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Minister: Seven-day GP pledge has been ‘misinterpreted’

HSJ - Tue, 12/01/2016 - 14:03
The government’s pledge to ensure seven-day access to GP services has been misinterpreted by some parts of the sector, health minister Alistair Burt has said in a statement to MPs.
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Improvement director sent to Southern Health

HSJ - Tue, 12/01/2016 - 13:06
PERFORMANCE: An improvement director has been appointed to Southern Health Foundation Trust by Monitor.
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NHS Clinical Commissioners co-chair steps down

HSJ - Tue, 12/01/2016 - 12:44
Steve Kell is to step down as co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners and as chair of Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group.
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Primary care funding: the risers and fallers

HSJ - Tue, 12/01/2016 - 12:31
Four clinical commissioning group areas will see a large portion of their primary care funding increase by more than 10 per cent next year.
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Better care fund £1bn payment for performance scheme axed

HSJ - Tue, 12/01/2016 - 11:34
Ministers have axed the £1bn payment for performance element of the better care fund and mandated local targets for the reduction of delayed transfers of care.
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Dementia profile

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 12/01/2016 - 10:31

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This new profiling tool aims to help enable a major change in the way dementia data will be used at a local level. It will allow users to create a bespoke comparison between local authorities and CCGs in England and shares key information such as the number of people who have dementia, broken down by area and age; the number of people who have received an NHS health check; the number of people who have depression; emergency hospital admission numbers; and where people with dementia die.

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Health impacts of the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway: a natural experimental study

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 12/01/2016 - 10:25

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - 
The aim of this study was to assess whether or not investment in new high-quality transport infrastructure was associated with an increase in active commuting; wider health impacts of changes in travel behaviour; determinants of the use and uptake of active commuting; and how changes in travel behaviour were distributed in the population and related to the wider social context.

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HSJ Live: Catch up on the day one of the junior doctors’ strike

HSJ - Tue, 12/01/2016 - 07:00
Rolling coverage of the junior doctors’ strike over government plans
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HSJ Live 12.01.16: Breakdown in trust could take years to fix

HSJ - Tue, 12/01/2016 - 07:00
Rolling coverage of the junior doctors’ strike over government plans
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HSJ Live 12.01.16: Hospitals under fire for calling in junior doctors

HSJ - Tue, 12/01/2016 - 07:00
Rolling coverage of the junior doctors’ strike over government plans
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Doctors' strike: NHS England expects less than 1 in 4 admissions to be cancelled

HSJ - Tue, 12/01/2016 - 07:00
NHS England has said it expects less than 1,150 hospital inpatient admissions to be cancelled today as a result of the junior doctors’ strike.
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HSJ Live 12.01.16: Sandwell General Hospital calls junior doctors to work

HSJ - Tue, 12/01/2016 - 07:00
Rolling coverage of the junior doctors’ strike over government plans
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HSJ Live 12.01.16: Junior doctors strike for first time in 40 years

HSJ - Tue, 12/01/2016 - 07:00
Rolling coverage of the junior doctors’ strike over government plans
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Doctors' strike: NHS England expects less than 8pc of operations to be cancelled

HSJ - Tue, 12/01/2016 - 07:00
NHS England has said it expects less than 8 per cent of hospital inpatient admissions to be cancelled today as a result of the junior doctors’ strike.
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Exclusive: Emergency care strike would hit support for junior doctors

HSJ - Mon, 11/01/2016 - 17:33
Less than half the public would support junior doctors’ strike action when it includes withdrawing emergency care work, according to exclusive Ipsos Mori polling for HSJ. 
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Executive Summary: The cost of the strike

HSJ - Mon, 11/01/2016 - 17:21
Catch up on the day’s must read health stories
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No new money as Cameron sets out mental health priorities

HSJ - Mon, 11/01/2016 - 15:30
David Cameron has spelled out £1bn of spending priorities on mental health services in a major speech today.
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CCG allocations: winners and losers revealed

HSJ - Mon, 11/01/2016 - 13:40
Six clinical commissioning groups will see real terms cuts to their core budgets next year, according to financial allocations published by NHS England.
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CQC fee rise would be 'detrimental' to patients

HSJ - Mon, 11/01/2016 - 13:02
NHS Clinical Commissioners has claimed that proposals by the Care Quality Commission to hike provider fees would be “detrimental” to patients.
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Finding myself in your hands: the reality of brain tumour treatment and care

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 11/01/2016 - 12:45

Brain Tumour Charity - 
This report outlines the day-to-day experience and struggles faced by those affected by brain tumours. It draws on a survey of over 1,000 people and finds that there is variation in patients being offered a single point of contact and reveals that 31 per cent of patients visited a health care professional five times or more prior to diagnosis. This report makes a number of recommendations to politicians to improve diagnosis, support and data collection.

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