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HSJ Live 15.01.2015: Co-commissioning specialised services will lead to 'poorer access', group claims

HSJ - Thu, 15/01/2015 - 07:00
Specialised Healthcare Alliance claims plans will result in “vast majority” of services being exposed to “competing local pressures”, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Trust chair resigns to run for parliament

HSJ - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 12:54
WORKFORCE: The chair of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust has stood down to run for parliament.
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Ambulance service downgrades more than 8,000 emergency calls

HSJ - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 12:40
PERFORMANCE: More than 8,000 emergency calls were downgraded by East of England Ambulance Service Trust over two months.
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Exclusive: Bidders shortlisted for £1bn primary care support contract

HSJ - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 12:30
Three bidders have been shortlisted for a £1bn, 10 year contract to provide critical primary care support services, NHS England has confirmed.
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CCG retains GP practice funding to bring down deficit

HSJ - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 11:30
NHS Bedfordshire CCG
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Right from the start: what we want from the new government

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 10:26

Every Disabled Child Matters - 
This report outlines some of the challenges disabled children, young people and their families face. It calls for the next government to address these issues and highlights integrated care and respite care as key actions to be taken to improve the lives of disabled children and their families.

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State of the nation: challenges for 2015 and beyond

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 10:23

Diabetes UK - 
This report argues that diabetes healthcare in England is leading to avoidable deaths, record rates of complications and huge costs to the NHS. The findings of this research show that there has been very little overall improvement in diabetes healthcare in the past year, with 40 per cent of people with diabetes still not getting the NICE recommended checks that they need to manage their condition. It calls for CCGs to set themselves performance improvement targets and implement diabetes action plans.

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Cambridgeshire system plans joint integration bid

HSJ - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 10:07
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough health economy is likely to submit a joint expression of interest to develop a new integrated model of care, HSJ has learned.
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Director behind Hinchingbrooke deal defends decision

HSJ - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 09:59
The former strategic health authority director who led the franchising of Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust has defended the decision.
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Dalton: Hinchingbrooke collapse does not scupper franchise model

HSJ - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 09:50
The author of a major government review on provider sector reform has rejected the suggestion that the collapse of the Hinchingbrooke contract should spell the end of franchising in the NHS.
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HSJ Live 14.01.2015: Bidders shortlisted for £1bn primary care support services contract

HSJ - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 07:00
Tender is one of largest single outsourcing deals ever proposed in the NHS, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 14.01.2015: NHS children's services 'not fit for purpose'

HSJ - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 07:00
The NHS’s failure to reconfigure children’s services, has left it with a model of care not fit for purpose, says the president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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Exclusive: NHS children's services 'not fit for purpose'

HSJ - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 06:00
The NHS’s failure to reconfigure children’s services, has left it with a model of care not fit for purpose, the president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has told HSJ.
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Exclusive: NHS children's services 'not fit for purpose'

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 06:00
The NHS’s failure to reconfigure children’s services, has left it with a model of care not fit for purpose, the president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has told HSJ.
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Technology enabled care services: resource for commissioners

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 16:10

NHS Commissioning Assembly - 
This resource aims to help maximise the value of technology enabled care services for patients, carers, commissioners and the whole health economy. It provides information on how to commission, procure, implement and evaluate these types of solutions effectively.

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Assessment of NHS foundation trusts’ 5-year strategic plans

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 15:45

Monitor - 
This document summarises NHS trusts' 5-year strategic plans as part of Monitor's planning round for 2014-15.

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Standard operating procedures: the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF). Guidance to support the operation of the CDF in 2014-15

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 15:44

NHS England - 
This guidance has been updated to reflect the changes in the CDF following a review of the fund's sustainability and cost-effectiveness.

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Exclusive: NHS Employers reveals plans to overhaul contracts

HSJ - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 12:30
Proposals to enable the NHS to deliver seven day services have been unveiled by NHS Employers. It includes an overhaul of medical contracts and how much staff are paid for weekend and evening work.
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Exclusive: NHS Employers reveals plans to overhaul contracts

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 12:30
Proposals to enable the NHS to deliver seven day services have been unveiled by NHS Employers. It includes an overhaul of medical contracts and how much staff are paid for weekend and evening work.
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Cancer drugs fund receives surprise £60m boost

HSJ - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 12:23
NHS England has announced a surprise £60m boost to the cancer drugs fund, bringing it up to £340m for 2015-16, even as it slashes the number of drugs available.
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