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Office of Health Economics (OHE) -
The objective of this report was to understand and develop a view on the core principles that should govern how real-world data (RWD) is accessed or generated, and used credibly to produce or generate real-world evidence (RWE), thereby working toward a set of “international standards”.
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This report collated publicly available data and banded CCGs based on the experiences of mental health service users in their area. The data found specifies in greater detail the differing quality as and outcome of life for those with poor mental health. The report also found across the country that those with mental illnesses are more likely to die earlier and more like to get treated differently by health care professionals.
This paper proposes reforming the present financing of nurse education, under which tuition fees and living bursaries are paid up front, and replacing it with a system whereby nursing undergraduates would take out student loans as with any other course. The NHS would then pay back the loan for nursing graduates if they work for the organisation after qualification. The paper argues that this reform would remove the need for a limit on nurse numbers. Nurses who work in the private sector are likely to similarly have their student debt repaid as companies compete with the NHS to recruit nurses.
FOI release: documents concerning the position of the chair at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
The FOI request asked for all documents produced in the last 3 months concerning the position of Les Lawrence as Chair of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.
FOI release: correspondence between Monitor and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
This FOI request asks for any correspondence between Monitor and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust or its leaders since September 2014 which relate to Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.
Freedom of information (FOI) release: applications to Monitor’s Foundation Trust Consultancy Approval Panel
This request asked for details on consultancy spending over £50k and for further details on applications to Monitor’s panel that reviews business cases from foundation trusts for consultancy projects.
This collection of guidance and resources aims to provide support on the new cap on the amount of money that trusts can pay per hour for agency staff within the NHS which was implemented with effect from 23 November 2015.
Trades Union Congress (TUC) -
This report, written on commission by the Fabian Society, warns that severe spending cuts are already undermining public service quality, and that if the Chancellor doesn’t rethink his plans to cut spending further, public service outcomes are set to plummet. It argues that public spending cuts have led to strained public services, less provision and longer waiting times for key services.
Quarterly report on the performance of the NHS foundation trusts and NHS trusts: 6 months ended 30 September 2015
This report finds that NHS providers - both trusts and foundation trusts - are facing significant challenges on both finance and operational performance against key national standards at the mid-point of the year. The figures show that it recorded a half year (1 April to 30 September 2015) deficit of £1.6 billion. While between 1 July to 30 September 2015 - many providers struggled to achieve several key national healthcare standards.
Beating Bowel Cancer -
This report sets out five key ambitions for the future of bowel cancer care: one million more people screened; no one with symptoms turned away; the best treatment for every patient; more bowel cancer nurses; and support for everyone after treatment.