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How a specialist care vanguard may design ‘experimental tariffs’

HSJ - Wed, 30/03/2016 - 12:30
As the NHS begins to visualise the capabilities of new care models, two briefings written by HSJ’s experts look at how vanguards are implementing service redesigns.
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Government urged to create ‘level playing field’ for mutuals

HSJ - Wed, 30/03/2016 - 11:40
The government should “level the playing field” for mutual organisations that want to provide acute services alongside trusts and foundation trusts, a Department of Health sponsored study has said.
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Electronic health records (EHR): guidance for community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 30/03/2016 - 11:37

Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) - 
This guidance which aims to support pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who have access to patient EHRs has been updated. As well as covering general principles about how EHRs should be kept, maintained and accessed, the guidance provides specific support to the national NHS electronic record services used in the devolved administrations, tailored to the initiatives in those countries.

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Healthy living pharmacy: introductory infographic slides

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 30/03/2016 - 11:20

Public Health England (PHE) - 
A set of infographics to illustrate the role of Healthy Living Pharmacies in the health and care system.

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The community pharmacy offer for improving the public's health: a briefing for local government and health and wellbeing boards

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 30/03/2016 - 10:56

Local Government Association (LGA) - 
This briefing for councillors, senior council officers and commissioners describes the increasing role of community pharmacy in public health and explains councils' role and duties. A number of case studies are included to illustrate a variety of collaborative approaches by community pharmacies working with councils and other community partners. 

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Updated: Seven days left to enter Patient Safety Awards

HSJ - Wed, 30/03/2016 - 10:51
The deadline for entering the Patient Safety Awards 2016 has been extended until 8 April. 
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Updated: Patient Safety Awards deadline extended

HSJ - Wed, 30/03/2016 - 10:51
The deadline for entering the Patient Safety Awards 2016 has been extended until 8 April. 
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Only three days to enter the Patient Safety Awards

HSJ - Wed, 30/03/2016 - 10:51
There are just four days left to enter the Patient Safety Awards 2016.
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Transparency league table problems not a 'question of competence'

HSJ - Wed, 30/03/2016 - 01:01
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has dismissed as “harsh” a suggestion that problems with the recently published “learning from mistakes” league table raised a “question of competence” over the government’s handling of improvement initiatives.
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Hunt: my biggest mistake

HSJ - Wed, 30/03/2016 - 01:01
Jeremy Hunt has said that his biggest mistake to date as health secretary was to rely too heavily on inspection to improve poor care before he realised that culture change would have a greater impact.
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Hunt: Pension increase is 'more bearable' for NHS

HSJ - Wed, 30/03/2016 - 01:01
The increased pension contributions expected from NHS employers will be a “more bearable burden” than previously thought, Jeremy Hunt has said.
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Daily Insight: NHS England ready to pounce on devo Manc

HSJ - Tue, 29/03/2016 - 18:15
HSJ’s round-up of the day’s must read stories
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Cyber security plans outlined amid 'mounting concern' of attacks

HSJ - Tue, 29/03/2016 - 18:09
The Health and Social Care Information Centre will this week consider a raft of proposals to improve the NHS’s cyber security amid experts’ “mounting concern” about attacks on health service data.
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£270m Virgin Care contract delayed

HSJ - Tue, 29/03/2016 - 17:51
COMMISSIONING: A £270m community services contract between Virgin Care and East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been delayed for a month.
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Breaking: £270m Virgin Care contract delayed

HSJ - Tue, 29/03/2016 - 17:51
COMMISSIONING: A £270m community services contract between Virgin Care and East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been delayed for a month.
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Non-executive director suspended for views on gay adoption

HSJ - Tue, 29/03/2016 - 13:44
WORKFORCE: A non-executive director of an NHS trust has said complaints about his views on adoption by same sex couples from an LGBT group within the organisation led to his suspension.
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Hospital to relocate outpatient clinics to cut costs

HSJ - Tue, 29/03/2016 - 13:26
FINANCE: A major London hospital is to stop providing outpatient clinics at a community hospital in Kent in a cost cutting move.
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Trust told to improve mental health services

HSJ - Tue, 29/03/2016 - 13:20
PERFORMANCE: Older people’s mental health wards across Sussex require improvement, according to the Care Quality Commission.
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Four days to enter the Patient Safety Awards

HSJ - Tue, 29/03/2016 - 10:51
There are just four days left to enter the Patient Safety Awards 2016.
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£8m project to share and link data across seven CCGs

HSJ - Tue, 29/03/2016 - 08:06
The ability to share and communicate data digitally is at the heart of NHS England’s recently released 10 core targets. Two case studies, one from HSJ’s expert in technology, looks at how these ambitions can be realised.
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