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'Crisis' warning over GP trainees

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 10:33
General practice services could face a crisis if more medical students cannot be persuaded to become GPs, a healthcare academic has warned.
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HSJ Live 01.07.2014: Competion analysis cleared path for first FT merger

HSJ - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 08:00
The first foundation trust merger to be cleared by the competition watchdog was passed after other NHS providers were found to be strong competitors in the local health economy, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 01.07.2014: 'Crisis' warning over GP trainees

HSJ - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 08:00
General practice services could face a crisis if more medical students cannot be persuaded to become GPs, a healthcare academic has warned, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 01.07.2014: Clinical practice key to NHS energy targets

HSJ - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 08:00
Clinicians integral to NHS meeting steep carbon reduction targets, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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Midwives support industrial action

HSJ - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 17:34
An overwhelming majority of midwives have said they would be prepared to take industrial action over the government’s decision to reject a pay rise for all staff.
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Midwives support industrial action

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 17:34
An overwhelming majority of midwives have said they would be prepared to take industrial action over the government’s decision to reject a pay rise for all staff.
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BREAKING: Midwives support industrial action

HSJ - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 17:34
An overwhelming majority of midwives have said they would be prepared to take industrial action over the government’s decision to reject a pay rise for all staff.
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BREAKING: Midwives support industrial action

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 17:34
An overwhelming majority of midwives have said they would be prepared to take industrial action over the government’s decision to reject a pay rise for all staff.
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Plymouth struggles to meet break-even duty

HSJ - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 12:36
FINANCE: Plymouth Hospitals Trust is seeking “exceptional” permission from the NHS Trust Development Authority as it expect to return to financial balance in five years instead of the usual three.
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Commissioning home care for older people

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 12:11

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) - 
This guide captures the latest research findings on this important and emerging area of social care. It also provides some practice examples of good work in this area. The guide is aimed at health and social care commissioners of home care services for older people with complex needs. Providers of these care services may also find it useful.

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BMA sues whistleblower surgeon

HSJ - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 11:50
The British Medical Association is suing a whistleblowing surgeon for legal costs of up to £250,000 following the collapse of a High Court battle.
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Meeting need or fuelling unnecessary demand?

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 11:40

Nuffield Trust - 
This briefing studies the effects of demand for services of improved access to primary care. NHS England commissioned this briefing by the Nuffield Trust to ensure that the successful pilots from the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund were in a position to learn from past experience and research. It examines how far increased access to general practice and other primary care services will deal with unmet need, or whether these efforts may only serve to stimulate additional use of services that would not have otherwise occurred.

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NHS foundation trusts: survey on the NHS provider licence

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 11:28

Monitor - 
This survey focuses on the impact of the licence conditions on NHS foundation trusts during its first full year of operation. Monitor would like to hear from NHS foundation trusts and other interested parties in the healthcare sector. The survey will be open until 31st August 2014.

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DH highlights five areas for £2bn savings drive

HSJ - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 11:21
The Department of Health has pinpointed five key areas where it wants the health service to cut costs in a bid to slash £2bn from the 2015-16 budget, HSJ has learned.
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DH highlights five areas for £2bn savings drive

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 11:21
The Department of Health has pinpointed five key areas where it wants the health service to cut costs in a bid to slash £2bn from the 2015-16 budget, HSJ has learned.
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Fears as GP patients 'turn to A&E'

HSJ - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 11:12
Strained A&E departments are having to deal with millions of additional patients because people are struggling to get a timely GP appointment, new research suggests.
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2014 pharmaceutical price regulation scheme (PPRS): aggregate net sales and payment information

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 10:49

Department of Health (DH) - 
This report provides information on how the PPRS is controlling spend on branded medicines in the NHS. It also includes sales information for each quarter of 2013 which will be used as the baseline for calculating the increase in the spend on branded medicines in 2014.

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Local authority health scrutiny

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 10:43

Department of Health (DH) - 
Local authorities are responsible for scrutinising local health organisations to ensure they are providing effective, efficient services and encourage improvement. The guidance explains the health scrutiny regulations and provides local authorities with advice about how to implement them to ensure that existing health services are providing effectively for local communities.

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HSJ Live 30.06.2014: Fears as GP patients 'turn to A&E'

HSJ - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 10:31
Six million A&E attendances because patients cannot get a GP appointment, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 30.06.2014: Protecting whistleblowers must be at the heart of NHS change

HSJ - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 10:31
Brave people willing to raise concerns in the health service can only rely on patchy systems to protect them, writes Kate Rohde, and the rest of today’s news and comment
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