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Health Education England approves savings plan for major reconfiguration

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 13:20
Controversial changes to England’s 13 local education and training boards have been approved by Health Education England despite widespread concerns.
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18 week waits, June 2014: explore the new maps

HSJ - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 13:18
See all NHS waits around England by provider, CCG or specialty
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Evidence of mortality rate progress at Keogh trusts

HSJ - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 13:00
Trusts placed into special measures last year for persistently high mortality rates have shown signs of improvement, a report by three healthcare bodies has found.
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Labour slams 'too full' hospitals

HSJ - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 12:21
Hundreds of thousands of patients in need of emergency care are being left at the doors of A&E in ambulances because hospitals are too full, Labour has said.
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Dalton: Hospital chains would 'better use' some NHS managers

HSJ - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 11:50
The health service could see the development of ‘hospital chains’ within five years, the man heading a government review of new organisational forms for the NHS has said.
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CCG to recycle withdrawn funds back into primary care

HSJ - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 11:42
FINANCE: A clinical commissioning group, which suffered a huge backlash from GPs after pulling £1.4m of enhanced services funding, has unveiled plans to pump £1.2m back into the region’s primary care.
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Department of Health and the NHS Business Services Authority (BSA) framework agreement

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 10:38

Department of Health (DH) - 
This document outlines out how the DH and NHS BSA will work together, setting out roles, responsibilities, governance and accountability arrangements.

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All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse manifesto 2015

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 10:13

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse - 
This manifesto calls for the introduction of key measures to effectively reduce alcohol-related harm and demands that political parties of all colours recognise the personal, social and financial costs associated with alcohol misuse today. Key measures include, greater investment in treatment, stronger advertising regulation to protection children and young people and minimum unit pricing. The manifesto is designed to inform in the lead in toward the 2015 election.

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Comparing apples with oranges? How to make better use of evidence from the voluntary and community sector to improve health outcomes and supporting case studies

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:32

NHS Confederation - 
The briefing, primarily aimed at members of health and wellbeing boards, but relevant to both statutory and VCS partners, gives an overview of the knowledge, expertise and insight that voluntary and community sector organisations may hold about their local communities and diverse groups of people within these, as well as the different ways this knowledge can be used to enhance joint strategic needs assessments (JSNAs) and commissioning.

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Waiting list breaches 3 million

HSJ - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:21
More than 3.2 million patients were awaiting treatment on the NHS, according to the latest figures for June.
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2014 public awareness and opinion survey

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:44

Public Health England (PHE) - 
PHE commissioned Ipsos MORI to carry out a public opinion survey. This report presents the results of this research into public health concerns, awareness and knowledge of PHE, and levels of public confidence and trust.

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CCGs raise concerns over 'system resilience groups'

HSJ - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:29
Clinical commissioning groups have become concerned about the burden of being involved with ‘system resilience groups’, which are expected to oversee efforts to clear waiting lists and ease winter pressures.
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New job for HR director axed by Wirral

HSJ - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:22
WORKFORCE: A human resources director made redundant by Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust with what appears to be a six figure pay off earlier this year has started work at another trust in the North West.
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NICE on the offensive in row over breast cancer drug

HSJ - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:01
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has taken the unprecedented step of expressing its “disappointment” with a multinational drug giant in a row over a new breast cancer drug and government’s pricing deal with the pharmaceutical industry
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8 August issue of HSJ is ready to read on the app

HSJ - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:01
This week’s issue of HSJ magazine is now available to read on our tablet app.
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Monitor ‘reluctantly’ allows delay to Peterborough tender

HSJ - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 18:50
COMMERCIAL: Monitor has granted Peterborough and Stamford Foundation Trust a “short delay” to its planned tender for a partner to help it secure financial sustainability.
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An independent review into creating an open and honest reporting culture in the NHS

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 16:19

Freedom To Speak Up -
This review was announced on 24 June 2014 by the Secretary of State for Health and is led by Sir Robert Francis QC. Sir Robert wants to hear from as many people as possible who have experiences, both good and bad, of raising concerns in the NHS. It will gather information in a number of ways including an invitation to share experiences and ideas, seminars and research projects. A report containing the findings is planned for November 2014.

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Bedford MSK referrals dip after contract switch

HSJ - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 16:16
Bedford Hospital Trust has seen musculoskeletal referrals drop by around 30 per cent in the first quarter since the service was restructured under a prime vendor contract, HSJ has learned.
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Healthcare UK: review of progress 2013-14 and business plan 2014-15

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 15:56

Department of Health -
This slide deck summarises Healthcare UK’s performance against the targets set for 2013 to 2014 and highlights the main points of the business plan for the current year. It also looks at opportunities for digital health in China and future priorities.

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'Safeguard our NHS' in trade deal

HSJ - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 12:38
Most voters in key battleground constituencies want to see the NHS safeguarded from a new trade deal which campaigners claim threatens privatisation of health services, according to a new survey.
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