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NHS hospital comparison website launched 

HSJ - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 01:01
A new website to enable patients and staff to compare hospitals across a broad range of metrics from accident and emergency waiting times to the quality of meals will be launched tomorrow.
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HSJ reveals first ever LGBT Role Models list

HSJ - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 20:30
HSJ has published a celebration of LGBT healthcare leaders and staff who are working to promote inclusion and lead by example with their work
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HSJ reveals first ever LGBT Role Models list

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 20:30
HSJ has published a celebration of LGBT healthcare leaders and staff who are working to promote inclusion and lead by example with their work
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Behan warns of 'gap in the system' following baby's death case

HSJ - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 16:22
The head of the Care Quality Commission has admitted a gap in the regulatory system is preventing the investigation of historic patient complaints, after NHS England pulled out of a proposed joint investigation.
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Strained ambulance service to cut call-outs by 15 per cent

HSJ - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 15:59
PERFORMANCE: London Ambulance Service Trust has announced it will cut the number of emergency calls that receive an ambulance response by 15 per cent, in response to staff shortages and rising demand.
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Mapping England's Health and Wellbeing Boards' vision for dying people

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 14:02

Help the Hospices -
According to this research only around four in ten Health and Wellbeing Boards in England include the needs of dying people in their key strategies that shape health and social care services. The report makes various recommendations to address current issues relating to end of life care, especially with regard to quality, availability and coordination of care.

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Dementia and risk reduction: an analysis of protective and modifiable factors

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 13:46

Alzheimer's Disease International -
This report critically examines the evidence for the existence of modifiable risk factors for dementia. It focuses on sets of potential modifiable risk factors in four key domains: developmental, psychological and psychosocial, lifestyle and cardiovascular conditions. The report makes recommendations to drive public health campaigns and disease prevention strategies.

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Annual review 2013-14: a year of putting patients first

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 11:59

NHS England -
This review takes a look at some of NHS England's highlights over the last year and includes real life case studies which show how patients have been put first.

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Public land, public good: getting maximum value from public land and property

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 11:41

Localis -
This report highlights the potential for public land and assets to be used for developing new housing, reshaping public services, and boosting local economies. It found that councils are reacting to ongoing austerity by acting more like property developers, moving away from selling buildings and land for one-off capital receipts, and instead looking to redevelop assets to derive revenue income from them that they can use to help support public services.

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Euro diabetes index 2014

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 11:31

Health Consumer Powerhouse -
This report reveals where there has been improvement or standstill in the development of diabetes care in 30 countries. It concludes that while European diabetes care has developed, saving 10,000 lives every year, speedy improvement is critical to meet the growth of diabetes.

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NHS to plan for 'transition' year in 2015-16

HSJ - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 11:22
The coming financial year will be a ‘transition’ period with few new national requirements so the NHS ‘can focus on core aspects’ such as financial sustainability and waiting time targets, NHS England has indicated.
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Smart governance for health and well-being: the evidence

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 11:18

World Health Organization Europe -
This study tracks recent innovations to address the priority determinants of health and categorizes them into five strategic approaches to smart governance for health. It relates the emergence of joint action by the health and non-health sectors, public and private actors and citizens.

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Consultation launched on heart surgery standards

HSJ - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 11:16
NHS England has begun consultation on a new set of standards for congenital heart disease services, in the latest chapter of the long-running debate on the future of children’s cardiac surgery.
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First wave integration plans aim low on emergency activity

HSJ - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 11:09
Four of the first five better care fund plans to receive official approval are all aiming for less than the ‘expected minimum target’ of a 3.5 per cent reduction in emergency admissions.
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Deprived mothers 'get worse care' than wealthiest

HSJ - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 11:01
More needs to be done to help poor women through pregnancy, experts have said, after new research found that they have a worse experience than better-off mothers-to-be.
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Labour insists scrapping NHS competition would not require major upheaval

HSJ - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 10:59
A legal adviser to the Labour Party has rejected claims it would have to ‘dismantle’ the commissioner-provider split in order to remove the effect of EU procurement rules on the NHS.
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HSJ Live 17.09.2014: NHS to plan for 'transition' year in 2015-16

HSJ - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 08:00
The coming financial year will be a ‘transition’ period with few new national requirements so the NHS ‘can focus on core aspects’, NHS England suggests, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 17.09.2014: First wave integration plans aim low on emergency activity

HSJ - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 08:00
Four of the first five better care fund plans to receive approval aim for less than the ‘expected minimum target’ in emergency admissions, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 17.09.2014: Making sense of the Francis focus on leadership

HSJ - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 08:00
How to use the ‘dispersed leadership’ concept, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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NHS England delays consultation on restructure and job cuts

HSJ - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 17:28
NHS England has delayed a consultation with staff on a planned large reduction in posts and structural reorganisation, following feedback from staff, it has said.
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