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Midlands trust warned over 'unsafe' mental health wards

HSJ - Fri, 15/07/2016 - 11:26
QUALITY: Eleven month waiting lists, high levels of restraint and out of date medicine have been experienced by patients with mental health conditions in the Midlands.
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Delivering an equal right to sight

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 15/07/2016 - 11:14

SeeAbility - 
This report examines current evidence and examples of good practice to advocate for people with learning disabilities about what is important to them in the provision of eye care and sight tests. It finds that people with learning disabilities are at high risk of developing sight problems but that support is lacking in assisting this group in accessing the services needed to prevent sight loss. The report highlights examples of projects and initiatives to improve access to eye care for those with learning disabilities.

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State of the nation 2016: time to take control of diabetes

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 15/07/2016 - 11:03

Diabetes UK - 
This report brings together evidence from recent national diabetes audit reports covering care processes and treatment targets, inpatient care, pregnancy and foot care. It sets out actions to improve the delivery support, care and prevention of diabetes in England. Some of the recommendations include greater support for lifestyle and behavioural changes; for CCGs to develop an improvement plan to tackle variation in treatment outcomes; and greater patient education to enable self-management.

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Adult social care 2016: funding, staffing and the bottom line

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 15/07/2016 - 10:53

Christie & Co - 
Using the results of a survey of nearly 200 care providers, this report examines the pressures on funding, staffing and the bottom line impact on adult social care in the UK. It aims to place the issues of funding and staffing into context, assess the changes over the last year and provide answers to pivotal questions around this area. 

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NMC suspends Morecambe Bay midwife linked to baby deaths eight years apart

HSJ - Fri, 15/07/2016 - 10:27
PATIENT SAFETY: A Morecambe Bay midwife guilty of failings linked to a baby’s death eight years ago has now been suspended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council as new details emerged about her link to another death this February.
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Vanguard CCG to start procurement for multi-billion MCP contract

HSJ - Fri, 15/07/2016 - 08:00
Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group has set out a timetable for the procurement of a multispecialty community provider contract worth £244m a year.
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Vanguard CCG to start procurement for multibillion MCP contract

HSJ - Fri, 15/07/2016 - 08:00
Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group has set out a timetable for the procurement of a multispecialty community provider contract worth £244m a year.
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Warning public health cuts risk child obesity rise

HSJ - Fri, 15/07/2016 - 08:00
An HSJ investigation that revealed the impact of council spending reductions on children’s health services has prompted some of Britain’s most senior child health advocates to warn the cuts could cause a rise in childhood obesity.
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Daily Insight: Hunt hokey-cokey

HSJ - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 18:40
The must read stories and talking points in health from Thursday
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Jim Mackey: 'The NHS is in a mess'

HSJ - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 18:15
NHS Improvement chief executive Jim Mackey has told senior managers the health service is “in a mess”, in a stark warning on finance and performance issues.
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Ten trusts responsible for 20 per cent of A&E breaches

HSJ - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 18:15
Ten hospital trusts clocked up 20 per cent of all accident and emergency breaches in May, HSJ analysis of the most recent official data reveals (see table).
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NHS Improvement directors seek to clarify position on staffing levels

HSJ - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 16:27
NHS Improvement directors have sought to clarify the regulator’s position on staffing levels and emphasised trusts needing to make “appropriate judgements” on staffing “within the funds available”.
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CCGs halt service closure plan ahead of legal challenge

HSJ - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 15:52
MENTAL HEALTH: Commissioners in Greater Manchester have halted the closure of several mental health services, ahead of a judicial review.
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Serious failings at Liverpool trust to be investigated further

HSJ - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 15:26
QUALITY: The government has authorised a further review into failings at Liverpool Community Health Trust, after an MP called for scrutiny of the role of regulators and local commissioners.
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The business case for affordable housing

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 12:44

Peabody -
This report shows that the capital's social housing residents make a contribution that is five times greater than the housing benefit bill for social housing residents in London in the same year. It contains an analysis of social housing residents' occupations in the capital shows that over a third work in the emergency services such as ambulance services.

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Jeremy Hunt to stay at DH

HSJ - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 11:59
It has been confirmed that Jeremy Hunt will stay on as health secretary under incoming prime minister Theresa May.
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Breaking: Jeremy Hunt to stay at DH

HSJ - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 11:59
It has been confirmed that Jeremy Hunt will stay on as health secretary under incoming prime minister Theresa May.
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Breaking: Jeremy Hunt to leave DH, say reports

HSJ - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 11:59
Jeremy Hunt has been removed as health secretary by incoming prime minister Theresa May, according to reports.
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Breaking: Jeremy Hunt sacked, say reports

HSJ - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 11:59
Jeremy Hunt has been sacked as health secretary by incoming prime minister Theresa May, according to reports.
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HSJ Live 14.07.16: Theresa May names Hunt in new cabinet

HSJ - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 11:26
Rolling coverage and reaction as Theresa May names her first cabinet
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