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HSJ Live 21.07.16: DH accounts due to show close shave on overspend

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 10:16
Live coverage and analysis as the Department of Health publishes its annual accounts, and NHS national leaders publish plans for a financial and performance “reset”
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HSJ Live 21.07.16: DH will not have to ask Parliament for more money

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 10:16
Live coverage and analysis as the Department of Health publishes its annual accounts, and NHS national leaders publish plans for a financial and performance “reset”
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'Big question marks' over how CCGs will pay for £200m care hike

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 08:00
A price hike to the cost of NHS funded nursing at care homes of nearly £200m a year could put “significant pressure” on clinical commissioning groups’ budgets, commissioning leaders have warned.
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Exclusive: DH avoids 'excess vote' on budget, but faces NAO concern

HSJ - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 21:00
The Department of Health will not have to request extra cash from parliament to cover overspending in 2015-16, but is expected to face concerns over its annual accounts from the National Audit Office, HSJ understands.
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EXCLUSIVE: DH avoids 'excess vote' on budget, but faces NAO concern

HSJ - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 21:00
The Department of Health will not have to request extra cash from parliament to cover overspending in 2015-16, but is expected to face concerns over its annual accounts from the National Audit Office, HSJ understands.
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Daily Insight: NHSI's quick and dirty savings plan

HSJ - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 18:30
HSJ’s round-up of Wednesday’s must read stories and debate
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Exclusive: Trusts given eight days to declare 'unsustainable service' plans

HSJ - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 17:31
Trusts and sustainability and transformation plan leaders have been given eight working days to show how they will consolidate back-office and pathology services and put “unsustainable services” on a secure footing.
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Commissioning services for people with hearing loss: a framework for clinical commissioning groups

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 14:16

NHS England -
This guidance aims to help organisations responsible for planning and commissioning local hearing services for deaf people and those with diminishing hearing. It has been produced with patient groups, services users, hearing loss charities and healthcare providers and hopes to establishes what effective commissioning looks like for CCGs. In addition, it features a range of local commissioning model case studies.

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Health and digital: reducing inequalities, improving society - an evaluation of the Widening Digital Participation programme

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 14:00

Tinder Foundation -
In July 2013 Tinder Foundation and NHS England began the three year Widening Digital Participation programme, aiming to help more than 220,000 people improve their digital health skills. This report presents an evaluation of the key statistics, themes and learnings from the final year of the programme, as well as providing a summary of the key findings across the three year programme.

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Manchester to launch single 'out of hospital provider' in April

HSJ - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 13:31
STRUCTURE: Health leaders in Manchester will aim to create a single provider of out of hospital services by April 2017, as well as merging two major teaching trusts.
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MCP plan poses 'significant risks to trust’s future', says chief executive

HSJ - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 13:17
The chief executive of Dudley Group Foundation Trust has said Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group’s plans for a new multispecialty community provider contract “pose significant risks” to its future.
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CQC spent over £70k recruiting whistleblower guardian

HSJ - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 12:02
The Care Quality Commission spent £71,600 recruiting the national guardian for NHS whistleblowers, HSJ can reveal.
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Exclusive: CQC says regulation must not be 'barrier' to new care models

HSJ - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 10:26
The Care Quality Commission has set out plans to ensure regulation is not an “unnecessary barrier to innovation” in the development of new care models.
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Vanguard CCG to take on alliance contract from 2017

HSJ - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 08:00
COMMISSIONING: The lead commissioner for a multispecialty community provider in Yorkshire has said it will work create an alliance contract from next year before going on to establish a “single big entity”.
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Daily Insight: Simon and Bruce face committee grilling

HSJ - Tue, 19/07/2016 - 19:07
The must read stories and talking points from Tuesday
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What we learned from Stevens and Keogh at the health committee

HSJ - Tue, 19/07/2016 - 18:54
Several critical points were made by NHS England’s chief executive and medical director to MPs today - including Sir Bruce Keogh distancing himself from the junior doctors contract row.
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Stevens calls for new NHS 'investment fund'

HSJ - Tue, 19/07/2016 - 18:00
Simon Stevens has called for the government to take advantage of record low borrowing costs to set up an NHS “investment fund” to pay for infrastructure development.
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System-wide failure identified in damning report into child's death

HSJ - Tue, 19/07/2016 - 17:29
Multiple NHS organisations involved in the avoidable death of a three-year-old boy failed to properly investigate and identify what happened or learn lessons for the future, according to a new report.
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More South East CCGs plan cuts to IVF services

HSJ - Tue, 19/07/2016 - 14:00
COMMISSIONING: Ipswich and East Suffolk and West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups have announced plans to cut NHS funded IVF services.
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Assistive and inclusive home technology: a guide for people with sight loss

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 19/07/2016 - 12:16

Thomas Pocklington Trust - 
This guide covers a broad range of assistive technology which can be used for a variety of activities around the home. It provides advice for those looking to purchase products, information on funding and support for occupational therapists and support workers.

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