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Action plan on hearing loss

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 11:58

NHS England - 
This plan aims to support services for deaf people and those with diminishing hearing and identifies multiple health and social issues associated with hearing loss.  It recommends ways that services for children, young people, working age and older adults living with hearing loss can be improved.

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Dunn: FT structure can be used to create new care models

HSJ - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 10:38
STRUCTURE: A key architect of the foundation trust legal structure has said the sector’s existing governance models can be used to run the new models of care set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View.
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Leading FT reports £16.5m deficit

HSJ - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 10:27
FINANCE: One of the country’s leading foundation trusts has reported a year to date deficit of £16.5m.
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An evaluation of the ‘IPS in IAPT’ psychological wellbeing and work feasibility pilot

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 09:57

Department of Health (DH) - 
This report provides an evaluation of a pilot of a scheme to help people with mental health problems, who are claiming Employment Support Allowance, find paid work. It shows positive feedback from service providers and participants, and provides recommendations and invaluable learning for a second phase pilot.

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Letting go: how devolution could solve the NHS care and cash crisis

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 09:44

Reform - 
This paper, authored by former Labour Health Minister Lord Warner and Jack O’Sullivan, explores the potential benefits of NHS devolution for the provision of health and care services.

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HSJ Live 23.05.2015: CQC increases registration fees

HSJ - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 07:00
Care Quality Commission to increase fees for providers by 9 per cent, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 23.05.2015: FT governance 'can work with new models of care'

HSJ - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 07:00
Foundation trust architect says governance structure can be used for new primary and acute care systems, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 23.05.2015: Leading FT is £16.5m in the red

HSJ - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 07:00
University College Hospitals reports deficit of £16.5m, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 23.05.2015: Patients' own choices can be more powerful than what the NHS can do for them

HSJ - Mon, 23/03/2015 - 07:00
There are five things we can do to keep us mentally well that we can also use to manage and monitor our health outside the NHS. They can do more for us then the health service can, argues Philip Hammond, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Vital signs: taking the temperature of health and care services for people living with long term conditions

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 20/03/2015 - 12:21

Richmond Group of Charities - 
This report analyses the quality of health and care services from the users’ perspective. It shows that there are some worrying gaps in long term conditions care which lead to many preventable problems. Too often people are not supported to look after themselves, and their emotional and practical needs, and those of their carers, are frequently ignored. This not only leads to distress and complications for people living with long term conditions, but also means that avoidable pressures on the NHS are increasing.

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Provider deficit forecast tops £800m

HSJ - Fri, 20/03/2015 - 12:17
The overall deficit forecast across trusts and foundation trusts has hit £823m, in the latest sign of the ‘continuing deterioration’ in the health service’s finances.
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Substance misuse clinic to close due to financial losses

HSJ - Fri, 20/03/2015 - 11:59
STRUCTURE: A substance misuse centre in London will have to close because the trust that manages it cannot afford to keep it open.
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Exclusive: Employers push BMA on pay deal 'fairness'

HSJ - Fri, 20/03/2015 - 11:18
The British Medical Association has been accused of taking an ‘untenable position’ in refusing to accept that changes to NHS redundancy pay apply to doctors.
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Exclusive: Employers push BMA on pay deal 'fairness'

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 20/03/2015 - 11:18
The British Medical Association has been accused of taking an ‘untenable position’ in refusing to accept that changes to NHS redundancy pay apply to doctors.
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Better health for London: next steps

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 20/03/2015 - 11:06

London Councils - 
This document outlines how the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, NHS England, Public Health England, London Councils and the 32 GP-led clinical commissioning groups have come together to outline how, individually and collaboratively, they will work towards London becoming the world's healthiest major city. It sets out shared ambitions and how progress will be measured against goals of improving the health of London's population; improving access to GPs; and reducing health inequalities.

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Sustainability at risk from high GP referrals, CCG claims

HSJ - Fri, 20/03/2015 - 07:15
PERFORMANCE: Commissioners in south London have told GPs to curb referral rates after figures showed they rose by 16 per cent in a year.
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HSJ Live 20.03.2015: Provider deficit forecast tops £800m

HSJ - Fri, 20/03/2015 - 07:00
The overall deficit forecast across trusts and foundation trusts has hit £823m, in the latest sign of the ‘continuing deterioration’ in the health service’s finances, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 20.03.2015: HSJ commission final report - Are you doing enough for frail older people?

HSJ - Fri, 20/03/2015 - 07:00
This third and final report from the commission sets out obstacles to improving care and puts key questions to politicians, citizens and providers, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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Looking forward: the views of health and social care leaders

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 16:38

Nuffield Trust - 
In the run-up to the 2015 General Election, the Nuffield Trust is regularly surveying a panel of 100 health and social care leaders in England for their views on a range of issues, including the state of the NHS and social care system, and what they believe should be the priority areas for reform during the next Parliament. This is the fourth survey in this series and it looks at future of the NHS, and in particular whether the NHS Five Year Forward View has accurately diagnosed the challenges faced by the health service

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Primary care: a review of local Healthwatch reports

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 15:24

Healthwatch -
This report showcases the work that local Healthwatch have carried out to champion their local population’s primary care needs, and brings together the key issues the public have raised with them regarding GP practices, dental surgeries, opticians and pharmacies.

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