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HSJ Live 09.09.14: Pressure grows for action on sepsis

HSJ - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:51
Sepsis treatment could soon be given the same emphasis as reducing pressure ulcers or hospital acquired infections, says Bruce Keogh, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 09.09.14: NHS finances might be tight, but it's time to give more to mental health

HSJ - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:51
Tough decisions need to be made to ensure the best for the sector, argues Chris Hopson, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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Health Premium Incentive Scheme (HPIS) 2014/15 and public health allocations: a technical consultation

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:28

Department of Health (DH) - 
This consultation seeks views on plans for the introduction of HPIS, a scheme which rewards local authorities for public health improvements made in line with selected indicators from the public health outcomes framework. The consultation is also seeking views on technical aspects of public health funding allocations for 2015 to 2016. The consultation closes on 23 October 2014.

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Annual report of the Chief Medical Officer 2013: public mental health priorities

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:17

Department of Health - 
This report looks at the epidemiology of public mental health, the quality of evidence, possible future innovations in science and technology, and the economic case for good mental health. It also outlines the importance of both treating mental health as equal to physical health and of focusing on the needs and safety of people with mental illness.

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CCG's structures declared 'not fit for purpose' by NHS England review

HSJ - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 19:09
STRUCTURE: A troubled clinical commissioning group in the North West has structures which are “not fit for purpose” and a dysfunctional relationship between two of its leaders, an NHS England review has found.
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Doctors to contest ministerial seats in 2015 election

HSJ - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 14:49
Aggrieved doctors are planning to stand against the prime minister and the health secretary at the next general election.
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Doctors to contest minsterial seats in 2015 election

HSJ - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 14:49
Aggrieved doctors are planning to stand against the prime minister and the health secretary at the next general election.
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Report finds real-terms decline in cancer funding

HSJ - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 14:35
NHS cancer services in England need funding boosts to meet the “looming demands” of an ageing population, a new report has found.
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Updated: Bupa joint venture wins £235m NHS contract

HSJ - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 14:27
A £235m contract to provide NHS musculoskeletal services for West Sussex has been awarded to a joint venture between health insurance company Bupa and a community services social enterprise.
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Bupa joint venture wins £235m NHS contract

HSJ - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 14:27
A £235m contract to provide NHS musculoskeletal services for West Sussex has been awarded to a joint venture between health insurance company Bupa and a community services social enterprise.
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Monitor chair's £1k taxi bill sparks 'urgent' expenses review

HSJ - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 13:43
Monitor is “urgently reviewing” its expenses policy after its chair unwittingly ran up a bill of nearly £1,000 for short taxi rides in less than three months.
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Estimating NHS and social care spend: a tool for commissioners

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 11:31

Monitor - 
This Excel-based tool aims to help NHS commissioners by approximating how their local care economy spends its money by age group, patient group and care settings, and how this may evolve over time. By filling in some basic variables, commissioners can create a quick, indicative patient segmentation for their locality.

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A national study of acute care alcohol workers

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 10:26

Alcohol Research UK - 
Alcohol health workers are specialist staff working in hospital – usually nurses – who identify and work with patients drinking at levels that may impact or have already impacted their health. This study explores the coverage and funding of these posts within hospitals in the UK.

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Measuring up? The health of NHS cancer services

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 10:01

Cancer Research UK - 
This report highlights key concerns regarding the pressures on NHS cancer services following the NHS reorganisation and the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It calls for urgent action to increase investment, particularly in diagnostic services, and also highlights the need to review both the leadership and commissioning of cancer services so they are fit to meet the looming demands of an ageing population and the predicted rapid increase in cancer cases.

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HSJ Live 08.09.2014: Monitor chair's £1k taxi bill sparks 'urgent' expenses review

HSJ - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 08:00
The health regulator is “urgently reviewing” its expenses policy, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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CSU independence plan put on hold

HSJ - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 08:00
NHS England has paused a project that would enable its commissioning support units to become independent in just over two years.
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HSJ Live 08.09.2014: Let's challenge politicians' 'patients first' rhetoric

HSJ - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 08:00
Jeremy Taylor on how to make patient centred care a reality, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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Manifesto 2015: call to action for neurology

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:53

Neurological Alliance - 
This manifesto sets out three key priorities for improving neurology services: improving data and intelligence on neurological conditions; improving access to specialist care and expertise; and supporting and funding research into new and better treatments for neurological conditions.

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NHS England to cut a quarter of senior posts in major shake-up

HSJ - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:07
NHS England could axe one in four of its senior posts within six months as part of a major structural reorganisation of the body, under plans unveiled by its chief executive today.
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NHS England to cut a quarter of senior posts in major shake-up

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:07
NHS England could axe one in four of its senior posts within six months as part of a major structural reorganisation of the body, under plans unveiled by its chief executive today.
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