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Major general practice software suppliers agree to share patient data

HSJ - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 11:05
England’s two biggest general practice software suppliers have struck a long awaited agreement to share patient record data between their systems.
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Enter now: Patient Safety Awards nominations close today

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 09:16
Enter for a chance to showcase your project infront of NHS leaders.
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HSJ Live 13.03.2015: Chair of Barts Health Trust resigns

HSJ - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 07:00
Sir Stephen O’Brien resigns as chairman of Barts Health, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 13.03.2015: Dialysis transfer reconsidered due to data error

HSJ - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 07:00
Recommendation on future commissioning of dialysis services to be revisited, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 13.03.2015: Cancer treatments will be funded after drugs company appeals

HSJ - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 07:00
Three cancer drugs will get funding following appeals, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 13.03.2015: Manifestos do matter, no matter how sceptical we are

HSJ - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 07:00
Commitments echo thoughout a winning party’s time in government, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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Consultation on the implementation of the recommendations, principles and actions set out in the report of the Freedom to Speak Up review

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 16:21

Department of Health -
This consultation seeks views on measures to carry out recommendations in 'Freedom to Speak Up' that will help staff feel safe to speak out on patient safety. Recommendations in the review include every NHS organisation having a “Freedom to Speak Up Guardian” who will report directly to the Chief Executive on their progress on reducing bullying and intimidation and a new independent National Whistleblowing Guardian who will provide national leadership. The closing date for comments is 4 June 2015.

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Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration - forty-third report 2015

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 16:14

Department of Health -
This report sets out the DDRB analysis of evidence given by relevant organisations and makes proposals on doctors and dentists’ pay from April 2015.

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Getting the sums right: how to sustainably finance personal health budgets

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 14:38

NHS Confederation -
This briefing sets out the learning from a workshop led by the NHS Confederation, in partnership with Think Local Act Personal, and signposts further evidence and practical support. It discusses the challenges of identifying the funds for personal health budgets, and managing the financial risks to commissioners and providers. It concludes that, as a number of local areas extend the option of personal health budgets to more people, and NHS budgets become even more squeezed, the need to find solutions is becoming increasingly urgent. 

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NHS governance review 2015: unchartered waters

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 14:10

Grant Thornton -
This review considers current governance-related challenges and opportunities facing the NHS, especially in the context of the recently published ‘NHS Five Year Forward View’ report. It concludes that as the NHS enters uncharted waters, its governance and risk management arrangements need to be more agile.

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Whole in one: achieving equality of status, access and resources for people with depression

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 13:46

2020health -
This report focuses on depression in adults, with particular emphasis on access to NHS services and treatment, the funding of services, depression in the workplace, and the role of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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Education & training tariffs: tariff guidance for 2015-16

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 13:38

Department of Health -
This document sets out the national tariffs for healthcare education and training placements in the financial year 2015 to 2016 and how the tariffs will be implemented. It also describes in what circumstances the national tariffs may be varied and how to do this. The tariffs cover non-medical placements and medical undergraduate and postgraduate placements in secondary care.

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Delivering high quality, effective, compassionate care: developing the right people with the right skills and the right values

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 13:32

Department of Health -
This document sets out the priority areas for Health Education England in the delivery of its functions. The mandate for 2015 to 2016 reflects strategic objectives around workforce planning, health education and training and development. It looks at how the healthcare workforce can be supported through excellent education and training to deliver the very best care to patients.

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Exclusive: FT to receive £328m as part of takeover of neighbour

HSJ - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 13:13
The Department of Health has agreed a package of support and capital payments totalling £327.7m with Frimley Park Hospital Foundation Trust as part of its takeover of another trust, HSJ can reveal.
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Exclusive: £188m of bailouts switched to loans in DH clampdown

HSJ - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 12:59
A group of foundation trusts that received £188m in Department of Health bailouts this year has been told the funding will now be switched to loans, as part of a push for financially distressed organisations to ‘manage their finances better’, HSJ has learned.
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Drop in elective patients treated reflects A&E demand

HSJ - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 12:01
There were less elective patients treated in January compared to the previous year, according to the latest data from NHS England.
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Raising the bar

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:55

Health Education England -
This report makes 34 recommendations for the future education and training of registered nurses and care assistants. It covers themes such as enhancing co-production and the voice of the patient, assuring flexibility in nursing and funding and commissioning levers.

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Consultants' en masse resignation letter exposes rift with trust management

HSJ - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:41
A resignation letter from four accident and emergency consultants has heavily criticised the management of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust and local reconfiguration plans.
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Open public services - better public services?

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:27

Centre Forum -
This report contains a series of case studies to show where privatised and public owned services have succeeded and failed. It finds that competition only works when there is a realistic prospect of providers losing their contract, and that the most successful outsourcing deals are small in scope and easy to manage. It also finds that success across both sectors can be attributed to common ways of doing things, including the use of appropriate information and performance measures.

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A consultation on updating the NHS Constitution

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:18

Department of Health -
This consultation proposes to amend the NHS Constitution to respond to recommendations made by Sir Robert Francis QC. It also proposes to give greater prominence to mental health; reflect the importance of access to transparent and comparable data; include the Armed Forces Covenant; and reflect the new fundamental standards in April 2015. The consultation closes on 8 April 2015.

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