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Live Q&A: Ask your questions for Sir David Dalton on his review

HSJ - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 15:20
Join HSJ’s webchat with Sir David Dalton on 8 July at 12pm
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Navigating the gap between volume and value

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 15:08

Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE) -
This guide provides step-by-step information on the financial planning process and how it can help an organisation evaluate the impact of repositioning initiatives as it moves towards value-based care and payment.

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UPDATED: NHS cannot force insurers to delete patient data

HSJ - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 14:49
The Health and Social Care Information Centre has admitted it has no legal power to force private companies holding potentially sensitive patient data obtained from its predecessor body to delete the information.
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Insurance company refuses NHS request to delete patient data

HSJ - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 14:49
The Health and Social Care Information Centre has admitted it has no power to force private companies holding potentially sensitive patient data obtained from its predecessor body to comply with its requests to delete the information.
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In the red? The state of the NHS finances

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 11:55

Nuffield Trust -
This briefing focuses on the breakdown of commissioner spending on NHS and non-NHS providers in the acute, community and mental health sectors. It updates previous analysis published by the Nuffield Trust and IFS in May 2013 on the private/ public provider mix in the NHS and is extracted from a forthcoming report.

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NHS England to offer local commissioning 'step-change'

HSJ - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 11:27
Simon Stevens is set to invite clinical commissioning groups and local authorities to experiment with a further “step change” in joint commissioning arrangements.
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NHS England struggling to balance £97bn budget

HSJ - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 11:09
NHS England this week confirmed it had still not managed to set plans to balance its £97bn budget for 2014-15, in what experts saw as a sign that the NHS overall could face financial crisis sooner than expected.
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Commissioning system ‘grinding its gears’ to stay in the black

HSJ - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 11:09
NHS England this week confirmed it had still not managed to set plans to balance its £97bn budget for 2014-15, in what experts saw as a sign that the NHS overall could face financial crisis sooner than expected.
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NHS England and UCLH in contracting dispute

HSJ - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 11:05
NHS England is in dispute with University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust over £75m of the trust’s specialised services contract for this financial year.
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UK to lead superbug fight - Cameron

HSJ - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 10:37
Britain will lead the fightback against antibiotic-resistant superbugs threatening to send medicine “back into the dark ages”, David Cameron has said.
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HSJ Live 02.07.2014: Big jump in private share of NHS community services market

HSJ - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 08:00
The share of NHS community health service funding going to private providers has sharply increased in recent years, a new study reveals, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 02.07.2014: How to take charge of improvement

HSJ - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 08:00
The CQC’s deputy chief inspector of general practice offers advice on how best to effectively lead healthcare improvement work and take ‘luck’ out of the equation, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Big jump in private share of NHS community services market

HSJ - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 01:01
The share of NHS community health service funding going to private providers has sharply increased in recent years, a new study reveals.
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Staff engagement case studies

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 17:27

NHS Employers - 
NHS Employers has been working with three NHS organisations to profile particular aspects of their approaches to engagement. These case studies focus on the journey, the challenges and the outcomes of three NHS trusts. Some of the key outcomes include, major improvements in national staff survey results, reductions in sickness absence and staff feeling more valued.

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A state policy framework for integrating health and social services

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 17:26

The Commonwealth Fund - 
This briefing describes three essential components for integrating health, including physical and behavioural health services and public health, and social services: a co-ordinating mechanism; quality measurement and data-sharing tools; and aligned financing and payment.

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Commissioning of public health services for children

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 17:15

Department of Health (DH) - 
From 1st October 2015, the responsibility for commissioning children’s public health services, including health visitors, will transfer from NHS England to local authorities. These documents aim to help support local authorities and stakeholders through the transition. The documents identify 6 areas where health visitors have the most impact on children aged 0 to 5’s health and wellbeing. Local authorities should use this information to ensure that health visiting services are commissioned effectively.

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Hospital locks out lab staff in dispute over pay

HSJ - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 13:55
WORKFORCE: More than 50 NHS staff have been locked out of a hospital’s pathology lab in a dispute over pay, terms and conditions.
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CQC sued over 'cover up' report

HSJ - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 13:45
The current chair and chief executive of the CQC abused their power by publishing allegations that a former executive ordered a “cover up” of its failings, papers filed at the High Court allege
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CQC sued over 'cover up' report

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 13:45
The current chair and chief executive of the CQC abused their power by publishing allegations that a former executive ordered a “cover up” of its failings, papers filed at the High Court allege
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Trauma centres 'saving more lives'

HSJ - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 13:30
Hundreds of lives are being saved every year thanks to a change in the way trauma patients are cared for, a new review suggests.
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