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Daily Insight: Conducting the orchestra

HSJ - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 17:30
The essential stories and debate in health policy today
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Ex-Keogh trust rated good after turnaround

HSJ - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 16:43
A North West trust that was placed in special measures after the 2013 Keogh review has now received a good rating after a Care Quality Commission inspection.
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Controversial chief executive steps down from special measures trust

HSJ - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 15:36
A controversial hospital chief executive has stepped down, four months after a damning rating from the Care Quality Commission.
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Takeover of troubled services 'paused' due to CQC concerns

HSJ - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 15:12
Regulators have said they are “pausing” the planned takeover of Liverpool’s community services after the Care Quality Commission raised concerns about the preferred provider.
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Services takeover 'paused' due to CQC concerns

HSJ - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 15:12
Regulators have said they are “pausing” the planned takeover of Liverpool’s community services after the Care Quality Commission raised concerns about the preferred provider.
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New GP contract revealed

HSJ - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 13:02
GP practices that close during core hours will be cut off from receiving extra funding under new contract rules.
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State of maternity services report 2016

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 11:58

Royal College of Midwives (RCM) - 
This annual report examines the statistics and figures around maternity services in order to identify emerging issues and trends. This year's report identifies a demographic change in both patients and workforce. The number of midwives under 50 has fallen and the report highlights concerns around a future shortfall of midwives in the UK's workforce. 

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Overseas visitor and migrant NHS cost recovery programme: formative evaluation - final report

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 10:26

Department of Health (DH) - 
Ipsos MORI was commissioned to undertake a formative evaluation of the Overseas Visitor and Migrant NHS Cost Recovery Programme. This report finds that progress has been made in improving the awareness of the programme and the majority of key planned activities have been delivered within the first two years of the programme. The evaluation highlights challenges such as the need for greater support for staff, the level of resourcing required for cost recovery and the level of buy-in from senior trust staff.

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Peter Homa: I would have stayed to lead merged trust

HSJ - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 07:00
Peter Homa would have stayed on as chief executive of Nottingham University Hospitals Trust if its failed merger with Sherwood Forest Hospitals FT had gone ahead, he has disclosed. 
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Peter Homa: 'Heroic leadership' is redundant

HSJ - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 07:00
Peter Homa would have stayed on as chief executive of Nottingham University Hospitals Trust if its failed merger with Sherwood Forest Hospitals FT had gone ahead, he has disclosed. 
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Daily Insight: The A&E departments most likely to close

HSJ - Mon, 06/02/2017 - 17:30
HSJ’s round-up of the day’s must read stories and debate
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Trusts face fines over checking patients' credentials

HSJ - Mon, 06/02/2017 - 17:19
The Department of Health is considering new rules to enable commissioners to fine acute providers if they fail to check whether a patient is from overseas and eligible or not for free NHS care.
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Radiologist guilty of 'audacious' contract scam

HSJ - Mon, 06/02/2017 - 14:01
A consultant radiologist has pleaded guilty to defrauding the NHS out of £24,000 after consistently carrying out additional contract work within his normal working hours.
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Work in progress: towards a leaner, smarter public sector workforce

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 06/02/2017 - 12:16

Reform - 
This report evaluates recent governments’ approaches to workforce design across the NHS, education, central and local government and the police. It argues that the current workforce is a legacy of past approaches and is built around siloed attitudes of past governments. The report makes the case for greater automation and user-centered service design in order to meet user expectations and improve outcomes.

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The economics of health inequality in the English NHS: the long view

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 06/02/2017 - 12:12

Centre for Health Economics (CHE) - 
This paper provides a historical overview of health inequality policy in England and how government policy and academic research has evolved over time in response to shifts in socioeconomic inequalities.

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The way forward

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 06/02/2017 - 12:01

Royal College of Opthamologists (RCOpth) - 
These reports were commissioned by RCOpth to identify current methods of working and schemes devised by ophthalmology departments in the UK to help meet the increasing demand in ophthalmic services. The work found that increasing demand for hospital eye services is not being met and continues to grow – currently seeing nearly ten per cent of all outpatient appointments and performing six per cent of the surgery in the UK. Each report focuses on an area of high volume within opthalmic care: cataracts, glaucoma, emergency eye care, and age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinoptathy. The reports aim to offer a helpful resource for ophthalmologists who are seeking to develop their services to meet capacity needs.

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Frameworks for patient and public participation in commissioning

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 06/02/2017 - 11:54

NHS England - 
These guides aim to support the strengthening of patient and public participation in the services that NHS England is responsible for commissioning. Each framework focuses on a different service directly commissioned by NHS England: public health, specialised services, services for the armed forces and for the justice system.

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Guide to cancer early diagnosis

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 06/02/2017 - 11:29

World Health Organization (WHO) - 
This guide aims to help policy makers and programme managers facilitate timely diagnosis and improve access to cancer treatment for all. It identifies two distinct strategies to ensure early detection: early diagnosis to identify symptomatic cancers as early as possible; and screening to identify cancers before symptoms appear in healthy individuals.

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New chief executive confirmed for trust with patient safety concerns

HSJ - Mon, 06/02/2017 - 11:03
A struggling mental health trust has announced that it has made its interim chief executive a permanent appointment.
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Trust criticised over patient safety confirms new chief executive

HSJ - Mon, 06/02/2017 - 11:03
A struggling mental health trust has announced it has appointed made its interim chief executive a permanent appointment, it has been announced.
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