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Think big, act now: creating a community of care

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 13:51

NHS Alliance -
This report sets out NHS Alliance’s position with regard to the future of general practice and primary care. It recommends a new approach to health care with general practice at scale at its centre and an extended primary care team incorporating community pharmacy, community eye care, housing and emergency services radiating out from it. It also makes the case for a fundamental shift in the way in which we all view and access the NHS, and the requirement for dedicated and appropriate funding to support this transformation.

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Trusts must release 'best clinical experts' for CQC inspections

HSJ - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 13:50
The chief inspector of hospitals has urged trusts to encourage their top clinicians to lead CQC inspections
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GP appointments 'crisis' criticised

HSJ - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 12:37
Booking a GP appointment is just as difficult as snaring sought after concert tickets, MPs were told, as Labour warned the NHS is at “breaking point”.
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NHS Ligitation Authority 2014 review - consultation

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 11:43

Department of Health -
This three yearly review looks at what the NHS Litigation Authority does and how their work is carried out. It seeks views of the NHS Litigation Authority including: how they are organised, how they are performing, and whether they provide good value. The consultation closes on 6 November 2014.

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Exploring the costs of unsafe care in the NHS

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 11:34

Frontier Economics -
This report, commissioned by the Department of Health, investigates the costs of unsafe care in the NHS. A rapid review of existing evidence suggests that the costs of preventable, adverse events is likely to be more than £1 billion per year, but could be up to £2.5 billion annually.

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Decisions of value

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 11:23

NHS Confederation -
This research explores the importance of having the right relationships, behaviours and environment to deliver better value of care in the NHS . It identifies a number of different factors that support good decision-making, focusing on the judgments made every day between clinicians and managers.

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Developing strategy: what every trust board member should know

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 10:57

Monitor -
This guide explains the role of NHS foundation trust board members in developing a clear and well thought out strategy. It describes what to look for when assuring the quality of your NHS foundation trust’s strategy, and points out common pitfalls.

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Person-centred care: from ideas to action

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 10:48

The Health Foundation -
This report seeks to bring together the evidence on shared decision making and self-management support, with the aim of providing greater coherence and clarity in debates about person-centred care.

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Ideas into action: person-centred care in practice

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 10:42

The Health Foundation -
This report aims to inform health care professionals, commissioners and providers about what to consider when implementing shared decision making and self-management support as part of their drive to make person-centred care a reality.

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A systematic review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of peer-based interventions to maintain and improve offender health in prison settings

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 10:34

NHS National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) -
This study aimed to synthesise the evidence on peer-based interventions in prison settings by carrying out a systematic review and holding an expert symposium. It found that there is consistent evidence from a large number of studies that being a peer worker is associated with positive health.

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HSJ Live 16.10.2014: CQC publishes state of care report

HSJ - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 08:00
State of care report finds “unacceptable” variation in safety and quality, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Exclusive: Troubled CCGs could face 'special measures' regime

HSJ - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 08:00
A ‘special measures’ regime could be introduced for clinical commissioning groups with severe problems under plans being considered by NHS England, HSJ can reveal.
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GPs hold only a quarter of accountable CCG roles

HSJ - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 08:00
GPs occupy just a quarter of accountable officer posts in clinical commissioning groups, a comprehensive survey by HSJ has revealed.
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HSJ Live 16.10.2014: GPs hold only a quarter of accountable CCG roles

HSJ - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 08:00
GPs occupy just a quarter of accountable officer posts in clinical commissioning groups, a comprehensive survey by HSJ has revealed, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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System leadership: lessons and learning from AQuA's Integrated Care Discovery Communities

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 16:24

The King's Fund -
This paper seeks to identify the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of new system leaders and to learn from systems attempting to combine strong organisational leadership with collaborative system-level leadership approaches. It draws on three years' development work with leaders in health care systems in north-west England, undertaken by the Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) and The King's Fund which has adopted a 'discovery' approach to developing integrated care and the leadership capabilities supporting it.

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Developing supportive design for people with dementia

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 16:20

The King's Fund -
This range of resources was designed to enable hospitals, care homes, primary care premises and specialist housing providers to become more dementia friendly.

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Exclusive: Government set to release more A&E rescue funding

HSJ - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 16:00
The health service is set to receive a further multimillion pound government bailout aimed at avoiding a politically embarrassing failure of the accident and emergency waiting target during winter
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Better health for London

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 15:28

London Health Commisson -
The Mayor of London set up the London Health Commission in September 2013 to review the health of the capital, from the provision of services to what Londoners themselves can do to help make London the healthiest major global city. This report proposes tough measures to combat the threats posed by tobacco, alcohol, obesity, lack of exercise and pollution, which harm millions of people. Together the proposals amount to the biggest public health drive in the world. It contains over 60 recommendations and sets out 10 ambitions for the city with targets.

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Checking that doctors have appropriate insurance and indemnity cover - a consultation

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 14:54

General Medical Council (GMC) -
The GMC are consulting on changes to regulations that will give new powers to check doctors have appropriate indemnity or insurance cover in place for their practice. The changes being proposed aim to provide further assurance to patients that they will be protected if they need to make a claim about the care they have received.

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Top Right team successfully scales Kilimanjaro

HSJ - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 14:06
A team from HSJ’s parent company The Top Right Group has successfully scaled Kilimanjaro for the Great Ormond Street Hospital children’s charity - and have raised almost £50,000 in the process
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