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Breaking: Single 'city-wide' trust proposed for Manchester

HSJ - Tue, 31/05/2016 - 15:47
An authoritative review has recommended that all hospital services in the city of Manchester should be run by a single, new city-wide NHS trust.
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Response to consultation: the National Guardian for the NHS - improvement through openness

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 31/05/2016 - 13:33

Care Quality Commission (CQC) - 
This report presents a joint response from CQC and the National Guardian's Office to a consultation on how the National Guardian's Office should be established and run. The joint response reflects the immediate priorities and functions of the National Guardian's Office which include: providing advice and support on the role of Freedom to Speak Up Guardians; setting up a support network; and establishing a programme of engagement events for board members and guardians.

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Trust takes 'unviable' HR service back in-house

HSJ - Tue, 31/05/2016 - 13:12
East Cheshire Trust is to bring human resources services back in house, after its commercial partner declared its outsourced contract was no longer commercially viable. 
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New care models and prevention: an integral partnership

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 31/05/2016 - 12:45

NHS Confederation - 
This report, jointly published by NHS Confederation, NHS Clinical Commissioners, NHS Providers and the Local Government Association, presents five case studies to highlight how vanguards have sought to address the health and wellbeing gap and the impacts seen so far. It finds that a reduction in emergency admissions for the over-65s, fewer delayed transfers of care, and GPs able to dedicate more time to frail older patients are among some of the early achievements of pioneering prevention initiatives taking root across the country.

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Boss leaves scandal-hit ambulance foundation trust

HSJ - Tue, 31/05/2016 - 12:28
The chief executive of South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust - the subject of major concerns over delaying responses to some calls - has left the trust after 10 weeks’ absence.
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New chief executive for South East hospital trust

HSJ - Tue, 31/05/2016 - 12:15
The chief executive of a successful community trust has been appointed to run the Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust.
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New chief exec for south eastern hospital trust

HSJ - Tue, 31/05/2016 - 12:15
The chief executive of a successful community trust has been appointed to run the Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust.
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High performing trust bosses asked to 'peer review' others

HSJ - Tue, 31/05/2016 - 11:33
Regulators have asked chief executives and chairs at “high performing” trusts to take part in reviews of other NHS providers.
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The impact of the sugar tax on different drinks

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 31/05/2016 - 10:08

TaxPayers' Alliance - 
This briefing examines the impact of the soft drinks industry levy on a variety of drinks and argues that the levy will not affect all drinks with similar levels of sugar, such as hot drinks. 

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Lightning review: access to child and adolescent mental health services, May 2016

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 31/05/2016 - 09:56

Children's Commissioner - 
This review of access to mental health services highlights the long waiting lists and restricted access for those with life-threatening conditions. From a request of data from public bodies, the review found that 28 per cent of children who were referred for specialist mental health treatment in 2015 did not receive a service. A significant proportion of children with life-threatening mental health conditions - 14 per cent  of the 3,000 about whom information was obtained - were denied specialist support. These included children who had attempted suicide or serious self-harm and those with psychosis and anorexia nervosa.

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Exclusive: Mackey abandons plan for NHS providers to balance this year

HSJ - Tue, 31/05/2016 - 08:00
The regulator of the NHS provider sector has admitted it will not be brought into the black this year, in conflict with national requirements agreed six months ago.
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Exclusive: NHS provider sector faces deficit again this year, regulator admits

HSJ - Tue, 31/05/2016 - 08:00
The regulator of the NHS provider sector has admitted it will not be brought into the black this year, in conflict with national requirements agreed six months ago.
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Mackey only in NHS Improvement job for two years

HSJ - Tue, 31/05/2016 - 08:00
Jim Mackey has confirmed that he is only in his job as chief executive of NHS Improvement on a two year secondment.
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Daily Insight: I want some more, says BMA

HSJ - Fri, 27/05/2016 - 17:45
HSJ’s round-up of the must read stories from Friday
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Longstanding trust chief executive resigns

HSJ - Fri, 27/05/2016 - 17:23
WORKFORCE: Ursula Ward, the chief executive of Portsmouth Hospitals Trust, has resigned after leading the trust for 12 years.
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STPs to set plans for specialised services overhaul

HSJ - Fri, 27/05/2016 - 17:11
Sustainability and transformation plans must propose service change priorities and new provider “configurations” for specialised services, NHS England announced this week.
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Consultation on changes to the NHS patient survey programme

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 27/05/2016 - 16:01

Care Quality Commission -
The survey programme is used to collect feedback on the experiences of people using a range of NHS healthcare services. The current programme includes surveys of adult inpatients, community mental health service users, people using maternity services, outpatients, children and young people’s inpatient services and accident and emergency patients. Our aim in consulting on changes is to ensure that programme has maximum impact and value, and that it remains relevant and useful for those using the survey results across the health and social care system. The consultation will run to 21 July 2016.

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Infant mortality and stillbirth in the UK

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 27/05/2016 - 15:23

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) -
This briefing reviews recent data on stillbirth and infant mortality rates in the UK and examines the factors contributing to increased risk. It then looks at the policy options that may help to improve health outcomes for infants and their families.

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The battle for breath: the impact of lung disease in the UK

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 27/05/2016 - 12:17

The British Lung Foundation -
The British Lung Foundation funded a three-year epidemiological research project: The respiratory health of the nation. This report presents the results. It details the overall extent and impact of lung disease across the UK. It also takes a closer look at the impact of 15 major lung conditions. This report aims to be of use to policymakers, researchers, health care providers and professionals, and the commercial health care sector, patients and patient groups to inform strategies to improve lung health and lung disease outcomes in the UK.

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Exclusive: BMA pushed for further concessions after juniors' contract deal agreed

HSJ - Thu, 26/05/2016 - 20:55
Junior doctors’ leader Johann Malawana met with Jeremy Hunt yesterday in a belated attempt to extract further concessions on the contract deal agreed by the two parties earlier this month, HSJ can reveal.
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