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GPs and social workers: partners for better care

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 17:19

The College of Social Work - 
This report argues that GPs and social workers are ideally placed to work together to implement radical solutions to the funding crises facing both general practice and social work. The report demonstrates how social workers can work with GPs to empower strong, resilient communities that will be key to better and more integrated health and social care.

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Whistleblowing claimant 'not acting in good faith', tribunal finds

HSJ - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 14:57
A psychologist who claimed she faced detriment at the hands of an NHS trust after whistleblowing about patient care has lost her case.
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Whistleblowing claimant 'not acting in good faith', tribunal finds

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 14:57
A psychologist who claimed she faced detriment at the hands of an NHS trust after whistleblowing about patient care has lost her case.
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Shrewsbury and Telford set to breach deficit target

HSJ - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 11:59
FINANCE: Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust looks set to exceed its deficit target as it struggles with higher than expected staff costs, its board papers reveal.
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Who's accountable? Relationships between government and arm's-length bodies

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 11:44

House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee - 
This report is the result of an inquiry which finds that the system of arms-length government – quangos and agencies – is still "confused and opaque" and lacks accountability, despite the government’s reforms. It calls for a clear "map of the state" to be drawn up to simplify and rationalise the structure of the state, including a clear ‘taxonomy’ so that it is clear how each is governed and overseen, and who is accountable for what. The report uses NHS England as a case study to illustrate the need for improved accountability and transparency. 

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Liverpool CCG funds hospital GPs

HSJ - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 11:38
FINANCE: Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group has approved new funds to put GPs in two local hospitals in an attempt to alleviate pressure on accident and emergency services.
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Primary care 'in foothills' of modernisation, says NHS England director

HSJ - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 11:19
Primary care has only reached the ‘foothills’ of transformation, Mike Bewick has said during an interview in which he predicts a “steeper fall” in the number of individual GP practices
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Primary care 'in foothills' of modernisation, says NHS England director

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 11:19
Primary care has only reached the ‘foothills’ of transformation, Mike Bewick has said during an interview in which he predicts a “steeper fall” in the number of individual GP practices
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Bewick: Up-skilled GPs should support emergency and acute services

HSJ - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 11:17
Emergency and acute services in some areas could increasingly be supported by up-skilled GPs, working across hospital and community settings, NHS England’s deputy medical director has said
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Recovery of prescription charges directions 2014

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 11:11

Department of Health (DH) - 
These directions to allow NHS Business Services Authority to act behalf of the Secretary of State and NHS England in relation to the NHS Low Income Scheme Redress 2014. The NHS Low Income Scheme provides help, on a means-tested basis, with health costs like charges for NHS prescriptions. An error in the relevant Regulations for the NHS Low Income Scheme was identified in 2008. The error meant that a small number of claims made to the scheme were calculated incorrectly. The NHS Low Income Scheme Redress 2014 is a scheme to identify and offer redress to those affected by the error.

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Draft revised statutory guidance to implement the strategy for adults with autism in England: consultation document

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 11:10

Department of Health (DH) - 
This consultation seeks views on draft statutory guidance for local authorities and NHS organisations to support the implementation of Think Autism which is the update to the 2010 adult autism strategy. It looks at staff training; identification and diagnosis in adults; service planning; preventive support and safeguarding; and employment for adults with autism. The consultation closes on 19 December 2014.

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A place to call home?

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 10:10

Older People's Commissioner for Wales - 
This report is the result of review into the quality of life for older people living in care homes in Wales and it finds that too many older people are no longer able to do the things that matter to them, lose meaningful choice and control over their lives, have their emotional needs neglected and do not have their basic rights upheld. It also highlights that many care homes adopt a one-size-fits-all approach which often fails to meet the needs of individuals.

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HSJ Live 10.11.2014: Whistleblowing claimant 'not acting in good faith', tribunal finds

HSJ - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 10:05
Psychologist who claimed she faced detriment at the hands of an NHS trust after whistleblowing about patient care has lost her case, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 10.11.2014: Bewick - Up-skilled GPs should support emergency and acute services

HSJ - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 10:05
Emergency and acute services could be supported by up-skilled GPs, working across hospital and community settings, NHS England’s deputy medical director has said, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 10.11.2014: Last chance to vote for a healthcare Rising Star

HSJ - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 10:05
HSJ is celebrating healthcare’s up and comers, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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18 week waits, September 2014: explore the maps

HSJ - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:25
See all NHS waiting lists around England by provider, CCG or specialty
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The efficient use of the maternity workforce and the implications for safety and quality in maternity care: a population-based, cross-sectional study

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:31

NHS National Institute for Health Research -
The performance of maternity services is seen as a touchstone of whether or not NHS care is high quality. Staffing has been identified in numerous reports as being a critical component of safe, effective, user-centred care. There is little evidence regarding the impact of maternity workforce staffing and skill mix on the safety, quality and cost of maternity care in the UK. The objective of this research was to understand the relationship between organisational factors, maternity workforce staffing and skill mix, cost and indicators of safe and high-quality care.

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CCG delays decision on hearing aid charging proposals

HSJ - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:27
FINANCE: A West Midlands clinical commissioning group has delayed a decision on controversial proposals to cut funding for hearing aids.
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Improving the effectiveness of multidisciplinary team meetings for patients with chronic diseases: a prospective observational study

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:26

NHS National Institute for Health Research -
Multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings have been endorsed by the Department of Health as the core model for managing chronic diseases. However, the evidence for their effectiveness is mixed and the degree to which they have been absorbed into clinical practice varies widely across conditions and settings. This study aimed to identify the key characteristics of chronic disease MDT meetings that are associated with decision implementation, a measure of effectiveness, and to derive a set of feasible modifications to MDT meetings to improve decision-making.

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Commissioning for Value: Pathways on a Page packs

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:17

NHS England -
These packs are the latest in a series of Commissioning for Value support offers for CCGs. The first packs – published in October 2013 – contained information on a range of improvement opportunities, helping each CCG identify where it could focus its efforts, by comparing spend and outcome data with that of its peers. This new pack provides in depth ‘pathways on a page’ for 13 patient conditions, within those programmes that were most commonly identified as offering the greatest potential improvements last year.

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