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Challenges and opportunities in improving access to medicines through efficient public procurement in the WHO European Region

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 28/11/2016 - 11:43

World Health Organization (WHO) - 
This report reviews how different public procurement practices can influence prices and ensure supply security for pharmaceuticals. It discusses the use of increased collaboration as a means to improve procurement outcomes. In particular, it seeks to provide insights into the following question: how can public strategic procurement and increased collaboration, within and across countries, contribute to improving access to high-cost medicines in Europe?

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Integrated care for older people with frailty: innovative approaches in practice

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 28/11/2016 - 11:40

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) - 
This report, written in partnership with the British Geriatrics Society, showcases how GPs and geriatricians are collaborating to design and lead innovative schemes to improve the provision of integrated care for older people with frailty. It highlights 13 case studies from across the UK, ranging from schemes to help older people remain active and independent, to those providing better services in the community, to those supporting patients in hospital.

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Carers

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 28/11/2016 - 11:31

House of Commons Library - 
This briefing paper provides information about the number of carers in the UK and the issues they face. It also explains the rights, benefits and support available to carers and government policy on caring.

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Trust seeks to terminate £200m contract

HSJ - Mon, 28/11/2016 - 11:21
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust will look to terminate a five year, £200m estates and facilities contract with Carillion amid concerns over poor standards.
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Breaking: Trust seeks to terminate £200m contract

HSJ - Mon, 28/11/2016 - 11:21
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust will look to terminate a five year, £200m estates and facilities contract with Carillion amid concerns over poor standards.
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Preventing prison suicide

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 28/11/2016 - 11:07

Howard League for Penal Reform - 
This report, written in conjunction with the Centre for Mental Health, reveals that 2016 has been the worst year on record for prison suicides with 102 suicides recorded since the beginning of the year. The report highlights the action that needs to be taken to improve the safety and mental health of prisoners in England and Wales. It calls for a reduction in the use of solitary confinement and an increase in investment in staffing.

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'Ominous' social care warning from leading STP

HSJ - Mon, 28/11/2016 - 07:00
Health leaders in Greater Manchester have warned that social care funding problems threaten to jeopardise the delivery of their regional plan – despite their £450m transformation fund.
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Trusts create joint executive board

HSJ - Mon, 28/11/2016 - 06:00
STRUCTURE: A single executive management team has been appointed to run two acute foundation trusts.
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Acute foundation trusts appoint joint executive board

HSJ - Mon, 28/11/2016 - 06:00
STRUCTURE: A single executive management team has been appointed to run two acute foundation trusts.
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Daily Insight: Viva Bas Vegas

HSJ - Fri, 25/11/2016 - 17:50
HSJ’s round-up of Friday’s must read stories and debate
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Private providers back on course to land £1.2bn deal

HSJ - Fri, 25/11/2016 - 15:34
A major £1.2bn procurement for cancer and end of life care which was “paused” because of the collapse of another similar large contract involving the same lead advisers has finally been given the go ahead by NHS England.
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£1.2bn deal back on track after long pause

HSJ - Fri, 25/11/2016 - 15:34
A major £1.2bn procurement for cancer and end of life care which was “paused” because of the collapse of another similar large contract involving the same lead advisers has finally been given the go ahead by NHS England.
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Fraudsters forced to pay £650k in compensation after conning trust

HSJ - Fri, 25/11/2016 - 14:54
Four former Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust employees convicted of defrauding the trust were yesterday ordered to pay £650,000 or face extra prison time.
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Exclusive: STP chair resigns before plan is published

HSJ - Fri, 25/11/2016 - 12:54
The leader of Staffordshire’s sustainability and transformation plan has resigned ahead of the five year strategy being published.
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Improving confidence in conversational English

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 25/11/2016 - 12:20

NHS Employers - 
This case study discusses how Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust partnered with Creative English to develop and deliver a learning programme for their international staff, designed to improve confidence in conversational English.

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NHS staff from overseas: statistics

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 25/11/2016 - 11:39

House of Commons Library - 
This briefing gives details on the nationality of NHS staff by region for doctors, nurses and other categories in England. 

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New urgent care deal covers only part of STP patch

HSJ - Fri, 25/11/2016 - 07:00
Two clinical commissioning groups in Bedfordshire have jointly contracted with a new integrated urgent care service, appearing to call into question how a major proposal in the area’s STP will be delivered.
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Analysed: The CCGs with the biggest overspends

HSJ - Fri, 25/11/2016 - 07:00
Four of the five most overspent clinical commissioning groups so far in 2016-17 are in the West Midlands, but most still expect to recover their positions by March.
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Daily Insight: Inspiration and celebration

HSJ - Thu, 24/11/2016 - 17:30
HSJ’s round-up of must read stories, including this year’s HSJ Awards winners
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Building a culture of improvement at East London NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 24/11/2016 - 14:49

Institute for Healthcare Improvement -
In the past few years, East London NHS Foundation Trust has reduced incidents of inpatient violence, medication errors, waiting times for treatment in the community, and improved staff satisfaction and engagement, among other improvements. This report looks at what made these achievements possible. Please note that registration is required before viewing this document.

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