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An exploration of the implementation of open disclosure of adverse events in the UK: a scoping review and qualitative exploration

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 11:55

NHS National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) -
In 2009 the UK National Patient Safety Agency relaunched its Being Open framework to facilitate the open disclosure of adverse events to patients in the NHS. The implementation of the framework has been, and remains, challenging in practice. The aim of this work was to both critically evaluate and extend the current evidence base relating to open disclosure, with a view to supporting the implementation of a policy of open disclosure of adverse events in the NHS.

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Better care for older people

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 11:42

General Medical Council -
This online resource aims to support doctors in their day-to-day care of older patients. The resource gives practical advice, including from leading clinicians, on how to put older patients first and use GMC guidance to handle their clinical, emotional and psychological needs. It contains a mixture of guidance, case studies, scenarios, articles and tips to prepare doctors for caring for the growing number of older patients.

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Stevens calls for local government support on NHS reconfiguration

HSJ - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 11:09
Simon Stevens has called on local councils to support service reconfiguration in the health service.
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Medical engagement: a journey not an event

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 11:07

The King's Fund -
This report is based on case studies of four NHS trusts with acknowledged high levels of medical engagement. It aims to help other organisations that are seeking to create cultures in which doctors want to engage more in the management, leadership and improvement of services. Based on interviews with a range of executives, senior and junior doctors, the report presents key features of each of the four trusts. Its final analytical section highlights common themes and includes a checklist to allow organisations and individuals to assess how far medical engagement is being sought and developed.

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Adult social care in England - sixth report of session 2014-15

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 10:55

House of Commons Public Accounts Select Committee -
This report finds that up to 220,000 people working in the care system earn less than the minimum wage and that around one third of the workforce are on zero-hours contracts, whilst 2.2 million people have had to give up work to care for family members, at extra cost to the government through the benefits bill. It concludes that successful implementation of the Care Act depends on an unprecedented amount of collaboration at every level of government.

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In the red? The state of the NHS' finances - an analysis of NHS expenditure between 2010 and 2014

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 10:34

Nuffield Trust -
This report looks at how the finances of the hospitals and commissioning groups that make up the NHS in England have held up under austerity. It finds that, after holding up well under austerity since 2010, the NHS’ finances are starting to come under severe financial pressure.

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Help us find the top innovators in healthcare

HSJ - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 10:00
Who are the people finding new ways to tackle the challenges facing the sector?
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CCGs could co-commission specialised services

HSJ - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 08:00
Clinical commissioning groups could be handed a role in commissioning a significant chunk of the £14bn specialised services budget, HSJ has learned.
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HSJ Live 10.07.2014: HSJ Inspirational Women 2014

HSJ - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 08:00
HSJ’s 50 most inspirational women in healthcare revealed, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Three Keogh trusts must stay in special measures, CQC decides

HSJ - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 01:01
Three acute trusts placed in special measures a year ago have failed to make significant progress and should remain in special measures, the chief inspector of hospitals has said
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HSJ's most inspirational women in healthcare 2014 revealed

HSJ - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 21:00
HSJ has published its second celebration of healthcare’s most inspirational female leaders
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HSJ's most inspirational women in healthcare 2014 revealed

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 21:00
HSJ has published its second celebration of healthcare’s most inspirational female leaders
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Economist suggests health and care require tax increase

HSJ - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 17:04
The economist leading an independent review of health and social care spending has indicated increased taxation or national insurance are needed to fund them.
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Cambridgeshire delays £800m frail elderly restructure

HSJ - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 13:45
One of the NHS’s most high profile service restructures has had its start date delayed for a second time following warnings services could be destabalised unless the timetable is extended.    
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Investing in our nation's future: the first 100 days of the next government

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 12:54

Local Government Association (LGA) - 
This document sets out a possible course of action of what the government will need to do in May 2015. It covers at healthcare, housing, education, employment and transport.

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Ambulance survey 2013-1-2014: technical document

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 12:40

Care Quality Commission (CQC) -
In this survey almost 3000 people gave their views of ‘Hear and Treat’ services – a ‘999’ service, in which trained call handlers give medical advice over the telephone to avoid ambulances and paramedics being sent out when they are not needed. The survey asked people, amongst other things, whether they felt reassured by staff, whether they were treated with dignity and respect, whether they understood the advice given to them and whether they received an explanation if an ambulance was not sent out.

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Making mental health count: the social and economic costs of neglecting mental health care

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 12:08

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) -
This report argues that even in those OECD countries with a long history of deinstitutionalisation, there is still a long way to go to make community-based mental health care that achieves good outcomes for people with severe mental illness a reality. It addresses the high cost of mental illness, weaknesses and innovative developments in the organisation of care, changes and future directions for the mental health workforce, the need to develop better indicators for mental health care and quality, and tools for better governance of the mental health system.

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Stevens unveils 'radical' personal budgets plan for health and social care

HSJ - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 11:37
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens will today announce a major programme extending the use of combined health and social care personal budgets.
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Monitor and the Department of Health: framework agreement

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 11:35

Monitor & Department of Health -
This framework agreement defines the critical elements of the relationship between Monitor and the Department of Health.

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Action urged on health of homeless

HSJ - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 11:27
Action is being urged to help give homeless people the treatment they need for a range of physical and mental health problems.
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