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Bar on multiple directorships dropped to aid trust takeovers

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 12:46
The Department of Health plans to change the law to allow chairs of NHS trusts to serve on the boards of more than one organisation, in a move it says could smooth the takeover process for unsustainable providers.
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Bar on multiple directorships dropped to aid trust takeovers

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 12:46
The Department of Health plans to change the law to allow chairs of NHS trusts to serve on the boards of more than one organisation, in a move it says could smooth the takeover process for unsustainable providers.
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BMI spared from hospitals sell-off

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 12:28
Britain’s biggest private healthcare provider has been spared from having to sell off seven hospitals after the new competition watchdog heavily watered down plans to shake up the sector.
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TDA budget to grow by 66 per cent as costs of regulation mount

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 11:19
The NHS Trust Development Authority will see its budget grow by two thirds in 2014-15, in the latest indication of the price tag attached to the Department of Health’s new focus on regulation.
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The Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme - twelfth report to parliament

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 10:40

Department of Health -
The Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) is a voluntary agreement to control the prices of branded drugs sold to the NHS. It also oversees delivery of value for money for the NHS so that it is able to secure provision of safe and effective medicines at reasonable prices. This report updates parliament on the operation of the 2009 PPRS which covered period from 1st January 2009 to 31st December 2013, and also provided information on the early operation of the 2014 PPRS.

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Commissioning in adult social care: the LGiU and Mears thought leader series - a summary

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 10:31

Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) -
From May 2013 to February 2014 LGiU worked in partnership with social care provider Mears to deliver a series of roundtables. It was decided that the topic needed exploring in greater depth through a programme of events which would draw together thought leaders in adult social care to focus on different aspects of commissioning. This publication brings together in one place the notes from the series.

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A new settlement for health and social care - interim report

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 09:57

Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England -
In this report, the commission explains why it believes England needs a single health and social care system, with a ring-fenced, singly commissioned budget, and more closely aligned entitlements. Drawing on accounts from patients and their families, the it argues that the current system is no longer fit for purpose.

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HSJ Live 03.04.2014: Commission moots payment for NHS care

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 07:00
Latest reaction to the Barker commission’s interim report, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 03.04.2014: No place like home? Looking to the US model of residential care

HSJ - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 07:00
Options for the future of frail and elderly care, and the rest of today’s comment and news
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Framework agreement between the Department of Health and the NHS Litigation Authority

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 16:18

NHS Litigation Authority -
This document outlines out how the Department of Health and NHS Litigation Authority will work together, setting out roles, responsibilities, governance and accountability arrangements.

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Note on deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) judgments of the supreme court

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 16:03

Department of Health -
This note sets out how health and social care organisations can continue to act within the law following the revised test about the meaning of a deprivation of liberty which has now been supplied by the Supreme Court.

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Think autism: fulfilling and rewarding lives, the strategy for adults with autism in England: an update

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 15:58

Department of Health -
This document aims to set out a clear programme that the Department of Health and other government departments will be taking to improve the lives of people with autism, primarily through taking actions that will support local authorities, the NHS, other public services and their partners with their local implementation work. It has a new focus on building communities that are more aware of and accessible to the needs of people with autism.

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Supporting public service transformation: cost benefit analysis guidance for local partnerships

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 15:51

HM Treasury -
This guidance is intended for use by local partnerships in order to assess and evaluate public service transformation proposals and to better understand fiscal, economic and public benefits, and how these are apportioned across local and national organisations and communities.

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2013 accountability hearing with the General Medical Council (GMC)

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 15:17

House of Commons Health Select Committee -
This report finds that the GMC is making steady progress in protecting patients but it warns that more can be done to build confidence in the professional regulation of doctors.

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NHS pay deal will cost £150m say employers

HSJ - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 12:06
The government’s decision to impose a pay deal on NHS staff will nevertheless cost the service an extra £150m a year, NHS Employers has told HSJ.
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NHS pay deal will cost £150m say employers

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 12:06
The government’s decision to impose a pay deal on NHS staff will nevertheless cost the service an extra £150m a year, NHS Employers has told HSJ.
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TDA budget to grow by 66 per cent as costs of regulation mount

HSJ - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 12:05
The NHS Trust Development Authority will see its budget grow by two thirds in 2014-15, in the latest indication of the price tag attached to the Department of Health’s new focus on regulation.
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GPs in NHS 111 call centres would be a 'big mistake'

HSJ - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 12:05
Mandating GPs in NHS 111 call centres as part of the revised specification for the service would be a “big mistake”, potential providers have told HSJ.
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Milburn: 'Scrap TDA and make all providers foundation trusts'

HSJ - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 11:57
The architect of the foundation trust model has called for the scrapping of the NHS Trust Development Authority and the imposition of an all-foundation trust sector.
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Regulation of health care professionals and regulation of social care professionals in England

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 11:46

Law Commission -
This project is a review of UK law relating to the regulation of health care professionals, and in England only, the regulation of social workers.

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