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Independent and supplementary prescribing by allied health professionals consultation

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:13

NHS England - 
This consultation seeks views on proposals to allow radiographers, paramedics, dieticians and orthoptists to prescribe or supply and administer medicines for patients. The proposals would enable new ways of working to make better use of AHPs’ skills, providing a more efficient and convenient service for patients while reducing demand on other services.

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CCGs to be measured on new 'core metrics', says Hunt

HSJ - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 11:52
Clinical commissioning groups’ progress on developing plans set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View will be judged against a new set of ‘core metrics’, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
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Indicators of change: the adaption of the health trainer service in England

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 11:35

Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) - 
This report uncovers considerable diversity between health trainer services and increasing polarisation with services focusing on more on either clinical indicators and those placing a far greater focus on the wider determinants of health and community development. This is the first in a series of reports which aim to assess how health trainer services are being used across England and the extent to which they have moved away from the ‘original’ service design. 

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Lord Hunt: CCGs to be advisers to HWBs

HSJ - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 11:30
Clinical commissioning groups will ‘ultimately’ be reduced to an advisory role for health and wellbeing boards under a Labour government, according to a shadow health minister.
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Monitor to review finances at Basildon and Thurrock

HSJ - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 11:23
FINANCE: Monitor is to review the finances of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust, after an investigation by the regulator found ‘shortcomings’ in the trust’s financial management.
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Incentives to follow best practice in health care

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 11:22

Office of Health Economics (OHE) - 

This briefing summarises the evidence on incentives that encourage providers of health care to follow guidance on best practice, particularly where that guidance requires the use of specific medicines or other health technologies. These incentives include monetary and non-monetary rewards.
Please note that free registration is required for full-text access.

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NHS Bursary Scheme rules 2015

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 11:00

Department of Health (DH) - 
These documents set out the rules and administrative arrangements for the payment of NHS bursaries to students who are considering work in the NHS and have accepted a place on an eligible course. There are 2 sets of rules, one for students who started their course before 1 September 2012 and one for those who started on or after that date. These editions replace previous editions.

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Osborne: Manchester's health deal sets trail for other areas

HSJ - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 10:59
The chancellor has said the signing of the £6bn deal to bring together health and social care budgets in Greater Manchester, overseen by an elected mayor, has ‘set a trail for the rest of the country to follow’.
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Fifth maternal death at east London hospital

HSJ - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 09:50
PERFORMANCE: There has been another maternal death at Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust.
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Updated: £6bn Manchester devolution deal is signed

HSJ - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 09:23
NHS and local government leaders have this morning announced plans to join up health and social care budgets for Manchester worth £6bn, but insisted the deal is not a ‘town hall takeover’ of health services.
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£6bn Manchester devolution deal is signed

HSJ - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 09:23
NHS and local government leaders have this morning announced plans to join up health and social care budgets for Manchester worth £6bn, but insisted the deal is not a ‘town hall takeover’ of health services.
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BREAKING: £6bn Manchester devolution deal is signed

HSJ - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 09:23
NHS and local government leaders have this morning announced plans to join up health and social care budgets for Manchester worth £6bn – but insisted the deal is not a “town hall takeover” of health services.
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HSJ Live 27.02.2015: Manchester health devolution – reaction and analysis

HSJ - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 07:00
NHS and Manchester leaders announce plans to join up health and social care budgets worth £6bn – but argue deal is not a “town hall takeover” of health services plus the rest of today’s news
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HSJ Live 27.02.2015: Announcement on Manchester health devolution - as it happened

HSJ - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 07:00
Management consultants play an increasing role in healthcare commissioning decisions, say Lesley Wye and James Rooney plus the rest of today’s news
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HSJ Live 27.02.2015: Announcement on Manchester health devolution - live coverage

HSJ - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 07:00
Management consultants play an increasing role in healthcare commissioning decisions, say Lesley Wye and James Rooney plus the rest of today’s news
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HSJ Live 27.02.2015: Are management consultants a waste of money or a valuable resource?

HSJ - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 07:00
Management consultants play an increasing role in healthcare commissioning decisions, say Lesley Wye and James Rooney plus the rest of today’s news
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Midlands trust launches independent bullying inquiry

HSJ - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 14:22
A Midlands trust is launching an independent investigation following claims nurses quit the organisation due to bullying.
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Nursing left off government's shortage occupation list

HSJ - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 14:22
Government advisers have recommended that nursing is not added to the list of occupations in short enough supply that they can be ‘sensibly’ filled by recruitment outside Europe.
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Midlands trust launches independent bullying inquiry

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 14:22
A Midlands trust is launching an independent investigation following claims nurses quit the organisation due to bullying.
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Nursing left off government's shortage occupation list

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 14:22
Government advisers have recommended that nursing is not added to the list of occupations in short enough supply that they can be ‘sensibly’ filled by recruitment outside Europe.
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