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Chart: CCG leaders' contracting and integration plans

HSJ - Mon, 25/04/2016 - 08:07
“Accountable care systems” and “alliance contracting” are clinical commissioning leaders’ favoured contracting routes, HSJ’s barometer survey indicates.
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Commissioners split on STP leads' roles and responsibility

HSJ - Mon, 25/04/2016 - 08:02
More than a third of clinical commissioning group bosses expect sustainability and transformation footprint leaders to become responsible for performance and finance across their patch.
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Survey: CCG leaders' financial confidence dips

HSJ - Mon, 25/04/2016 - 08:00
Clinical commissioning group leaders’ confidence in balancing their budgets has taken a substantial knock, according to HSJ’s latest barometer survey. 
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Daily Insight: STPs face tricky balancing act

HSJ - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 18:04
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CCG abandons controversial community services procurement

HSJ - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 17:02
A clinical commissioning group has abandoned its high profile competitive tender for community services in favour of a joint programme with two neighbouring commissioners.
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Smokers and overweight patients: soft targets for NHS savings?

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 16:17

Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) -
This report explores how widespread the practice of restricting surgery on the basis of weight or smoking status has become by examining the commissioning policies of CCGs in England. The report compares these against guidance produced by NICE, RCS and surgical specialty associations. It found that over one in three CCGs in England are denying or delaying routine surgery to patients – such as hip and knee replacements – until they stop smoking or lose weight, in contravention of national clinical guidance.

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Chief of scandal hit teaching hospital steps down

HSJ - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 13:47
The chief executive of a troubled south London teaching hospital has stepped down, following intense regulatory scrutiny of the foundation trust’s sudden financial collapse last year.
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Breaking: Chief of scandal hit teaching hospital steps down

HSJ - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 13:47
The chief executive of a troubled south London teaching hospital has stepped down, following intense regulatory scrutiny of the foundation trust’s sudden financial collapse last year.
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Chief executive of London trust to retire

HSJ - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 12:21
Robert Dolan, chief executive of East London Foundation Trust, has announced his retirement after 10 years at the helm.
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Mapped: The financial health of every STP area

HSJ - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 08:00
Some of the 44 new health systems for England could be in such deep financial trouble that they will struggle to plan their way out of deficit, according to policy experts.
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Daily Insight: Simon's big spending promise

HSJ - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 18:30
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NHS Improvement investigates Birmingham Women's finances

HSJ - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 15:09
FINANCE: NHS Improvement has launched an investigation into a specialist trust in Birmingham after its finances deteriorated during 2015-16.
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Thirty-eighth annual report on senior salaries 2016

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 14:27

Department of Health -
This report contains recommendations from the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB) on the pay of senior staff in the public sector. It sets out the SSRB’s analysis of evidence given by relevant organisations and makes recommendations for the pay of senior staff in the public sector from April 2016.

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Exclusive: Junior doctor leaders mull indefinite strike action

HSJ - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 13:28
Senior members of the British Medical Association junior doctors’ committee have considered whether the union should call for an indefinite walkout of junior doctors from 8 June, emails leaked to HSJ show.
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Updated: Four wards closed after fire and power cut at East Midlands hospital

HSJ - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 13:05
ACUTE CARE: United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust has had to close four wards after an electrical fire caused a power cut at Grantham and District Hospital on Tuesday evening.
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Update:Four wards closed after fire and power cut at East Midlands hospital

HSJ - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 13:05
ACUTE CARE: United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust has had to close four wards after an electrical fire caused a power cut at Grantham and District Hospital on Tuesday evening.
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Four wards closed after fire and power cut at East Midlands hospital

HSJ - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 13:05
ACUTE CARE: United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust has had to close four wards after an electrical fire caused a power cut at Grantham and District Hospital on Tuesday evening.
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Caldicott: 'Considerable' public support for data sharing

HSJ - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 12:21
There is “considerable” public support for sharing anonymised health data with third parties, according to the unpublished findings of national data guardian Dame Fiona Caldicott.
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Primary care

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 11:39

House of Commons Health Select Committee -
This report analyses the challenges facing primary care and examines the long-term solutions which can improve access to services and patient care. It warns that primary care is under unprecedented strain and struggling to keep pace with relentlessly rising demand.

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council: amendments to modernise midwifery regulation and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of fitness to practise processes

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 11:29

Department of Health -
This consultation seeks views on the government's proposed changes to current the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s governing legislation through changes to the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001. The closing date for comments is 17 June 2016.

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