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Stevens: Seven day services need 'disciplined phasing'

HSJ - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 18:17
Simon Stevens has called for a “careful and disciplined approach” to the introduction of “seven day services” and other improvements to NHS services in coming years, speaking alongside the prime minister.
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Care UK offloads learning disabilities services

HSJ - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 13:38
Private provider Care UK has sold its learning disabilities services to Lifeways, an independent provider of specialist care.
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Pilotlight: self-directed support resources

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 12:04

Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) - 

The Pilotlight project aimed to demonstrate how to design support for seldom heard groups, provide more personalised and appropriate services and increase the marketplace of support providers. The resources which were produced as a result of this project include information on the self-directed support approach; eligibility and assessment resources; support planning information; risk enablement support plans; and information on learning and development linked to self-directed support. 

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Osborne unveils two-speed devolution for cities and counties

HSJ - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 11:37
George Osborne will only “empower” towns and counties by extending a form of the city deals programme
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Trust appoints Warrington deputy as new chief executive

HSJ - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 10:41
WORKFORCE: Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital has appointed Simon Wright as its new chief executive.
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HSJ Live 18.05.15: Stevens to set out detail on £22bn efficiency challenge

HSJ - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 08:00
Simon Stevens delivers speech on seven day services and how efficiency challenge will be met, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Exclusive: DH concedes last minute U-turn over axing specialist hospital cash

HSJ - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 08:00
The Department of Health has admitted it made a last minute reversal of its decision to stop providing “Project Diamond” funding for specialist hospitals in 2014-15, boosting the finances of up to 19 trusts.
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HSJ Live 18.05.15: Cameron speech to emphasise "seven-day" NHS plan

HSJ - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 08:00
Prime minister David Cameron will reemphasise his plans to move towards a “seven-day” health service, while increasing NHS spending, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Exclusive: DH concedes last minute U-turn over axing Project Diamond cash

HSJ - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 08:00
The Department of Health has admitted it made a last minute reversal of its decision to stop providing “Project Diamond” funding for specialist hospitals in 2014-15, boosting the finances of up to 19 trusts.
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HSJ Live 18.05.15: Round up of Friday's key stories

HSJ - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 08:00
HSJ’s round up of Friday’s key stories, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Executive Summary: Spend wisely now, folks

HSJ - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 18:32
HSJ’s round up of Friday’s key stories
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Executive Summary: Spend wisely now, folks

HSJ - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 18:32
HSJ’s round up of Friday’s key stories
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18 week waits, March 2015: explore the maps

HSJ - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 13:37
See all NHS waiting lists around England by provider, CCG or specialty
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Diagnostic waiting list grows by over half in five years

HSJ - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 13:35
The national diagnostic waiting list has grown by more than half in five years, in a further sign of growing demand on hospital services.
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Diagnostic waiting list grows by over half in five years

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 13:35
The national diagnostic waiting list has grown by more than half in five years, in a further sign of growing demand on hospital services.
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CCGs must buy external support services, NHS England says

HSJ - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 13:23
NHS England has told clinical commissioning groups in the north to jointly go to market to procure vital support services.
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CQC takes ‘urgent action’ against West Midlands trust

HSJ - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 12:20
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has taken ‘urgent action’ against Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust following an unannounced inspection of its accident and emergency services.
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Consultation on standards for non-specialist emergency care of children

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 11:51

Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) - 
These standards are intended for use by commissioners, service managers, and clinicians and they aim to ensure emergency surgical services for young people meet expected levels of quality and attain excellent outcomes in relation to governance, organisation of care, patient experience, training and service delivery. The consultation closes on 26 June 2015.

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Transformation fund will pay for council 'dowries'

HSJ - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 11:48
Part of NHS England’s £200m transformation fund will be spent on ‘dowries’ for councils taking over responsibility for the care of some people with learning disabilities and autism, HSJ has learned.
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International recruitment: quick guides for employers

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 11:21

NHS Employers - 
This range of quick guides to international recruitment for employers has been updated to reflect changes to new immigration rules that came into effect on 6 April 2015. These resources have been designed to help employers gain a concise understanding of some important elements of the international recruitment process.

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