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Regulators warned over 'mixed messages' to success regime

HSJ - Mon, 23/05/2016 - 08:00
An influential NHS figure has issued a stark warning to Jim Mackey on how unrealistic targets, insufficient central support and divisive regulatory tactics are hampering local efforts to reconfigure services.
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Daily Insight: Five must-reads on a big day in NHS news

HSJ - Fri, 20/05/2016 - 19:09
HSJ’s round-up of the must read stories on Friday
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NHS Improvement: Trusts lost £65m of activity during strikes

HSJ - Fri, 20/05/2016 - 16:00
Strike action by junior doctors cost the NHS provider sector £65m in lost in activity, NHS Improvement has said.
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Trusts named for consultancy turnaround programme

HSJ - Fri, 20/05/2016 - 15:10
NHS Improvement has revealed the 16 trusts in the first wave of its £25m turnaround programme.
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Revealed: The best and worst financial performers in your region

HSJ - Fri, 20/05/2016 - 15:08
Data collected by HSJ has revealed the acute trusts with the deepest financial problems, including three providers with a deficit of around 20 per cent of their turnover.
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Official figures reveal £2.45bn NHS provider deficit

HSJ - Fri, 20/05/2016 - 12:59
Figures published by NHS Improvement show the provider sector ended 2015-16 with a deficit of £2.45bn.
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Official figures reveal £2.45m NHS provider deficit

HSJ - Fri, 20/05/2016 - 12:59
Figures published by NHS Improvement show the provider sector ended 2015-16 with a deficit of £2.45bn.
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Official figures reveal £2.45m provider deficit

HSJ - Fri, 20/05/2016 - 12:59
Figures published by NHS Improvement show the provider sector ended 2015-16 with a deficit of £2.45bn.
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GPs vote to ballot on industrial action

HSJ - Fri, 20/05/2016 - 12:50
GP representatives have voted unanimously to ballot the profession on potential industrial action, and the possibility of signing undated resignations.
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Breaking: GPs vote to ballot on industrial action

HSJ - Fri, 20/05/2016 - 12:50
GP representatives have voted unanimously to ballot the profession on potential industrial action, and the possibility of signing undated resignations.
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Original special measures hospitals rated 'good'

HSJ - Fri, 20/05/2016 - 11:19
QUALITY: An NHS trust which was among the first cohort placed in special measures has had both its main hospital sites rated as “good” by the Care Quality Commission.
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Smart appliances and the Internet of Things: trends and impact for disabled and older consumers

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 20/05/2016 - 11:14

Thomas Pocklington Trust - 
This report, written by Rica, highlights the potential benefits of emerging smart technology for older and disabled people, including those with sight loss. As active appliances become more popular, communication via smartphones with voice commands could help to empower people with sight loss and other disabilities.

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Inclusive design: manufacturing, design, and retail expert views

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 20/05/2016 - 11:07

Thomas Pocklington Trust - 
Inclusive design aims to make the design of mainstream products or services accessible to as many people as reasonably possible without the need for special adaptation. This report, conducted by consumer research charity Rica, examine show the values of inclusive design are being promoted by those involved in the design, build and retail of white goods and heating controls.

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Tobacco packaging guidance: guidance for retailers, manufacturers and distributors of tobacco products, enforcement agencies and the public on changes to tobacco packaging from 20 May 2016

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 20/05/2016 - 10:52

Department of Health (DH) - 
This guidance provides an overview of new rules on the packaging of tobacco (and herbal products for smoking) for retail, which came into force on 20 May 2016. These rules include, for example, minimum sized health warnings on all tobacco packaging (and herbal products for smoking) for retail. They also require standardised packaging (or ‘plain packaging’) for individual cigarette sticks, cigarette packs and hand rolling tobacco packs for retail.

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Physical inactivity: economic costs to NHS clinical commissioning groups

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 20/05/2016 - 10:49

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This report aims to further understanding of the burden of physical inactivity in terms of health and economic impact. The estimates provided here are a starting point in understanding the cost of physical inactivity in England as a result of treating adverse health outcomes.

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Exclusive: BMA was told contract dispute spending 'not sustainable'

HSJ - Fri, 20/05/2016 - 08:00
Senior leaders at the British Medical Association were warned in mid-March that the junior doctors’ contract dispute had cost almost £3m and the level of spending was not sustainable in the long term, HSJ can reveal.
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CQC looking into Vasco-Knight appointment

HSJ - Fri, 20/05/2016 - 08:00
The Care Quality Commission is looking at the appointment of Paula Vasco-Knight as acting chief executive of St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust from a “fit and proper person perspective”.
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Exclusive: Regulator to probe 'whistleblower' ambulance trust

HSJ - Fri, 20/05/2016 - 08:00
REGULATION: NHS Improvement has launched an investigation into South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust, following allegations made by a whistleblower.
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Daily Insight: Honesty is the best policy

HSJ - Thu, 19/05/2016 - 20:25
HSJ’s round-up of the must read stories from Thursday
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Vanguards face funding cut in 2016-17

HSJ - Thu, 19/05/2016 - 15:57
Vanguards will receive less money in 2016-17 than last year, with hospital chains the only sector to see an overall increase in funding.
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