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Exclusive: Hinchingbrooke A&E could face axe

HSJ - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 13:11
The NHS’s only privately run hospital, Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust, could lose core services such as its accident and emergency department despite earlier assurances that franchising the hospital would protect it from such a move.
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Patient safety bill to legislate for zero NHS harm

HSJ - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 12:47
The NHS could be required to achieve ‘zero avoidable harm’ if a government backed bill being driven through Parliament by the MP for Stafford makes it onto the statute books.
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Ombudsman strengthens procurement checks after NAO probe

HSJ - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 12:23
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has handed its board the role of reviewing and approving deals over £100,000
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NEW Devon sets out service cut plans

HSJ - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 11:40
FINANCE: Surgical procedures for prostate cancer, hernias and cataracts are among a raft of treatments that could be restricted or stopped in one of the country’s most financially challenged health economies.
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Exclusive: Delayed transfer rate soars to highest level

HSJ - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 11:39
The national rate of delayed transfers of care has soared to its highest ever level, threatening the better care fund’s ambition to cut costs by improving the transfer of patients from hospital to other care settings.
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Specialist eye cancer service moves to Moorfields

HSJ - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 11:38
STRUCTURE: Moorfields Eye Hospital Foundation Trust is to take over the management of a specialist eye cancer service run by Barts Health Trust, including all outpatient work.
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NHS charities: conversion to independent status – outline guidance

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 11:03

Department of Health (DH) - 
This guidance explains the issues and processes NHS charities need to consider when becoming independent.

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Intelligent monitoring reports on GP practices

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 10:46

Care Quality Commission (CQC) - 
This intelligent monitoring data is used by CQC in order to decide which GP surgeries are in need of inspection. This data is made up of different types of evidence on patient experience, care and treatment, based on sources including surveys and official statistics. These intelligent monitoring reports reveal that almost eight out of ten surgeries are of 'low concern' and are not an immediate priority for inspection.

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Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman: the 'people's' ombudsman - how it failed us

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 10:16

Patients Association - 
This report highlights concerns about the way in which patient complaints are handled by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. Using examples of patients' experiences, it outlines the failings in the efficacy and speed of the complaints handling process. Finally, it recommends that the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee and government reform complaints handling within the NHS and the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

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HSJ Live 18.11.2014: Foundation Trust Network to change its name

HSJ - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 07:00
Network to be rebranded as NHS Providers, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 18.11.2014: NEW Devon sets out service cut plans

HSJ - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 07:00
Raft of treatments could be restricted or stopped in financially challenged health economy, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 18.11.2014: Embed person centred care into mainstream health services

HSJ - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 07:00
Lessons can be learned to help embed person centred care in health services write Suzanne Wood and Adrian Sieff, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 18.11.2014: The three ways to drive transformational change in the NHS

HSJ - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 07:00
There is a dawning recognition that trying to run harder in the existing model won’t work anymore, argues Chris Hopson, chief executive of the Foundation Trust Network, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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One in 10 GP practices pose greatest perceived risk

HSJ - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 15:11
One in 10 GP practices have been assigned the highest category of risk in an ‘intelligent monitoring’ system devised by the Care Quality Commission.
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Morecambe Bay under fire on cancer screening services

HSJ - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 12:54
A foundation trust has pledged to shake up the management of its breast screening unit after a probe found an “extremely poor” working environment that must be having “impact on patient care”
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Elective backlog causes £7m funding gap for London trust

HSJ - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 11:53
FINANCE: Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust has identified a £7m funding gap caused by a large backlog of patients requiring elective treatment.
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Senior information centre official to depart

HSJ - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 11:45
The Health and Social Care Information Centre’s director of information and analytics is leaving the organisation, HSJ has learned.
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Senior information centre official departs

HSJ - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 11:45
The Health and Social Care Information Centre’s director of information and analytics has left the organisation, HSJ has learned.
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CQC reveals first general practice ratings

HSJ - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 11:38
The first two GP practices to be rated under the Care Quality Commission’s inspection regime have been assessed as ‘outstanding’.
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Supporting safe transition for internationally educated health professionals (IEHPs) working in the NHS in London

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 11:25

London Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education - 
This framework aims to provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities which face IEHPs and their educators. The framework is centred around five domains: communicative and cultural capability, clinical capability, professional culture, developing resilience and teaching & learning. It includes links to case studies, podcasts of IEHPs discussing their experiences, and access to online resources for both educators and IEHPs.

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