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Labour commits to independent NHS pay review process

HSJ - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 12:03
A Labour government would draw up a new agreement with the NHS workforce including a commitment not to renege on staff pay recommendations, the party has promised.
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Labour commits to independent NHS pay review process

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 12:03
A Labour government would draw up a new agreement with the NHS workforce including a commitment not to renege on staff pay recommendations, the party has promised.
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Exclusive interview: Ed Miliband on NHS reorganisation, competition and funding

HSJ - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 12:00
A Labour government would not instigate a “top-down reorganisation” of the NHS as there would be no “mandated… one size fits all model” for achieving its plan for integrating health and social care, Ed Miliband has told HSJ.
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Labour promises to shield voluntary sector from preferred provider plans

HSJ - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 11:58
Labour has pledged to shield voluntary sector organisations from the effects of its “NHS preferred provider” policies by giving not-for-profit providers “longer and more stable arrangements”.
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Labour pledges new savings by cutting NHS 'bureaucracy'

HSJ - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 11:54
Labour has pledged to target duplication and bureaucracy they say has been caused by the Health Act 2012, raising the prospect of organisational changes if they form the next governement.
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The Coalition's record on health: policy, spending and outcomes 2010-15

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 10:59

London School of Economics (LSE) - 
This report is part of a larger piece of research funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Nuffield Foundation and carried out by LSE, University of York and University of Manchester. This working paper presents the results of an audit of the Coalition government's record on health policy during the period 2010-15. The accompanying full overview report presents an assessment of the Coalition's performance on social policy in general during 2010-15.

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Risk or reward? The changing role of CCGs in general practice

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 10:30

The King's Fund - 
This report, written jointly with the Nuffield Trust, finds that CCGs risk becoming unsustainable without changes to the way they attract leaders and adequate funding to help them expand their remit. The report also highlights concerns that changes to the way primary care is commissioned in England; waning levels of engagement from GPs with a formal role in CCGs; and cuts to CCG management budgets means these bodies risk becoming unsustainable.

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2014 Euro Health Consumer Index

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 09:59

Health Consumer Powerhouse - 
This annual report which examines the performance of health care systems in Europe finds that on the whole, consumer and patient rights are improving. However, it highlights the impact of the financial crisis on the increase of inequity in health care services as well as a widening performance gap between countries. 

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HSJ Live 27.01.2015: NHS staff strike suspended following pay offer

HSJ - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 07:00
Strike called off after pay offer put forward, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 27.01.2015: Monitor and TDA could merge, Burnham suggests

HSJ - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 07:00
Labour could merge the NHS Trust Development Authority into its foundation trust counterpart Monitor if the party forms the next government, Andy Burnham has indicated, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 27.01.2015: Reaction to Labour's 10 year plan for NHS

HSJ - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 07:00
Reactions to the 10 year plan for the NHS set out by Labour, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 27.01.2015: Burnham sets out detail on 10 year plan for NHS

HSJ - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 07:00
Shadow health secretary, Andy Burnham, gives more detail on Labour’s ‘10 year plan’ for the NHS, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 27.01.2015: Burnham to set out detail on 10 year plan for NHS

HSJ - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 07:00
Shadow health secretary, Andy Burnham, to give more detail on Labour’s ‘10 year plan’ for the NHS, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 27.01.2015: Labour reveals 10 year plan for health and social care

HSJ - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 07:00
Labour to outline its ‘10 year plan’ for the NHS, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Stevens: Room for more flexibility in the future of FT model

HSJ - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 06:00
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has suggested that there could be more flexibility in what constitutes a foundation trust in future.
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Labour reveals 10 year plan for health and social care

HSJ - Mon, 26/01/2015 - 22:00
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has confirmed he wants health and wellbeing boards to be accountable for new ‘year of care budgets’ which would cover the ‘health and social care needs’ of those ‘at the greatest risk of hospitalisation’, but added that the funds would ‘be paid to an NHS preferred provider’.
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Labour reveals 10 year plan for health and social care

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 26/01/2015 - 22:00
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has confirmed he wants health and wellbeing boards to be accountable for new ‘year of care budgets’ which would cover the ‘health and social care needs’ of those ‘at the greatest risk of hospitalisation’, but added that the funds would ‘be paid to an NHS preferred provider’.
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Building the workforce - the new deal for general practice

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 26/01/2015 - 14:37

NHS England - 
This action plan was jointly developed by NHS England, Health Education England, the Royal College of General Practitioners and the British Medical Association. It sets out a range of initiatives aimed to improve the recruitment and retention rates of GPs in England. This plan is part of the NHS Five Year Forward View and NHS England is investing £10million of funding to kick start the initiatives in the plan for the general practice workforce.

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Promising approaches to reducing loneliness and isolation in later life

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 26/01/2015 - 14:03

Age UK - 
This report raises concerns around loneliness in older people and the public health risks that are associated with social isolation in later life. It sets out a new framework for understanding how to tackle the problem, presenting a range of projects and examples from around the country demonstrating the many, varied solutions needed for an effective response to a very personal problem. It calls on action from various sectors including social care, mental health and public health.

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Perioperative medicine: the pathway to better surgical care

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 26/01/2015 - 13:59

Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) - 
This report presents RCoA's vision for future models of surgical care which aims to deliver more efficient healthcare and better outcomes for patients from contemplation of surgery until full recovery. It argues that multi-disciplinary perioperative care helps to provide a solution to the high demand for hospital beds in helping to enable faster recovery and prevent hospital re-admissions. The accompanying case studies highlight examples of good practice in this field. 

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