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Combating inflation - guidance

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 10:56

Department of Health -
This guidance has been produced in order to enable the NHS to take a consistent approach to resisting inflationary pressures as part of a wider programme of initiatives to stabilise non-pay spend.

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Government response to the House of Commons Health Committee report of session 2013-14: 2013 accountability hearing with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 10:52

Department of Health -
This command paper sets out the Department of Health's response to the House of Commons Health Committee's report on the NMC. It outlines the Department of Health's response to the recommendations in the report.

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Data video: CQC ratings explained

HSJ - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 09:21
How the quality ratings system works
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HSJ Live 31.03.2014: How to improve care for older people - HSJ readers' ideas

HSJ - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 08:00
HSJ readers offer their ideas and examples of good practice for improving the care of older people, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 31.03.2014: Reaction to NHS 'membership fee' proposals and MP survey

HSJ - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 08:00
Reaction to the Reform think tank report suggesting NHS charges and a survey of MPs about the service’s financial future, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Review reveals failings by nursing regulator in Mid Staffs cases

HSJ - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 01:02
The Nursing and Midwifery Council failed to properly investigate 17 former nurses at the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust according to an audit by the Professional Standards Authority.
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NHS England chief technology officer leaves

HSJ - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 01:02
NHS England’s chief technology officer Alex Abbott is leaving the organisation, the latest of a series of senior departures, HSJ has learned.
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Review reveals failings by nursing regulator in Mid Staffs cases

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 01:02
The Nursing and Midwifery Council failed to properly investigate 17 former nurses at the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust according to an audit by the Professional Standards Authority.
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Care home assaults are 'sad fact'

HSJ - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 17:10
A judge who specialises in analysing issues relating to vulnerable people says assaults and serious incidents will occur at care homes and psychiatric units which house mentally-ill residents.
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Issues arising from the pre-accounts planning conferences 2014 (updated as at 19th March 2013)

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 16:16

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) -
Three pre-accounts planning conferences were held on 28th January and 4th and 5th February 2014. This paper highlights the common issues raised and discussed.

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Mental health payment mechanism survey report

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 16:14

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) -
This report presents the results from the 2014 survey of 43 mental health organisations in relation to the implementation of the payment mechanism for mental health and adult learning disability services. The survey sought to find out how the payment mechanism is currently working in reality; how far the supplementary guidance has been used for contracting purposes and how the payment mechanism and guidance might be developed in future years.

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Hunt safety plans 'will require frontline investment'

HSJ - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 15:33
Providers will need to invest “significant” time in ensuring frontline staff can deliver the plans to improve patient safety which were announced by the health secretary last week, HSJ has been told.
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Common core principles to support good mental health and wellbeing in adult social care

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 13:53

Skills for Care -
These principles aim to help staff working in social care services know how to support and promote good mental health and overall wellbeing for everyone who uses those services. It also provides guidance for leaders and managers, training and education leads, and commissioners to develop a workforce that can support good mental health for people needing care and support.

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Data video: the deterioration of hospital trust finances

HSJ - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 12:00
Why are so many hospital trusts facing a deficit?
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Raising concerns at work: whistleblowing guidance for workers and employers in health and social care

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 11:52

Whistleblowing Helpline -
This guidance contains a number of recommendations, aiming to help make whistleblowing an important part of improving the quality of service user support and patient safety.

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Palliative care

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 11:42

Dr Foster Intelligence -
This report calls on NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre to improve the consistency and accuracy of data recording to improve monitoring of patient care.

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Ministers: Involve providers in 'better care fund' talks

HSJ - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 11:32
Norman Lamb and communities minister Brandon Lewis have jointly written to health and wellbeing board chairs calling for more involvement of providers in plans for the better care fund.
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Concerns over palliative death recording

HSJ - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 10:13
The way hospitals record deaths could be covering up poor treatment and costing lives, according to a new report.
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Major pathology reorganisation to go ahead after OFT all clear

HSJ - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 10:02
The NHS’s biggest pathology reorganisation will take place in May, after the Office of Fair Trading ruled it would not be investigating the plan further.
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Big FT chiefs: Trust independence should not prevent takeover

HSJ - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 09:17
The chief executives of some of England’s most powerful hospital trusts have warned that the organisational independence of other providers should not be a barrier to them being taken over.
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