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GP alliance to cover 1 million patients

HSJ - Wed, 05/10/2016 - 08:00
Eight large scale GP providers across Birmingham have formed an alliance to improve representation of general practice in local sustainability and transformation planning, HSJ has learnt.
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Daily Insight: Jeremy Hunt's conference classics

HSJ - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 18:48
The must read stories and talking points from Tuesday
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Downgraded A&E set to reopen after NHS Improvement review

HSJ - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 18:16
Regulators and hospital leaders have agreed that an accident and emergency department can be partially reopened in January, after a review found “more could be done” to reinstate the service.
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New CCG ratings: Over 85 per cent failing on cancer performance

HSJ - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 18:02
Over 85 per cent of clinical commissioning groups are failing to hit required standards on cancer performance and must improve, according to ratings launched by the health secretary today.
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A&E night closure sees two patients a night sent elsewhere

HSJ - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 13:36
The controversial closure of a small hospital’s emergency department at night has resulted in an average of just two patients a night needing to be transported to an alternative A&E during the first six weeks, trust managers have reported.
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World alzheimer report 2016: Improving healthcare for people living with dementia - coverage, quality and costs now and in the future

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 13:03

Alzheimer's Disease International -
This report reviews research evidence on the elements of healthcare for people with dementia, and, using economic modelling, suggests how it should be improved and made more efficient. It argues that current dementia healthcare services are over-specialised, and that a rebalancing is required with a more prominent role for primary and community care which could increase capacity, limit the increased costs associated with scaling up coverage of care, and, coupled with the introduction of care pathways and case management, improve the coordination and integration of care.

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Catch up: Jeremy Hunt's conference speech - coverage and reaction

HSJ - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 13:00
Jeremy Hunt addresses doctor training, mental health, junior doctors’ strike in conference speech
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HSJ Live 04.10.16: Jeremy Hunt conference speech - live coverage

HSJ - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 13:00
Follow HSJ Live for coverage of Jeremy Hunt’s speech at the Conservative Party conference
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Out of area placements in mental health services for adults in acute inpatient care

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 12:42

Department of Health -
The government has set a national ambition to eliminate inappropriate out of area placements (OAPs) in mental health services for adults in acute inpatient care by 2020 to 2021. This guidance is aimed at providers, commissioners and users of local adult inpatient acute mental health services in England. It is intended to support providers and commissioners in accurately monitoring and reducing their use of OAPs and to help providers submit accurate information on OAPs to national data collections.

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HR and social media in the NHS: the essential guide for HR directors and managers

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 12:35

NHS Employers -
This guide aims to help integrate social media into an organisation and covers three areas: recruitment, staff engagement and HR policy.

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NHS England delays draft new care model contract

HSJ - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 12:29
NHS England has confirmed there will be a delay in the publication of the multispecialty community provider draft contract, despite leading vanguard sites progressing with procurement for their MCP providers.
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Awareness and understanding of EHRC guidance on the Public Sector Equality Duty: a qualitative study

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 12:12

Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) -
The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) is a duty on public authorities to consider how their policies or decisions affect people who are protected under the Equality Act. This research explores the effectiveness of some of the guidance the Commission has produced on the PSED.

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Cohort study of 2006 medical graduates: tenth report

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 11:53

British Medical Association (BMA) -
The BMA Cohort Doctor report is a ten year study of 430 doctors who, nine years post-graduation, are mostly progressing through specialty training or are working as qualified GPs. This report provides insights into career choice and working environments in terms of workplace morale, work related stress and work-life balance. It finds that almost half of doctors are looking to move overseas as their current experience of being a doctor is worse than they expected when they graduated.

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Council chief appointed CCG director

HSJ - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 11:50
A senior council officer has been appointed “interim recovery director” of a troubled clinical commissioning group in Merseyside.
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CCG steps in to pay owed wages in patient transport debacle

HSJ - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 08:00
A clinical commissioning group has paid the wages owed to the staff of a patient transport services subcontractor, amid a dispute with the main provider.
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South East trusts target April merger

HSJ - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 08:00
Two Essex mental health trusts are aiming to merge by April under a new name, according to board papers.
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Analysis: The magical thinking of Hunt's medical training move

HSJ - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 01:03
Jeremy Hunt’s commitment to increase medical training is a significant move - but it relies on some magical thinking, and ignores the NHS’s bigger and more urgent problems in nursing.
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Hunt pledges £100m to make NHS 'self-sufficient' in doctors

HSJ - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 01:01
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt is set to announce a 25 per cent expansion in the number of funded medical student places from 2018 in a bid to make the NHS less reliant on overseas recruitment.
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Daily Insight: Board level pay rises approved

HSJ - Mon, 03/10/2016 - 18:31
HSJ’s round-up of the day’s must read stories and debate
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Revealed: Ministers sign off £300k of pay rises for trust chairs

HSJ - Mon, 03/10/2016 - 17:00
Ministers agreed nearly £300,000 in pay rises for the chairs of NHS trusts over the past year, HSJ can reveal.
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