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Diabetes prevalence model for local authorities and CCGs

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 13/09/2016 - 11:00

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This model, produced by PHE and the National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network, estimates the total number  of adults with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in England. The data shows that whilst 3.8 million people are estimated to have diabetes, approximately 90% of diabetes cases are Type 2. 

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Lightning review: school nurses - children's access to school nurses to improve wellbeing and protect them from harm

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 13/09/2016 - 10:42

Children's Commissioner - 
This report finds that school nurses spend twice as much time on paperwork than on direct work with children in schools which potentially reduces their capacity to identify children at risk of neglect or abuse. The research also identified evidence that time pressures meant that the school nurse role in supporting and promoting child health and wellbeing, mental health, healthy relationships and sex education was being compromised. 

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Well regarded trust rated 'requires improvement'

HSJ - Tue, 13/09/2016 - 01:02
Oxleas Foundation Trust, a well regarded mental health and community provider, has been rated as “requires improvement” by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in April.
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Daily Insight: Big beast gets even bigger

HSJ - Mon, 12/09/2016 - 18:30
The must read stories and most important developments on Monday
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Two hospital chiefs step down ahead of disciplinary hearings

HSJ - Mon, 12/09/2016 - 16:51
Two senior officers have left Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust ahead of disciplinary hearings over their conduct.
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Hopson: New care models 'a 15 year journey'

HSJ - Mon, 12/09/2016 - 16:13
New care models are “not going to be the answer” to the NHS funding gap, and will take much longer than five years to implement, according to NHS Providers chief executive Chris Hopson.
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County CCG plans 'significant' hospital consolidation

HSJ - Mon, 12/09/2016 - 13:45
Oxfordshire health services will see “significant structural change” as part of transformation plans currently under discussion, HSJ can reveal, with the Horton General Hospital singled out as “not sustainable in its current form”.
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Exclusive: GPs urged to report hospitals' contract breaches

HSJ - Mon, 12/09/2016 - 11:10
The British Medical Association GP committee is advising GPs on how to raise formal concerns with trusts and commissioning groups when hospitals fail to comply with new requirements to help reduce workload, HSJ has been told.
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Understanding and preventing drug-related deaths: the report of a national expert working group to investigate drug-related deaths in England

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 12/09/2016 - 10:56

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This report makes recommendations towards addressing the rising number of people dying from drug misuse in England and highlights a number of principles for action by local authorities, drug treatment providers and partner organisations. The national expert working group advocate a whole-system approach to substance abuse treatment and a personalised approach which is tailored to patient needs.

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Support from the start: commissioning early intervention services for mental ill health

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 12/09/2016 - 10:41

NHS Clinical Commissioners - 
This report showcases projects that promote early intervention in mental health and draws out tips from commissioners and practitioners involved in their development and delivery. The report highlights four projects where CCGs and their partners are tackling the challenge of early intervention and it aims ot share the learning and good practice from these projects.

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Government response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee report on childhood obesity - brave and bold action, first report of session 2015-16

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 12/09/2016 - 10:06

Department of Health (DH) - 
This paper sets out the government's response to the conclusions and recommendation in the Health Select Committee's report on child obesity. The response outlines the way that the government child obesity plan for action will aim to reduce levels of childhood obesity and improve the health and wellbeing of children.

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Analysis: The biggest providers of specialised services

HSJ - Mon, 12/09/2016 - 08:30
Barts Health Trust had the largest increase in its specialised services income in the country last year, according to HSJ analysis.
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NHS Digital urges staff to take responsibility for security

HSJ - Mon, 12/09/2016 - 08:30
NHS Digital has called on NHS staff to take more responsibility for “cyber hygiene” and launched a new set of training and reporting services to improve security.
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Revealed: NHS's biggest specialised services providers

HSJ - Mon, 12/09/2016 - 08:30
Barts Health Trust had the largest increase in its specialised services income in the country last year, according to HSJ analysis.
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Daily Insight: Mortality delayed

HSJ - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 17:10
HSJ’s round-up of Friday’s must read stories and debate
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What's new in care models: What counts as a PACS?

HSJ - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 17:00
Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View
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Swindells indicates some STPs may not be signed off this year

HSJ - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 13:53
A senior NHS England board member has said the organisation is aiming for all 44 sustainability and transformation plans to be signed off by the end of 2016, but acknowledged this may not be possible. 
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Prevention of harm caused by alcohol exposure in pregnancy: rapid review and case studies from member states

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 10:59

World Health Organization (WHO) - 
This report gives an overview of the literature on interventions to prevent alcohol exposure during pregnancy that targets both pregnant and non-pregnant women. It reviews the literature on preventing alcohol exposure in pregnancy from studies published in the last decade and it also presents case studies from eight European countries.

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Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust cervical screening programme quality assurance visit report

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 10:56

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This summary report sets out observations and recommendations from a quality assurance visit to the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust.

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Exclusive: Hunt's 'avoidable deaths' data subject to major delays

HSJ - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 08:00
A high profile commitment by the health secretary to publish trust level information on avoidable deaths is subject to major delay, amid ongoing doubt about whether and how it can be calculated.
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