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Private hospital rated inadequate by CQC

HSJ - Thu, 23/02/2017 - 12:29
A privately owned hospital has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission after regulators found patients were at “high risk” of harm or abuse, and problems with the facility’s leadership and governance.
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Exclusive: Budget set to extend CQC role to oversee care funding

HSJ - Thu, 23/02/2017 - 12:24
The Care Quality Commission’s role is due to be extended to regulating local councils’ management of social care, as part of government proposals to address the crisis in the sector, HSJ can reveal.
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Exclusive: Budget will extend CQC role to oversee new social care funding

HSJ - Thu, 23/02/2017 - 12:24
The Care Quality Commission’s role is due to be extended to regulating local councils’ management of social care, as part of government proposals to address the crisis in the sector, HSJ can reveal.
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CCG rows back on service closures following local backlash

HSJ - Thu, 23/02/2017 - 07:00
Three Cambridgeshire minor injuries units threatened with closure could be reprieved and even expanded, following public outcry about the potential service downgrades.
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'Woefully short' NHS will miss Forward View targets, report warns

HSJ - Thu, 23/02/2017 - 00:01
The NHS will not deliver the ambitious productivity targets required by the Five Year Forward View based on current plans, a report by the former NHS Digital chair has warned.
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CCGs ration hip and knee surgery for obese patients

HSJ - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 22:00
Commissioners in Cheshire have introduced new restrictions to hip and knee replacements for obese patients, which appear to contradict national guidance.
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More CCGs use Right Care data to restrict surgery

HSJ - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 22:00
Commissioners in Cheshire have introduced new restrictions to hip and knee replacements for obese patients, which appear to contradict national guidance.
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Daily Insight: 'Negative deal' for the NHS

HSJ - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 17:37
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Exclusive: Trusts given stricter instructions on reviewing patient deaths

HSJ - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 17:08
Every NHS trust will be required to review all patient deaths where a relative or a member of staff has raised concerns about the quality of care, HSJ has learned.
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Exclusive: Trusts told to review all deaths when care concerns raised

HSJ - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 17:08
Every NHS trust will be required to review all patient deaths where a relative or a member of staff has raised concerns about the quality of care, HSJ has learned.
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NHS England threatens to withhold GP transformation money

HSJ - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 16:38
NHS England could withhold transformation funding from GPs if they do not sign new lease agreements with NHS Property Services.
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NHS England could withhold GP transformation funding

HSJ - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 16:38
NHS England could withhold transformation funding from GPs if they do not sign new lease agreements with NHS Property Services.
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NHS England director arrested on suspicion of voyeurism

HSJ - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 16:01
An NHS England director is being investigated by police on suspicion of voyeurism, it has been confirmed today.
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Trust chief loses appeal against sacking

HSJ - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 14:58
A long serving NHS trust chief executive has lost an appeal against his sacking for “gross misconduct”.
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Better beginnings: improving health for pregnancy

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 12:49

National Institute for Health Research -
This themed review brings together NIHR research on different aspects of health before, during and after pregnancy. It features published studies, ongoing studies or interim results and questions for clinicians, commissioners, public health professionals and others.

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Maternal mental health – women's voices

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 11:50

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists -
This report is based on the findings of a survey of over 2300 women on their experiences of care in relation to their mental health during pregnancy and in the postnatal period. It provides recommendations for healthcare professionals, managers, providers, commissioners and policy-makers.

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Winter insight: NHS 111

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 10:58

Nuffield Trust -
This briefing contains an analysis of how NHS 111 has fared, especially over the winter period. It finds that the service seems to steer people away from emergency services, though there is great variability across England.

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CCG warns against pharma giant's vaccine offer

HSJ - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 07:00
Commissioners in the West Midlands have warned local GPs against buying a discounted flu vaccine directly from one of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical firms as it may have “a negative impact for the NHS and taxpayers”.
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Pharma giant's vaccine offer 'negative for the NHS'

HSJ - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 07:00
Commissioners in the West Midlands have warned local GPs against buying a discounted flu vaccine directly from one of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical firms as it may have “a negative impact for the NHS and taxpayers”.
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Simon Stevens warned again after second bed shortage death

HSJ - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 07:00
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has been told for a second time by a coroner that patients could die because a shortage of intensive care beds stops them receiving urgent surgery.
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