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Exclusive: Trusts 'on track' with finances forecast major deterioration

HSJ - Thu, 08/12/2016 - 07:00
A number of NHS trusts that were said to be on track with their financial plans midway through 2016-17 have actually produced forecasts suggesting significant deterioration.
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Exclusive: Trust leaders pressured 'not to reveal' financial problems

HSJ - Thu, 08/12/2016 - 07:00
Trust leaders have been pressured “to not reveal” their organisation’s real financial outlook, according to an official document seen by HSJ.
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Daily Insight: Simon Stevens' management facts

HSJ - Wed, 07/12/2016 - 17:30
HSJ’s round-up of Wednesday’s must read stories
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Special measures trust chief to retire

HSJ - Wed, 07/12/2016 - 16:22
The chief executive of London Ambulance Service Trust is to retire at the end of the year.
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Exclusive: Resident consultants key to safe care, says royal college

HSJ - Wed, 07/12/2016 - 12:36
Medical consultants should work more resident shifts on obstetrics and gynaecology wards to ensure safe care and help tackle rota gaps, according to a new royal college report.
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Cyber attack trust reveals details of ransomware virus

HSJ - Wed, 07/12/2016 - 12:08
The cyber attack experienced by Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Foundation Trust in October was caused by a variant of ransomware, a trust director has revealed.
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The mental health of children and young people in England

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 07/12/2016 - 11:59

Public Health England -
These reports describe the importance of mental health and wellbeing among children and young people and the case for investment in mental health. They also summarise the evidence of what works to improve mental health among children and young people in order to inform local transformation of services.

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Lessons in leadership from women clinical commissioners: practical guidance to support the next generation of women clinical leaders

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 07/12/2016 - 11:48

NHS Clinical Commissioners -
This publication aims to provide practical advice based on the experience of women CCG leaders at the top of their careers. It contains examples from women clinical commissioning leaders on the skills, values, and behaviours that helped them to succeed in their own roles. It also includes advice on supporting future women clinical commissioning leaders, including actively encouraging women colleagues to apply for leadership roles and making sure that wording in job adverts attracts rather than discourages female applicants.

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Medical professionalism matters: report and recommendations

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 07/12/2016 - 11:40

General Medical Council -
This report is the culmination of 18 months of events and conversations with the medical profession, from GPs, consultants and trainees who work on the ground, to royal colleges, training providers and employers. Among the most frequently raised issues were the lack of time and support to make a reality of reflective practice – at every stage of a doctor’s career. Doctors also cited problems around professional isolation, fragmentation of care for patients and poor communication.

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End of life care for infants, children and young people with life-limiting conditions: planning and management

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 07/12/2016 - 10:33

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) -
This guideline covers the planning and management of end of life and palliative care in for infants, children and young people (aged 0–17 years) with life-limiting conditions. It aims to involve children, young people and their families in decisions about their care, and improve the support that is available to them throughout their lives.


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HSJ correspondent named specialist journalist of the year

HSJ - Wed, 07/12/2016 - 10:28
HSJ senior correspondent Shaun Lintern has been named specialist journalist of the year at the prestigious British Journalism Awards.
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Exclusive: Some STPs are becoming 'integrated organisations', says Stevens

HSJ - Wed, 07/12/2016 - 07:00
A small number of the most advanced STPs will soon become “integrated organisations” combining providers and commissioners, while others will be able to take control of staff working across their region.
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'Huge appetite' for primary care at scale, says NHS England chief

HSJ - Wed, 07/12/2016 - 07:00
Simon Stevens has signalled a major extension of the “primary care home” model for general practice, acknowledging that few places will be running full multispecialty community providers “any time soon”.
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Simon Stevens on: general management, social care and contracting

HSJ - Wed, 07/12/2016 - 07:00
NHS England chief executive Simon Steven’s take on whether introducing general management in the NHS was an “historic mistake”; progress on the 2017-19 contracting timetable; and the latest prospects for social care service reform.
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Daily Insight: Mackey on pay, STPs and safety

HSJ - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 18:19
The must read stories and talking points in health from Tuesday
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Mackey warns of action against 'unacceptable' interim manager pay

HSJ - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 17:30
NHS Improvement chief executive Jim Mackey has told trust leaders he is prepared to step up regulation to prevent “unacceptable” pay rates for interim senior managers.
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NHS management fraudster convicted for second time

HSJ - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 15:17
A convicted fraudster who was jailed for more than two years after pretending to be a doctor for nine years at a primary care trust has pleaded guilty after being caught trying to commit a similar crime again.
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CCG names STP lead as new chief

HSJ - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 14:12
Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed the STP lead for south west London as its new chief executive.
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The challenge and potential of whole system flow

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 13:35

Health Foundation - 
Improving the flow of patients, service users, information and resources within and between health and social care organisations can have a crucial role to play in coordinating care around the needs of patients and service users, and driving up service quality and productivity. This report outlines an organising framework and tested methods that local health and social care leaders can use to improve whole system flow. It draws on case studies and other examples of work in this area from across the UK and internationally.

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The frontline battle: an inquiry into the impact of alcohol on emergency services

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 13:30

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Harm - 
The report reveals the full extent of the pressures and dangers that alcohol related problems place on emergency services. It discusses the impact on staff, the impact on service provisions and the effect on time and resources. It makes recommendations to reduce the demand on emergency services including greater partnership working, price limits on alcohol and greater public education on alcohol harm.

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