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Circle gives share options to hospital charity in Hinchingbrooke swan song

HSJ - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 11:24
COMMERCIAL: Circle has given share options to Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust’s charitable fund on the eve of its departure from the hospital.
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The code: professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 11:23

Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) - 
This revised code of conduct has been updated to reflect changes in contemporary professional nursing and midwifery practice and to reflect the public expectations of care.

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Evaluation: what to consider

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 10:16

Health Foundation - 
Evaluation is an essential part of quality improvement and when done well it can help solve problems, inform decision making and build knowledge. While evaluation comes in many shapes and sizes, its key purpose is to help us to develop a deeper understanding of how best to improve health care. This guide aims to answer commonly asked questions about how to approach evaluation of quality improvement in health care.

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Using communications approaches to spread improvement

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 10:14

Health Foundation - 
The guide is intended for those actively engaged in health care improvement work. It includes key concepts in spreading ideas; evidence on what is known about what works to spread improvement; and practical suggestions for planning your communications, engaging the right people, sustaining interest in the work and celebrating and sharing achievements.

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HSJ Live 31.03.2015: Debunking NHS management myths

HSJ - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 08:00
Andy Cowper debunks NHS management myths as part of our Respect for Managers campaign, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Small hospitals must ask 'searching questions' on future, says DGH chief

HSJ - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 07:00
STRUCTURE: Smaller hospitals must ask ‘searching questions’ about the services they can realistically provide in order to guarantee their sustainability, a district general hospital chief executive has said.
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NHS England speeds up emergency care transformation plan

HSJ - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 07:00
NHS England will accelerate planned changes to urgent and emergency care services because of poor performance across the sector.
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The route to employment: the role of mental health recovery colleges

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 15:36

CentreForum - 
Moving from economic inactivity into work can be challenging for someone with a mental health problem. But recovery colleges can help people make this transition. This report examines the role of these unique institutions, and suggests ways that their effectiveness can be enhanced. It argues that recovery colleges should therefore increase their focus on these employment outcomes, supported by more rigorous and systematic evaluation of the overall impact of the model.

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Annual survey of local compacts 2014

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 15:33

Compact Voice - 
This report provides an insight into the key issues facing local compacts, how they are working and how national policy developments are having an impact locally. It paints a picture of local compacts as live and active works in progress to which both the statutory and voluntary sectors continue to express active commitment. Amongst the findings were that when asked what would improve the effectiveness of their local compact, ‘building stronger links with local commissioners’ has been cited increasingly often; and twice as many local compacts count a CCGs as amongst their signatories as they did in 2013.

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Jeremy Hunt: NHS funding will be settled in the summer

HSJ - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 14:47
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has indicated the Conservatives would meet the NHS’s funding requirements, but declined to specifically say they would increase spending by the £8bn sum identified by national officials.
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Revealed: Details of primary care control shift

HSJ - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 14:34
The clinical commissioning groups taking on full control of GP services in their area this week will be responsible for performance managing poor practices and approving practice mergers, according to documents seen by HSJ.
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NHS England to cut primary care support jobs

HSJ - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 12:51
NHS England plans to cut jobs and close offices in its primary care support services just weeks before it plans to announce the winning bidder of a £1bn contract to take over the function.
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NHS England to cut primary care support jobs

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 12:51
NHS England plans to cut jobs and close offices in its primary care support services just weeks before it plans to announce the winning bidder of a £1bn contract to take over the function.
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Building the NHS of the Five Year Forward View: NHS England business plan 2015/16

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 11:31

NHS England - 
This plan sets out ten priorities to improve quality and access to services for patients, drive better value for money and to build the foundations for the future health and care system. It describes how the increased financial settlement For 2015/16, along with further reallocated resources from NHS England, has resulted in a total of £1.98 billion for frontline services, helping to kick start the investment needed to create new care models and further invest in primary care.

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Evolution, revolution or confusion? Competition and privatisation in the NHS

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 11:18

Health Foundation - 
The precise role of private sector organisations providing NHS-funded care is a dividing line for the political parties. This briefing considers key questions relating to the role of competition and the role of non-NHS providers within the NHS.

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HSJ Live 30.03.2015: Challenge Top-down Change guide published

HSJ - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 11:03
Jeremy Hunt indicates a future Conservative government would meet the £8bn called for by the NHS Five Year Forward View, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 30.03.2015: Conservatives 'would meet NHS £8bn funding requirement'

HSJ - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 11:03
Jeremy Hunt indicates a future Conservative government would meet the £8bn called for by the NHS Five Year Forward View, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Government response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee fourth report of session 2014-15 'Complaints and Raising Concerns'

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 10:40

Department of Health (DH) - 
The report outlines the way the government wants to create long lasting cultural change across the health and social care system. The government believes that improving the way in which the NHS manages and responds to complaints will help shape a culture that listens to and learns from patients and service users, and ends a culture of defensiveness.

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Female genital mutilation risk and safeguarding: guidance for professionals

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 10:31

Department of Health (DH) - 
This document provides guidance to support an NHS organisation when they are developing or reviewing safeguarding policies and procedures around FGM.

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Commissioning services to support women and girls with female genital mutilation

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 10:26

Department of Health (DH) - 
This document sets out what some elements of a successful and safe service to support women and girls with female genital mutilation (FGM) might look like. It has been developed in partnership with healthcare professionals currently involved in providing healthcare services, and it aims to highlight what commissioners might want to consider when developing a new service.

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