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TDA launches NHS communications strategy

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 13:45
The NHS Trust Development Authority has launched a strategy to support NHS trusts with their communication activities.
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Dudley becomes first trust to request CQC rating review

HSJ - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 13:36
Dudley Group Foundation Trust has become the first trust to be granted a formal review of its Care Quality Commission rating.
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World Alzheimer's report 2014

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 12:13

Alzheimer's Disease International - 
This report calls for dementia to be integrated into both global and national public health programmes alongside other major non-communicable diseases. It reveals that control of diabetes and high blood pressure as well as measures to encourage smoking cessation and to reduce cardiovascular risk, have the potential to reduce the risk of dementia even in late-life. The report found that diabetes can increase the risk of dementia by 50%. Obesity and lack of physical activity are important risk factors for diabetes and hypertension, and should, therefore, also be targeted.

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Children with special educational and complex needs: guidance for health and wellbeing boards

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 10:57

Department of Health - 
The Children and Families Act 2014 introduces a new statutory requirement for local services to work together when providing care and support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Health and wellbeing boards are responsible for overseeing the implementation of the new requirement, ensuring that local services are fulfilling their role and that children are getting the care they need. This document provides guidance and advice for health and wellbeing boards on how best to oversee the implementation of changes made by the act.

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Group established for 'innovative' smaller hospitals

HSJ - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 08:04
A new group for small and medium-sized hospitals has been set up by the Nuffield Trust to look at how they can adapt their business models.
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HSJ Live 22.09.2014: Labour 'to fund NHS spending rise with mansion tax'

HSJ - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 08:00
Labour will pledge to increase NHS funding paid for by a “mansion tax, the BBC reports, and the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 22.09.2014: Group established for 'innovative' smaller hospitals

HSJ - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 08:00
New group for smaller hospitals set up by the Nuffield Trust, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 22.09.2014: Labour Party conference

HSJ - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 08:00
Latest health news from Manchester conference, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 22.09.2014: Foundation Trust sector Twitter chat

HSJ - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 08:00
Twitter chat with Monitor’s Jason Dorsett at 12pm, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 22.09.2014: Labour hints at NHS spending announcement

HSJ - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 08:00
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls says Labour “will do what it takes to ensure NHS is secured”, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 22.09.2014: NHS uses 'flawed definition' of whistleblowers, study finds

HSJ - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 08:00
Some NHS organisations are using a ‘fundamentally wrong definition’ of whistleblowers when dealing with staff who raise concerns, a study finds, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Exclusive poll: Public approval for government's NHS handling grows

HSJ - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 01:01
The past three months have seen a strengthening of public approval for the government’s treatment of the NHS, an exclusive HSJ/FTI Consulting poll has found.
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NHS uses 'flawed definition' of whistleblowers, study finds

HSJ - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 01:01
Some NHS organisations are using a ‘fundamentally wrong definition’ of whistleblowers when dealing with staff who raise concerns, according to a study of cases submitted to the government’s review of the issue.
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NHS uses 'flawed definition' of whistleblowers, study finds

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 01:01
Some NHS organisations are using a ‘fundamentally wrong definition’ of whistleblowers when dealing with staff who raise concerns, according to a study of cases submitted to the government’s review of the issue.
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19 September issue of HSJ is ready to read on the app

HSJ - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 13:46
This week’s issue of HSJ magazine is now available to read on our tablet app.
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National officials call for 'rapid action' on failing waiting targets

HSJ - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 13:39
The bosses of clinical commissioning groups and NHS providers have been told to raise their game to hit waiting time targets in a letter from NHS England, Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority.
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Providers report 'unprecedented' financial problems

HSJ - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 12:28
NHS providers have suffered “unprecedented” financial problems in the first few months of this year, new official figures suggest.
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NHS providers report 'unprecedented' financial problems

HSJ - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 12:28
NHS providers have suffered “unprecedented” financial problems in the first few months of this year, new official figures suggest.
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Making parity a reality: six asks for the next government to improve the nation's mental health

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 11:47

Royal College of Psychiatrists - 
This manifesto calls for a firm commitment from all parties to take action to ensure that the millions of people who do, and will experience mental health problems are given timely, appropriate care. It highlights the need for a waiting time target for mental health treatment; improved access to crisis and specialist services; and greater investment in evidence-based parenting programmes.

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Concern over ambulance queue death

HSJ - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 11:47
Heartbroken relatives of a grandmother who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances outside a hospital have demanded an apology from health bosses.
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