/11/2014 - 10:51
The health minister had come under fire from charities and MPs for agreeing to transfer the responsibility for renal dialysis commissioning from NHS England to clinical commissioning groups
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Hospital inspections in marginal seats could swing general election

HSJ - Tue, 25/11/2014 - 10:30
Hospital inspections could play a role in deciding the outcome of next year’s general election, according to analysis shared exclusively with HSJ.
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Aspirant FTs could have option to become a mutual

HSJ - Tue, 25/11/2014 - 10:05
NHS trusts could in future choose between becoming a foundation trust or an independent mutually owned company as the provider sector becomes increasingly ‘fluid and uncertain’, HSJ has been told.
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Aspirant FTs could have option to become a mutual

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 25/11/2014 - 10:05
NHS trusts could in future choose between becoming a foundation trust or an independent mutually owned company as the provider sector becomes increasingly ‘fluid and uncertain’, HSJ has been told.
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HSJ Live 25.11.2014: Stephen Dorrell will step down from parliament

HSJ - Tue, 25/11/2014 - 07:00
Former health select committee chair will not run for re-election next year, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Patient Safety Awards to top congress

HSJ - Tue, 25/11/2014 - 07:00
This year’s Patient Safety Awards will provide the climax of the annual Patient Safety Congress, due to held in Birmingham on 7-8 July.
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HSJ Live 25.11.2014: Monitor will not stand in the way of innovation

HSJ - Tue, 25/11/2014 - 07:00
Regulator will not stand in the way of innovation and introducing models of care that work best for local populations, writes David Bennett, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Exclusive: Tariff delayed amid wrangling over extra NHS funds

HSJ - Mon, 24/11/2014 - 16:45
Publication of the 2015-16 ‘tariff’ prices for NHS services has been held back amid high level political discussions about the possibility of securing extra funding for health in the autumn statement, HSJ understands.
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West London FT chief executive resigns

HSJ - Mon, 24/11/2014 - 13:14
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust has resigned, weeks after the trust was criticised by the Care Quality Commission.
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