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HSJ Live 18.05.15: Cameron speech to emphasise "seven-day" NHS plan

HSJ - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 08:00
Prime minister David Cameron will reemphasise his plans to move towards a “seven-day” health service, while increasing NHS spending, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Exclusive: DH concedes last minute U-turn over axing Project Diamond cash

HSJ - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 08:00
The Department of Health has admitted it made a last minute reversal of its decision to stop providing “Project Diamond” funding for specialist hospitals in 2014-15, boosting the finances of up to 19 trusts.
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HSJ Live 18.05.15: Round up of Friday's key stories

HSJ - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 08:00
HSJ’s round up of Friday’s key stories, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Executive Summary: Spend wisely now, folks

HSJ - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 18:32
HSJ’s round up of Friday’s key stories
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Executive Summary: Spend wisely now, folks

HSJ - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 18:32
HSJ’s round up of Friday’s key stories
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18 week waits, March 2015: explore the maps

HSJ - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 13:37
See all NHS waiting lists around England by provider, CCG or specialty
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Diagnostic waiting list grows by over half in five years

HSJ - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 13:35
The national diagnostic waiting list has grown by more than half in five years, in a further sign of growing demand on hospital services.
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Diagnostic waiting list grows by over half in five years

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 13:35
The national diagnostic waiting list has grown by more than half in five years, in a further sign of growing demand on hospital services.
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CCGs must buy external support services, NHS England says

HSJ - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 13:23
NHS England has told clinical commissioning groups in the north to jointly go to market to procure vital support services.
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CQC takes ‘urgent action’ against West Midlands trust

HSJ - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 12:20
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has taken ‘urgent action’ against Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust following an unannounced inspection of its accident and emergency services.
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Consultation on standards for non-specialist emergency care of children

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 11:51

Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) - 
These standards are intended for use by commissioners, service managers, and clinicians and they aim to ensure emergency surgical services for young people meet expected levels of quality and attain excellent outcomes in relation to governance, organisation of care, patient experience, training and service delivery. The consultation closes on 26 June 2015.

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Transformation fund will pay for council 'dowries'

HSJ - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 11:48
Part of NHS England’s £200m transformation fund will be spent on ‘dowries’ for councils taking over responsibility for the care of some people with learning disabilities and autism, HSJ has learned.
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International recruitment: quick guides for employers

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 11:21

NHS Employers - 
This range of quick guides to international recruitment for employers has been updated to reflect changes to new immigration rules that came into effect on 6 April 2015. These resources have been designed to help employers gain a concise understanding of some important elements of the international recruitment process.

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Right cot, right place, right time: improving the design and organisation of neonatal care networks – a computer simulation study

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 11:17

National Institute for Health Research - 
The aim of this study was to develop a computer model that could mimic the performance of a neonatal network and predict the effect of altering network configuration on neonatal unit workloads, ability to meet nurse staffing guidelines, and distance from the parents’ home location to the point of care. It is hoped that the model could provide assistance in planning of capacity, location and type of neonatal services.

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Commissioning guidance: foot care service for people with diabetes

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 11:13

London Strategic Clinical Network - 
This service specification for commissioners aims to deliver equity of access to foot care for people with diabetes. It outlines the care and management to be provided for people with diabetes no matter the severity, urgency or progression of their disease.

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Trust ignored legal advice in making extra non-exec payments

HSJ - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 08:00
FINANCE: A major hospital trust ignored its own legal advice by handing extra payments to its chair and non-executive directors, according to the findings of an independent review.
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HSJ Live 15.05.2015: Support the FT model - it allows for good governance

HSJ - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 08:00
Good governance cannot be guaranteed, but it is high time that the foundation trust comes into its own in the legal form, argues NHS Providers governance advisor John Coutts, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Executive Summary: No Prior warning

HSJ - Thu, 14/05/2015 - 18:36
HSJ’s roundup of Thursday’s key stories
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Prior resigns as CQC chair to join government

HSJ - Thu, 14/05/2015 - 16:33
David Prior has stepped down as chair of the Care Quality Commission to become a health minister in the new Conservative government.
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TDA urges trust to go ‘further and faster’ on reconfiguration

HSJ - Thu, 14/05/2015 - 14:02
FINANCE: The NHS Trust Development Authority has challenged one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country to move ‘further and faster’ with reconfiguration plans designed to cut costs and improve care.
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