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NHS will not be excluded from US trade deal

HSJ - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 14:21
A controversial proposed trade treaty between Europe and the US will not negatively impact the NHS or give US health companies new ways of legally challenging health service procurement processes, a government minister has insisted.  
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Private health firms report big increases in NHS work

HSJ - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 13:27
Three private healthcare groups have revealed big increases in the work they are doing for the NHS.
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Public health budgets given extra protection

HSJ - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 11:28
Councils’ public health plans will have to be signed off by directors of the services under a tougher new checking regime aimed at preserving the £2.6bn budget for health purposes.
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Council threatens Mid Staffs with 'inevitable' legal challenge

HSJ - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 11:13
Plans to shift maternity services away from Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust as part of its dissolution could face a legal challenge from Stafford Borough Council.
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HSJ Live 01.09.2014: NHS will not be excluded from US trade deal

HSJ - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 10:49
Controversial proposed trade treaty between Europe and the US will not negatively impact the NHS, insists government minister, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 01.09.2014: Miliband considers health tax, say reports

HSJ - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 10:49
Health tax could be introduced under a Labour government, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Cornwall summit to discuss tripartite merger proposal

HSJ - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 14:32
STRUCTURE: The chief executive of a south west trust hoping to merge with a social enterprise and mental health provider in the region is due to meet the heads of the proposed merger partners next month.
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Mutuals ‘central’ to solving NHS challenges, say ministers

HSJ - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 14:14
Mutual models of ownership in the provision of NHS services will play a ‘central’ role in overcoming the challenges facing the health service, ministers have said.
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Calibre of senior management talent in decline, survey suggests

HSJ - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 13:54
The calibre of applicants for top NHS posts is getting worse, many healthcare leaders believe.
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Calibre of senior management talent in decline, survey suggests

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 13:54
The calibre of applicants for top NHS posts is getting worse, many healthcare leaders believe.
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Frequency of visual field testing when monitoring patients newly diagnosed with glaucoma: mixed methods and modelling

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 11:26

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - 
This study explores the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of using different monitoring intervals to detect visual field progression in newly diagnosed glaucoma patients.

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Risks arising from breakdown and failure to act on communication during handover at the time of discharge from secondary care

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 11:22

NHS England - 
This patient safety alert has been issued by NHS England as part of its work to improve the quality and timeliness of communication with primary and social care when patients are discharged from hospital. It is asking organisations for information about their current local practices and challenges that will help form a national picture around handover at discharge. They are also being asked to provide examples of successful local initiatives designed to improve their discharge handover processes. In addition, other groups including GPs, community nurses, social care, voluntary sector and medicines reconciliation are being asked to share their views on how the process can be improved.

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NHS complaints 'tip of iceberg'

HSJ - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 11:22
The NHS in England receives 480 written complaints a day, with hospital doctors and surgeons among those bearing the brunt of patients’ frustrations, new figures show.
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Evidence for success: the guide to getting evidence and using it

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 11:18

Knowledge Translation Network (KTN) - 
This guide offers easy to follow, step-by-step guidance and resources to support organisations to use evidence to influence policy and practice. It also provides guidance on the use of evidence to influence funding and commissioning decisions and highlights other key resources.

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Government 'not trusted' over NHS

HSJ - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 11:05
More than two out of five people do not trust the government to protect the NHS, according to a study.
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Voluntary sector involvement in Better Care Fund planning

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 10:33

Care and Support Alliance
This briefing has been prepared by the Care and Support Alliance, based on information from Department of Health, to help the voluntary sector engage with the Better Care Fund.

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No assumptions: a narrative for personalised, coordinated care and support in mental health

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 10:27

National Voices - 
This resource describes the critical outcomes and success factors in the care, support and treatment of people who use mental health services, from their perspective. It is aimed at NHS and council commissioners and providers of services to organise person-centred care and recovery-oriented support for mental and physical health and to know when they are achieving it.

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Good surgical practice

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 10:20

Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) - 
This guidance outlines the standards of practice that are expected of all surgeons as well as the skills, values and attitudes that underpin the profession and has been developed with surgeons and patient groups. It highlights surgical leadership and teamwork as crucial for achieving high-quality patient care and provides surgeons with a model that they should aspire to in day to day practice.

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The Hospital Food Standards Panel’s report on standards for food and drink in NHS hospitals

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 09:58

Department of Health (DH) - 
The report looks at standards relating to patient nutrition and hydration, healthier eating across hospitals and sustainable food and catering services. NHS adoption of the recommended standards will be required through the NHS contract meaning that hospitals will have a legal duty to comply with the recommendations.

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Data factsheets on weight, obesity and physical activity

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 14:45

Public Health England (PHE) - 
These factsheets compile up-to-date key information and data about obesity and its determinants in an easily readable format. The data factsheets will be a useful resource for policy makers, practitioners and anyone with an interest in obesity.

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