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Welsh NHS should elect health commissioners, Conservatives say

HSJ - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 11:58
An elected health commissioner would be introduced to the Welsh NHS under a Conservative administration.
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Gynaecologist denies defrauding NHS

HSJ - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 11:48
A gynaecologist who was unfit to work defrauded the NHS out of tens of thousands of pounds, a jury has heard.
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Loud and clear: making consumer voices heard

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 11:35

Healthwatch - 
This report details the findings of an investigation into the failings of the complaints system in health and social care. It raises concerns about the NHS and local authority red tape making it difficult for people to complain and that there is not enough independent advice and support out there to help those in need and, above all, the public is given little incentive to come forward about their experiences. It highlights simple changes which could be made to the system in order to improve patients' experiences in complaints handling within health and care systems.

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Cracks in the pathway

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 10:30

Care Quality Commission (CQC) - 
This review into the care provided to people living with dementia found an unacceptable gap in the quality of care that means people are at risk of experiencing poor care as they move between care homes and hospitals. It also highlighted poor practices in sharing information between health and care professionals and the benefits of supporting the mental and physical health of individuals in order to reduce avoidable admissions to hospital and unnecessary long stays in hospital.

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HSJ Live 14.10.14: Wye Valley put in special measures

HSJ - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 08:00
Wye Valley Trust has been placed in special measures after being rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 14.10.14: Innovations in commissioning - lessons from other public services

HSJ - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 08:00
How to tackle the NHS’s new contract challenges, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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Surge in care claims puts pressure on CCGs

HSJ - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 01:01
Clinical commissioning groups in one area are on track to spend up to £10m more than expected
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Ramsay appoints UK chief

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 17:35
Ramsay Health Care has appointed Mark Page as chief executive of its UK operations.
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Ramsay appoints UK chief

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 17:35
Ramsay Health Care has appointed Mark Page as chief executive of its UK operations.
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Heart of England launches surgical reconfiguration consultation

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 17:33
STRUCTURE: Heart of England Foundation Trust has launched a consultation on reconfiguring surgical services across its three hospitals.
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Discuss the pitfalls of bad planning with Monitor's head of sector development

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 16:36
Join Suzie Bailey for an online Q&A at 12pm on 22 October
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Council terminates £3.6m agreement with mental health trust

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 16:15
STRUCTURE: Norfolk County Council has ended its formal agreement with a mental health trust after losing confidence in its capacity to guarantee outcomes for social care service users.
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Further priorities for mental health waiting times revealed

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 14:18
Mental health trusts could be asked to hit a suite of new waiting time targets by 2020 at a cost of more than £130m a year.
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Returned drug money should not fund waiting list drive

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 14:07
The billions of pounds due to be clawed back from pharma firms under a new NHS pricing deal should not be diverted to help hospitals cut waiting lists, the head of the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry has urged.
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Improving the delivery of adult diabetes care through integration

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 12:58

Diabetes UK - 
This report explains how diabetes care can be improved to achieve better outcomes for people with diabetes. The challenge for commissioners and healthcare providers locally is to make the system work to support that.

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Loneliness, social isolation and sight loss

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 12:12

Thomas Pocklington Trust - 
This study found that the majority of people with sight loss are not lonely and highlights a need to investigate what protects them, both from feeling alone and from becoming socially isolated. It highlights the need for services working with people with sight loss to consider individual risk factors for loneliness and social isolation.

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Careless eating costs lives

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 11:33

2020health - 
This report argues for a 5-10 year cross-sector strategy to be put in place in order to tackle the obesity crisis. Covering both education and regulation, the report grasps the extent of the obesity explosion and sets out the essential responses to halting progression and reversing the drastic effects of overweight on individual health, employment, social care and the wider economy.

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Come clean over treatment errors, regulators urge

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 11:27
Health professionals must be open and honest with patients when something goes wrong with their treatment, regulators have said.
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Warning to NHS over paediatric reconfigurations

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 11:09
Hospital trusts should ensure adequate children’s community services are in place before closing in-patient units, a senior leader in paediatrics has warned
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Warning to NHS over paediatric reconfigurations

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 11:09
Hospital trusts should ensure adequate children’s community services are in place before closing in-patient units, a senior leader in paediatrics has warned
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