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Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 11:13

Department of Health (DH) - 
This document sets out what this government wants to see in place by 2020 in order for England to be the best country in the world for dementia care and support and for people with dementia, their carers and families to live; and the best place in the world to undertake research into dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. It also highlights the progress to date on improving dementia care, support and research.

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Preventing deaths in detention of adults with mental health conditions

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 11:02

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) - 
This publication is the final report of an inquiry into non-natural deaths of adults with mental health conditions who have been detained in England and Wales. It focuses on prisons, police custody and psychiatric hospitals, as every year hundreds of deaths occur in these settings and these deaths are later deemed to have been preventable.

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CCG accused of 'lack of candour' over outsourced community service

HSJ - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 10:36
Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been accused of misleading GPs and the public over whether patients in a community based dermatology service run by a private healthcare provider are always seen by specialist consultants.
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CCG accused of 'lack of candour' over outsourced community service

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 10:36
Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been accused of misleading GPs and the public over whether patients in a community based dermatology service run by a private healthcare provider are always seen by specialist consultants.
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Lord Crisp: Money and beds are not the answer for mental health

HSJ - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 10:23
Increased funding and more beds may not be the solution to capacity pressures in mental health services, according to Lord Crisp who is heading up a new inquiry into the sector.
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Lord Crisp: Money and beds is not the answer for mental health

HSJ - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 10:23
Increased funding and more beds may not be the solution to capacity pressures in mental health services, according to Lord Crisp who is heading up a new inquiry into the sector.
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Tackling the causes of premature mortality (early death)

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 10:07

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) - 
This briefing summarises NICE's recommendations for local authorities and partner organisations on tackling the more direct causes of premature mortality. It is particularly relevant to health and wellbeing boards and others with a responsibility for, or interest in, delivering the Department of Health's Public Health Outcomes Framework for England 2013 to 2016 and the government's call for action Living well for longer: a call to action to reduce avoidable premature mortality.

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Population health systems: going beyond integrated care

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 10:05

The King's Fund - 
Integrated care has become a key focus of health service reform in England in recent years, as a response to fragmentation within the NHS and social care system. Yet efforts to integrate care services have rarely extended into a concern for the broader health of local populations and the impact of the wider determinants of health. This is a missed opportunity. This paper aims to challenge those involved in integrated care and public health to ‘join up the dots’, seeing integrated care as part of a broader shift away from fragmentation towards an approach focused on improving population health.

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HSJ Live 23.02.2015: The reasons why the 18 week target isn't on solid ground

HSJ - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 07:00
Has the government achieved what it set out to? plus the rest of the day’s news.
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Exclusive: Digital pioneer bids to integrate NHS patient records for free

HSJ - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 06:26
One of the NHS technology community’s leading experts is building a new system to integrate the health service’s myriad patient record systems, and he plans to give it to the NHS for free.
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Updated: FT sector deficit five times higher than planned

HSJ - Fri, 20/02/2015 - 12:54
The foundation trust sector finished last calendar year with a deficit five times higher than planned, in the latest sign of the ‘exceptional pressure’ the NHS is under.
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FT sector deficit five times higher than planned

HSJ - Fri, 20/02/2015 - 12:54
The foundation trust sector finished last calendar year with a deficit five times higher than planned, in the latest sign of the ‘exceptional pressure’ the NHS is under.
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'Pioneering' cancer care buddying scheme launched

HSJ - Fri, 20/02/2015 - 12:17
A new scheme has been launched to ‘buddy’ trusts struggling to deliver a good care experience to cancer patients with higher performing trusts.
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Trust and GPs bid to create primary care joint venture

HSJ - Fri, 20/02/2015 - 11:35
PRIMARY CARE: A group of Hampshire GPs has teamed up with the country’s largest mental health and community services trust in a bid to create an integrated primary care centre.
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Independent inquiry due into trust’s handling of whistleblower

HSJ - Fri, 20/02/2015 - 10:53
An independent investigation into the handling of whistleblowing concerns at a West Midlands trust, commissioned by the NHS Trust Development Authority, is expected to report soon, HSJ has learned.
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Independent inquiry due into trust’s handling of whistleblower

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 20/02/2015 - 10:53
An independent investigation into the handling of whistleblowing concerns at a West Midlands trust, commissioned by the NHS Trust Development Authority, is expected to report soon, HSJ has learned.
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Trusts ‘unanimously’ reject NHS England's reduced specialist funding offer

HSJ - Fri, 20/02/2015 - 10:32
London teaching hospitals have turned down an offer from NHS England to pay just a quarter of their previous allocation for highly specialist treatments.
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Why our NHS should listen and be human: this is what the public are telling us

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 20/02/2015 - 10:27

The Patients Association - 
This report highlights that far too many patients are still experiencing unacceptable standards of care within the health and social care system. It includes patient stories and experiences of care within the NHS to illustrate the gap between patient experience and the commitments of the NHS Constitution.

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Preventing suicide in England: two years on - second annual report on the cross-government outcomes strategy to save lives

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 20/02/2015 - 10:23

Department of Health (DH) - 
This report summarises the latest trends, research and developments on suicide prevention in England. It calls on services to be more ambitious about suicide prevention, and challenge the assumption that suicide is inevitable. It also highlights 3 areas in England that have already adopted a zero suicide ambition and outlines how services can improve by adopting this new attitude and effective interventions.

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200 North Bristol patients still waiting over a year for spinal surgery

HSJ - Fri, 20/02/2015 - 09:50
PERFORMANCE: More than 200 patients have been waiting over a year for spinal surgery at North Bristol Trust, figures for December reveal.
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