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Stevens promises new technology tariff

HSJ - Fri, 17/06/2016 - 01:01
NHS England plans to introduce a new “information and technology” tariff to encourage the take up of new devices and technology by providers.
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Mackey: 22,000 homes for staff to be built on NHS land

HSJ - Thu, 16/06/2016 - 19:58
Plans are being drawn up to build 22,000 affordable homes on excess NHS land, the chief execuitve of NHS Improvement has said.
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Daily Insight: Keep your eye on the ball

HSJ - Thu, 16/06/2016 - 18:30
The must read stories and debate from Thursday
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New care models and staff engagement: all aboard

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 16/06/2016 - 13:40

NHS Confederation -
This publication brings together the experiences of four vanguards which are placing staff at the centre of new care models. The vanguards featured recognise that those on the front line of care have the best ideas about how to improve it – but need to feel empowered to do so.

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'Highly unsatisfactory' ambulance trust braced for tough CQC report

HSJ - Thu, 16/06/2016 - 11:52
PERFORMANCE: An ambulance trust is braced for a highly critical inspection report and possible regulatory action after initial feedback highlighted serious failings and a lack of accountability in the organisation.
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Ambulance trust's 111 service rated inadequate

HSJ - Thu, 16/06/2016 - 11:32
PERFORMANCE: South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust’s NHS 111 service has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission.
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Fenwick fears running a chain would take his 'eye off the ball'

HSJ - Thu, 16/06/2016 - 08:00
The longest serving NHS chief executive has said he would be worried that managing a hospital chain would result in him taking his “eye off the ball”.
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Fenwick worried about taking 'eye off the ball' with hospital chains

HSJ - Thu, 16/06/2016 - 08:00
The longest serving NHS chief executive has said he would be worried that managing a hospital chain would result in him taking his “eye off the ball”.
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NHS England steps in at London CCG over elective performance

HSJ - Thu, 16/06/2016 - 08:00
PERFORMANCE: A London clinical commissioning group is to be given directions by NHS England over elective waiting times, HSJ understands.
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Vanguard trust aims to be 'as small as humanly possible'

HSJ - Thu, 16/06/2016 - 08:00
STRUCTURE: The chief executive of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust has said she hopes to make her hospital “as small as humanly possible” as part of its new care model plans.
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Daily Insight: Patients harmed by flawed funding system

HSJ - Wed, 15/06/2016 - 18:30
HSJ’s must read stories and talking points from Wednesday
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High court judge intervenes in NHS England drug decision

HSJ - Wed, 15/06/2016 - 16:01
A High Court judge has criticised NHS England for refusing to fund a drug for a teenager with an exceptional illness and suggested it should also make the drug more widely available.
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Securing health returns: realising the financial value of sustainable development

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 15/06/2016 - 15:15

NHS Sustainable Development Unit -
This research has calculated that the NHS and wider health sector could save up to £414m and cut one million tonnes of carbon emissions every year by 2020. The analysis selected 35 areas and calculated their financial and environmental benefits. This report outlines areas that offer potential cash savings and environmental benefits. These include providing mental health services to people being treated for physical health needs in hospitals, encouraging staff to travel to work by bike or foot and increasing use of technology for communication - for instance between staff and for patients with long term conditions.

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Better mental health for all: a public health approach to mental health improvement

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 15/06/2016 - 15:03

Faculty of Public Health - 
This report focuses on what can be done individually and collectively to enhance the mental health of individuals, families and communities by using a public health approach. It is intended as a resource for public health practitioners to support the development of knowledge and skills in public mental health. It presents the latter from the perspective of those working within public health, giving valuable interdisciplinary perspectives that focus on achieving health gains across the population.

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Leadership in the NHS: thoughts of a newcomer

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 15/06/2016 - 14:51

The King's Fund -
Marcus Powell joined The King’s Fund earlier this year as Director of Leadership and Organisational Development, having spent his whole career outside the NHS in the private sector. This paper contains his initial observations about leadership in the NHS.

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Six principles for engaging people and communities: putting them into practice

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 15/06/2016 - 14:29

National Voices -
This document is about creating person-centred, community-focussed approaches to health, wellbeing and care. It builds on the proposed new relationship with patients and communities set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View. It aims to complement a wider suite of products to be produced by national bodies for the health and care system as it moves forward with the implementation of innovations in care delivery.

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NHS trusts sold land worth £250m in 2015-16

HSJ - Wed, 15/06/2016 - 13:05
NHS trusts in England sold land worth more than £250m to developers, housing associations and private individuals last year.
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Ambulance trust scraps out of hours contract over safety fears

HSJ - Wed, 15/06/2016 - 12:22
PATIENT SAFETY: South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust has served notice on its current out of hours medical contract with Gloucestershire CCG because it can no longer “offer a safe and effective service” for patients, HSJ has learned.
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Care quality hit by delays in doctors accessing scans and x-rays

HSJ - Wed, 15/06/2016 - 12:00
Patients care is suffering as a result of the health service’s inefficient x-ray and clinical imaging systems, HSJ has learned.
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