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Daily Insight: An elaborate bequeath

HSJ - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 15:25
HSJ’s round-up of Friday’s must read stories and debate
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NHS manager jailed for £300k fraud scam

HSJ - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 15:10
An NHS manager responsible for maintaining dialysis equipment at a London trust has been jailed for fraud worth £300,000.
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Council funding crisis 'not a reason' to block STPs, warn Stevens and Mackey

HSJ - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 14:18
The fact NHS budgets cannot be used to solve the social care funding crisis “is not a legitimate reason” for failing to press on with STPs, Simon Stevens and Jim Mackey have warned.
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Frimley Health takes over Southern Health services

HSJ - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 12:14
A vanguard foundation trust is preparing to take over the provision of community services from Southern Health FT next month to improve the integration of services.
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Majority of councils plan to use tax freedom for social care

HSJ - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 12:03
The majority of eligible councils are set to make use of the council tax social care precept in 2017-18 to raise extra funds for cash-strapped services, early indications suggest. 
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Regional review set to consider major overhaul of CCGs

HSJ - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 07:00
Leaders in Greater Manchester want to commission an independent review of the current commissioning arrangements in the region.
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Exclusive: Transformation fund could be raided for social care

HSJ - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 07:00
A dedicated pot of transformation funding could be used to prop up day-to-day social care services in Greater Manchester, according to the chief officer of the region’s devolution project.
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STPs not doing 'justice' to mental health face intervention

HSJ - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 07:00
Sustainability and transformation plan footprints that have not “done justice” to mental health will be offered support next year, NHS England’s national mental health director has said.
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Plans to review future of Greater Manchester CCGs revealed

HSJ - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 07:00
Leaders in Greater Manchester want to commission an independent review of the current commissioning arrangements in the region.
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Daily Insight: STP off target

HSJ - Fri, 09/12/2016 - 17:30
HSJ’s round-up of Friday’s must read stories and debate
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Trust warned over staffing at Broadmoor hospital

HSJ - Fri, 09/12/2016 - 15:30
Regulators have ordered a mental health trust to make significant improvements at a high secure hospital, after concerns were raised in three inspections.
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Special measures trust appoints new chief from Australia

HSJ - Fri, 09/12/2016 - 15:26
A trust in special measures has appointed a new permanent chief executive from Australia.
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How high-need patients experience health care in the United States

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 09/12/2016 - 11:13

Commonwealth Fund - 
This briefing outlines the findings from the Commonwealth Fund's annual survey of high-need patients. It finds that the health care system is failing to fully meet the complex needs of these patients and to develop interventions for this group, social and behaviour needs should be accounted for. The report makes recommendations for improved assessment of patients' comprehensive needs, access to care and communication with patients.

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Health and wellbeing communications guide

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 09/12/2016 - 11:07

NHS Employers - 
This guide is aimed at NHS health and wellbeing leads to help support them to deliver occupational health programmes and supporting interventions. The guide includes sections on planning your communications, building evaluation into your plan, how to appropriately choose your communications channels and developing a health and wellbeing brand - all while working with communications colleagues.

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Attitudes to obesity: findings from the 2015 British Social Attitudes survey

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 09/12/2016 - 11:04

NatCen Social Research - 
Public Health England commissioned a set of questions on obesity as part of the British Social Attitudes survey to inform its future work, this paper presents the analysis of the survey findings. The primary findings show that people underestimate their weight and struggle to identify the point when someone becomes obese. The survey also found that there is widespread understanding of some, but not all, of the health risks of obesity and that people who are obese are often the object of stigmatising attitudes.

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How nurses support families of intensive care patients towards the end of life

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 09/12/2016 - 10:54

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - 
This systematic review finds that families of people dying in intensive care need to receive personalised communication and ongoing support, and be involved in the dying process. The findings support current NICE recommendations for health professionals to deliver care that meets the needs and preferences of the dying person and their family, wherever they are.

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Nursing degree apprenticeship: factsheet

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 09/12/2016 - 10:29

Department of Health (DH) - 
This briefing outlines information on the new nursing degree apprenticeship which will enable people to train to become a graduate registered nurse through an apprentice route.

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English waiting times growth trebles

HSJ - Fri, 09/12/2016 - 07:30
Since the incomplete pathways target was first met in 2012, English waiting times have been creeping up at about half a week per year. Now they’re growing three times faster
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Investigation finds major service failure related to second child's death at hospital

HSJ - Fri, 09/12/2016 - 07:00
A new investigation into the death of a boy at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children has exposed serious failures in his care and contradicts an earlier NHS England commissioned review.
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Leaked STP reveals region cannot meet control totals

HSJ - Fri, 09/12/2016 - 07:00
NHS organisations in Hertfordshire and Essex are unable to “accept” their control totals for the next two financial years, according to a sustainability and transformation plan leaked to HSJ.
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