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Changing educational attainment of graduate recruits to major public sector occupations

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 13/03/2017 - 17:13

Office of Manpower Economics (OME) - 
This research report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies examines how levels of educational achievement (on entry to higher education) have changed over time for new graduate recruits to major public sector occupations relative to all occupations. It looks in detail at the trends for teachers, doctors, nurses and NHS professions allied to medicine, as well as looking more briefly at civil servants, police officers and prison service workers.

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Understanding devolution: a critical appraisal of the Greater Manchester devolution deal

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 13/03/2017 - 16:13

New Economics Foundation (NEF) - 
This paper presents an assessment of the devolution process in Greater Manchester so far and highlights key issues for consideration for future devolved local areas. The analysis identifies the integration of health and social care as the service area which will undergo the greatest change in terms of public service reform in devolved regions.

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18 week waits, January 2017: explore the maps

HSJ - Mon, 13/03/2017 - 15:40
NHS waiting lists around England, updated for January 2017
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Virgin Care starts legal proceedings against NHS

HSJ - Mon, 13/03/2017 - 12:30
A private provider has launched legal proceedings against eight NHS commissioners after losing a bid for a £82m children’s community services contract.
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Three-way merger to create largest CCG in England

HSJ - Mon, 13/03/2017 - 10:00
Three clinical commissioning groups in Merseyside have announced plans to merge, after NHS England “paved the way” for discussions to start.
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Councils must agree targets for rapid help to hospitals, say NHS Providers

HSJ - Mon, 13/03/2017 - 07:00
NHS Providers has urged councils and NHS leaders to agree targets for short term reductions in hospital bed days, after the announcement of £1.2bn extra in social care funding for 2017-18.
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Struggling CCG first to be taken out of special measures

HSJ - Mon, 13/03/2017 - 07:00
A struggling clinical commissioning group has become the first in the country to be taken out of financial special measures.
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Analysis: Over 100 trusts report rise in E coli infections in a year

HSJ - Mon, 13/03/2017 - 07:00
Almost 70 per cent of NHS trusts have seen a rise in E coli infections in the 12 months up to to January 2017, raising questions over their ability to meet the government’s target to cut rates by 50 per cent in three years.
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CCG to pool majority of its budget with councils

HSJ - Mon, 13/03/2017 - 07:00
A London clinical commissioning group is set to pool the majority of its budget with two local councils under plans to integrate health and social care commissioning.
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Daily Insight: CCGs rapped for rationing

HSJ - Fri, 10/03/2017 - 17:00
HSJ’s round up of the must read health stories
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Former trust chief guilty of fraud avoids jail

HSJ - Fri, 10/03/2017 - 14:17
A former hospital trust chief executive has been given a 16 month suspended jail term after she had pleaded guilty to fraudulently paying her husband more than £11,000.
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Exclusive: NHS England warns CCGs over ‘arbitrary rationing’

HSJ - Fri, 10/03/2017 - 12:16
NHS England has issued a warning to commissioning groups accusing some of “rationing” surgery using “arbitrary cut offs”, amid growing concern about the issue, HSJ can reveal.
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NHS trust replacing qualified nurses with nursing associates

HSJ - Fri, 10/03/2017 - 11:29
The Royal College of Nursing has criticised plans by an NHS trust to replace more than 20 registered nurse posts with nursing associates.
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NHS reform at scale and pace

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 10/03/2017 - 11:06

Reform - 
Reform's key health conference explored the theme of NHS reforms at pace and scale. This brochure contains articles covering themes across the conference: sustainability and transformation plans, workplace health, and better care for less.

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Guidance on smoking cessation in secondary care in acute settings: self-assessment tool

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 10/03/2017 - 10:38

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This self-assessment framework aims to support NHS acute trusts to develop local plans to reduce smoking prevalence and the use of tobacco. It is based on NICE guidance and covers four key areas: the systems required to implement the guidance, communication required, staff training requirements, and treatments to support staff and service users.

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Combined performance summary, January 2017

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 10/03/2017 - 10:32

NHS England - 
This statistical release brings together the monthly performance statistics for NHS 111, ambulance quality indicators, A&E attendances and admissions, diagnostic waiting times, referral to treatment waiting times, cancer services waiting times, delayed transfers of care and early intervention in psychosis. The combined statistics reflect the continuing long-term trend of greater volumes of urgent and emergency care and elective activity.

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Gastrointestinal endoscopy and sonography workforce supply review

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 10/03/2017 - 10:20

Department of Health (DH) - 
These reports present a summary of surveys of the ultrasound and endoscopy workforce in England. The reviews aim to inform the commissioning of education, training and resourcing of these sections of the workforce as well as help with short- and long-term workforce planning.

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Bailout delays force trusts to take out extra loans

HSJ - Fri, 10/03/2017 - 07:00
Dozens of NHS trusts face having to take out interest bearing loans after being told that bailout payments agreed by the Treasury have been delayed.
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Daily Insight: Trusts given new A&E orders

HSJ - Thu, 09/03/2017 - 17:50
The must read stories and talking points in the NHS
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Public health transformation four years on: maximising the use of limited resources

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 09/03/2017 - 13:44

Local Government Association -
This compilation of case studies shows how local authorities continue to make progress on improving health and wellbeing and tackling health inequalities since public health was formally transferred from the NHS in April 2013. These case studies aim to show what potential there is for public health, if properly resourced, to make inroads in improving health and wellbeing.

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