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Revealed: New taskforce to 'challenge' weak STP proposals

HSJ - Tue, 31/01/2017 - 10:40
A new taskforce will challenge weak workforce proposals in sustainability and transformation plans, NHS Improvement has told HSJ.
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Chief nurse says she will 'step up efforts' to increase staffing

HSJ - Tue, 31/01/2017 - 07:00
NHS Improvement was aware of a significant decline in nurse staffing performance across English hospitals and its nursing director has said she will do more to try and increase nurse numbers in the NHS.
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Regulator knew of decline in hospital nurse staffing levels

HSJ - Tue, 31/01/2017 - 07:00
NHS Improvement was aware of a significant decline in nurse staffing performance across English hospitals and its nursing director has said she will do more to try and increase nurse numbers in the NHS.
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Special measures teaching trust gets improvement director

HSJ - Tue, 31/01/2017 - 07:00
A major London teaching hospital rated inadequate last year has been assigned an improvement director.
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National audits 'drain' NHS resources

HSJ - Tue, 31/01/2017 - 07:00
The national audit programme is a “drain” on hospital trusts’ resources when projects are “poorly designed or insufficiently robust”, a regional audit network has warned.
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Daily Insight: NHS England takes a back seat

HSJ - Mon, 30/01/2017 - 17:32
HSJ’s round-up of the day’s must read stories and debate
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Performance agreement between the World Health Organization and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 30/01/2017 - 16:19

Department of Health (DH) - 
This agreement aims to ensure that the UK's investment in the World Health Organization (WHO) achieves the maximum possible impact. It outlines the areas which the UK will look to work with WHO on in 2017 including health system strengthening, TB, antimicrobial resistance and better allocation of limited resources for health.

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Former chair of two trusts guilty of lying to get jobs

HSJ - Mon, 30/01/2017 - 15:21
The former chair of two NHS trusts has pleaded guilty to falsifying his qualifications in order to obtain the roles.
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Introducing fixed recoverable costs in lower value clinical negligence claims: consultation document

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 30/01/2017 - 15:04

Department of Health (DH) - 
This consultation seeks views on proposal for a mandatory system of fixed recoverable costs for lower value clinical negligence claims in England and Wales. The proposal aims to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of claims by supporting quicker and more cost effective resolution; greater opportunities for early learning of lessons from harmful incidents; access to justice for claimants bring low-value claims of a complex nature; and patients' access to justice by streamlining the system. The deadline for responses to the consultation is 1 May 2017.

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NHS Improvement: Trust finances hit by A&E pressures

HSJ - Mon, 30/01/2017 - 13:13
Extra strain on emergency services in recent weeks has led to “significant additional and unplanned financial pressure” on NHS trusts, regulators have warned.
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Hunt receives immediate reports into child deaths in mental health units

HSJ - Mon, 30/01/2017 - 13:05
Jeremy Hunt now receives immediate reports of any death in a children’s mental health inpatient unit, a health minister has revealed
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Pioneering integrated care deal threatens council's finances

HSJ - Mon, 30/01/2017 - 11:51
Cipfa finds Torbay carries excessive risk from pioneering health and care partnership
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Burning injustice: reducing tobacco-driven harm and inequality

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 30/01/2017 - 09:59

All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health (APPGSH) - 
The APPGSH launched this inquiry to review current action on tobacco control in response to concerns that funding is being reduced or not used effectively for work on tobacco control. The report provides evidence-based recommendations to the government, local authorities and the NHS for effective action to further reduce smoking prevalence at a time of austerity.

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Euro health consumer index 2016

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 30/01/2017 - 09:53

Health Consumer Powerhouse - 
This annual report compares and assesses the performance of national health care systems in 35 countries, across 48 indicators which cover patient rights, access to care, treatment outcomes, prevention and range of services. This year's report finds that whilst health care across Europe is steadily improving, greater strides could be made by copying the most successful health systems in order to use resources more efficiently and improve patient outcomes. 

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MP criticises 'remote' Simon Stevens over hospital reconfiguration

HSJ - Mon, 30/01/2017 - 07:00
A local MP has criticised Simon Stevens and NHS England for being “silent and detached” over the deadlock preventing hospital reconfiguration in Shropshire.
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MP calls out Simon Stevens for 'silence' over reconfiguration deadlock

HSJ - Mon, 30/01/2017 - 07:00
A local MP has criticised Simon Stevens and NHS England for being “silent and detached” over the deadlock preventing hospital reconfiguration in Shropshire.
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Daily Insight: An inspector calls it a day

HSJ - Fri, 27/01/2017 - 17:30
The must read stories and talking points in the NHS
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Developing an outcomes-based payment approach for IAPT services: detailed guidance

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 27/01/2017 - 16:25

NHS Improvement - 
This guidance, produced jointly with NHS England, provides details on the new outcomes-based payment approach for IAPT services. This new approach will balance the need to pay for activity, taking into account case complexity and severity as a driver of cost, with the need to incentivise good outcomes. It builds on the IAPT model and the data that all providers of IAPT services are required to collect and submit to the national IAPT minimum dataset.

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Mental health conditions packs

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 27/01/2017 - 16:20

NHS England - 
These packs contain data across a range of mental health and dementia services.  The packs are split into stages along a mental health pathway and enable local health economies to compare their performance with their ten most similar CCGs. Each stage also includes a combination of case studies, tools and guidance from around the country, helping to disseminate best practice to support CCGs wishing to introduce new and improved ways of working.

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Building on the industrial strategy: briefing for the NHS

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 27/01/2017 - 16:18

NHS Confederation - 
This briefing focuses on the implications and opportunities for NHS organisations arising from the government's industrial strategy green paper. 

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