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Cambridgeshire flagship services restructure racks up over £1m in costs

HSJ - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 08:00
A clinical commissioning croup has spent more than £1m developing and tendering one of the most high profile service restructures in the NHS.
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Failing Hospitals 'Are In Denial'

HSJ - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 13:10
Some failing NHS hospitals are “in denial” about the inadequate care and services offered for patients, a top medical watchdog has said.
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Five year NHS strategy to set out preferred 'care models'

HSJ - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 12:40
The five year strategy being developed by NHS England will set out ‘a range of care models’ aimed at putting the service on a sustainable financial footing, it has said.
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East Kent management 'lost touch' with staff, former governor claims

HSJ - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 12:33
A former lead governer of the trust recommended for special measures last week has accused its senior management of repeatedly brushing aside his and fellow governors’ concerns
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East Kent managment 'lost touch' with staff, former governor claims

HSJ - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 12:33
East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust
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Model process flowchart for raising concerns

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 11:24

NHS Employers - 
This chart is one of a number of communication resources which can be downloaded from NHS Employers for free in support of raising staff awareness about how to raise concerns and in creating an open and transparent culture.

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HSJ Live 18.08.14: Lib Dem rebels to challenge Nick Clegg over health reforms

HSJ - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 11:01
Senior MPs and activists to pressure Liberal Democrat leader to support the repeal of the government’s NHS reforms at party conference.
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HSJ Live 18.08.14: NHS Confederation chief calls for 'more sophisticated' approach to efficiency

HSJ - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 11:01
In an article for HSJ, Rob Webster says the debate about NHS finances has to shift to how money is spent if the service is to be sustainable. Plus the rest of todays news and comment
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Input and impact indicators: 2014 to 2015

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 10:44

Department of Health (DH) - 
This summary data will help assess the effects of DH policies and reforms on the cost and impact of public services. Input indicators show the resources being invested into delivering results. Impact indicators give information on the outcomes of our work.

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Statement of financial entitlements to dental providers

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 10:42

Department of Health - 
Payments are made to dental providers under a General Dental Services contract or Personal Dental Services agreement. The amount of money is decided in line with the relevant statement of financial entitlement. These statements help decide the amount paid from NHS Commissioning Board to dental providers.

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South Warwickshire agrees collaboration with George Eliot

HSJ - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 10:41
COMMERCIAL: A West Midlands trust has agreed a package of support for the financially troubled George Eliot Hospital Trust, months after its bid to take over the organisation was scuppered.
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Heart of England prepares for reconfiguration consultation

HSJ - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 10:32
STRUCTURE: Heart of England Foundation Trust will consult on controversial proposals to reshape surgical services across its three main hospitals.
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Serco to withdraw from UK clinical services market

HSJ - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 14:09
Outsourcing giant Serco has announced plans to withdraw from the clinical health services market in the UK after making a multimillion pound loss on its NHS contracts.
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Royal Liverpool challenged over A&E income

HSJ - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 12:14
FINANCE:  Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group has launched an investigation into a “significant increase” in the cost of accident and emergency at one of the city’s major hospitals.
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Developing a high-performance support workforce in acute care: innovation, evaluation and engagement

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 11:53

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - 
This study aimed to identify and facilitate the development of innovative practice as it relates to support worker roles in an acute health-care setting; evaluate various acute trust policies and practices designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of stakeholder interaction with support worker roles; and to secure the engagement of various stakeholders in sharing knowledge, practice and learning on support worker roles.

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Policy analysis: applying robust decision-making to the workforce planning framework

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 11:51

Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) -
This paper provides an introduction to the subject of long-term policy analysis and its specific NHS workforce planning context in the UK.

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Cancer 'postcode lottery' condemned

HSJ - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 11:50
Areas with the worst survival rates for cancer have been named and shamed by a charity after it said there is an “inexcusable” postcode lottery of care across England.
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Public health in the 21st century: organising and managing multidisciplinary teams in a local government context

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 11:31

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This guidance concerns the appropriate employment of public health professionals who carry out roles as consultants in public health and directors of public health and who are included on the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List or the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists.

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15 August issue of HSJ is ready to read on the app

HSJ - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 01:01
This week’s issue of HSJ magazine is now available to read on our tablet app.
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Dual Trust chief defends role

HSJ - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 13:15
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of two ambulance trusts has defended his ability to carry out both roles adequately amid criticism from prominent local MPs.
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