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Building better participation

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 08/06/2016 - 16:58

National Association for Patient Participation -
The National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP) has launched a new resource guide to help all GP practice Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) to work effectively.  The resource will help all PPGs – whether they are long-standing or recently formed to reflect on what they do. It is a useful tool for GP practices and CCGs seeking to support effective PPGs.

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Personal budgets in social care

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 08/06/2016 - 16:45

House of Commons Public Accounts Committee -
This Public Accounts Committee reports warns that stronger measures are needed to safeguard the interests of adults receiving personal budgets for social care. The Committee calls on the Department of Health to set out clearly to local authorities and providers 'what high-quality and proportionate support looks like' and how much it costs, and recommends a range of analytical and other measures to safeguard users' interests and the social care market.

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CCGs: Hospital trust should lose major services

HSJ - Wed, 08/06/2016 - 15:14
RECONFIGURATION: Bedford Hospital Trust should be stripped of major services including obstetrics and the majority of its emergency surgical care as part of a local service reconfiguration, a review has recommended.
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£2.5bn PFI costs are not part of merger, chief executive insists

HSJ - Wed, 08/06/2016 - 12:05
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has refused to take on a £2.5bn private finance deal as part of its planned merger with Sherwood Forest Hospitals, HSJ has learned.
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Major NHS digital review delayed

HSJ - Wed, 08/06/2016 - 11:32
Publication of a flagship review of the NHS’s digital capabilities due this month has been delayed, HSJ has learned.
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Innovator hospital slashes A&E admissions but ambulance delays surge

HSJ - Wed, 08/06/2016 - 08:00
SERVICE DESIGN: Emergency admissions have fallen 14 per cent at a new specialist hospital hailed as the future of NHS urgent care since it opened last year, latest figures reveal.
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Analysis: How Northumbria is redesigning urgent care

HSJ - Wed, 08/06/2016 - 08:00
Mike Waites examines how Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital is transforming emergency care provision in the North East, but not without significant teething problems
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North west London retains IVF restriction policy

HSJ - Wed, 08/06/2016 - 08:00
FINANCE: Clinical commissioning groups in north west London have decided to retain their IVF restriction policy, so treatment will only be funded for couples who do not already have children, or children from a previous relationship.
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Daily Insight: Scale of trust bailouts revealed

HSJ - Tue, 07/06/2016 - 18:30
The must read health stories on Tuesday
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Chief investigator: Safety branch may struggle for public's confidence

HSJ - Tue, 07/06/2016 - 13:38
The proposed chief investigator of the new NHS patient safety body believes its lack of independence means it could struggle to gain the “confidence and faith” of the public.
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Pioneering integrated care trust rated 'requires improvement'

HSJ - Tue, 07/06/2016 - 12:55
Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust, one of the first “integrated care organisations” in the country, has been rated requires improvement by the Care Quality Commission.
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Delayed care transfers to continue for years, Stevens warns

HSJ - Tue, 07/06/2016 - 10:56
Significant problems with discharging older patients from hospital are unlikely to abate in the coming years because of funding pressures on the NHS and councils, Simon Stevens has warned.
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Revealed: Trusts borrow millions to pay for redundancies and beds

HSJ - Tue, 07/06/2016 - 08:00
Papers released by the Department of Health show trusts have borrowed hundreds of millions of pounds to pay suppliers, make redundancies and increase bed capacity.
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Revealed: Trusts given hundreds of millions in bailouts

HSJ - Tue, 07/06/2016 - 08:00
Papers released by the Department of Health show trusts have borrowed hundreds of millions of pounds to pay suppliers, make redundancies and increase bed capacity.
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Daily Insight: Two sides of the CQC

HSJ - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 18:30
HSJ’s round-up of Monday’s must read stories and debate
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First teaching hospital rated outstanding

HSJ - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 14:45
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, becoming the first teaching hospital in the country to receive the regulator’s top rating.
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CQC orders hospital chief to improve A&E performance

HSJ - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 12:13
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has taken the unprecedented step of telling a chief executive they must improve their trust’s accident and emergency performance.
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The impact of taxation and signposting on diet: an online field study with breakfast cereals and soft drinks

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 10:36

Centre for Health Economics (CHE) - 
This report presents the results of a large scale study where a nationally representative sample of 1,000 participants were asked to make real purchases within an online supermarket platform. The study captured the effect of price changes, and of the signposting of such changes, for breakfast cereals and soft drinks. It found that taxation was an effective means of altering food purchasing, with a 20 per cent rate being sufficient to make a significant impact.

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CCGs to be rated on STP progress, GP access and new care models

HSJ - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 08:00
Clinical commissioning groups will in future be rated on the progress of the STP they are a member of, the proportion of GP practices with extended access, and the development of new care models in their area.
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Daily Insight: It’s hard times in East Surrey

HSJ - Fri, 03/06/2016 - 18:51
HSJ’s round-up of the must read stories from Friday
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