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Monitor launches investigation into finances at Basildon and Thurrock

HSJ - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 12:07
FINANCE: Monitor has launched an investigation into the deterioration of finances at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust.
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Morecambe Bay inquiry to hear from former trust chief

HSJ - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 11:59
The former chief executive of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust is due to give evidence today to an independent inquiry examining infant and maternal deaths.
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HSJ Live 15.12.2014: CCGs criticise NHS England co-commissioning 'confusion'

HSJ - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 07:00
Leaders of six clinical commissioning groups have written to NHS England criticising “apparent confusion and lack of clarity” in its proposals for primary care co-commissioning, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 15.12.2014: Morecambe Bay inquiry to hear from former trust chief

HSJ - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 07:00
Former chief executive of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust due to give evidence to independent inquiry examining infant and maternal deaths, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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Richards: Fit and proper persons test may end up in court

HSJ - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 07:00
The final parameters of the new fit and proper test for NHS board members could be set in the courts, the chief inspector of hospitals has predicted
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HSJ Live 15.12.2014: Networking gives a lifeline to better patient care

HSJ - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 07:00
Take a look at how Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group restructured services to ensure the patient was at the centre of networks of healthcare professionals, social workers and the voluntary sector, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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Richards: Fit and proper persons test may end up in court

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 07:00
The final parameters of the new fit and proper test for NHS board members could be set in the courts, the chief inspector of hospitals has predicted
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Explaining variation in emergency admissions: a mixed-methods study of emergency and urgent care systems

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:22

NHS National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) -
This study aimed to understand variation in avoidable emergency admissions between different emergency and urgent care systems in England. It concluded that deprivation explained most of the variation in avoidable admission rates.

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Variation in compulsory psychiatric inpatient admission in England: a cross-sectional, multilevel analysis

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:18

NHS National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) -
The onjective of this study was to quantify and model variances in the rate of compulsory admission in England at different spatial levels and to assess the extent to which this was explained by characteristics of people and places.

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Staff satisfaction and organisational performance: evidence from a longitudinal secondary analysis of the NHS staff survey and outcome data

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:15

NHS National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) -
This study tested the later stages of a well-established human resource management model, testing whether or not there was evidence of causal links between staff experience and intermediate (staff) and final (patient and organisational) outcomes, and whether or not these differed in parts of the NHS. It found that, in general, the pattern was that better staff experiences are associated with better outcomes for employees and patients.

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Pharmacists and general practice: a practical and timely part of solving the primary care workload and workforce crisis

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 14:13

NHS Alliance -
This report looks at pharmacists and the role they could play in general practice. The report contains excerpts from a round table held with GPs, practice pharmacists and members of the public, and explores the current role of pharmacists working within general practice, why this isn’t more widespread, what the barriers might be, and how they might be overcome.

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Safer Clinical Systems: evaluation findings

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 13:57

The Health Foundation -
Safer Clinical Systems is an approach for improving safe and reliable health care. It is based on principles adapted from high-reliability organisations, established risk management techniques from hazardous industries, and quality improvement methods. The Safer Clinical Systems approach was tested and developed over two phases. This report looks at the theory, summarises the evaluation of the approach and makes various recommendations regarding refinement and development of the approach. It also summarises two case studies where the approach has been used.

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NHS public health functions agreement 2015-16

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 13:44

Department of Health -
This agreement sets out outcomes to be achieved and funding provided for NHS England to commission public health services. It aims to improve public health outcomes and reduce health inequalities and contribute to a more sustainable public health, health and care system.

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The NHS outcomes framework 2015/16

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 13:39

Department of Health -
This framework sets out the outcomes and corresponding indicators that will be used to hold NHS England to account for improvements in health outcomes.

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The mandate: a mandate from the Government to NHS England - April 2015 to March 2016

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 13:15

Department of Health -
The NHS mandate for 2015 to 2016 carries forward all existing objectives from the mandate for 2014 to 2015. There are two updates to existing objectives where we expect NHS England to make further progress: to join up health and social care services through the Better Care Fund and to introduce access and waiting time standards in important areas of mental health services by March 2016. It is structured around five main areas where the government expects NHS England to make improvements including preventing people from dying prematurely and enhancing quality of life for people with long-term conditions.

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A&Es under 'extreme pressure' as admissions rise

HSJ - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 13:03
Accident and emergency departments are ‘cracking under extreme pressure’ with the number of patients waiting longer than four hours at a record high.
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Rheumatology patients turned away due to pressure on service

HSJ - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 12:33
Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust has became the latest hospital to close its doors to patients because of “extremely high demand” on its services.
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'Perfect storm' tips Walsall trust into the red

HSJ - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 12:23
Walsall Healthcare Trust has instigated an action plan to clear its ‘significant’ waiting list after being hit by a ‘perfect storm’ of IT problems and heightened demand that threatens to push it £9m into the red.
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One in three trusts have board level vacancies

HSJ - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 12:00
One in three trusts have at least one vacancy or interim executive on their board, according to a King’s Fund report based on research by HSJ.
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One in three trusts have board level vacancies

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 12:00
One in three trusts have at least one vacancy or interim executive on their board, according to a King’s Fund report based on research by HSJ.
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