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Mapping the global mental health research funding system

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 11:51

RAND Corporation - 
This study maps the global funding of mental health research between 2009 and 2014. It builds from the bottom up a picture of who the major funders are, what kinds of research they support and how their strategies relate to one another. It uses the funding acknowledgements on journal papers as a starting point for this. The study also looks to the future, considering some of the areas of focus, challenges and opportunities which may shape the field in the coming few years. The main report is accompanied by a set of 32 deep dive case studies of individual research funders, a set of six cross-cutting themes that emerged from the analysis and methodological appendices.

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Galvanising the NHS to adopt innovation

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 11:49

RAND Corporation - 
The Department of Health and the Wellcome Trust, in co-operation with NHS England, asked RAND Europe to conduct a limited consultation with key stakeholders about the practicality of measures and incentives proposed as part of the NHS Accelerated Access Review (AAR), which aims to assess the pathways for the development, assessment, and adoption of innovative medicines and medical technology. Through a focused engagement exercise with key healthcare stakeholders this project explored the implications of selected interim AAR propositions and feasibility of implementation for key actors, in primary and secondary care as well as commissioners and academia.

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Freedom to speak up in primary care: consultation

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 11:39

NHS England - 
NHS England are seeking feedback and comments on guidance for staff on whistleblowing. The guidance outlines measures to make it easier for primary care staff to raise their concerns so that action can be taken and improvements made. This consultation closes on 6 May 2016.

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Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM)

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 11:00

Department of Health (DH) - 
These multi-agency guidelines on FGM are aimed at those with statutory duties to safeguard children and vulnerable adults. It supersedes the previous guidance issued in 2014, 'Female genital mutilation: guidelines to protect women and children'. 

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NHS outcomes framework: at-a-glance

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 10:48

Department of Health (DH) - 
The NHS outcomes framework will remain unchanged for 2016 to 2017. This document lists the indicators that will be used to hold NHS England to account for improvements in health outcomes.

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Trust's poor culture and defensive attitude criticised after baby death

HSJ - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 10:38
A hospital trust’s poor safety culture and defensive attitude towards complaints prevented it from investigating the avoidable death of a baby girl and learning lessons from mistakes in her care, an independent report has concluded.
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NHS England rollout of ground-breaking drugs 'changes role of NICE'

HSJ - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 08:00
NHS England’s plans for the rollout of ground-breaking new hepatitis C drugs amount to “rationing” and will “fundamentally change” the role of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, it has been claimed.
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NHS England rollout of ground-breaking drugs 'changes role of NICE'

HSJ - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 08:00
NHS England’s plans for the rollout of ground-breaking new hepatitis C drugs amount to “rationing” and will “fundamentally change” the role of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, it has been claimed.
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Trust innovates to quicken ambulance response times

HSJ - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 08:00
East Midlands Ambulance Service trust has been working with local fire and rescue services in a one-year project to improve ambulance response times.
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NHS England told: urgently review all major contracts

HSJ - Fri, 01/04/2016 - 18:39
NHS England should review all current and planned major service contracts “as a matter of urgency”, its review of the failed Cambridgeshire and Peterborough contract for older people’s care has concluded.
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Daily Insight: A numbers game

HSJ - Fri, 01/04/2016 - 18:26
HSJ’s round-up of Friday’s top stories
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Analysis: The trusts targeted by Carter for estates savings

HSJ - Fri, 01/04/2016 - 13:20
Analysis by HSJ has revealed the hospital trusts likely to face the toughest challenge to meet new targets around the use of their estates.
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NHS England refuses to fund local authority HIV drugs

HSJ - Fri, 01/04/2016 - 13:04
NHS England has said it will no longer pay for HIV drugs provided by local authority commissioned services.
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CCG launches competition for major older people's services contract

HSJ - Fri, 01/04/2016 - 12:31
Commissioners in the West Midlands have embarked on a competitive tender process for out of hospital care in the face of criticism from the main incumbent provider.
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Global report on urban health: equitable, healthier cities for sustainable development

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 01/04/2016 - 12:11

World Health Organization (WHO) - 
This report uses data on the health of city-dwellers in almost 100 countries and it shows that as the world's urban population continues to grow, health inequalities - particularly between the richest and poorest - present a persistent challenge. 

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Co-commissioning conflicts of interest audit: summary report

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 01/04/2016 - 11:55

NHS England - 
This report discusses and assesses how conflicts of interest are currently being managed by CCGs and how the existing statutory guidance for CCGs was being implemented. It identifies examples of good practice but also areas for improvement which have led to a revision of the CCG guidance. 

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Charting progress on the health devolution journey: early lessons from Greater Manchester

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 01/04/2016 - 11:47

Local Government Association (LGA) - 
This paper outlines the context behind the devolution of health to local areas and examines the lessons learned so far from devolution in Greater Manchester.

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Patterns of maternity care in English NHS hospitals 2013-14

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 01/04/2016 - 11:30

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) - 
This report from the Clinical Indicators Project presents 18 indicators that can be used to compare the performance of English NHS trusts in maternity care. It shows substantial variation in practice between NHS trusts in England and it makes a number of key recommendations to NHS trusts, commissioners and researchers.

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Patient safety alert: risk of death from failure to prioritise home visits in general practice

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 01/04/2016 - 11:18

NHS England - 
This patient safety alert highlights the need for prioritisation of general practice home visits and raises awareness of recognised good practice for general practices to have systems in place to triage and prioritise home visits.

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CCG improvement and assessment framework 2016/17

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 01/04/2016 - 11:14

NHS England - 
This new assessment framework for CCGs will include ratings published online to show patients how their local health service is performing in six important areas. From June, an initial assessment of CCG performance will be available online that will cover six crucial areas including cancer, dementia, diabetes, mental health, learning disabilities and maternity care.  Each will be based on metrics in the framework that will be verified by independent panels chaired by experts in each field.  This will be followed by an annual assessment in June 2017 which will incorporate additional information from the local Sustainability and Transformation Plans and other relevant data.

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