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Staff raise 'racially motivated bullying' concerns at trust

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 16:52
WORKFORCE: Care Quality Commission inspectors visiting Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals were told of “significant tensions” and “racially motivated bullying and harassment” among staff at the trust, a report published this week reveals.
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Standardised packaging of tobacco - report of the independent review undertaken by Sir Cyril Chantler

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 15:06

The Chantler Review -
This report concludes that standardised packaging of tobacco is likely to contribute to a reduction in smoking, including reducing the rate of children taking up smoking.

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The implementation of the Working Time Directive, and its impact on the NHS and health professionals

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 14:43

Independent Working Time Regulations Taskforce -
This report finds that the implementation of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) in the NHS has had an adverse impact on the training in certain medical specialities, including surgeons and doctors working in acute medicine. The report was commissioned by the government in response to concerns it had about the impact of the directive on patient care and doctors’ learning. The taskforce found that although some groups of doctors are able to receive the training they need within the 48-hour week, this is very challenging for others.

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Positive and proactive care: reducing the need for restrictive interventions

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 14:25

Department of Health -
This document provides a framework for adult health and social care services to develop a culture where restrictive interventions are only ever used as a last resort. It identifies actions that will improve people’s quality of life which should then reduce the need for restrictive interventions. It sets out ways to know who is responsible for making these improvements, including effective governance, transparency and monitoring.

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Blood sugar rush: diabetes time bomb in London

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 14:17

London Assembly -
This report finds that almost half a million Londoners are living with Type 2 diabetes and that the figure is set to increase exponentially over the coming years. It aims to find out what is driving the increase in Type 2 diabetes across London, and how the delivery of diabetes care is managed and where improvements can be made in providing that care.

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Third of NHS data releases went to private sector, audit says

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 13:36
Just over a third of the organisations which received approved patient data releases from the NHS between April and December last year were private firms, an audit published today said.
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Data video: What happened to the continuing healthcare cash?

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 12:52
Paying for legacy healthcare claims
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Commission moots payment for NHS care

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 12:50
Panel led by senior economist aims to challenge distinction between NHS and social care funding
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Information Centre urged DH to intervene in Care.data last year

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 12:47
The Health and Social Care Information Centre urged the Department of Health in December to intervene in NHS England plans to publicise the controversial Care.data project, HSJ has learned.
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Bar on multiple directorships dropped to aid trust takeovers

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 12:46
The Department of Health plans to change the law to allow chairs of NHS trusts to serve on the boards of more than one organisation, in a move it says could smooth the takeover process for unsustainable providers.
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Bar on multiple directorships dropped to aid trust takeovers

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 12:46
The Department of Health plans to change the law to allow chairs of NHS trusts to serve on the boards of more than one organisation, in a move it says could smooth the takeover process for unsustainable providers.
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BMI spared from hospitals sell-off

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 12:28
Britain’s biggest private healthcare provider has been spared from having to sell off seven hospitals after the new competition watchdog heavily watered down plans to shake up the sector.
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TDA budget to grow by 66 per cent as costs of regulation mount

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 11:19
The NHS Trust Development Authority will see its budget grow by two thirds in 2014-15, in the latest indication of the price tag attached to the Department of Health’s new focus on regulation.
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The Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme - twelfth report to parliament

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 10:40

Department of Health -
The Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) is a voluntary agreement to control the prices of branded drugs sold to the NHS. It also oversees delivery of value for money for the NHS so that it is able to secure provision of safe and effective medicines at reasonable prices. This report updates parliament on the operation of the 2009 PPRS which covered period from 1st January 2009 to 31st December 2013, and also provided information on the early operation of the 2014 PPRS.

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Commissioning in adult social care: the LGiU and Mears thought leader series - a summary

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 10:31

Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) -
From May 2013 to February 2014 LGiU worked in partnership with social care provider Mears to deliver a series of roundtables. It was decided that the topic needed exploring in greater depth through a programme of events which would draw together thought leaders in adult social care to focus on different aspects of commissioning. This publication brings together in one place the notes from the series.

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A new settlement for health and social care - interim report

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 09:57

Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England -
In this report, the commission explains why it believes England needs a single health and social care system, with a ring-fenced, singly commissioned budget, and more closely aligned entitlements. Drawing on accounts from patients and their families, the it argues that the current system is no longer fit for purpose.

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HSJ Live 03.04.2014: Commission moots payment for NHS care

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 07:00
Latest reaction to the Barker commission’s interim report, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 03.04.2014: No place like home? Looking to the US model of residential care

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 07:00
Options for the future of frail and elderly care, and the rest of today’s comment and news
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Framework agreement between the Department of Health and the NHS Litigation Authority

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 16:18

NHS Litigation Authority -
This document outlines out how the Department of Health and NHS Litigation Authority will work together, setting out roles, responsibilities, governance and accountability arrangements.

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Note on deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) judgments of the supreme court

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 16:03

Department of Health -
This note sets out how health and social care organisations can continue to act within the law following the revised test about the meaning of a deprivation of liberty which has now been supplied by the Supreme Court.

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