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Forward view: Unprecedented call for NHS funding growth

HSJ - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 01:01
The national leadership of the NHS has issued an unprecedented warning to politicians that it cannot continue at current funding levels, and will need additional resources worth more than 1.5 per cent a year in real terms over the next parliament
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'New care models' to cover half of England

HSJ - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 01:01
More than half of England should be covered by new models of providing care, such as hospitals running GP practices, under a major shift proposed by national NHS leaders
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Health economies to face ‘special measures’ style regime

HSJ - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 01:01
Whole health economies could face intervention for poor performance under a new approach proposed by the NHS national bodies. It could potentially include a ‘special measures’ approach to areas with serious problems.
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Small hospitals could be paid more under forward view plans

HSJ - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 01:01
Smaller hospitals could be paid more for the work they do in a bid to ensure they remain viable, under plans set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View.
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Major selloff of unused land mooted by NHS leaders

HSJ - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 01:01
The next five years could see large scale sell offs of unused NHS property to release funds to help the health service move rapidly to new models of care
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Expanded roles envisaged for non-medical staff

HSJ - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 01:01
The roles and responsibilities of non-medical NHS staff would be dramatically expanded under the five year forward view
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NHS leaders cautious on extension of better care fund

HSJ - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 01:01
The better care fund should not be extended until the impact of its first full year of operation has been properly evaluated, NHS leaders have said
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Burnham: 'I hear the call' for more cash

HSJ - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 01:01
the shadow health secretary has admitted that Labour has not yet solved the issue of health service funding, after NHS England challenged the next government to commit to year on year real terms annual funding growth of more than 1.5 per cent
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NHS plans 'radical upgrade' in public health

HSJ - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 01:01
The NHS will become an ‘activist agent’ of social change in a ‘radical upgrade’ of prevention and public health, under plans announced today.
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NHS England to review 'improvement architecture'

HSJ - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 01:01
NHS England is to review the work of NHS quality and leadership improvement organisations in a bid to refocus their work on helping organisations introduce new models of care
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Expanded roles envisaged for non-medical staff

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 01:01
The roles and responsibilities of non-medical NHS staff would be dramatically expanded under the five year forward view
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NHS plans 'radical upgrade' in public health

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 01:01
The NHS will become an ‘activist agent’ of social change in a ‘radical upgrade’ of prevention and public health, under plans announced today.
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Strategy development: a toolkit for NHS providers

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 15:55

Monitor -
This toolkit aims to support all NHS providers in developing clear and well-thought-out strategies. It contains guidance on each stage of developing a strategy, illustrations of possible analyses and case studies of strategic changes that some NHS providers have already implemented.

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National Values Based Recruitment framework

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 15:45

Health Education England (HEE) -
This framework aims to ensure that all students and staff entering the NHS not only have the right skills, but the right values to care for patients. The framework is designed around six core requirements which have been developed based on evidence and engagement with stakeholders.

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Map of health-based places of safety

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 15:35

Care Quality Commission (CQC) -
The CQC has called for urgent action to continue to improve access to and the operation of health-based places of safety for people experiencing a mental health crisis. It has found that too many health-based places of safety are turning people away because they are already full, and some are refusing to help people who are intoxicated or exhibiting disturbed behaviour. This map shows the location of designated health-based places of safety in England for people detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act.

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Securing the future workforce supply: dental care professionals stocktake

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 15:21

Centre For Workforce Intelligence -
This report aims to forecast and analyse demand and supply for the dental care professionals workforce in England between 2013 and 2025. It looks at the dental care professionals workforce required to deliver services in both the NHS and the private sector, and focuses on the changing dental ‘skill mix’ in the context of the proposed reform of the NHS dental contract.

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Mapping the core public health workforce

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 15:10

Centre For Workforce Intelligence -
This report was commissioned by Public Health England, Health Education England and the Department of Health to provide analysis and intelligence of which staff roles make up the core public health workforce in England. The research concludes that the number of core public health workers in England is likely to range from around 36,000 to 41,000 people. The size of the range should be viewed as an indicator of the lack of reliable workforce data for several professions or staffing groups outlined in the report.

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Specialists in out-of-hospital settings: findings from six case studies

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 10:06

The King's Fund -
The King’s Fund visited six services where consultants are delivering or facilitating care outside hospital. This report presents the findings from those visits as case studies. It identifies key characteristics and challenges to this way of working and seeks out evidence of the benefits to patients and the NHS more broadly.

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HSJ Live 22.10.2014: Waiting lists for some specialties up a third

HSJ - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 08:00
Workforce shortages have resulted in waiting lists for some NHS specialties swelling by almost a third over the past four years, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 22.10.2014: Online Q&A: how to improve your strategy planning

HSJ - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 08:00
To secure sustainable health and social care systems national decisions about funding and access must be made, writes Joanna Killian, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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