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Bupa joint venture wins £235m NHS contract

HSJ - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 14:27
A £235m contract to provide NHS musculoskeletal services for West Sussex has been awarded to a joint venture between health insurance company Bupa and a community services social enterprise.
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Monitor chair's £1k taxi bill sparks 'urgent' expenses review

HSJ - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 13:43
Monitor is “urgently reviewing” its expenses policy after its chair unwittingly ran up a bill of nearly £1,000 for short taxi rides in less than three months.
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Estimating NHS and social care spend: a tool for commissioners

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 11:31

Monitor - 
This Excel-based tool aims to help NHS commissioners by approximating how their local care economy spends its money by age group, patient group and care settings, and how this may evolve over time. By filling in some basic variables, commissioners can create a quick, indicative patient segmentation for their locality.

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A national study of acute care alcohol workers

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 10:26

Alcohol Research UK - 
Alcohol health workers are specialist staff working in hospital – usually nurses – who identify and work with patients drinking at levels that may impact or have already impacted their health. This study explores the coverage and funding of these posts within hospitals in the UK.

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Measuring up? The health of NHS cancer services

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 10:01

Cancer Research UK - 
This report highlights key concerns regarding the pressures on NHS cancer services following the NHS reorganisation and the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It calls for urgent action to increase investment, particularly in diagnostic services, and also highlights the need to review both the leadership and commissioning of cancer services so they are fit to meet the looming demands of an ageing population and the predicted rapid increase in cancer cases.

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HSJ Live 08.09.2014: Monitor chair's £1k taxi bill sparks 'urgent' expenses review

HSJ - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 08:00
The health regulator is “urgently reviewing” its expenses policy, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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CSU independence plan put on hold

HSJ - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 08:00
NHS England has paused a project that would enable its commissioning support units to become independent in just over two years.
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HSJ Live 08.09.2014: Let's challenge politicians' 'patients first' rhetoric

HSJ - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 08:00
Jeremy Taylor on how to make patient centred care a reality, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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Manifesto 2015: call to action for neurology

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:53

Neurological Alliance - 
This manifesto sets out three key priorities for improving neurology services: improving data and intelligence on neurological conditions; improving access to specialist care and expertise; and supporting and funding research into new and better treatments for neurological conditions.

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NHS England to cut a quarter of senior posts in major shake-up

HSJ - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:07
NHS England could axe one in four of its senior posts within six months as part of a major structural reorganisation of the body, under plans unveiled by its chief executive today.
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NHS England to cut a quarter of senior posts in major shake-up

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:07
NHS England could axe one in four of its senior posts within six months as part of a major structural reorganisation of the body, under plans unveiled by its chief executive today.
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BREAKING: NHS England to cut a quarter of senior posts in major shake-up

HSJ - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:07
NHS England could axe one in four of its senior posts within six months as part of a major structural reorganisation of the body, under plans unveiled by its chief executive today.
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BREAKING: NHS England to cut a quarter of senior posts in major shake-up

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:07
NHS England could axe one in four of its senior posts within six months as part of a major structural reorganisation of the body, under plans unveiled by its chief executive today.
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NHS core IT system migration a ‘success’

HSJ - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:52
The health service’s central ‘IT spine’ has migrated onto a new system in a move senior figures hope will improve the integration of data and information systems in the NHS and social services.
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Kent special measures trust could be first to face extra regulatory action

HSJ - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:22
PERFORMANCE: Medway Foundation Trust could become the first provider in special measures to face further regulatory action from the Care Quality Commission after inspectors found it had failed to improve during an unannounced inspection.
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Pressure points: postnatal care planning

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:37

Royal College of Midwives (RCM) - 
This report found that over a third (40%) of women were discharged from hospital before they were ready after having a baby. It also argues that women are not getting the level of postnatal care recommended by NICE and that continuity of care is suffering, leading to poorer care for women and their babies.

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Labour health expert calls for immediate debate on health and care funding

HSJ - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:35
The expert who authored Ed Miliband’s health and social care plan has called on politicians to immediately begin a public debate on the future of funding for the services.
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Preventing suicide: a global imperative

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:43

World Health Organization (WHO) - 
This report aims to increase awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts, to make suicide prevention a higher priority on the global public health agenda, and to encourage and support countries to develop or strengthen comprehensive suicide prevention strategies in a multisectoral public health approach. It provides a global knowledge base on suicide and suicide attempts as well as actionable steps for countries based on their current resources and context to move forward in suicide prevention.

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Making it work: a guide to whole system commissioning for sexual health, reproductive health and HIV

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:32

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This guidance aims to help commissioners ensure that service users experience integrated, responsive services that deliver the best outcomes. It highlights the importance of putting service users and their needs at the heart of commissioning to ensure they experience integrated, responsive services, and emphasises the importance of tackling the wider determinants of health.

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The health and care professions (public health specialists and miscellaneous amendments) order 2015: a consultation

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:18

Department of Health (DH) - 
Non-medical or dental public health specialists are going to be subject to statutory regulation by the Health and Care Professions Council instead of registering on the voluntary list currently held by the UK Public Health Register. The draft order contains the details of how this regulation will work in practice. This consultation closes on 17 October 2014.

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