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Revealed: 24 A&Es could be closed or downgraded

HSJ - Mon, 06/02/2017 - 00:01
Twenty four emergency departments - around 15 per cent of the national total - could be closed or downgraded in the next four years, according to HSJ analysis.
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Revealed: The A&Es most likely to face downgrade or closure

HSJ - Mon, 06/02/2017 - 00:01
Twenty four emergency departments - around 15 per cent of the national total - could be closed or downgraded in the next four years, according to HSJ analysis.
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Analysis: Sweeping A&E overhaul has not materialised

HSJ - Mon, 06/02/2017 - 00:01
NHS England set out plans for major reform in its milestone urgent and emergency care review in 2013. But now over three years since its publication, the flurry of A&E reclassifications has simply not materialised.
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Daily Insight: Bold action on A&E

HSJ - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 17:28
The must read stories and debate in the NHS
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NHS England cancels quick-turnaround offer of digital funds

HSJ - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 17:19
NHS trusts that were asked to prepare bids for digital investment over the next two months have now been told the funds are not available, HSJ understands.
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Council refers long running reconfiguration to Jeremy Hunt

HSJ - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 16:24
The ongoing controversial decision to downgrade the maternity unit at Oxfordshire’s Horton General Hospital has been referred to Jeremy Hunt.
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Councillors refer long running reconfiguration to Jeremy Hunt

HSJ - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 16:24
The ongoing controversial decision to downgrade the maternity unit at Oxfordshire’s Horton General Hospital has been referred to Jeremy Hunt.
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Maternity reconfiguration referred to Jeremy Hunt

HSJ - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 16:24
The ongoing controversial decision to downgrade the maternity unit at Oxfordshire’s Horton General Hospital has been referred to Jeremy Hunt.
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Exclusive: Hospitals told to cease 'unacceptable' A&E rules

HSJ - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 14:51
NHS Improvement has warned acute trusts they could be risking patients’ safety by introducing “unacceptable rules” which can “delay” ambulances at emergency departments.
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Patient safety fears after trust moves to radiology consortium

HSJ - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 13:34
Cancer patients may have been harmed by a large backlog of diagnostic scans at a Midlands hospital which has been ongoing since at least September, it has emerged.
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Patient safety fears after trust move to radiology consortium

HSJ - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 13:34
Cancer patients may have been harmed by a large backlog of diagnostic scans at a Midlands hospital which has been ongoing since at least September, it has emerged.
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Patient harm risk follows move to radiology consortium

HSJ - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 13:34
Cancer patients may have been harmed by a large backlog of diagnostic scans at a Midlands hospital which has been ongoing since at least September, it has emerged.
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What is social prescribing?

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 12:47

The King's Fund - 
Social prescribing enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. Our new explainer looks at whether social prescribing works and how it fits in with wider health and care policy.

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Trusts given two days to bid for quick turnaround tech funding

HSJ - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 12:24
NHS trusts have been asked to submit urgent bids for investment in their digital services, as national leaders seek to achieve the government’s target for the health service to be paperless by 2020.
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Digital-first public health: Public Health England's digital strategy

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 12:22

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This document explains how PHE will make the best use of digital to meet the needs of our users and fulfill their remit to protect and promote health and reduce inequalities. PHE aims to take a digital-first approach to lead the development of new models of public health within the public health system and working with partners. The strategy sets a common approach for PHE's digital work including principles, clear roles and responsibilities, and standards for digital development. It describes the current state of digital within PHE and the organisational plan for 2017 to 2018.

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Changes to apprenticeships: what employers need to know

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 12:15

NHS Employers - 
The government has published rules and guidance that set out how levy paying employers can fund apprenticeships. This guide offers advice, hints and tips, as well as key information around the introduction of the apprenticeship levy and how to make the most of the changes which will come into effect from April 2017.

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Troubled trust boss: Senior team turnover to blame for quality failings

HSJ - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 07:00
Senior team instability is the biggest factor to blame for high profile care quality failings at a Midlands acute trust, its chair has told HSJ.
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Daily Insight: The DH debt mountain

HSJ - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 17:25
The must read stories and debate in the NHS
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Sustainable development in the health and care system: health check 2017

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 14:35

Sustainable Development Unit -
This report is the first in a series of annual publications from the Sustainable Development Unit looking at progress of sustainable development across the health and care system. It finds that overall organisations are cutting their carbon footprint and saving money through reducing energy use, but having less success in addressing water use and the increased costs from waste disposal.

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Greater Manchester devolution team to cost £8m a year

HSJ - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 14:32
The health and care devolution team in Greater Manchester will operate with an annual budget of £7.7m, which will largely be spent on staff salaries.
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