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18 week target breached for first time in three years

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 12:13
The NHS has breached the target for 90 per cent of admitted patients to start treatment within 18 weeks for the first time since 2011, the latest figures from NHS England reveal.
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Health landscape briefings

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 11:27

Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) - 
These briefings aim to help local pharmaceutical committees and community pharmacists keep up to date with developments in the healthcare landscape. Two of the briefings cover NHS England’s business plan and its plans for the development of general practice, following the GP Call to Action process undertaken in late 2013. The third briefing provides an update on the changes to the GP contract that were introduced in April 2014.

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High infection rates 'unacceptable', says NICE

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 11:05
The number of patients getting an infection while under NHS care is “unacceptably high”, health officials have warned.
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NHS England faces 'unfunded' redundancy costs

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 10:43
NHS England has an “unfunded cost pressure” for 2014-15, which sources have linked to a large-scale redundancy programme it failed to finish last year.
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NHS England faces 'unfunded' redundancy costs

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 10:43
NHS England has an “unfunded cost pressure” for 2014-15, which sources have linked to a large-scale redundancy programme it failed to finish last year.
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HSJ Live 17.04.2014: NHS England faces unfunded redundancy costs

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 08:00
Today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 17.04.2014: Broadmoor disturbance followed staffing concerns

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 08:00
Today’s news and comment
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Serco well positioned for combined call centre contract

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 08:00
Suffolk commissioners plan to create a single “care co-ordination centre” as part of a contract bundling proposal which could makes outsourcing giant Serco well positioned for the role.
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HSJ Live 17.04.2014: Broadmoor riot followed staffing concerns

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 08:00
Police and ambulance crews called to riot in secure mental health hospital months after staff raised concerns about under-manned wards, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 17.04.2014: Serco in pole position for combined call centre contract

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 08:00
Suffolk commissioners plan to create single “care co-ordination centre” as part of contract bundling proposal which could put outsourcing giant in pole position for the role, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Serco in pole position for combined call centre contract

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 08:00
Suffolk commissioners plan to create a single “care co-ordination centre” as part of a contract bundling proposal which could put outsourcing giant Serco in pole position for the role.
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HSJ Live 17.04.2014: The ever-changing NHS needs some blitz spirit

HSJ - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 08:00
In his latest article on leadership literature, Craig Barrett says Malcolm Gladwell’s observations on the blitz can be transferred to an NHS in flux, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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CQC to launch crisis care inspections in summer

HSJ - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 13:08
Services for people in mental health crisis are to be put under the spotlight this summer with a round of targeted inspections by the Care Quality Commission, HSJ has learned.
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UK low in hospital beds league

HSJ - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 11:12
Britain has fewer hospital beds per head of population than most other European countries, a report has found.
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Quality Premium: development of additional mental health indicators

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 11:10

NHS England -
The Quality Premium rewards CCGs for improving the quality of services they commission and for associated improvements in health outcomes and reducing inequalities. NHS England are seeking suggestions on possible future mental health measures. These could be directly about mental health outcomes or could cover wider issues where it is known that people with mental health needs have poorer outcomes, such as physical health needs or employment. Suggestions should be submitted by 2nd May 2014.

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NHS a 'political football', claim healthcare leaders

HSJ - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 10:58
Healthcare leaders have criticised the political class for treating the NHS as a “political football” instead of engaging in a meaningful debate about its future.
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Two sides of the same coin: balancing quality and finance to deliver greater value

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 10:55

NHS Confederation -
This briefing brings together the views of NHS leaders and highlights the key messages arising from a roundtable held at the end of last year on the issue of how the health service can balance the imperative to provide better care with the need to reduce costs overall.

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Pay, conditions and care quality in residential, nursing and domiciliary services

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 10:42

Joseph Rowntree Foundation -
This briefing examines the relationship between pay and conditions for workers in residential, nursing and domiciliary care services and the quality of care experienced by people using the service. 

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HSJ Live 16.04.2014: CQC to launch crisis care inspections in summer

HSJ - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 08:00
Mental health crisis care is to be put under the spotlight by the Care Quality Commission with a series of targeted inspections later this year, and the rest of today’s news and comment
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Mid Staffs dissolution deferred by six months

HSJ - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 08:00
Scandal-hit Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust will remain in business until at least October despite the regulator’s desire to dissolve the organisation “as soon as possible”, HSJ can reveal.
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