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18 week waits, August 2014: explore the maps

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 11:02
See all NHS waits around England by provider, CCG or specialty
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HSJ Live 13.10.2014: NHS staff strike ends

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 10:57
Thousands of midwives, nurses and ambulance drivers strike over pay for first time in 32 years, plus the rest of the day’s new and comment
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HSJ Live 13.10.2014: NHS staff on strike

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 10:57
Thousands of midwives, nurses and ambulance drivers strike over pay for first time in 32 years, plus the rest of the day’s new and comment
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CQC raises dementia care concerns

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 10:51
Dementia sufferers are likely to experience poor care as they move between residential homes and hospitals because of an “unacceptable gap” in quality, a new report says.
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Suspended boss of The Christie stands down

HSJ - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 18:00
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of a prestigious specialist cancer trust in Manchester has announced her resignation following a lengthy suspension.
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How healthy are we? A high-level guide

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:27

The King's Fund - 
This guide sets out some basic facts on the health of England's population, including the main drivers of health, how it varies and is expressed in inequalities, and relevant comparisons with other countries. We have updated this guide using new data and studies.

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Cause for concern: QualityWatch annual statement 2014

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 14:29

QualityWatch - 
This report offers an independent assessment of the current quality of NHS health and social care services in England. It observes that while care quality has improved since a decade ago, the last year has seen progress in some areas slow down or begin to reverse.

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DH digital strategy update: 2014 to 2015

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 14:05

Department of Health (DH) - 
This document outlines the changes to the updated version of the Department of Health's digital strategy.

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Yorkshire trust has 'culture of bullying', report claims

HSJ - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:54
WORKFORCE: Staff at a trust in Yorkshire claim they were subjected to bullying behaviour including being shouted and sworn at in front of patients and having pens thrown at them, according to an independent report.
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McKinsey chosen for wide-ranging Dorset clinical services review

HSJ - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:24
Management consultancy McKinsey is set to help Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group review its clinical services after being named the preferred bidder for a £2.75m consultancy contract.
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Oxfordshire mental health contract will not go to tender

HSJ - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:23
An Oxford trust heading up a consortium with five other providers looks set to win an innovative contract to deliver integrated adult mental health services
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Draft knowledge and skills statement for social workers in adult services: a consultation

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:21

Department of Health (DH) - 
This consultation deeks views on a draft statement explaining what adult social workers need to know after their first year in employment.

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Consultation on amendments to the statutory scheme to control the prices of branded health service medicines

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:19

Department of Health (DH) - 
This consultation seeks views on proposals to improve the arrangements for limiting the amount of money the health service pays for branded medicines. The aim is to keep the statutory pricing scheme in line with the voluntary Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme. This will allow the branded medicines pricing system to operate in a fair and logical consistent way. This consultation closes on 7 November 2014.

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Cambridgeshire trust could see workforce shrink 40 per cent

HSJ - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:00
Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust looks set to lose four in 10 of its workforce after a rival NHS led consortium secured preferred bidder status for an £800m older people’s service contract.
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HSJ Live 10.10.2014: Christie chief executive resigns

HSJ - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:00
The chief executive of The Christie Foundation Trust has resigned following a prolonged suspension, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 10.10.2014: Help us find healthcare’s latest rising stars

HSJ - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:00
HSJ is celebrating the up and comers who are making a real difference to healthcare, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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10 October issue of HSJ is ready to read on the app

HSJ - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:01
This week’s issue of HSJ magazine is now available to read on our tablet app.
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North Bristol halts spinal surgery referrals

HSJ - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:00
PERFORMANCE: North Bristol Trust will refuse new referrals for spinal surgery after identifying scores of patients were waiting more than year for procedures.
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CCGs set for quality and outcomes framework responsibility

HSJ - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 18:53
Clinical commissioning groups may be encouraged to take on responsibility for the quality and outcomes framework for GP practices within their area, under NHS England plans.
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Natural solutions for tackling health inequalities

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 14:57

UCL Institute of Health Equity -
This report highlights the evidence of the benefits of green spaces to health and wellbeing outcomes, and the inequalities in use of, and access to, natural environments across England. It finds that these inequalities contribute to health inequalities. It also proposes ways to improve access and use of green space, in order to improve health equity.

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