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'Massive relief' over NHS England decision on rare condition drug

HSJ - Wed, 22/07/2015 - 13:55
A drug at the centre of a row over preventable deaths and policy delays could become routinely available on the NHS, it has emerged.
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Legacy records management: services provided by the Department of Health Records Office

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 22/07/2015 - 13:36

Department of Health -
These documents relate to services provided by the Department of Health Records Office. They are for the attention of managers, financial departments and any other colleagues with records management responsibilities within organisations that have inherited legacy records from former PCTs and SHAs.

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NHS England review calls for shake-up of children's heart surgery

HSJ - Wed, 22/07/2015 - 12:15
A NHS England review into congenital heart disease services has called for a major shake-up of how they are provided, proposing a ‘three tier’ model of care.
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New organisational models of primary care to meet the future needs of the NHS: a brief overview of recent reports

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 22/07/2015 - 11:52

RAND Corporation -
This research presents a brief overview of reports from professional bodies and policy-focused organisations, from England and internationally, that describe new models for delivering primary care. It gives some examples of communication/information technology used in primary care and discuss recruitment and retention challenges facing health professionals in general practice.

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TDA 'broadens' support for challenged trusts

HSJ - Wed, 22/07/2015 - 11:45
The NHS Trust Development Authority has appointed improvement directors to two trusts struggling with performance and leadership issues.
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Making change possible: a Transformation Fund for the NHS

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 22/07/2015 - 11:11

The King's Fund -
The King’s Fund and the Health Foundation both support the concept of a Transformation Fund for the NHS in England. The two organisations came together to undertake a programme to establish how such a fund would be managed and resourced. The report draws on analysis conducted by the two organisations, in particular six case studies of funding transformation, in the health sector and beyond, along with examples of local NHS initiatives. It also captures the experience of NHS leaders and some of those organisations across the NHS that have been at the forefront of efforts to implement changes in the delivery of care.

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Department of Health: annual assessment of the NHS Commissioning Board (known as NHS England) 2014-15

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 22/07/2015 - 11:06

Department of Health -
The Secretary of State for Health’s assessment report covers the extent to which NHS England met its mandate and business plan objectives, and fulfilled its duties to improve the quality of services, reduce inequalities and secure public involvement.

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Finding a path for the cure for dementia: an independent report into an integrated approach to dementia research

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 22/07/2015 - 11:03

Department of Health -
This report sets out what and where hurdles exist in the development of treatments for dementia. It forms part of the ambition to help drive towards the G8 dementia summit’s goal of a cure or disease modifying therapy for dementia by 2025.

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National confidential inquiry into suicide and homicide by people with mental illness

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 22/07/2015 - 10:29

University of Manchester -
This report shows that there has been a 29 per cent rise among men who die by suicide while under the care of mental health services in the UK since 2006. During the report period, 2003-2013, the largest rise was seen in middle aged men 45-54 years old, where there has been a 73 per cent increase since 2006, which may be driven by increases in risk factors such as alcohol and economic pressures.

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Capacity and capability to regulate the quality and safety of health and adult social care

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 22/07/2015 - 10:09

National Audit Office -
According to this report, the Care Quality Commission has made substantial progress as it seeks to address public concerns about its regulatory approach, but significant challenges lie ahead if it is to demonstrate effectiveness and value for money.

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HSJ Live 22.07.2015: NHS England review says children's heart surgery must be centralised

HSJ - Wed, 22/07/2015 - 08:00
An NHS England review into children’s heart surgery has called for a major shake-up of how they are provided, proposing a “three tier” model of care, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 22.07.2015: Review calls for regional networks for congenital heart disease

HSJ - Wed, 22/07/2015 - 08:00
An NHS England review into children’s heart surgery has called for a major shake-up of how they are provided, proposing a “three tier” model of care, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 22.07.2015: Get the measure on patient outcomes

HSJ - Wed, 22/07/2015 - 08:00
NHS England needs to reach agreement on a standard set of procedures for the routine measurement of outcomes involving patients, argues Andrew Vallance-Owen, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Executive Summary: Papering over the cracks

HSJ - Tue, 21/07/2015 - 18:26
HSJ’s roundup of Tuesday’s key stories
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Eights lessons from MPs' quizzing of Simon Stevens

HSJ - Tue, 21/07/2015 - 18:00
How heroic efficiency savings will be made, being assertive, and underwear sales: the key points from Simon Stevens, Sir Bruce Keogh and Jane Cummings’ answers to Commons health committee questions on Tuesday.
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Eights lessons from MPs' quizzing of Simon Stevens

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 21/07/2015 - 18:00
How heroic efficiency savings will be made, being assertive, and underwear sales: the key points from Simon Stevens, Sir Bruce Keogh and Jane Cummings’ answers to Commons health committee questions on Tuesday.
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Exclusive: NHS ‘needs at least £1.5bn a year’ for transformation

HSJ - Tue, 21/07/2015 - 18:00
The NHS needs a dedicated transformation fund of at least £1.5bn a year to properly test and roll out new models of care, according to researchers.
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Eights lessons from MPs' quizzing of Simon Stevens today

HSJ - Tue, 21/07/2015 - 18:00
How heroic efficiency savings will be made, being assertive, and underwear sales: the key points from Simon Stevens, Sir Bruce Keogh and Jane Cummings’ answers to Commons health committee questions today.
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Eights lessons from MPs' quizzing of Simon Stevens today

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 21/07/2015 - 18:00
How heroic efficiency savings will be made, being assertive, and underwear sales: the key points from Simon Stevens, Sir Bruce Keogh and Jane Cummings’ answers to Commons health committee questions today.
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DH accounts show NHS ‘clearly in underlying deficit’

HSJ - Tue, 21/07/2015 - 17:25
The Department of Health underspent its revenue budget by just £1.2m in 2014-15 – a fraction of its £110bn budget – the department’s accounts reveal.
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