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Latest safe staffing guidance unveiled

HSJ - Thu, 16/03/2017 - 12:00
Mental health trusts must carry out evidence based reviews of staffing levels to ensure patients are cared for safely, under new guidance from NHS Improvement.
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Estimating the economic burden of respiratory illness in the UK

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 16/03/2017 - 11:59

British Lung Foundation -
This report finds that lung disease costs the economy £11 billion every year. Of this, almost £10 billion is spent on direct costs to the NHS: GP appointments, time in hospital, treatments and medication. It calls for the government to support the first ever taskforce for lung health.

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New chief executive named for acute FT

HSJ - Thu, 16/03/2017 - 11:08
Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed University Hospitals of Leicester Trust chief operating officer Richard Mitchell as its new chief executive.
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Suicide prevention: sixth report of session 2016-17

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 16/03/2017 - 11:02

House of Commons Health Select Committee -
This report looks at the Government’s updated suicide prevention strategy. It finds that suicide is preventable. It concludes that there is a clear need to reach people who are at risk of suicide but not in contact with any health services and that tangible action must be taken to ensure effective implementation.

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Special measures trust appoints fourth chief executive in a year

HSJ - Thu, 16/03/2017 - 10:46
A major teaching hospital trust in special measures has appointed its fourth chief executive in less than a year.
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Region moves towards contracts to cover whole STP

HSJ - Thu, 16/03/2017 - 07:00
Clinical commissioning groups in the Black Country have set out a timeline to procure a single acute and single mental health contract across their sustainability and transformation plan area, HSJ has learned.
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RCN to separate union and professional roles

HSJ - Thu, 16/03/2017 - 07:00
The Royal College of Nursing will reform its structure to divide responsibility for professional nursing and trade union issues.
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NICE goes ahead with controversial drug affordability test

HSJ - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 19:12
Today the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has confirmed it will go ahead next month with controversial plans to assess new treatments based on affordability.
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NICE goes ahead with controversial drug affordability test

HSJ - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 19:12
Today the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has confirmed it will go ahead next month with controversial plans to assess new treatments based on affordability.
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Naylor review: Minister reveals plan for new NHS property body

HSJ - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 17:37
The government is planning to establish a new national body to provide “strategic estate planning” for the health service.
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Daily Insight: Commissioning pioneers and budget blunders

HSJ - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 17:30
HSJ’s round up of Wednesday’s must read stories
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'Culture of fear' at inadequate private hospital, says CQC

HSJ - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 15:30
Inspectors have described a “culture of fear” within the surgical theatres at a private hospital that largely treats NHS patients in Greater Manchester.
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Pay crackdown: Trust chiefs to sign off all agency shifts above £120

HSJ - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 15:00
Hospital chief executives are now expected to personally sign off agency shifts costing more than £120 an hour, NHS Improvement has confirmed.
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Revealed: Only three trusts hit 'reset' A&E targets

HSJ - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 15:00
Just three hospital trusts have hit their lowered targets for accident and emergency performance, the latest data reveals.
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Earnings outlook: quarterly briefing Q4 2016

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 14:09

Resolution Foundation -
This briefing looks at the final quarter of labour market data for 2016. It analyses public sector pay data and finds that it has now begun a fall that could well last for several years.

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Sickle cell and thalassaemia: checks and audits to improve quality and reduce risks

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 12:36

Public Health England -
Each NHS screening programme has a defined pathway(s). The pathways show how the individual undergoing screening moves form one stage of the pathway to the next. Checks are needed at each stage to ensure the individual moves seamlessly and safely through the pathway unless they chose not to. If these checks are not in place there is risk that an individual does not complete the pathway or the pathway is delayed unnecessarily.

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Social work: essential to integration

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 11:16

Department of Health -
This document should be used to support and inform local and regional health and social care integration initiatives. It explains: the critical contribution that social workers make to integrated services; how social work is essential to the whole system; and the necessity of support to ensure integration succeeds in providing the services people need. It also includes ‘top tips’ for directors of adult social services and for principal social workers to assist in progressing the integration agenda.

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Former CPS chief named chair of special measures trust

HSJ - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 10:26
A former chief executive of the Crown Prosecution Service has been appointed chair of a struggling ambulance trust
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CCGs to join up for STP-wide commissioning

HSJ - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 07:00
All the clinical commissioning groups across a sustainability and transformation plan footprint have signed up to form a commissioning committee covering the whole patch.
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'Festering' pay dispute is 'alienating workforce'

HSJ - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 07:00
East of England Ambulance Services Trust has become embroiled in a pay row with its student paramedics, which local MP and former health minister Norman Lamb told HSJ was a “festering sore alienating its workforce”.
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