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On the day briefing: Department of Health impact assessment and final regulations and guidance for the Care Act

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 14:28

Local Government Association (LGA) - 
This briefing provides an overview of the Department of Health's guidance and impact assessment relating to the Care Act as well as presenting the LGA's view on the act.

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A&E emergency admissions at highest ever level

HSJ - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 13:44
Emergency admissions to accident and emergency departments have hit their highest level since records began, the latest NHS England figures reveal.
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A&E emergency admissions at highest ever level

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 13:44
Emergency admissions to accident and emergency departments have hit their highest level since records began, the latest NHS England figures reveal.
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Lamb admits integration evidence is still 'embryonic'

HSJ - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 12:30
The care minister has described the evidence that health and social care integration will save money as still ‘embryonic’.
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West Midlands trust could be forced to change leadership

HSJ - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 12:14
PERFORMANCE: A major West Midlands trust could be forced to change its leadership unless it starts hitting waiting times targets, according to a condition placed on its licence by Monitor.
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Cancer: shifting gears

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 11:04

Cancer Campaigning Group - 
This report outlines a future vision for cancer care in order to improve the quality of care for cancer patients and to improve the survival rate for patients diagnosed with cancer. It calls for all political parties to commit to naming cancer as a priority for the NHS and makes recommendations for actions which will improve experiences of treatment and care, improve quality of life for cancer survivors and save more lives – ultimately, bringing our cancer outcomes in line with the best in Europe.

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Secure hospitals staff to strike

HSJ - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 10:53
Staff at three high security psychiatric hospitals will strike on October 24 following a dispute with the government over health workers’ pay.
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Secure hospitals staff to strike

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 10:53
Staff at three high security psychiatric hospitals will strike on October 24 following a dispute with the government over health workers’ pay.
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HSJ Live 24.10.2014: Osborne comments on forward view funding demand

HSJ - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 08:00
Questions around chancellor’s claim that he can ‘conceive’ of country ‘affording’ £8bn, plus the rest of the day’s new and comment
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HSJ Live 24.10.2014: Osborne says meeting Forward View funds demand ‘conceivable’

HSJ - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 08:00
The chancellor has said he can ‘conceive’ of country ‘affording’ £8bn, plus the rest of the day’s new and comment
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HSJ Live 24.10.2014: The NHS shouldn't accept failure to learn from preventable errors

HSJ - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 08:00
We need to listen to care experience, plus the rest of the day’s new and comment
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24 October issue of HSJ is ready to read on the app

HSJ - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 01:01
This week’s issue of HSJ magazine is now available to read on our tablet app.
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Employers issue warning to doctors over contract talks

HSJ - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 18:37
NHS Employers has threatened to close the medical consultant contract to new doctors or those changing jobs following last week’s breakdown in pay negotiations with the BMA
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Employers issue warning to doctors over contract talks

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 18:37
NHS Employers has threatened to close the medical consultant contract to new doctors or those changing jobs following last week’s breakdown in pay negotiations with the BMA
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Labour 'still plans Health Act repeal'

HSJ - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 14:57
Labour still intends to repeal the Health Act 2012 despite the shift in focus away from competition in the NHS Five Year Forward View, a shadow health minister has told HSJ.
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Helping the police to support people with vulnerabilities

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 14:37

Home Office - 
Launched at the policing and mental health summit of October 2014, this booklet helps the police to identify those who may have particular needs or vulnerabilities and suggests the most appropriate response.

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Outsourcing the cuts: pay and employment effects of contracting out

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 14:36

The Smith Institute - 
This report, commissioned by UNISON, highlights the impact of outsourcing on low-paid workers. Amongst the case studies discussed in this report, is a examination of outsourced NHS patient transport services in North Staffordshire and outsourced supported living services for Rochdale Borough Council.

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Everybody active, every day: an evidence-based approach to physical activity

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 14:00

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This framework for national and local action addresses the national physical inactivity epidemic, responsible for 1 in 6 deaths and costing the country an estimated £7.4 billion a year. It aims to change the social ‘norm’ to make physical activity the expectation; develop expertise and leadership within professionals and volunteers; create environments to support active lives; and identify and up-scale successful programmes nationwide.

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From evidence into action: opportunities to protect and improve the nation’s health

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 13:53

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This strategic document sets out PHE's priorities for the next 5 years, having looked closely at the evidence to determine where it can most effectively focus its efforts. It is an invitation to others across the health professions, local and national government, the voluntary and community sector and the public, to join PHE in applying the evidence of what we know works to achieve the step-change in the nation’s health.

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Five year forward view

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 13:46

NHS England - 
This document is a collaboration between six leading NHS groups including Monitor, Health Education England, the NHS Trust Development Authority, Public Health England, the Care Quality Commission and NHS England. It sets out why the NHS needs to evolve, the challenges that lie ahead and how these can be met. It details the actions that will be taken to deliver transformed care for patients, and the help that will be needed from others. It shows how delivering on the transformational changes set out in the report, combined with staged funding increases as the economy allows could feasibly close the £30 billion gap by 2020/21.

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