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Revealed: Huge cost of failed trust merger

HSJ - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 17:06
Work to prepare for the now-abandoned merger of a flagship teaching hospital with its struggling neighbouring trust cost £10m, NHS Improvement has revealed.
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Hunt to force trusts to publish avoidable deaths data

HSJ - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 13:24
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt will bring in new regulations on NHS trusts to force them to collect, estimate and publish data about their number of preventable deaths.
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The role of public health in the prevention of violence

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 12:11

Faculty of Public Health (FPH) - 
This position statement sets out the public health approach to violence prevention and argues that health professionals can help to break the cycle of violence in families and communities. It outlines a series of actions that can be taken such as measuring violence-related health needs; identification of root causes and solutions; and it makes it the case for effective interventions on a partnership basis.

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RCM guidance on implementing the NICE safe staffing guideline on midwifery staffing in maternity settings

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 11:32

Royal College of Midwives (RCM) - 
This guidance is aimed at senior midwives and NHS managers and aims to support them in implementing NICE safe staffing guidance in maternity services. 

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Getting the midwifery workforce right

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 11:16

Royal College of Midwifery (RCM) - 
This report outlines how maternity services should be organised, funded and staffed. It discusses the role of the midwife and approaches for services to enable them to make safe and effective staffing decisions.

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Private lives, public health: the changing shape of contraceptive services in England post-2013

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 11:08

Advisory Group on Contraception (AGC) - 
This report is the result of an audit of the impact of funding cuts and commissioning reforms on contraceptive services in England by analysing the results of an FOI request sent to all 152 upper tier and unitary councils. The findings show a mixed picture with some areas managing to sustain current service provision but there are signs that full, open access contraceptive care and services are under increasing strain in many places.

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Learning, candour and accountability: a review of the way NHS trusts review and investigate the deaths of patients in England

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 10:59

Care Quality Commission (CQC) - 
This national review has found that the NHS is missing opportunities to learn from patient deaths and that too many families are not being included or listened to when an investigation happens. The report looked at how NHS trusts across the country identify, report, investigate and learn from the deaths of people using their services. The report calls for the development of a national framework so that NHS trusts have clarity on the actions required when someone in their care dies.

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HSJ Live 13.12.16: Hunt quizzed in Parliament over NHS funding

HSJ - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 10:08
NHS England chief executive questioned by the House of Lords committee on long-term NHS sustainability.
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HSJ Live 13.12.16: Stevens calls for 'broader action' on social care funding

HSJ - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 10:08
NHS England chief executive questioned by the House of Lords committee on long-term NHS sustainability.
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HSJ Live 13.12.16: Stevens calls for 'triple guarantee' for older people

HSJ - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 10:08
NHS England chief executive questioned by the House of Lords committee on long-term NHS sustainability.
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HSJ Live 13.12.16: Stevens on the 'starvation and sugar highs' of NHS funding

HSJ - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 10:08
NHS England chief executive questioned by the House of Lords committee on long-term NHS sustainability.
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HSJ Live 13.12.16: Stevens says GPs 'systematically under-supported'

HSJ - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 10:08
NHS England chief executive questioned by the House of Lords committee on long-term NHS sustainability.
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HSJ Live 13.12.16: Stevens grilled on NHS funding

HSJ - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 10:08
NHS England chief executive questioned by the House of Lords committee on long-term NHS sustainability.
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18 week waits, October 2016: explore the maps

HSJ - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 07:02
NHS waiting lists around England, updated for October 2016
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Mike Richards: Death investigations poor and 'need an overhaul'

HSJ - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 00:02
The NHS’s approach to investigating and reporting deaths is worse than thought and “needs an overhaul”, the chief inspector of hospitals has told HSJ.
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What's new in care models: Half a loaf is better than no bread at all

HSJ - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 17:39
Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View. By integration reporter David Williams.
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Private provider withdraws from regional urgent care deal

HSJ - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 17:30
Care UK has pulled out of a contract to provide NHS 111 and out of hours services across several clinical commissioning group areas six weeks after it was awarded, putting the intended launch date of the service at risk.
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Private provider withdraws from NHS 111 contract deal

HSJ - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 17:30
Care UK has pulled out of a contract to provide NHS 111 and out of hours services across several clinical commissioning group areas six weeks after it was awarded, putting the intended launch date of the service at risk.
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Daily Insight: Mind the gap

HSJ - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 17:30
HSJ’s round up of the must read stories and talking points from Monday
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HSJ is recruiting four new correspondents

HSJ - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 17:25
HSJ is looking for more correspondents and reporters to join its award winning and fast growing team.
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