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Exclusive: New Monitor strategy to ‘turbo charge’ change

HSJ - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 01:01
The huge uncertainties facing NHS providers mean Monitor will have to focus less on “the numbers” in trusts’ financial plans and more on their capability to deal with change, the regulator’s chief executive has said.
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Exclusive: Study reveals NHS failure on diversity at senior levels

HSJ - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 01:01
A new study has found the proportion of senior NHS positions held by people of black and minority ethnic backgrounds has barely changed in eight years, with progress towards better representation labelled as “glacial”.
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New NHS England chief 'more sympathetic' to competition, says Bennett

HSJ - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 01:01
Monitor’s chief executive has told HSJ it will be easier for the regulator to assuage commissioners’ concerns about NHS competition rules now that Sir David Nicholson is no longer in charge of NHS England.
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Exclusive: Study reveals NHS failure on diversity at senior levels

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 01:01
A new study has found the proportion of senior NHS positions held by people of black and minority ethnic backgrounds has barely changed in eight years, with progress towards better representation labelled as “glacial”.
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Inpatient poll: Information provision still a problem

HSJ - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 12:39
A large-scale survey of NHS patients has pinpointed several key areas for improvement in hospitals across England.
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In-patient poll: Information provision still a problem

HSJ - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 12:39
A large-scale survey of NHS patients has pinpointed several key areas for improvement in hospitals across England.
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Framework agreement between the Department of Health and Health Education England (HEE)

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 12:34

Health Education England (HEE) -
The purpose of this document is to define the critical elements of the relationship between the Department of Health and HEE. It focuses on how the Department of Health and HEE work in partnership to serve patients, the public  and the taxpayer; and how both HEE and the Department of Health discharge their accountability responsibilities effectively.

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Lawyers push for disclosure of Maidstone cancer surgery report

HSJ - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 12:33
Solicitors representing the families of cancer patients who died after potentially avoidable surgical complications have criticised the hospital for refusing to publish a report into the cases.
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Serco estimates £18m losses on health contracts

HSJ - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 12:22
Embattled outsourcer Serco has estimated it will rack up losses of nearly £18m on three flagship NHS contracts in the coming years, the company has told investors.
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Winter pressures monies fund extra admissions

HSJ - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 12:20
Performance against the four hour accident and emergency target did not improve in 2013-14, despite a huge political focus on the issue, as emergency admissions reached record levels, HSJ analysis has found.
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Winter pressures monies fund extra admissions

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 12:20
Performance against the four hour accident and emergency target did not improve in 2013-14, despite a huge political focus on the issue, as emergency admissions reached record levels, HSJ analysis has found.
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Managing patients with complex needs: evaluation of the City and Hackney Primary Care Psychotherapy Consultation Service

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 12:19

Centre for Mental Health -
This report reviews a service that helps GPs in the City of London and Hackney to support people who fall through the gaps in existing service provision. It finds that it improves health at the same time as reducing costs in both primary and secondary care services.

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Government response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee report into public expenditure on health and social care

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 11:14

Department of Health -
This paper sets out the government’s response to the 18 conclusions and recommendations made in the House of Commons Health Select Committee report.

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HSJ Live 09.04.2014: Serco estimates £18m losses on health contracts

HSJ - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 07:00
Outsourcing giant makes provisions for future losses on three contracts, plus the rest of today’s comment and news
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HSJ Live 09.04.2014: Competition and Markets Authority: good news for mergers

HSJ - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 07:00
Trusts with proposed mergers will need to develop robust business cases, and the rest of today’s comment and news
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Artist Bridget Riley 'lifts the spirits' at St Mary’s Hospital

HSJ - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 01:00
Pink, green and orange stripes, painted directly onto the walls by the renowned artist Bridget Riley, transform the corridors of St Mary’s Hospital in London.Commissioned by Imperial College Healthcare Charity Art Collection for the 10th floor of the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother building, the mural joins two others made by Riley on the 8th and 9th floors more than 20 years ago.The artist said: “The hospital corridors embrace the whole space: they aim to lift the spirits and
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Mental Healthwatch handbook: improving mental health with your community

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 15:05

National Survivors User Network (NSUN) -
This handbook provides information on how Healthwatch can help improve mental health with a range of partners including central government, service users, commissioners, providers, the voluntary sector and councils.

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Peterborough submits tender action plan to Monitor

HSJ - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 14:52
COMMERCIAL: Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Foundation Trust has submitted plans to Monitor for how it will run a tender process which could see the debt stricken trust enter a franchise agreement with a private provider.
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An alternative guide to the urgent and emergency care system in England

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 11:38

The King's Fund  -
A&E is often seen as a service in crisis and is the focus of much media and political interest. But A&E is just the tip of the iceberg – the whole urgent and emergency care system is complex, and surrounded by myth and confusion. Our brand new animation gives a whistle-stop tour of how the system fits together and busts some myths about what’s really going on  – explaining that the underlying causes go much deeper than just A&E and demand a joined-up response across all services.

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Stroke reconfiguration to be rolled out nationwide

HSJ - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 11:36
NHS England is aiming to roll-out the London model of stroke reconfiguration on a nationwide basis, its updated business plan reveals.
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