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Trust bosses apologise for personal comments in ‘whistleblower’ meeting

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 14:12
The chief executive and HR director of a mental health trust have apologised for making unguarded personal comments about a senior manager and her union representative
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Trust bosses apologise for illicitly recorded comments in ‘whistleblower’ meeting

HSJ - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 14:12
The chief executive and HR director of a mental health trust have apologised for making unguarded personal comments about a senior manager and her union representative
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Trust bosses apologise for illicitly recorded comments in ‘whistleblower’ meeting

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 14:12
The chief executive and HR director of a mental health trust have apologised for making unguarded personal comments about a senior manager and her union representative
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Patient data sharing pilot CCGs unveiled

HSJ - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 13:47
NHS England has chosen six clinical commissioning groups for the next phase of its controversial Care.data patient record sharing initiative.
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Monitor increases scrutiny of FTs' financial position

HSJ - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 11:57
Monitor will scrutinise foundation trusts more closely by requiring monthly finance reports, as pressure on NHS finances grows.
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Cornwall GPs look to out of hours to protect future

HSJ - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 11:45
COMMERCIAL: GPs in Cornwall have been urged to take back control of out of hours services to preserve the future of general practice in the county, HSJ has learned.
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Funding healthcare: making allocations to local areas

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 10:00

National Audit Office (NAO) - 
This report finds that there is wide variation in the extent to which £79 billion in central funding allocated to local health bodies differs from target allocations that are based on relative need. In 2014-15, over three-quarters of local authorities, and nearly two-fifths of CCGs, are more than five percentage points above or below their fair share of funding per person. It makes recommendations towards ways in which funding could be allocated in a way to help reduce health inequalities.

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HSJ Live 07.10.2014: Trust bosses apologise for recorded comments in ‘whistleblower’ meeting

HSJ - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 08:00
Chief executive and HR director of mental health trust apologise for unguarded personal comments, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 07.10.2014: Trust bosses apologise for illicitly recorded comments in ‘whistleblower’ meeting

HSJ - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 08:00
Chief executive and HR director of mental health trust apologise for unguarded personal comments, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 07.10.2014: Norman Lamb speech

HSJ - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 08:00
Health minister speaks at Liberal Democrat conference, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 07.10.2014: Monitor to scrutinise FT finances more closely

HSJ - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 08:00
Regulator to require monthly finance reports as pressure on NHS finances grows, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Exclusive: NHS spent £1.8m on abandoned George Eliot competition

HSJ - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 08:00
The NHS spent £1.78m on an abandoned procurement to find an organisation to take over George Eliot Hospital Trust, HSJ can reveal
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HSJ Live 07.10.2014: How integrated care can reduce A&E admissions

HSJ - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 08:00
With the party conference season confirming that the NHS, and integrated care, is set to play centre stage at the 2015 election, evidence from Wandsworth suggests that integrated care can ease pressure on A&E departments, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Mental wellbeing of older people in care homes

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 13:49

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) - 
This resource is for managers of care homes for older people, including residential and nursing accommodation, day care and respite care. It aims to help managers implement NICE's quality standard defining best practice in mental wellbeing of older people in care homes. It highlights key messages for care providers for each of the 6 quality statements that make up the standard. The messages relate to high-priority areas where improvements are needed.

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Premium payments to remain within general practice

HSJ - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 13:27
Official guidance that appears to ensure “premium payments” clawed back from GP practices are kept within the general practice system have been cautiously welcomed by GPs.
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CQC to inspect whole health systems

HSJ - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 12:30
The Care Quality Commission will begin inspecting health systems across whole geographical areas from next year, its chief inspector of general practice has said.
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'Hostile' private provider ordered to pay whistleblowing nurse's costs

HSJ - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 12:09
A private provider of nursing services across Britain must pay the legal costs of a whistleblowing nurse, according to a tribunal that described the firm as ‘unreasonably hostile’.
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The voluntary and community sector and localised health commissioning: what are the issues and how can we start to address them?

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 12:04

Regional Voices - 
This report highlights the difficulties experienced by voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations in linking with new commissioners, in order to get the issues of their beneficiaries addressed. These difficulties were found to be more pronounced for organisations with a larger geographic footprint, which need to deal with more than one set of commissioners. It argues for the need for policy discussion around how best to remove barriers and design the partnerships, incentives, contracts and other mechanisms that would enable VCS organisations to make contributions towards local commissioning.

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Burton forecast deficit increases threefold

HSJ - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 11:39
FINANCE: Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust has appealed for £10m in financial support after the size of its forecast deficit more than tripled.
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Barts pays management consultant £1m in 10 months

HSJ - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 11:30
Barts Health Trust has spent almost £1m on a “turnaround” consultant in just 10 months, its financial data reveals.
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