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Clinical commissioning groups one year on: member engagement and primary care development

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 11:44

The Nuffield Trust -
This slideshow presents the results of a survey of GPs in six CCG areas which investigated the experiences of member of CCGs over their first year. Whilst less than half of the GPs surveyed felt that decisions made by CCGs reflected their views, the research also suggests that three times as many GPs think that they can influence the work of their CCG than they could their predecessors, PCTs. The survey is an interim finding from ongoing work between The King's Fund and the Nuffield Trust to understand how CCGs are developing.

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How to ensure the right people, with the right skills, are in the right place at the right time

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 11:32

NHS England -
This guidance has been jointly issued by NHS England and the Care Quality Commission in order to help deliver on the commitments associated with publishing staffing data regarding nursing, midwifery and care staff levels.

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Labour dubs NHS 111 'fundamentally flawed'

HSJ - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 11:27
Labour has accused the government of “vandalism” by destroying NHS Direct, which formally closed on March 31.
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Cameras for ambulance staff urged

HSJ - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 11:19
Ambulance crews should carry body-worn CCTV cameras to prevent thousands of “disgraceful” assaults on frontline staff each year, according to a new report.
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Cameras for ambulance staff urged

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 11:19
Ambulance crews should carry body-worn CCTV cameras to prevent thousands of “disgraceful” assaults on frontline staff each year, according to a new report.
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Stevens calls for 'team effort' to overcome NHS challenges

HSJ - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 11:00
New NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens will today identify older people’s services, joint working between health and social care, whistleblowing, and medical advances as among his top priorities.
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Provision for fees

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 10:52

Care Quality Commission (CQC) -
This document outlines the registration fees that health and social care services will be charged by CQC from 1st April 2014. As the regulation of services is undergoing changes this year, there will only be minimal changes to fees this year. 

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Procurement transparency

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 10:32

Department of Health -
This document provides guidance to all NHS foundation and non-foundation trusts on the actions to be taken to increase openness and clarity about NHS procurement. Although this document is not applicable to independent sector providers of NHS healthcare, such providers may wish to consider the benefits of adopting the guidance in this document.

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List of approved pregnancy advice bureaux

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 10:27

Department of Health -
The Secretary of State for Health will consider the registration of a Pregnancy Advisory Bureau, if the owners agree to follow the standard operating principles set out in the Procedures for the Registration of Pregnancy Advisory Bureaux text. This document outlines the approved bureaux in England.

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Exclusive: Duty of candour extension will force ministers to tell truth

HSJ - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 09:00
The statutory duty of candour is to be extended to regulators, Department of Health officials and government ministers, HSJ has learned.
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HSJ Live 01.04.2014: Stevens calls for 'team effort' to overcome NHS challenges

HSJ - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 08:00
New NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens will today identify older people’s services, joint working between health and social care, whistleblowing, and medical advances as among his top priorities.
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Exclusive: NHS trust under private management faces deficit again

HSJ - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 01:01
Private healthcare provider Circle is expected to have to dip into its own coffers for the second year running to cover a deficit at Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust, HSJ has learned.
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Two CSUs advertise for long term commercial partner

HSJ - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 01:01
Two commissioning support units have become the first to publicly call for bids from third parties wishing to become their long term strategic partner.
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Sir Robert Naylor to chair HSJ inquiry into future of NHS leadership

HSJ - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 15:57
Stephen Dorrell among panel members
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Sir Robert Naylor to chair HSJ inquiry into future of NHS leadership

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 15:57
Stephen Dorrell among panel members
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School nursing: public health services guidance

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 14:16

Department of Health -
This guidance supports effective commissioning of school nursing services to provide public health for school aged children. It also explains how local school nursing services can be used and improved to meet local needs.

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Improving wheelchair services

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 14:09

NHS England -
These documents summarise the discussions at the Wheechair Summit, which brought together wheelchair users with NHS clinicians, managers and third sector organisations to improve services, both locally and nationally.

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Solving the NHS care and cash crisis

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 11:57

Reform -
This report, authored by the former Minister for Health Reform Lord Warner, argues that NHS funding from general taxation should rise only with inflation and proposes a NHS membership scheme for UK residents. It also argues that the creation of a national health and care service is central to tackling the care crisis and integration of health and social care.

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MPs fear for free NHS, survey shows

HSJ - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 11:50
Politicians have expressed concern that a free NHS may be unsustainable if challenges facing the health service are not addressed.
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Labour lord calls for NHS patient 'membership charge'

HSJ - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 11:31
A former Labour health minister has called for British citizens to pay a £10 per month “NHS membership charge”, as part of a suite of proposed reforms intended to prevent the health service “starving the rest of the public sector of resources”.
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