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Policy alert: Help for NHS to recover costs of care from visitors and migrants

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 16:04

Department of Health -
These resources include template letters, posters and guidance to help NHS trusts manage overseas visitors and migrant charging.

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Policy alert: Health service bodies' auditor panels and their independence

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 15:59
Department of Health - This consultation seeks views on the regulations on the form and independence of auditor panels for NHS Trusts and CCGs.
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Help us find the top innovators driving organisational change within healthcare

HSJ - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 15:58
Who are the people finding new ways to tackle the challenges facing the sector?
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Policy alert: Refreshing the NHS Outcomes Framework 2015-2016

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 15:57

Department of Health
This consultation seeks views on how the NHS outcomes framework could be improved. It asks specific questions on 4 main areas of the framework: mental health; children and young people; health inequalities; and patient experience/safety.

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Policy alert: Voluntary sector involvement in Better Care Fund planning

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 15:54
Carer and Support Alliance (CSA)
This briefing has been based on information from Department of Health to help members engage with the Better Care Fund.
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Most doctors oppose assisted dying

HSJ - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 13:15
Fewer than one in five doctors would be willing to help patients end their lives, according to a new poll.
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Hunt backs legal measure to ease creation of 'super CCGs'

HSJ - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 12:41
Healthwatch England’s bid to secure seats for patient champions on all ‘super clinical commissioning groups’ has been dashed by the health secretary in a letter rejecting claims such structures are unaccountable.
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HSJ Live 26.08.2014: Most doctors oppose assisted dying

HSJ - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 11:07
Poll finds that fewer than one in five doctors would be willing to help patients end their lives, plus the rest of today’s health news and comment.
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HSJ Live 26.08.2014: Engage with communities to tackle food poverty

HSJ - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 11:07
Communities should be trusted to have the answers to food poverty argue Julie Webster and colleagues, plus the rest of today’s health news and comment.
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Cancer treatment set for £6m boost

HSJ - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 10:43
Cancer treatment on the NHS is to get a £6m boost under new measures announced by health secretary Jeremy Hunt.
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Help us find the top innovators driving organisational change within healthcare

HSJ - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 01:01
Who are the people finding new ways to tackle the challenges facing the sector?
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Help us find the top innovators within patient care

HSJ - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 01:01
Who are the people finding new ways to tackle the challenges facing the sector?
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East Kent governors defend trust board

HSJ - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 18:11
PERFORMANCE: The council of governors at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust has come out in support of the trust board and expressed its “disappointment” at a “misleading” Care Quality Commission report which criticised leadership at the trust as “inadequate”.
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Cambridgeshire Community Services rated 'good' overall

HSJ - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 17:27
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has rated Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust “good” but raised concerns about staff shortages.
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Monitor ends Basildon enforcement action

HSJ - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 15:55
PERFORMANCE: Monitor has ended all enforcement actions against Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust after the provider was found to have improved.
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CCGs to retender out of hours contract after legal row

HSJ - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 13:18
Four clinical commissioning groups in north east England have scrapped a near complete procurement process for their GP out of hours services after a legal challenge by one of the bidders.
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Success of hospital cash incentive scheme tails off

HSJ - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 12:36
A project that aimed to reduce death rates in hospitals using financial incentives has seen its initial period of success tail off, research reveals.
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Hospital slammed for 'extortionate' staff parking fees

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 11:04
Hospital managers have been branded immoral for introducing ‘extortionate’ parking charges for staff who need their cars for work.
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Hospital slammed for 'extortionate' staff parking fees

HSJ - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 11:04
Hospital bosses have been branded immoral for introducing “extortionate” parking charges for staff who need their cars for work.
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A national review of choices in end of life care

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 10:38

National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) - 
This independent review seeks information which will outline the kinds of choices that people would like to be able to make at the end of life and information about the funding, systems and processes that would be needed to enable choices to be acted upon. The review focuses on end of life care for adults aged 18 and over, and within the current legal framework. Therefore, it does not focus on assisted dying or anything that would involve changes to mental capacity legislation. The deadline for responses to the review is 30 September 2014.

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