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Exclusive CCG survey: Deficits threaten hopes for radical reform

HSJ - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 11:12
Many clinical commissioning groups plan major changes to their contracting and provider models, with a particular focus on primary and community services, an HSJ survey reveals.
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HSJ Live 03.09.2014: Morecambe Bay inquiry has investigated more than 200 deaths

HSJ - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 08:00
More than 200 deaths of mothers and babies at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust have been investigated by an independent inquiry, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 03.09.2014: Former minister calls for NHS land to be sold for care homes

HSJ - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 08:00
The former care minister Paul Burstow will say today that NHS trusts should sell surplus land to build enough care homes and supported living apartments to meet increasing demand.
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HSJ Live 03.09.2014: How to cure the symptoms of staff underperformance

HSJ - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 08:00
Sharon Crabtree on the problems common to underperformers and how to tackle them, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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Health, austerity and economic crisis: assessing the short-term impact in OECD countries

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 12:28

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) -
This paper looks at the impact of economic crisis on health and health care. It summarises findings from published literature on the effects of economic crisis that took place over the past few decades and also describes recent health policy reforms, focusing on those countries where the economic crisis has hit hardest. It also analyses the empirical relationship between unemployment and health care use, quality and health outcomes, using data from OECD Health Statistics.

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NHS pay review body: letter from Health Minister Dan Poulter

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 12:24

Department of Health -
This letter from Health Minister Dan Poulter to the chair of the NHS Pay Review Body seeks views on how the NHS can deliver health care services every day of the week within the existing the AfC pay system. It asks for observations on: affordable ‘out of hours’ working arrangements and any transitional arrangements.

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Government seeks round the clock cover for 'no additional pay'

HSJ - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 12:21
Government ambitions to deliver more NHS services seven days a week without increasing the wage bill have been branded an ‘attack on hard working nurses’.
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Government seeks round the clock cover for 'no additional pay'

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 12:21
Government ambitions to deliver more NHS services seven days a week without increasing the wage bill have been branded an ‘attack on hard working nurses’.
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Bid to curb parking fees will be ignored, ministers told.

HSJ - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 11:33
Some hospitals will put “two fingers up” to fresh attempts to end “excessive” car parking charges, ministers were warned during a parliamentary debate.
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Revealed: NHS England spending on CSU services

HSJ - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 10:55
NHS England’s spending on commissioning support units topped £125m last year, accounting for more than a quarter of some CSUs’ income, HSJ has learned.
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East Kent placed in special measures

HSJ - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 10:06
Monitor has put East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust in special measures more than two weeks after the Care Quality Commission recommended the move.
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HSJ Live 02.09.2014: East Kent placed in special measures

HSJ - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 08:00
Monitor takes the special measures decision following a damning CQC report, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ showcases the best places to work in the NHS

HSJ - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 01:01
This week HSJ will be celebrating the best places to work in the health service in 2014
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HSJ showcases the best places to work in the NHS

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 01:01
This week HSJ will be celebrating the best places to work in the health service in 2014
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DH hires new director to NHS oversight role

HSJ - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 17:32
The Department of Health has hired Ben Dyson as its director of the NHS group.
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East Kent to refocus on patient safety following 'inadequate' CQC rating

HSJ - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 14:32
East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust
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NHS will not be excluded from US trade deal

HSJ - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 14:21
A controversial proposed trade treaty between Europe and the US will not negatively impact the NHS or give US health companies new ways of legally challenging health service procurement processes, a government minister has insisted.  
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Private health firms report big increases in NHS work

HSJ - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 13:27
Three private healthcare groups have revealed big increases in the work they are doing for the NHS.
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Public health budgets given extra protection

HSJ - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 11:28
Councils’ public health plans will have to be signed off by directors of the services under a tougher new checking regime aimed at preserving the £2.6bn budget for health purposes.
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