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Exclusive: Regulators reveal conditions on £1.8bn 'sustainability' fund

HSJ - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 16:01
NHS regulators have spelled out the conditions for trusts to access the £1.8bn “sustainability and transformation fund” in 2016-17.
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Breaking: Regulators reveal conditions on £1.8bn 'sustainability' fund

HSJ - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 16:01
NHS regulators have spelled out the conditions for trusts to access the £1.8bn “sustainability and transformation fund” in 2016-17.
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Breaking: Regulators reveal conditions for £1.8bn 'sustainability' fund

HSJ - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 16:01
NHS regulators have spelled out the conditions for trusts to access the £1.8bn “sustainability and transformation fund” in 2016-17.
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CQC hires new whistleblowing guardian

HSJ - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 13:42
The Care Quality Commission has appointed a new whistleblowing guardian, after the first recruit resigned within two months in post.
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Trust to spend £12m on clearing waiting list backlog

HSJ - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 13:29
PERFORMANCE: A teaching hospital is to spend £12m clearing its backlog of elective patients who have waited more than a year.
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Best start in life: promoting good emotional wellbeing and mental health for children and young people

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 12:38

Local Government Association -
Tackling mental illness in children should begin before they are born, at a time when expectant mothers can suffer mental health problems, this report suggests. It says that early interactions and experiences directly affect how a child's brain develops and concludes it is vital that intervention is made at this critical stage to reduce the chances of mental illness developing in children.

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Technology is changing the way we live: can it also transform the way we deliver adult social care?

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 12:29

Voluntary Organisations Disability Group -
This report looks at how social care providers are embracing technology to improve services and argues that commissioning practices must keep pace with technological change to support quality improvement. It finds that digital technology is enabling people using care and support services to exercise greater choice, control and autonomy and to live more safely.

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NHS financial temperature check - July 2016

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 12:24

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) -
This briefing sets out finance directors’ views on the financial issues facing the NHS in the UK. It draws on the responses to a survey of finance directors and CFOs of NHS trusts and CCGs from across the English NHS. It provides a national picture of NHS finance directors’ and CFOs’ views of the financial outlook and main challenges NHS finance staff are facing. Please note that registration is required to access this publication.

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National Data Guardian for Health and Care’s review of data security, consent and opt-outs

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 12:07

Department of Health -
This consultation seeks views on the proposed data security standards and the consent/opt-outs model from health and care professionals and organisations and the public. The review includes: ten new data security standards; a method of testing compliance with these standards; and a new consent model for data sharing in health and social care. The consultation closes on 7 September 2016.

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Healthcare UK annual review 2015/16

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 11:26

Department of Health -
This document sets out Healthcare UK’s activities and performance for the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016. It covers: purpose and objectives; performance against each objective; a review of priority markets, including China, India, Brazil and Latin America, the Middle East and Turkey; and examples of UK organisations which have had success in these countries during the year.

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Exclusive: Top GP group mulls move 'under acute trust umbrella'

HSJ - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 08:30
One of the most high profile primary care-led “vanguard” providers is considering whether its GPs should become salaried employees, potentially of an acute trust.
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Exclusive: CQC warns of 'significant risk' in newborn care

HSJ - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 08:00
There is a significant risk to hundreds of babies and children because of inconsistent practice and a lack of clear guidance on treatment, an investigation by the Care Quality Commission has found.
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Daily Insight: Care.data dies a quiet death on Iraq report day

HSJ - Wed, 06/07/2016 - 18:37
The must read stories and most important developments on Wednesday
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Daily Insight: Care.data scrapped

HSJ - Wed, 06/07/2016 - 18:37
The must read stories and most important developments on Wednesday
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Hunt confirms junior doctors contract will be imposed

HSJ - Wed, 06/07/2016 - 17:26
Jeremy Hunt today announced the government would impose a new contract on junior doctors, despite medics rejecting the proposed deal in a vote.
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NHS England 'closing' Care.data

HSJ - Wed, 06/07/2016 - 14:56
NHS England is closing the much-criticised Care.data programme, ministers have announced.
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BREAKING: NHS England 'closing' Care.data

HSJ - Wed, 06/07/2016 - 14:56
NHS England is closing the much-criticised Care.data programme, ministers have announced.
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NHS England: Pharma transparency scheme ‘does not go far enough’

HSJ - Wed, 06/07/2016 - 12:29
New measures introduced by drugs firms to reduce the potential for conflicts of interest when payments are made to NHS clinicians have been criticised by NHS England as not going far enough.
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Government advised to keep tight controls on CCG data access

HSJ - Wed, 06/07/2016 - 10:30
A government review will recommend that patients can opt out of their identifiable data being used by commissioners, other than for invoice validation and other limited circumstances, HSJ understands.
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BREAKING: Government advised to keep tight controls on CCG data access

HSJ - Wed, 06/07/2016 - 10:30
A government review will recommend that patients can opt out of their identifiable data being used by commissioners, other than for invoice validation and other limited circumstances, HSJ understands.
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