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Exclusive: Midlands trusts to create £1bn turnover alliance

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 14/07/2015 - 01:01
Three West Midlands hospital trusts are to create an alliance with a combined turnover of almost £1bn and a catchment population of more than 1 million, HSJ can reveal.
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Executive summary: Playing the numbers game

HSJ - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 17:58
HSJ’s roundup of Monday’s key stories
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Psychological wellbeing and work: improving outcomes for people with common mental health problems

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 14:05

RAND Corporation - 
This briefing summarises key findings and recommendations from a report that explores proposals to improve employment and health outcomes for people with common mental health problems.

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Health and safety competencies for NHS managers

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 14:03

NHS Employers - 
This guidance looks at the nine key competency areas required for managers, identifying the core skills for every managerial post. It will help health and safety professionals and representatives to assess whether their managers have the right skills and competencies to manage health and safety effectively.

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The Royal College of Nursing response to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) evaluation of the revalidation pilots

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

Royal College of Nursing (RCN) - 
Revalidation is a process being introduced by the NMC that all nurses and midwives will be required to undertake every three years, in order to renew their registration. This response is the result of a consultation with RCN members and sets out a number of areas on which the RCN feel that the NMC must urgently provide clarity, in order to instil confidence in the nursing workforce and indeed the wider healthcare system that current proposals will be effective.

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Food for thought: promoting healthy diets among children and young people

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 13:39

British Medical Association (BMA) - 
This report sets out the measures needed to help promote healthier diets among children and young people. It makes recommendations for the improvement of promotion of healthy behaviours including: improving knowledge and attitudes towards healthy eating; the limitation of unhealthy cues and promotion of unhealthy food and drink; and international co-operation on nutrition.

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Services for people with neurological conditions: progress review

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 13:31

National Audit Office (NAO) - 
This review finds that progress has been mixed in implementing recommendations made by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee in 2012 aimed at improving services and achieving better outcomes for people with neurological conditions. The review identified three recommendations against which progress had been poor: using the CCG outcomes indicators set, JSNA and health and wellbeing boards to ensure that all people with neurological conditions have appropriate access to services; mandating joint health and social care commissioning of neurological services; and ensuring that everyone with a long-term neurological condition is offered a personal care plan, covering both health and social care.

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Insights on earlier adoption of medical innovations

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 13:24

Department of Health (DH)  - 
The aim of this study was to identify and gain insight into international examples of best practice where the use of new drugs, devices and diagnostics were already being accelerated. It explored systems across the world through which drugs, devices and diagnostics pass rapidly, identifying what works both in theory and in practice.

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Exclusive: Providers expected to use unofficial NICE staffing guidance

HSJ - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 13:21
NHS providers may have to increase the number of nurses in emergency departments after regulators and the Department of Health suggested trusts need to consider new safe staffing evidence from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
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Exclusive: Providers expected to use unofficial NICE staffing guidance

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 13:21
NHS providers may have to increase the number of nurses in emergency departments after regulators and the Department of Health suggested trusts need to consider new safe staffing evidence from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
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Social care grant determinations for 2015 to 2016

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 13:20

Department of Health (DH) - 
These grant determinations set out how much money the Department of Health will pay local authorities for social care grants in 2015 to 2016. They also explain any conditions on how the money is used.

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Minister denies Carter was 'pressured' into £5bn savings figure

HSJ - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 13:17
The author of a report on NHS efficiency was not pressured into putting a headline savings figure on his initial findings, a government minister has said.
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A guide to quality improvement methods

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 12:07

Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) - 
The guide brings together twelve quality improvement (QI) methods, providing an overview of each and practical advice on how and when to implement them, with illustrative case examples. QI methods covered include clinical audit; Plan, Do, Study, Act; model for improvement; LEAN/Six Sigma; performance benchmarking, process mapping and statistical process control and it is aimed at all professionals with an interest in QI.

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Collective intelligence in patient organisations

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 11:00

NESTA - 
This report examines patient organisations’ role as knowledge brokers in an increasingly complex, data-rich healthcare system. It argues that patient organisations have a pivotal role to play in distributing the burden and benefit of knowledge work amongst participants. They need new and better tools to support their work developing connections between the many individuals and institutions of the healthcare system, driving ambitious research programmes, and facilitating peer support. 

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HSJ Live 13.07.2015: Trusts threaten to quit negligence scheme

HSJ - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 10:55
At least 17 NHS trusts are considering opting out of the national risk pool for clinical negligence claims, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 13.07.2015: The forward view should be a 10 year plan

HSJ - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 10:55
Five years is not long enough to implement new care models, Bill Morgan argues, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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18 week waits, May 2015: explore the maps

HSJ - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 08:15
See all NHS waiting lists around England by provider, CCG or specialty
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Exclusive: Trusts threaten to quit negligence scheme

HSJ - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 08:00
At least 17 NHS trusts are considering opting out of the national risk pool for clinical negligence claims, HSJ has learned.
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Executive Summary: No more Mr NICE guy

HSJ - Fri, 10/07/2015 - 17:42
HSJ’s roundup of Friday’s key stories
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Trust to complain to Monitor over £285m contract award

HSJ - Fri, 10/07/2015 - 17:10
STRUCTURE: A foundation trust in Yorkshire is set to lodge a formal complaint with Monitor after a £285m contract was awarded to a rival group of bidders.
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