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Exclusive: One of England's top hospital chiefs steps down

HSJ - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 09:45
One of the NHS’s most experienced and well regarded chief executives will retire later this year, HSJ can reveal.
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Flagship specialist trust rated 'requires improvement'

HSJ - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 00:01
PERFORMANCE: The high profile specialist provider Royal Brompton and Harefield Foundation Trust has been given a “requires improvement” rating by the Care Quality Commission.
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DH rules out action to increase A&E funding before 2020

HSJ - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 17:10
The government will take no action to increase funding to support emergency departments during this parliament, a senior Department of Health source has told HSJ.
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DH rules out action to increase A&E funding before 2020

HSJ - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 17:10
The government will take no action to increase funding to support emergency departments during this parliament, a senior Department of Health source has told HSJ.
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Exclusive: NHS England warned of bed 'crisis' 10 days before patient trolley deaths

HSJ - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 16:49
NHS England was warned patients were at risk of being harmed by long trolley waits at a West Midlands trust 10 days before three patients died on trolleys, HSJ has learned.
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Daily Insight: It's all bad... isn't it?

HSJ - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 16:39
HSJ’s round-up of Monday’s must read stories and talking points
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Following the Money: Majority of areas sign contracts on time

HSJ - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 16:24
HSJ’s weekly email briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black
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Oral health in care homes and hospitals: NICE quality standard

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 15:27

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) - 
This draft quality standard, out for consultation, advises care home staff to assess the oral health needs of their residents on admission and record these in personal care plans. It also advises that care home residents should be supported to clean their teeth or dentures on a regular basis to maintain oral health and enhance dignity and self-esteem. The consultation on this quality standard closes on 3 February 2017.

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Diabetic eye screening: competencies for administrative staff

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 15:22

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This guidance aims  to help diabetic eye screening providers develop local frameworks to train and develop administrative staff. Local diabetic eye screening providers are advised to implement the competencies in this document and any additional competencies relevant to their local service. This will help to make sure administrative work is carried out effectively and appropriately.

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Support after a suicide: a guide to providing local services

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 15:20

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This practical guidance helps commissioners understand why and how they can deliver support after suicide (also known as postvention support) in their local areas.

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The government's response to the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 15:09

Department of Health (DH) - 
This report sets out the government’s response to the work of the Mental Health Taskforce. The taskforce report to NHS England, the NHS five year forward view for mental health, is an independent and far-reaching overview of what modern mental health services should be. The government will accept the taskforce report’s recommendations in full. This report provides full responses to each of the 58 recommendations made to government.

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Preventing suicide in England: third progress report of the cross government outcomes strategy to save lives

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 15:07

Department of Health (DH) - 
This progress report details the activity that has taken place across England to reduce deaths by suicide in the year ending March 2016. The updates contained in this report will help to meet the recommendations of the NHS five year forward view for mental health that are relevant to suicide prevention: to reduce suicides by ten per cent by March 2021 and for every local area to have a multi-agency suicide prevention plan in place by the end of 2017.

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IT director and contractor jailed over corrupt payments

HSJ - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 13:55
A hospital trust’s director of IT and a contractor he received kickbacks from have been jailed.
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'Last resort' contract talks spiked in 2016-17

HSJ - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 12:51
The number of “last resort” arbitrations in contract disputes between commissioners and providers for 2016-17 contracts was almost double that of the previous year, HSJ can reveal.
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What's New in Care Models: NHS England's MCP flotilla

HSJ - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 11:44
Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View. By integration reporter David Williams.
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Exclusive: Ministers 'in talks' over new funding to halt long term A&E crisis

HSJ - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 07:00
Ministers are in “early discussions” with senior medics about investing significant upfront funding in a new plan to address the long term “crisis” engulfing NHS emergency departments, HSJ has learned.
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Exclusive: Ministers 'in talks' over new funding to halt A&E crisis

HSJ - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 07:00
Ministers are in “early discussions” with senior medics about investing significant upfront funding in a new plan to address the “crisis” engulfing NHS emergency departments, HSJ has learned.
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Prime minister reveals new mental health commitments

HSJ - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 00:01
Prime minister Theresa May has set out a series of new policies aimed at improving mental health provision, including more than £80m of spending commitments to improve digital access and expand community services.
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Prime minister to announce raft of new mental health policies

HSJ - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 00:01
Prime minister Theresa May will today set out a series of new policies aimed at improving mental health provision, including more than £80m of spending commitments to improve digital access and expand community services.
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Exclusive: Prime minister hires new health adviser

HSJ - Sat, 07/01/2017 - 11:47
A management consultant and former doctor is to become the prime minister’s adviser on health.
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