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RCN claims victory on unsocial hours pay for BMI Healthcare employees

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 13:57
The Royal College of Nursing has said that it has secured a deal with the private provider BMI Healthcare for better unsocial hours weekend rates for clinical staff.
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Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector review

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 13:43

NHS England - 
These two consultations aim to inform the debate on the future of voluntary sector involvement in the NHS. The first consultation seeks feedback from respondents from the voluntary and health and social care sectors the current state of partnership working, and how closer collaboration could be fostered. The second seeks views on the role and effectiveness of the government’s current ‘voluntary sector investment partnership’ suite of grants. Both consultations end on 6 November 2015.

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NHS England clarifies financial directions to CCGs following regulator letter

HSJ - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 13:36
NHS England has written to clinical commissioning groups to give ‘clarity’ over statements issued to providers by Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority this week.
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NHS England clarifies financial directions to CCGs following Monitor letter

HSJ - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 13:36
NHS England has written to clinical commissioning groups to give ‘clarity’ over statements issued to providers by Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority this week.
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Engagement on 2016/17 national tariff proposals

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 13:31

Monitor - 
Monitor and NHS England are seeking feedback to help shape the final proposals for the 2016/17 national tariff statutory consultation.

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Social care: paying for care home places and domiciliary care (England)

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 13:20

House of Commons Library - 
This briefing sets out the means-test that applies to care home residents and those in other settings (such as care at home) in need of social care, and provides information on personal budgets.

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IRISS on...place-based working

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 13:18

Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) - 
This piece explores the potential for a place-based approach to enable effective work with people and communities to improve their health and wellbeing through asset-based, locally embedded, cross-sector working.

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Major projects appointment letters for senior responsible owners

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 13:08

Department of Health (DH) - 
These letters of appointment for the Department of Health's major projects portfolio senior responsible owners provide information on the project deliverables, what the owner is responsible for and how long the role is expected to last.

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DH used 'off limits' funds to avoid busting spending budget

HSJ - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 13:08
The Department of Health used funds that were supposed to be ringfenced to help balance its revenue budget last year, its annual accounts show.
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Drug pricing scheme ‘must be more transparent’, says commissioning chief

HSJ - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 12:33
The deal struck between the government and the pharmaceutical industry to limit the amount the NHS spends on branded drugs must become ‘more transparent’, the director of NHS Clinical Commissioners has said.
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Ex London Ambulance chief to temporarily lead acute trust

HSJ - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 11:59
WORKFORCE: The former chief executive of London Ambulance Service Trust has temporarily taken over at Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust to cover the current chief executive’s sick leave.
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King’s Lynn removed from special measures but with Monitor warning

HSJ - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 01:01
PERFORMANCE: Monitor has taken Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust out of special measures.
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Executive Summary: The prime minister's intervention

HSJ - Thu, 06/08/2015 - 18:34
HSJ’s roundup of the day’s essential stories and talking points
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BMA and NHS Employers in 'exploratory' talks

HSJ - Thu, 06/08/2015 - 17:24
Representatives from the British Medical Association and NHS Employers have held talks that could lead to the resumption of formal negotiations over changes to medical contracts, HSJ can reveal.
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BMA and NHS Employers in 'exploratory' talks

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 06/08/2015 - 17:24
Representatives from the British Medical Association and NHS Employers have held talks that could lead to the resumption of formal negotiations over changes to medical contracts, HSJ can reveal.
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Breaking: BMA and NHS Employers in 'exploratory' talks

HSJ - Thu, 06/08/2015 - 17:24
Representatives from the British Medical Association and NHS Employers have held talks that could lead to the resumption of formal negotiations over changes to medical contracts, HSJ can reveal.
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Breaking: BMA and NHS Employers in 'exploratory' talks

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 06/08/2015 - 17:24
Representatives from the British Medical Association and NHS Employers have held talks that could lead to the resumption of formal negotiations over changes to medical contracts, HSJ can reveal.
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NHS England to create safe staffing 'oversight' group

HSJ - Thu, 06/08/2015 - 14:10
An advisory group including senior figures from across the health service is being created by NHS England to oversee future work on safe staffing guidance.
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NHS England to create safe staffing 'oversight' group

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 06/08/2015 - 14:10
An advisory group including senior figures from across the health service is being created by NHS England to oversee future work on safe staffing guidance.
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Exclusive: Prime minister intervened in NHS England drug decisions

HSJ - Thu, 06/08/2015 - 13:50
The prime minister intervened in NHS England’s consideration of funding for drugs to treat several rare conditions with a letter to its chief executive, HSJ has learned.
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