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Consultants' en masse resignation letter exposes rift with trust management

HSJ - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:41
A resignation letter from four accident and emergency consultants has heavily criticised the management of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust and local reconfiguration plans.
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Open public services - better public services?

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:27

Centre Forum -
This report contains a series of case studies to show where privatised and public owned services have succeeded and failed. It finds that competition only works when there is a realistic prospect of providers losing their contract, and that the most successful outsourcing deals are small in scope and easy to manage. It also finds that success across both sectors can be attributed to common ways of doing things, including the use of appropriate information and performance measures.

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A consultation on updating the NHS Constitution

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:18

Department of Health -
This consultation proposes to amend the NHS Constitution to respond to recommendations made by Sir Robert Francis QC. It also proposes to give greater prominence to mental health; reflect the importance of access to transparent and comparable data; include the Armed Forces Covenant; and reflect the new fundamental standards in April 2015. The consultation closes on 8 April 2015.

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Representing the interests of members and the public: examples and guidance for NHS foundation trusts and governors

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:09

Monitor -
This guidance aims to help governors represent the interests of NHS foundation trusts members and the public. It gives the context for governors’ work and describes examples of what governors could do to promote communication between foundation trusts, their members and the public. It also includes case studies of the practical experiences of foundation trusts and governors.

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Two days left to enter the Patient Safety Awards

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 09:16
You now have until 13 March to enter for a chance to showcase your project infront of NHS leaders.
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HSJ Live 12.03.2015: 'Loss of momentum' in drive to improve cancer services

HSJ - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 07:00
Commons public accounts committee accuses government of “loss of momentum” in drive to improve cancer services, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Lord Willis launches blueprint for the future of nursing

HSJ - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 00:01
A radical blueprint to reshape the nursing workforce calls for nurses to follow a medical style model of training and the creation of a new ‘advanced healthcare assistant’ role.
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Lord Willis launches blueprint for the future of nursing

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 00:01
A radical blueprint to reshape the nursing workforce calls for nurses to follow a medical style model of training and the creation of a new ‘advanced healthcare assistant’ role.
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Circle drops challenge to ‘inadequate’ Hinchingbrooke rating

HSJ - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 12:55
Circle has dropped its plan to request a review of the ‘inadequate’ rating given to Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust by the Care Quality Commission.
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London mental health trust wins contracts in Bedfordshire and Luton

HSJ - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 12:41
COMMERCIAL: East London Foundation Trust has been chosen by two clinical commissioning groups to deliver mental health services contracts worth £60m in Bedfordshire and Luton.
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TDA commissions bullying investigation at Midlands trust

HSJ - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 11:12
Allegations of bullying and harassment at a troubled West Midlands hospitals trust will be investigated by an independent review commissioned by the NHS Trust Development Authority.
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Exclusive: NHS England offered £124m fund to tariff objectors

HSJ - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 09:57
NHS England offered a group of trusts access to a £124m fund on the condition they dropped their opposition to its latest tariff offer, HSJ can reveal.
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Three days left to enter the Patient Safety Awards

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 09:16
You now have until 13 March to enter for a chance to showcase your project infront of NHS leaders.
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HSJ Live 11.03.2015: NHS Change Day

HSJ - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 07:00
Full coverage of NHS Change Day 2015, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 11.03.2015: Circle drops challenge to ‘inadequate’ Hinchingbrooke rating

HSJ - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 07:00
Firm drops plan to request a review of the “inadequate” rating given to Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust by the Care Quality Commission, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 11.03.2015: London should be given same health powers as Manchester, report says

HSJ - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 07:00
London Assembly calls for London to be given ‘Manchester style powers’ over the NHS, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Public mental health leadership and workforce development framework

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 10/03/2015 - 14:25

Public Health England - 

The purpose of this framework is to help develop public health leadership and workforce capability in mental health. It identifies six key ambitions, as well as some core principles for the workforce. Each ambition outlines current priorities and suggests key competencies that we need to expand and grow if mental health is to genuinely be addressed with the same energy and given the same priority as physical health, recognising that it underpins our quality of life.

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UPDATED: Leading foundation trust buddies with Medway

HSJ - Tue, 10/03/2015 - 13:34
PERFORMANCE: Struggling Medway Foundation Trust has been buddied with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust to try and improve the hospital’s performance.
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Leading foundation trust buddies with Medway

HSJ - Tue, 10/03/2015 - 13:34
PERFORMANCE: Struggling Medway Foundation Trust has been buddied with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust to try and improve the hospital’s performance.
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Biggest hospital trusts absent from care model 'vanguard'

HSJ - Tue, 10/03/2015 - 13:01
England’s most powerful acute trusts are absent from the new care model “vanguard” sites revealed today by NHS England, but will take part in a forthcoming project on how they can work with small hospitals, HSJ has been told.
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