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HSJ Live 14.04.2014: Create a training ground for future CCG leaders

HSJ - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 07:00
A clinical leadership programme in east Kent is aimed at trainee GPs focused on commissioning, and the rest of today’s news and comment
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DH and NHS England launch older people's programme

HSJ - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 01:01
The Department of Health and NHS England have launched a £400m programme for vulnerable older people to reduce pressure on accident and emergency wards.
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Twenty pilots selected for extended hours fund

HSJ - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 01:01
The government has today revealed the successful bidders for the prime minister’s £50m ‘challenge fund’, a budget to increase access to GP surgeries.
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CSU opts out of lead provider framework

HSJ - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 01:01
The Central Eastern Clinical Commissioning Support Unit has shelved plans to bid for a place on NHS England’s ‘lead provider’ network, throwing its long-term viability into question.
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Haringey's sexual health service put out to tender

HSJ - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 17:03
Sexual health services currently provided by Whittington Health are to be put out to tender by the north London authority that took over the role of commissioning the services last April.
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Department of Health improvement plan: April 2014

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 16:31

Department of Health (DH) - 
The plan has been developed following an assessment of the 4 critical themes of organisational effectiveness: performance; efficiency and innovation; capability; strategic risk and leadership of change. It sets out where the department is currently, what it has achieved, where it needs to be in future and the improvements that the department needs to make to get there.

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Investing in recovery

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 16:29

Rethink - 
This report shows how money could potentially be saved when proven interventions for people with schizophrenia and psychosis are made available. It makes the case for early intervention services which this report estimates could create savings of £15 for every £1 spent.

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Risk assessment framework for independent sector providers of NHS services

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 16:28

Monitor - 
This document describes how Monitor carry out their role to ensure the continued delivery of essential healthcare services at independent providers of commissioner requested services.

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Councillors vote for legal action on Mid Staffs downgrade

HSJ - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 13:39
Councillors in Staffordshire have voted to fund legal action against plans to downgrade services at the troubled Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
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Reform on the cards for Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire health services

HSJ - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 13:31
STRUCTURE: A Monitor-backed review of health services across Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes has pinpointed the need to reshape general practice, community care and hospital services across the two regions.
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Jeremy Hunt backs South Gloucestershire CCG plans

HSJ - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 11:55
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has backed plans to reconfigure hospital services in South Gloucestershire after they were referred to him by local councillors following a long-running row.
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Jeremy Hunt back South Gloucestershire CCG plans

HSJ - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 11:55
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has backed plans to reconfigure hospital services in South Gloucestershire after they were referred to him by local councillors following a long-running row.
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Survey to help improve palliative and end of life care

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 11:40

Palliative and End of Life Care Priority Setting Partnership -
The partnership aims to bring together organisations interested in palliative and end of life care to consult people likely to be in the last years of life, current and bereaved carers and families, and healthcare professionals about what questions they believe need answering through research. This survey closes 30th April 2014.

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UK performance gap closing, study reveals

HSJ - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 11:13
The performance divide between the NHS in England and the rest of the UK has narrowed in recent years despite diverse policies in each country, a wide-ranging report found.
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The four health systems of the United Kingdom: how do they compare?

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 10:41

The Health Foundation -
This report assesses the performance of the NHS on the quality of patient care in all four UK countries since devolution. It attempts to update earlier comparisons of the publicly financed health systems of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in terms of funding, inputs and performance before and since devolution. It also includes comparisons with the North East of England, which has been chosen as a better comparator with the three devolved nations than England as a whole. It gives trends over time for a wider range of performance indicators from the late 1990s to 2011/12, or 2012/13 where data were available.

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HSJ Live 11.04.2014: UK performance gap closing, study reveals

HSJ - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 10:05
The performance divide between the NHS in England and the rest of the UK has narrowed in recent years, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 11.04.2014: Commissioning end of life care - keeping terminally ill people out of hospital

HSJ - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 10:05
An HSJ Twitter chat in association with Marie Curie Cancer Care, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 11.04.2014 Summit launched to support wellbeing board members

HSJ - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 10:05
HSJ and sister title Local Government Chronicle are to lauch a a new health and care integration summit, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Summit launched to support wellbeing board members

HSJ - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 08:00
A new health and care integration summit is to be launched by HSJ and its sister title Local Government Chronicle with the intention of offering advice and support to health and wellbeing board members.
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11 April issue of HSJ is ready to read on the app

HSJ - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 06:00
This week’s issue of HSJ magazine is now available to read on our tablet app.Download the HSJ app for iPadDownload the HSJ app for AndroidIn this week’s issue Monitor chief executive David Bennett tells HSJ the regulator needs to play a significant role in “turbo-charging change”. Plus:HSJ has launche
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