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Quarter of CCGs’ BCF contributions to shrink

HSJ - Wed, 20/01/2016 - 11:15
Nearly a quarter of clinical commissioning groups will be allowed to contribute less to the better care fund next year than the minimum requirement in 2015-16, NHS England has confirmed.
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Watch on demand: Making the most of simple technology in the NHS

HSJ - Wed, 20/01/2016 - 10:54
Ian Dalton speaks at HSJ webinar on how the NHS can best use technology
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Exclusive: NICE experts called for minimum staff ratios in leaked guidance

HSJ - Wed, 20/01/2016 - 00:01
Suppressed NICE safe staffing guidance for hospital emergency departments called for the NHS to implement minimum nurse ratios to ensure safe care, HSJ reveals today.
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NICE leak: A&Es could be understaffed 'half of the time'

HSJ - Wed, 20/01/2016 - 00:01
NHS accident and emergency departments in England may be understaffed as much as half the time and hosptals need to build a greater margin of safety into their nurse staffing plans, according to safe staffing guidance leaked to HSJ.
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Safe staffing leak: How we got here

HSJ - Wed, 20/01/2016 - 00:01
HSJ has today published the final safe nurse staffing guidance for accident and emergency departments produced by NICE. We have covered this important story since the beginning. Here we recap the main events to get you up to speed.
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Executive Summary: Undoing the Lansley act, one piece at a time

HSJ - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 17:15
HSJ’s roundup of Tuesday’s must read stories
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New chief executive for major London FT

HSJ - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 12:49
WORKFORCE: Amanda Pritchard has been appointed to the top job at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust
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Maidstone trial: Anaesthetist previously made 'basic failings', court hears

HSJ - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 12:37
PATIENT SAFETY: An anaesthetist whose alleged errors form part of a landmark legal case against Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust had previously made “straightforward and basic failings”, a court heard.
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Stevens: £800m contract probe findings within eight weeks

HSJ - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 12:37
An NHS England inquiry into the dramatic collapse of an £800m older people’s services contract will be published in the next 6-8 weeks, its chief executive has told MPs.
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BMA suspends strike action

HSJ - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 11:56
The British Medical Association has announced that it has suspended next week’s planned industrial action by junior doctors.
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Breaking: BMA suspends strike action

HSJ - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 11:56
The British Medical Association has announced that it has suspended next week’s planned industrial action by junior doctors.
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Agency bill predicted to hit £4bn this year

HSJ - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 11:22
NHS provider trusts will spend £4bn on bank and agency staff in 2015-16, national NHS leaders told MPs yesterday.
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A&E shake-up needs £490m 'external funding support'

HSJ - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 10:41
STRUCTURE: Commissioners may consult on plans to reconfigure acute services in Halifax and Huddersfield that would see the larger town lose its emergency services.
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Acute care vanguard awarded nearly £1m transformation funding

HSJ - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 10:23
FINANCE: A consortium of seven East Midlands acute trusts has been awarded £960,000 to support its work as a vanguard site developing a new model for radiology services.
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Health equity indicators for the English NHS

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 10:21

Centre for Health Economics, University of York (CHE) - 
This research highlights the breadth of health inequalities between the richest and poorest in England. It finds that the richest fifth of people in England can expect to live at least 12 more years of life in full health than the poorest fifth. Despite their shorter lives, poorer people make more use of NHS services - especially emergency services. It identifies reducing inequality in health care outcomes rather than access to care as a priority for the NHS.

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Exclusive: Government 'downgrades' independence of patient champion body

HSJ - Mon, 18/01/2016 - 18:00
The role and independence of the NHS’s official patient champion organisation is being “downgraded”, an HSJ investigation has established.
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Webinar today: Making the most of simple technology in the NHS

HSJ - Mon, 18/01/2016 - 17:54
freRegister for the discussion on 19 January
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Webinar: Making the most of simple technology in the NHS

HSJ - Mon, 18/01/2016 - 17:54
Register for the discussion on 19 January
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Executive Summary: Mapping the future

HSJ - Mon, 18/01/2016 - 17:50
HSJ’s roundup of Monday’s must read stories
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NICE releases safe staffing evidence reviews to HSJ

HSJ - Mon, 18/01/2016 - 17:38
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has today released to HSJ four evidence documents on safe nurse staffing levels.
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