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PHE chief questions £200m public health cut

HSJ - Thu, 25/06/2015 - 15:26
Public Health England’s chief executive has reportedly questioned whether the Treasury’s demand for a £200m in year cut to public health budgets was a ‘thoughtful’ decision.
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Government backed hospital rebuild still awaiting final sign-off

HSJ - Thu, 25/06/2015 - 13:37
STRUCTURE: A £480m hospital rebuild backed by the Treasury more than a year ago is still awaiting final sign-off before construction can begin.
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Lamb: £22bn NHS efficiency savings ‘virtually impossible’

HSJ - Thu, 25/06/2015 - 13:16
The plan for £22bn efficiency savings outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View are ‘virtually impossible’ to achieve, a former health minister has said.
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Exclusive: Birmingham FT boss to run two trusts

HSJ - Thu, 25/06/2015 - 13:03
Sarah-Jane Marsh is to be appointed chief executive officer of Birmingham Women’s Hospital Foundation Trust, a role she will take on in addition to her current job in charge of Birmingham Children’s Hospital FT.
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Good practice in ambulance commissioning

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 25/06/2015 - 13:01

NHS Clinical Commissioners -
This briefing pulls together examples of good practice from across the country. The purpose of the briefing is to share innovative ways of commissioning emergency care, to help ambulance commissioners to think about new ways of working, in partnership with providers, to deliver effective and efficient ambulance services in their local area.

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Sustainability, innovation and empowerment: a five year vision for the independent social care sector

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 25/06/2015 - 12:56

Care England -
This report warns of a collapse in the system if providers and commissioners do not work together and more nurses are not recruited into the independent sector. It states that the next five years will be crucial in ensuring that the care and support services that many people rely on remain sustainable.

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Shaping the future: a strategic framework for a successful NHS

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 25/06/2015 - 12:51

The Health Foundation -
This report argues that a successful NHS strategy cannot be lifted from another country or calculated using a special formula – that no ‘silver bullet’ exists which will solve the complex challenges. It provides a strategic framework for national leaders working to create a sustainable NHS over the current parliament and beyond. It concludes that implementing a strategy will need a relentless focus on the priority areas that can provide biggest quality and efficiency gains, constant assessment of progress and course correction.

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Exclusive: NHS warned focus on finance risks 'disastrous consequence'

HSJ - Thu, 25/06/2015 - 12:39
The chair of the inquiry into care failings at Morecambe Bay has warned of a “disastrous consequence” for the NHS if it focuses too much on financial savings at the expense of patient safety.
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Exclusive: NHS warned focus on finance risks 'disastrous consequence'

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 25/06/2015 - 12:39
The chair of the inquiry into care failings at Morecambe Bay has warned of a “disastrous consequence” for the NHS if it focuses too much on financial savings at the expense of patient safety.
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Policy alert: Psychological support for people living with cancer: commissioning guidance for cancer care in London

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 25/06/2015 - 12:17

NHS London -
The London Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network, in partnership with the Transforming Cancer Services Team for London, has produced this guidance to support commissioners and service providers in improving psychological support across the cancer pathway. It includes ten recommendations covering commissioning, workforce education, training and supervision, and service development and delivery.

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Improving the fiscal and political sustainability of health systems through integrated population needs-based planning

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 25/06/2015 - 12:09

Office of Health Economics -
It is often argued that the demands for increased healthcare expenditure arising from an ageing population, advancing technologies, and increasing expectations, warrant higher healthcare budgets. The author of this briefing argues that this reactive approach is not sustainable, and that the perceived mismatch between resources and demand is due to poor health service planning. This briefing presents a framework to re-focus planning models on population needs.
Please note that free registration is required to access this report.

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HSJ Live 25.06.15: Kirkup warns of 'disaster' if focus shifts to financial savings

HSJ - Thu, 25/06/2015 - 10:50
Morecambe Bay inquiry chair warns of ‘disastrous’ consequence for the NHS if its focuses too much on financial savings, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 25.06.15: Exclusive - Preferred bidder named for £285m 'prime provider' contract

HSJ - Thu, 25/06/2015 - 10:50
Social enterprise-led consortium named preferred bidder for £285m ‘prime provider’ community services contract, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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Exclusive: Preferred bidder named for £285m 'prime provider' contract

HSJ - Thu, 25/06/2015 - 08:00
STRUCTURE: A consortium bid led by social enterprise Locala has been selected as the preferred bidder for a ‘prime provider’ community services contract worth £285m, HSJ can reveal.
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Executive Summary: Curtain opens again on safe staffing drama

HSJ - Wed, 24/06/2015 - 18:09
HSJ’s roundup of Wednesday’s key stories
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Housing for Health

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 24/06/2015 - 16:55

NHS Alliance -
This website is intended to provide easily digestible information about housing and some insights into ways in which new health-housing partnerships, might achieve the necessary transformation in health. It was prepared following interviews with General Practitioners, Clinical Commissioners, Practice Managers and other community health professionals.

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Exclusive: Leaked NHS England study links nursing numbers and care quality

HSJ - Wed, 24/06/2015 - 14:04
A leaked NHS England study has revealed a significant relationship between the number of nurses on duty in hospitals and 40 indicators of patient care and outcomes.
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Improve paramedic stroke training, say patients

HSJ - Wed, 24/06/2015 - 13:57
PERFORMANCE: Paramedics at London Ambulance Service Trust need to be better trained to recognise the symptoms of stroke, a patient’s group has said.
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Stockport 'likely to be final specialist site', sources say

HSJ - Wed, 24/06/2015 - 13:40
STRUCTURE: Senior figures in Greater Manchester’s provider sector believe Stockport is the favourite to be the region’s fourth site for emergency surgery, HSJ understands.
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Hunt: 5,000 new GPs the 'maximum' in five years

HSJ - Wed, 24/06/2015 - 13:18
Jeremy Hunt has said recruiting 5,000 additional GPs would be the ‘maximum’ possible within the next five years.
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