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A guide to economic assessment in nursing

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 01/04/2015 - 10:53

OPM Group -
This guide is a collection of articles that explain some of the principles of economic assessment and describe the most common approaches in the context of nurse-led service innovation. The series aims to enable readers to critically examine economic assessments in the context of nurse-led service innovation. It introduces a tried-and-tested methodology, with associated tools and templates, used to conduct economic assessments in nursing.

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Exclusive: Pay NHS directors £1m bonuses, says Rose

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 01/04/2015 - 01:01
Performance bonuses for NHS board directors, which could be worth up to £1m, are the flagship recommendation of the report prepared for the government by former Marks & Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose.
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Exclusive: Pay NHS directors £1m bonuses, says Rose

HSJ - Wed, 01/04/2015 - 01:01
Performance bonuses for NHS board directors, which could be worth up to £1m, are the flagship recommendation of the report prepared for the government by former Marks & Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose.
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Health innovation manifesto: capitalising on science and technology to build a more active and efficient NHS

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 12:48

PHG Foundation - 
This manifesto sets out actions for the next government in order to make the best use of health innovations in the NHS. It argues that more needs to be done to ensure that ongoing investment and our excellence in science and technology does not go to waste. Concerted action can make innovation in these areas yield rich dividends for health in this country, benefiting the NHS, patients and populations, and over-burdened health budgets too.

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2013/14 patient level cost collection (PLICS): review and lessons for the future

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 12:43

Monitor - 
This report reviews the findings from the 2013/14 PLICS data collection for admitted patient care. It includes information that is relevant to the overall process of patient level costing and highlights specific areas where Monitor encourages NHS providers to focus during the planning stage for the 2014/15 collection and beyond.

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Integrated care licence condition: guidance for providers of NHS-funded services

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 12:42

Monitor - 
This guidance is for licensed providers of NHS-funded services in England and NHS trusts and it explains what is expected of NHS providers in relation to the integrated care licence condition and where Monitor may take action.

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North east London faces £950m deficit challenge

HSJ - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 12:04
FINANCE: Commissioners in north east London have calculated that the financial challenge the area faces comes to almost £950m over five years.
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Circle gives share options to hospital charity in Hinchingbrooke swan song

HSJ - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 11:24
COMMERCIAL: Circle has given share options to Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust’s charitable fund on the eve of its departure from the hospital.
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The code: professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 11:23

Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) - 
This revised code of conduct has been updated to reflect changes in contemporary professional nursing and midwifery practice and to reflect the public expectations of care.

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Evaluation: what to consider

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 10:16

Health Foundation - 
Evaluation is an essential part of quality improvement and when done well it can help solve problems, inform decision making and build knowledge. While evaluation comes in many shapes and sizes, its key purpose is to help us to develop a deeper understanding of how best to improve health care. This guide aims to answer commonly asked questions about how to approach evaluation of quality improvement in health care.

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Using communications approaches to spread improvement

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 10:14

Health Foundation - 
The guide is intended for those actively engaged in health care improvement work. It includes key concepts in spreading ideas; evidence on what is known about what works to spread improvement; and practical suggestions for planning your communications, engaging the right people, sustaining interest in the work and celebrating and sharing achievements.

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HSJ Live 31.03.2015: Debunking NHS management myths

HSJ - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 08:00
Andy Cowper debunks NHS management myths as part of our Respect for Managers campaign, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Small hospitals must ask 'searching questions' on future, says DGH chief

HSJ - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 07:00
STRUCTURE: Smaller hospitals must ask ‘searching questions’ about the services they can realistically provide in order to guarantee their sustainability, a district general hospital chief executive has said.
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NHS England speeds up emergency care transformation plan

HSJ - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 07:00
NHS England will accelerate planned changes to urgent and emergency care services because of poor performance across the sector.
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The route to employment: the role of mental health recovery colleges

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 15:36

CentreForum - 
Moving from economic inactivity into work can be challenging for someone with a mental health problem. But recovery colleges can help people make this transition. This report examines the role of these unique institutions, and suggests ways that their effectiveness can be enhanced. It argues that recovery colleges should therefore increase their focus on these employment outcomes, supported by more rigorous and systematic evaluation of the overall impact of the model.

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Annual survey of local compacts 2014

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 15:33

Compact Voice - 
This report provides an insight into the key issues facing local compacts, how they are working and how national policy developments are having an impact locally. It paints a picture of local compacts as live and active works in progress to which both the statutory and voluntary sectors continue to express active commitment. Amongst the findings were that when asked what would improve the effectiveness of their local compact, ‘building stronger links with local commissioners’ has been cited increasingly often; and twice as many local compacts count a CCGs as amongst their signatories as they did in 2013.

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Jeremy Hunt: NHS funding will be settled in the summer

HSJ - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 14:47
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has indicated the Conservatives would meet the NHS’s funding requirements, but declined to specifically say they would increase spending by the £8bn sum identified by national officials.
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Revealed: Details of primary care control shift

HSJ - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 14:34
The clinical commissioning groups taking on full control of GP services in their area this week will be responsible for performance managing poor practices and approving practice mergers, according to documents seen by HSJ.
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NHS England to cut primary care support jobs

HSJ - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 12:51
NHS England plans to cut jobs and close offices in its primary care support services just weeks before it plans to announce the winning bidder of a £1bn contract to take over the function.
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NHS England to cut primary care support jobs

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 12:51
NHS England plans to cut jobs and close offices in its primary care support services just weeks before it plans to announce the winning bidder of a £1bn contract to take over the function.
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