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STPs will struggle without 'democratic' involvement, says council chief

HSJ - Thu, 10/11/2016 - 11:28
Councils’ involvement in drawing up sustainability and transformation plans has varied “significantly” across the country, Local Government Association chief executive Mark Lloyd has said.
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Former RCN chief appointed chair of troubled trust

HSJ - Thu, 10/11/2016 - 11:27
The former chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing, Peter Carter, has been appointed interim chair at Medway Foundation Trust.
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Exclusive: Vanguard hospital to trial private GP app provider

HSJ - Thu, 10/11/2016 - 11:14
An NHS hospital trust has signed a deal with a private digital GP provider for its staff to get free access to the company’s app under an agreement that could pave the way for the service to be offered to NHS patients, HSJ has learned.
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Stevens: Some STPs 'short of leadership for the task ahead'

HSJ - Thu, 10/11/2016 - 10:25
Simon Stevens has said some sustainability and transformation plan footprints are “short of the leadership that is capable of engaging in the task ahead” and suggested local government could take on more leadership roles in some areas.
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Stevens: Some STPs 'short of capable leadership'

HSJ - Thu, 10/11/2016 - 10:25
Simon Stevens has said some sustainability and transformation plan footprints are “short of the leadership that is capable of engaging in the task ahead” and suggested local government could take on more leadership roles in some areas.
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DWP to roll out jobs advisers for mental health patients

HSJ - Thu, 10/11/2016 - 07:00
Employment advisers will be integrated into the government’s flagship talking therapy service as part of new plans to improve recovery rates for mental health patients.
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Exclusive: Trusts' deficit forecast more than £250m worse than feared

HSJ - Wed, 09/11/2016 - 22:00
The NHS provider sector has forecast a deficit in the region of £850m for 2016-17, which is around £270m worse than planned, HSJ research has found.
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Daily Insight: Francis repeats regulation of managers call

HSJ - Wed, 09/11/2016 - 17:30
The must read stories and debate in health policy
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Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust: gaining Workplace Wellbeing Charter accreditation

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 09/11/2016 - 16:37

NHS Employers - 
This case study shares Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust experience of gaining the Workplace Wellbeing Charter accreditation. The charter helped the trust identify if their wellbeing offer had any gaps and also make improvements, it also provided an opportunity to celebrate the success of initiatives that were working well.

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Public health skills and knowledge framework (PHSKF): presenting a revised framework and exploring the development of a digital platform

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 09/11/2016 - 16:32

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This report provides an update on the review of the PHSKF and the skills passport. It takes into account feedback from the home nations relating to the national context for workforce development and sets out the next steps for a digital service which can help to support the framework.

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Local health and care planning: menu of preventative interventions

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 09/11/2016 - 16:27

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This guidance details interventions that are estimated to give a return on investment (ROI) and can demonstrate cost-savings to the health and care system over a 5 year period. This document aims to support local planning processes and can be used to inform local commissioning strategies and plans. It is a refresh to an earlier version and has been updated with new modelling information and links to new ROI tools.

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WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 09/11/2016 - 16:24

World Health Organization (WHO) - 
This guidance contains a series of recommendations to improve the quality of antenatal care in order to reduce the risk of stillbirths and pregnancy complications and give women a positive pregnancy experience. The recommendations include increasing the number of contacts a pregnant woman has with health providers from four to eight throughout pregnancy and outlines the aspects of care and advice that pregnant women should receive.

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By choice - not by chance: supporting medical students towards future careers in general practice

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 09/11/2016 - 14:55

Health Education England (HEE) - 
This report, commissioned in partnership with the Medical Schools Council, investigates how general practice is taught in medical schools and makes recommendations for HEE and other key partners. It emphasises the need to tackle long held views about general practice which is often perceived as a less valued career and that change is key to making sure that the future GP workforce is assured. 

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The Autumn Statement: joint statement on health and social care

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 09/11/2016 - 14:32

The King's Fund - 
This briefing, produced in partnership with the Health Foundation and the Nuffield Trust, analyses the state of health and social care finances and concludes that the cuts and rising demand will leave adult social care facing a £1.9 billion funding gap next year. The three organisations conclude that despite mounting pressures on the NHS, finding money to plug this gap is the most urgent priority. The joint statement also warn that the planned increase in the Department of Health's budget between 2015/16 and 2020/21 will not be enough to meet rising demand for services, maintain standards of NHS care and deliver the changes to services set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View.

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Minister: Capita 'inadequately' prepared for primary care contract

HSJ - Wed, 09/11/2016 - 12:48
A health minister has told Parliament that Capita was “inadequately” prepared to take over primary care support services after NHS England awarded it a £330m outsource contract last year.
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Updated: CQC upgrades trust's ratings following inspection appeal

HSJ - Wed, 09/11/2016 - 11:07
The Care Quality Commission has upgraded nine of its service ratings for The Royal Wolverhampton Hospital Trust following an appeal from the provider.
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CQC upgrades trust's ratings following inspection appeal

HSJ - Wed, 09/11/2016 - 11:07
The Care Quality Commission has upgraded eight of its service ratings for The Royal Wolverhampton Hospital Trust following an appeal from the provider.
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Government advisers criticise plans to extend investigation 'safe space'

HSJ - Wed, 09/11/2016 - 07:05
Government plans to extend a legal “safe space” to all NHS trusts investigating safety incidents are “dangerous” and “doomed to cause problems”, according to experts who helped design the original policy.
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Suspended CCG chief resigns after critical investigations

HSJ - Wed, 09/11/2016 - 07:00
The suspended managing director of Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group has stood down, it has been confirmed.
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Exclusive: Robert Francis calls for regulation of senior managers

HSJ - Wed, 09/11/2016 - 07:00
Senior NHS managers should be regulated in the same way as nurses and doctors to ensure public trust and confidence, the chair of the Mid Staffordshire public inquiry has said.
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