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Exclusive: GP investment pot raided for Hunt's new management trainees

HSJ - Thu, 01/12/2016 - 11:32
Jeremy Hunt’s scheme to train more graduates as NHS managers will funded with £1m which had been promised for developing general practice, HSJ has learned.
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Managing doctors, doctors managing

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 01/12/2016 - 11:27

Nuffield Trust -
This survey finds signs that hospital managers and senior doctors are working together better than in the past, but warns relations have been damaged by reorganisation and financial pressures.  It finds that 60 per cent now believe local doctor-manager relationships are positive, up from 47 per cent in a 2002 study, and respondents are now more confident that managers put patient care first. However, a higher proportion of respondents (37 per cent) now believe relations are likely to deteriorate over the coming year, compared to only 13 per cent in 2002.

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Health matters: increasing the uptake of HIV testing

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 01/12/2016 - 11:22

Public Health England -
This guidance outlines how providers and commissioners can normalise HIV testing and reduce barriers to uptake.

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National training survey 2016: key findings

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 01/12/2016 - 11:17

General Medical Council -
Increasingly heavy workloads are eroding the time doctors have for training, according to the GMC's annual survey of medical education and training in the UK. The 2016 national training survey, which canvassed opinions from around 55,000 doctors in training, showed that while most doctors continue to rate their training experience positively, there were areas of concern.

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Vanguard area plans to create new 'care trust'

HSJ - Thu, 01/12/2016 - 07:00
Stockport Foundation Trust and the borough council are to create a new “care trust” to run the area’s multispecialty community provider contract.
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High profile NHS 'cyber attack' may have 'come from USB stick'

HSJ - Thu, 01/12/2016 - 07:00
A high profile “cyber attack” on a foundation trust appears to have been the consequence of poor practice, rather than an intentional attack on the organisation, the director of a neighbouring trust has suggested.
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Regional leaders plan hospital contract shake-up

HSJ - Thu, 01/12/2016 - 07:00
Regional health leaders are drawing up plans to abandon payment by results based on national tariffs and move to a cost and risk based contract for acute providers, along with an STP-level control total.
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Cut medical locum rates or close services, Stevens tells trusts

HSJ - Wed, 30/11/2016 - 20:57
Trust leaders have been told to close services that cannot be run without paying locum doctors a rate worth more than £150,000 a year.
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Cut locum rates or close services, Stevens tells trusts

HSJ - Wed, 30/11/2016 - 20:57
Trust leaders have been told to close services that cannot be run without paying locum doctors a rate worth more than £150,000 a year.
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Daily Insight: Hunt ponders NHS's 'historic mistake'

HSJ - Wed, 30/11/2016 - 17:30
HSJ’s round-up of Wednesday’s must read stories and debate
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Health secretary says STPs unlikely to reduce nurse numbers

HSJ - Wed, 30/11/2016 - 15:07
Jeremy Hunt has told HSJ he would be surprised if any sustainability and transformation plan areas managed to reduce their numbers of registered nurses.
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Hunt: Introducing NHS general management may have been a 'mistake'

HSJ - Wed, 30/11/2016 - 13:13
Introducing a general “manager class” in the NHS may have been “an historic mistake”, the health secretary has said today.
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Hunt: Introducing NHS general management 'an historic mistake'

HSJ - Wed, 30/11/2016 - 13:13
Introducing a general “manager class” in the NHS may have been “an historic mistake”, the health secretary has said today.
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NHS leaders 'misjudged' call for more funding, says Hunt

HSJ - Wed, 30/11/2016 - 12:51
Jeremy Hunt has accused NHS leaders of “misjudgement” in calling for more funding from the government.
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Missing out: the identification challenge

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 30/11/2016 - 12:42

Carers UK -
Based on findings from Carers UK’s State of Caring Survey 2016, this research explores the time it takes for people to recognise they have taken on a caring role, and whether they had missed out on support because they simply didn’t think of themselves as a carer. It also looks at the impact that missing out on support can have across carers’ lives.

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Realising the value: ten actions to put people and communities at the heart of health and wellbeing

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 30/11/2016 - 12:25

NESTA -
This is the final report of the Realising the value programme, an 18-month programme funded by NHS England in support of the NHS Five Year Forward View vision to develop a new relationship with people and communities. The report sets out ten key actions on what should be done and how people need to work differently to put people and communities at the heart of health and wellbeing.

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What if the NHS had to balance its books like local government?

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 30/11/2016 - 12:11

The King's Fund -
The NHS if is a collection of essays that explores hypothetical scenarios and their impact on the future of health and care. Our aim is to encourage new thinking and debate about possible future scenarios that could fundamentally change health and care. This essay by Lord Kerslake, Chair of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and President of the Local Government Association, argues that there would be benefits if the NHS had to balance its books in the same way as local government.

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Hunt: Regulation 'necessary' for new nursing role

HSJ - Wed, 30/11/2016 - 11:22
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has been asked by the government to regulate the new nursing associate role.
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Department of Health offers £220k salary for new commercial chief

HSJ - Wed, 30/11/2016 - 11:03
The Department of Health is recruiting for a new chief commercial officer, with a £220,000 basic salary plus bonus on offer.
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NHS 'opt out' pension scheme deemed legal

HSJ - Wed, 30/11/2016 - 07:00
An NHS trust’s controversial pension scheme has been ruled as legal by regulators.
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