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CCG inequality indicators

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 11:31

Centre for Health Economics (CHE) - 
Indicators developed by CHE have been adopted by the NHS to help local areas reduce potentially avoidable A&E admissions arising from social inequality. The indicators focus on emergency admissions for patients with long-term conditions and they highlight variations between CCGs on inequality performance. Between April 2015 and April 2016, there were 264,000 excess hospitalisations associated with socioeconomic inequality. CHE have developed an online tool which allows you to explore inequalities within CCGs.

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The medicine needed for the emergency care service

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 11:13

Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) - 
This report, written jointly with the Royal College of Nursing, outlines key recommendations from both organisations on reducing the pressures on emergency medical services in the UK. The report calls for a commitment for education funding, provision of training time and a realistic workforce planning strategy for emergency care. It also highlights the need for a change in culture to enable emergency departments to be more collaborative and to adopt a hub structure.

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Acute trust looks to be lead provider in Midlands MCP

HSJ - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 08:39
STRUCTURE: The chief executive of a West Midlands acute trust has said he hopes his organisation could become the “lead provider” for the local multispecialty community provider vanguard.
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Patients redirected as CQC uncovers safety concerns at abortion provider

HSJ - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 18:56
About 250 women a week will be redirected from Marie Stopes International clinics to other services after the Care Quality Commission uncovered “serious concerns” with the abortion provider.
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Daily Insight: Fab four trusts power up

HSJ - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 18:00
HSJ’s round-up of Friday’s must read stories
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CCG plans major procurement after providers fail to integrate services

HSJ - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 16:07
Commissioners in Oxfordshire are planning to go to procurement for community, GP and urgent care services after the county’s two main providers failed to agree a way of integrating care.
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Four trusts given power to lead hospital chains

HSJ - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 13:00
Four high performing acute foundation trusts have been given the power to lead groups or chains of hospitals by NHS Improvement.
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Breaking: Four trusts given power to lead hospital chains

HSJ - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 13:00
Four high performing acute foundation trusts have been given the power to lead groups or chains of hospitals by NHS Improvement.
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Quality assurance report: NHS cervical screening programme Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust visit on 18-19 May 2016

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 10:16

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This document presents an executive summary of a quality assurance visit to Southport and Ormskirk hospitals and it sets out observations and recommendations on the cervical screening programme there.

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Talks under way for more mental health care model pilots

HSJ - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 08:00
Talks are already under way to create more pilot sites to take on new commissioning powers and develop models of care for tertiary mental health services, HSJ can reveal.
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CQC launches inquiry into trusts failing to improve

HSJ - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 08:00
The Care Quality Commission has set up an internal inquiry to look at the “underlying reasons” why providers are failing to improve between inspections.
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Talks under way for more mental healthcare model pilots

HSJ - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 08:00
Talks are already under way to create more pilot sites to take on new commissioning powers and develop models of care for tertiary mental health services, HSJ can reveal.
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New £5m pot for perinatal mental health services

HSJ - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 01:01
Commissioners and providers must show how they can reach more new and expecting mothers with serious mental health problems if they are to get a slice of a new £5m investment fund.
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Daily Insight: Obesity strategy slimmed down

HSJ - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 18:30
The must read stories from Thursday
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Virgin Care preferred bidder for £69m community services contract

HSJ - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 18:15
COMMERCIAL: Virgin Care has been selected as preferred bidder to provide community services in Bath and north east Somerset covering a current annual expenditure of £69.2m.
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Medical Training Initiative: relocation guide

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 15:15

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges -
This guide has been produced to give international doctors participating in the Medical Training Initiative (MTI) scheme general advice about moving to the UK. It isn't exhaustive but it does cover some of the key things that MTI doctors will need to arrange and may find useful to know when moving to the UK.

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Senior public health figures pan childhood obesity plan

HSJ - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 14:35
The government’s childhood obesity plan has been branded a disappointing missed opportunity by senior public health figures after it failed to take action on marketing and advertising of junk food and paid little attention to the role of councils. 
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Soft drinks industry levy - consultation document

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 13:56

HM Revenue & Customs - 
The government announced at Budget 2016 that it would introduce a new soft drinks industry levy from April 2018. This consultation sets out proposals for how the levy will be designed and implemented. The consultation closes on 13 October 2016.

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Healing a divided Britain: the need for a comprehensive race equality strategy

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 11:13

Equality and Human Rights Commission -
This report considers race inequality in Great Britain, providing analysis on whether our society lives up to its promise to be fair to all its citizens. It looks across every area of people’s lives including education, employment, housing, pay and living standards, health, criminal justice, and participation. It examines where progress is being made and where there is room for improvement.

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Education and training tariffs: tariff guidance for 2016-17

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 11:04

Department of Health -
This document sets out the national tariffs for healthcare education and training placements in the academic year 2016 to 2017. It also outlines how the tariffs will be implemented and in what circumstances the national tariffs may be varied and how to do this.

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