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Cash strapped CCG proposes major restrictions to fertility services

HSJ - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 08:00
FINANCE: A cash strapped clinical commissioning group has proposed significantly restricting access to fertility services to help halt its fall even further into the red.
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Monitor signals the end of mental health block contracts

HSJ - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 15:32
Monitor has signalled the end of block contracts currently used to fund NHS mental health providers as part of a major shake up of the national payment system due to be introduced next year.
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Controversial emergency care payment rules to stay put

HSJ - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 15:32
There will be no change next year to controversial rules that restrict the payments hospitals receive for emergency admissions and readmissions
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Efficiency savings proposed for next financial year

HSJ - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 15:32
Monitor and NHS England have proposed a single efficiency factor of between 3 and 5 per cent for 2015-16 across the health service
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Pricing authorities to tighten grip on specialist service payments

HSJ - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 15:31
Monitor and NHS England have floated plans to tighten their grip on specialist services pricing while mounting a push for local commissioners to move away from national NHS prices
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We are primary care

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 14:09

National Community Hearing Association (NCHA) - 
This cross-sector paper urges the public and policy makers to look beyond general practice as the only alternative to hospital care. It highlights the political drive to address the extreme demand and fiscal pressure on the NHS by taking care out of hospital and into the community, but argues that this can only be successful if people have a clear understanding that GPs are not always the most appropriate first contact. It further argues that reducing demand is an imperative and that high street health specialists have a key role to play in tackling public health challenges like smoking and obesity.

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Leicestershire bid to plug £400m gap

HSJ - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 12:03
STRUCTURE: Widespread changes to the Leicestershire Health economy have been agreed between the University Hospitals of Leicester and its local commissioners to plug an estimated £400m funding gap over the next four years.
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New body to control healthcare reconfigurations under Labour plans

HSJ - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 11:51
A Labour administration would establish a new agency to oversee reconfigurations of NHS services, the shadow health minister has told HSJ.
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New minister's 'war on superbugs'

HSJ - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 11:45
New science minister Greg Clark has started his job with a declaration of war against superbugs.
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Community nursing programme: professional pathway for community nurses

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 11:10

Department of Health (DH) - 
This guidance provides information for district and general practice nurses, other health professionals and commissioners and providers about how community nursing can be used to support adult carers.

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HSJ Live 18.07.2014: New minister's 'war on superbugs'

HSJ - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 08:00
New science minister Greg Clark has started his job with a declaration of war against superbugs, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 18.07.2014: Tackling the hidden cost of fraud in the NHS

HSJ - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 08:00
HSJ looks at the pros and cons of civil litigation against fraudsters, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 18.07.2014: Commissioning system belatedly balances £97bn budget

HSJ - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 08:00
NHS England has belatedly managed to set plans to balance its £97bn budget for 2014-15, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Commissioning system belatedly balances £97bn budget

HSJ - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 08:00
NHS England has belatedly managed to set plans to balance its £97bn budget for 2014-15, in part because clinical commissioning groups are expected to perform worse than was budgeted for against income linked performance targets, HSJ has learned.
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HSJ Live 18.07.2014: What went wrong in the demise of Choose and Book?

HSJ - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 08:00
As one healthcare IT system is replaced by another, it is time to question what is at the root of these failures, say healthcare academics, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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18 July issue of HSJ is ready to read on the app

HSJ - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 01:01
This week’s issue of HSJ magazine is now available to read on our tablet app.
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Health and justice health needs assessment toolkit for prescribed places of detention

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 14:59

Public Health England -
This toolkit provides support for producing a health needs assessment for prescribed places of detention, which includes prisons, young offender institutions, secure training centres, secure children’s homes and immigration removal centres. It reflects the diverse health needs of different populations within prescribed places of detention.

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NHS foundation trust annual reporting manual: proposed amendments for 2014/15

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 14:52

Monitor -
The consultation document summarises the main changes to the the NHS foundation trust annual reporting manual 2014/15. The closing date for comments is 29 August 2014.

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Quality standards: care of adults with acquired brain injury

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 12:43

West Midlands Quality Review Service (WMQRS) -
These standards aim to improve the quality of services for adults with acquired brain injury and are suitable for use in self-assessment, monitoring by commissioners and providers, and peer review visits. They describe what services should be aiming to provide and all services should be working towards meeting all applicable quality standards within the next two to five years.

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Generic patient pathway quality standards

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 12:42

West Midlands Quality Review Service (WMQRS) -
These standards have been developed as part of the WMQRS’s work to support NHS organisations in the West Midlands in improving the quality of services. They are generic standards and are not specific to any patient pathway or type of service. They are, however, common standards as shown by the development of evidence-based quality standards for a wide range of services.

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