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Improving the delivery of adult diabetes care through integration

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 12:58

Diabetes UK - 
This report explains how diabetes care can be improved to achieve better outcomes for people with diabetes. The challenge for commissioners and healthcare providers locally is to make the system work to support that.

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Loneliness, social isolation and sight loss

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 12:12

Thomas Pocklington Trust - 
This study found that the majority of people with sight loss are not lonely and highlights a need to investigate what protects them, both from feeling alone and from becoming socially isolated. It highlights the need for services working with people with sight loss to consider individual risk factors for loneliness and social isolation.

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Careless eating costs lives

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 11:33

2020health - 
This report argues for a 5-10 year cross-sector strategy to be put in place in order to tackle the obesity crisis. Covering both education and regulation, the report grasps the extent of the obesity explosion and sets out the essential responses to halting progression and reversing the drastic effects of overweight on individual health, employment, social care and the wider economy.

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Come clean over treatment errors, regulators urge

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 11:27
Health professionals must be open and honest with patients when something goes wrong with their treatment, regulators have said.
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Warning to NHS over paediatric reconfigurations

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 11:09
Hospital trusts should ensure adequate children’s community services are in place before closing in-patient units, a senior leader in paediatrics has warned
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Warning to NHS over paediatric reconfigurations

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 11:09
Hospital trusts should ensure adequate children’s community services are in place before closing in-patient units, a senior leader in paediatrics has warned
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Warning to NHS over paediatric driven reconfigurations

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 11:09
Hospital trusts should ensure adequate children’s community services are in place before closing in-patient units, a senior leader in paediatrics has warned
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Warning to NHS over paediatric driven reconfigurations

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 11:09
Hospital trusts should ensure adequate children’s community services are in place before closing in-patient units, a senior leader in paediatrics has warned
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18 week waits, August 2014: explore the maps

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 11:02
See all NHS waits around England by provider, CCG or specialty
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HSJ Live 13.10.2014: NHS staff strike ends

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 10:57
Thousands of midwives, nurses and ambulance drivers strike over pay for first time in 32 years, plus the rest of the day’s new and comment
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HSJ Live 13.10.2014: NHS staff on strike

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 10:57
Thousands of midwives, nurses and ambulance drivers strike over pay for first time in 32 years, plus the rest of the day’s new and comment
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CQC raises dementia care concerns

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 10:51
Dementia sufferers are likely to experience poor care as they move between residential homes and hospitals because of an “unacceptable gap” in quality, a new report says.
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Suspended boss of The Christie stands down

HSJ - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 18:00
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of a prestigious specialist cancer trust in Manchester has announced her resignation following a lengthy suspension.
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How healthy are we? A high-level guide

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:27

The King's Fund - 
This guide sets out some basic facts on the health of England's population, including the main drivers of health, how it varies and is expressed in inequalities, and relevant comparisons with other countries. We have updated this guide using new data and studies.

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Cause for concern: QualityWatch annual statement 2014

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 14:29

QualityWatch - 
This report offers an independent assessment of the current quality of NHS health and social care services in England. It observes that while care quality has improved since a decade ago, the last year has seen progress in some areas slow down or begin to reverse.

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DH digital strategy update: 2014 to 2015

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 14:05

Department of Health (DH) - 
This document outlines the changes to the updated version of the Department of Health's digital strategy.

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Yorkshire trust has 'culture of bullying', report claims

HSJ - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:54
WORKFORCE: Staff at a trust in Yorkshire claim they were subjected to bullying behaviour including being shouted and sworn at in front of patients and having pens thrown at them, according to an independent report.
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McKinsey chosen for wide-ranging Dorset clinical services review

HSJ - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:24
Management consultancy McKinsey is set to help Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group review its clinical services after being named the preferred bidder for a £2.75m consultancy contract.
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Oxfordshire mental health contract will not go to tender

HSJ - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:23
An Oxford trust heading up a consortium with five other providers looks set to win an innovative contract to deliver integrated adult mental health services
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Draft knowledge and skills statement for social workers in adult services: a consultation

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:21

Department of Health (DH) - 
This consultation deeks views on a draft statement explaining what adult social workers need to know after their first year in employment.

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