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Accident and emergency statistics

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 12:24

House of Commons Library - 
This briefing provides summaries and visualisations of a wide range of NHS A&E trends, including: levels of attendance over time; attendance by age, and various measures of waiting times.

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Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-2020

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 12:02

Independent Cancer Taskforce - 
The Independent Cancer Taskforce was established in January 2015 by NHS England to help develop a five-year strategy for cancer services. The taskforce has now published its final report which sets out six strategic priorities to improve cancer services in England. The report outlines how an additional 30,000 patients every year could survive cancer for 10 years or more by 2020. Of these, around 11,000 would be through earlier diagnosis.

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Workforce information signposting tool

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 11:52

Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) - 
CfWI have updated their workforce information signposting tool which aims to help health and social care workforce planners and education commissioners to find sources of data, information and intelligence, to inform decision making. The refreshed tool includes updates to the data sources included as well as enhancements to the functionality, including new search options and filters.

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Consultation on NICE guidance and quality standards on new social care topics

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 11:49

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) - 
NICE and the Department of Health are running a joint consultation to seek views on which social care topics NICE should produce quality guidelines and standards. They have provided a list of proposed social care topics for comment and are asking if there are any others topics that are missing from the list. The deadline for responses to this consultation is 9 October 2015.

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Triennial review of the pay review bodies

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 11:45

Department of Health (DH) - 
The Department of Health reviews its arm’s length bodies once every 3 years. This triennial review looks at the form, functions, governance and performance of the NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) and the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ remuneration (DDRB). The review seeks feedback on whether NHSPRB and DDRB need to continue in their current form; how they are performing; and whether they are providing good value. The deadline for this consultation is 7 August 2015.

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Healthcare UK overview and annual review 2014 to 2015

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 11:41

Department of Health (DH) - 
Healthcare UK is a joint initiative of the Department of Health, UK Trade and Investment and NHS England. It helps UK healthcare providers to do more business overseas by promoting the UK healthcare sector to overseas markets and supporting healthcare partnerships between the UK and overseas healthcare providers. This review examines the performance of Healthcare UK against its targets and provides an overview of its activities during 2014/15.

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Delay in the implementation of the cap on care costs: correspondence

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 11:37

Department of Health (DH) - 
In response to concerns expressed by the Local Government Association and many other stakeholders about the timetable for implementing the cap on care costs in April 2016, the government has decided to delay its implementation. This correspondence from the Care and Support Minister Alistair Burt announces that the implementation of the cap on care costs will be delayed until April 2020.

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The local health service?

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 10:32

Fabian Society - 
This report examines how to balance local control and national standards in access to health care. It also considers how greater control for services users, employees and local leaders can be delivered alongside higher performance and value for money.

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Fire works: a collaborative way forward for the fire and rescue service

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 10:20

New Local Government Network (NLGN) - 
This report argues that the fire and rescue service must reinvent themselves as a health and wellbeing service to survive the challenges of budget cuts and by adopting this radical new role, the fire service can help to support the NHS by keeping people out of hospital.

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HSJ Live 20.07.15: Huge regional variation in NHS's financial health

HSJ - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 08:00
Comprehensive HSJ analysis of the performance of CCGs, providers and specialised commissioners, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 20.07.15: The NHS could be world leaders in seven day working

HSJ - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 08:00
As the world watches how NHS implements seven day services, three trusts describe their experience with this kind of work culture, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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Cancer commissioning overhaul could save 30,000 lives

HSJ - Sun, 19/07/2015 - 01:01
The NHS can save 30,000 more lives a year by overhauling cancer commissioning and treatment funding, a national taskforce has said.
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Executive Summary: Running before putting your trainers on?

HSJ - Fri, 17/07/2015 - 17:24
HSJ’s roundup of Friday’s key stories
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Updated: NHS England halts cancer drugs working group

HSJ - Fri, 17/07/2015 - 14:04
A group tasked by NHS England to examine how cancer drugs can be evaluated and commissioned in future has had its work ‘paused’ after just six months in operation.
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Exclusive: NHS England halts cancer drugs working group

HSJ - Fri, 17/07/2015 - 14:04
A group tasked by NHS England to examine how cancer drugs can be evaluated and commissioned in future has had its work ‘paused’ after just six months in operation.
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DH starts search for NHS Improvement chief executive

HSJ - Fri, 17/07/2015 - 13:39
The Department of Health has begun advertising for the chief executive of new combined provider regulation body NHS Improvement.
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Manchester shake-up planning to start before seven day GPs in place

HSJ - Fri, 17/07/2015 - 13:21
STRUCTURE: Implementation work to create four ‘specialist’ sites for emergency surgery in Greater Manchester will begin before improvements to primary care are fully in place.
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Major Manchester shake-up to start before seven day GPs in place

HSJ - Fri, 17/07/2015 - 13:21
STRUCTURE: Implementation of the four ‘specialist’ sites for emergency surgery in Greater Manchester will begin before improvements to primary care are fully in place.
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Major Manchester shake-up to start before seven day GPs in place

HSJ - Fri, 17/07/2015 - 13:21
STRUCTURE: Implementation of the four ‘specialist’ sites for emergency surgery in Greater Manchester will begin before improvements to primary care are fully in place.
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Social enterprise wins £240m community services contract

HSJ - Fri, 17/07/2015 - 12:03
COMMERCE: A social enterprise has been awarded a community services contract in Essex worth £240m.
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