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Rose review: Health Education England to take over Leadership Academy

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 14:00
Health Education England is to take over responsibility for the NHS Leadership Academy, the health secretary confirmed today.
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Patients to be told CQC ratings to encourage 'informed' hospital choice

HSJ - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 13:56
Patients will be told the Care Quality Commission rating and waiting times for their local hospitals when making appointments through a new electronic booking system to encourage ‘truly informed’ patient choice, the health secretary has said.
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Better leadership for tomorrow: NHS leadership review

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 13:54

Department of Health -
The Secretary of State for Health asked Lord Rose to conduct a review into leadership in the NHS. The review asked what might be done to attract and develop talent from inside and outside the health sector into leading positions in the NHS. It also asked how strong leadership in hospital trusts might help transform the way things get done and how best to equip clinical commissioning groups to deliver the Five Year Forward View. It makes 19 recommendations covering training, performance management, bureaucracy and management support.

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Learning not blaming: the government response to the Freedom to Speak Up consultation, the Public Administration Select Committee report 'Investigating Clinical Incidents in the NHS', and the Morecambe Bay Investigation

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 13:43

Department of Health -
This report sets out the government’s position on the Morecambe Bay Investigation, Freedom to Speak Up and the Public Administration Select Committee report on clinical incidents. The three reports cover distinct areas, and the government response addresses the points and recommendations raised in each report. There are some themes common to each report, including the importance of openness, honesty and candour; listening to patients, families and staff; finding and facing the truth; learning from errors and failures in care; and people and professionalism.

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Quarterly monitoring report: issue 16

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 13:32

The King's Fund -
According to this report, more than 60 per cent of NHS trust finance directors think controls on agency spending announced in June will not significantly reduce the amount spent on agency staff. The regular survey carried out for the report also found that three-quarters of trusts intend to recruit more permanent nurses in the next six months, suggesting that the NHS is continuing to prioritise quality of patient care despite rising financial pressures.

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Examples of outstanding practice

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 13:22

Care Quality Commission (CQC) -
The CQC has been inspecting general practices under a new inspection model since October 2014, and has now published approximately 1,200 GP practice inspection reports. This online tool brings together a collection of some of the most innovative and effective examples of outstanding practice that CQC inspectors have found since implementing the new methodology.

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New body takes over NHS England safety responsibilities

HSJ - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 12:41
NHS England’s safety function will be moved to the new combined provider regulation body NHS Improvement.
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New body takes over NHS England safety responsibilities

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 12:41
NHS England’s safety function will be moved to the new combined provider regulation body NHS Improvement.
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Online retail guru to boost NHS use of digital innovations

HSJ - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 12:11
The internet entrepreneur and cross-bench peer Martha Lane-Fox has been tasked with finding ways to help increase the use of digital innovations in the NHS.
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Professional codes 'fit for purpose', Keogh reports

HSJ - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 11:53
The professional codes for nurses and doctors are fit for purpose - but further work should be done to provide incentives to ensure all staff are more open, the NHS medical director has reported.
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Professional codes 'fit for purpose', Keogh reports

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 11:53
The professional codes for nurses and doctors are fit for purpose - but further work should be done to provide incentives to ensure all staff are more open, the NHS medical director has reported.
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Monitor/TDA merged body to be called NHS Improvement

HSJ - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 11:11
The combined provider regulator bringing together Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority will be called NHS Improvement, Jeremy Hunt announced this morning.
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Hunt speech: Health secretary sets out '25 year vision'

HSJ - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 10:38
Jeremy Hunt has promised ‘more transparency in return for fewer targets’ in a major speech setting out his vision for the direction of the NHS over the next 25 years today.
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Hunt speech: Health secretary sets out '25 year vision'

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 10:38
Jeremy Hunt has promised ‘more transparency in return for fewer targets’ in a major speech setting out his vision for the direction of the NHS over the next 25 years today.
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Hunt offers NHS 'fewer targets in return for transparency'

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 10:38
Jeremy Hunt has promised ‘more transparency in return for fewer targets’ in a major speech setting out his vision for the direction of the NHS over the next 25 years today.
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Hunt offers NHS 'fewer targets in return for transparency'

HSJ - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 10:38
Jeremy Hunt has promised “more transparency in return for fewer targets” in a major speech setting out his vision for the direction of the NHS over the next 25 years today.
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Updated: US corporation brought in to help improve five trusts

HSJ - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 10:30
An American healthcare corporation is being brought in to support five trusts in improving quality and clinical engagement..
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US corporation brought in to help improve five trusts

HSJ - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 10:30
An American healthcare corporation is being brought in to support five trusts in improving quality.
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Enabling the delivery of healthcare services every day of the week - the implications for Agenda for Change

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 10:00

NHS Pay Review Body -
This report provides observations on the barriers and enablers, within the Agenda for Change pay system, for delivering healthcare every day of the week in a financially stable way. The Review Body was asked to make observations on affordable ‘out of hours’ working arrangements and any transitional arrangements. The remit was for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Catch up: Jeremy Hunt sets out 25 year NHS vision

HSJ - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 07:00
Jeremy Hunt has revealed his vision for the NHS for the next 25 years in a wide ranging speech, plus analysis and reaction
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