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Carers at breaking point

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 12:27

Carers UK - 
This report examines the experiences of carers who have been pushed to breaking point by caring without the right support. Based on the experiences of over 5,000 carers, this analysis examines the causes of carer breakdown, the impact of crisis and what support can prevent carers mental and physical health breaking down.

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NHS Employers appoints new chief

HSJ - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 12:26
NHS Employers has appointed Danny Mortimer as its new chief executive, replacing Dean Royles who left earlier this month.
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NHS Employers appoints new chief

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 12:26
NHS Employers has appointed Danny Mortimer as its new chief executive, replacing Dean Royles who left earlier this month.
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First mental health trust given CQC rating

HSJ - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 11:46
PERFORMANCE: A West Midlands provider has become the first mental health trust to receive a published rating from the Care Quality Commission under its new inspection regime.
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Commissioners issue warning over North West London merger

HSJ - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 11:42
STRUCTURE: Commissioners have raised concerns that an imminently expected merger between Ealing Hospitals Trust and North West London Hospitals Trust will not produce an organisation financially strong enough to attain foundation status.
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'Variations' in mesothelioma care

HSJ - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 11:33
More needs to be done to ensure people who suffer from asbestos-related cancer are seen by specialist doctors, a new report has suggested.
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Local government funding: assurance to Parliament

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 11:31

House of Commons Public Accounts Committee - 
This report discusses the governance and accountability of local authorities in relation to their funding and finances. It argues that the current accountability systems are not aligned with funding for newly established bodies such as health and wellbeing boards and highlights the need for clearer responsibilities and accountability structures.

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Many boards 'ignore needs of dying'

HSJ - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 11:19
The needs of dying people and their families are being “ignored” by many local health bodies, two charities have warned.
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Everybody active, every day

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 10:31

Public Health England (PHE) - 
These draft physical activity implementation document set out the case for change, evidence base for implementation and the options for action and highlights 4 key domains for action at national and local level. Views on the draft documents are currently being sought and comments will be accepted up until 25 September 2014.

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HSJ Live 12.09.2014: HSJ Awards 2014 shortlist revealed

HSJ - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 08:00
Shortlisted organisations and individuals chosen from a record number of entries, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 12.09.2014: NHS Employers announces new boss

HSJ - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 08:00
Danny Mortimer to take up chief executive role later this year, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 12.09.2014: Summer's waiting list initiative lost without trace

HSJ - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 08:00
The English national waiting list initiative should have got well underway in July, but Rob Findlay suggests that waiting times instead got worse, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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12 September issue of HSJ is ready to read on the app

HSJ - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 01:01
This week’s issue of HSJ magazine is now available to read on our tablet app.
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Stevens to Burnham: 2006 law ‘prevents NHS tendering ban’

HSJ - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 14:56
Exclusive: NHS England told the shadow health secretary it could not impose his proposed moratorium on letting health service contracts because of European procurement rules dating back to 2006
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Securing the future workforce supply: trauma and orthopaedic surgery stocktake

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 14:25

Centre for Workforce Intelligence -
This review assesses the key drivers of workforce demand and supply for trauma and orthopaedic (T&O) surgery and estimates the future number of Certificate of Completion of Training holders that would enable current levels of T&O services per patient to be maintained to 2028. It also estimates how many T&O trainees need to enter higher specialty training level three to ensure workforce supply is broadly in balance with expected demand to 2028.

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Naylor: The current government did not understand the NHS

HSJ - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 13:28
The chief executive of one of England’s most high profile trusts has said the government did not understand the NHS when it came to power, and that recent health service reforms have created ‘a bureaucratic monster’.
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Burnham pledges no more 'rabbit from the hat' NHS policy shifts

HSJ - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 13:04
Politicians should never again surprise the public with election time policy shifts on the NHS, the shadow health secretary has said
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CCG considers flexing 'running cost' rules

HSJ - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 12:11
FINANCE: A clinical commissioning group may redesignate the cost of clinicians’ involvement in service redesign as a ‘programme’ cost to help retain capacity while staying within its running allowance.
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Specialty guidance group: phase 3 project report

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 11:49

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges -
This report is aimed at improving the revalidation experience of doctors, appraisers and responsible officers. It considers the results of a consultation of doctors, appraisers and responsible officers on their experience of appraisal and revalidation and the types of support available, and makes recommendations to improve the support available for doctors. The report identifies key areas for further development of the revalidation process over the next few years.

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Crowding in emergency departments

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 11:27

The College of Emergency Medicine -
This guideline is to assist managers and clinicians who are trying to reduce crowding in their hospital emergency departments. The guideline explains the causes and consequences of crowding and offers suggestions to reduce the effects of crowding and improve the safety of an emergency department.

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