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Strike to affect 'potentially life threatening' ambulance calls

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 16:52
Some ambulance staff in the North West will not respond to “potentially life threatening” calls during strike action next week, according to an official briefing.
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Never Events Policy Framework review - a consultation

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 15:25

NHS England -
The Never Events Policy Framework is designed to provide healthcare workers, clinicians, managers, boards and accountable officers with clarity around their responsibilities and clarity on the principles of never events. In particular, it is designed to be clear about what they are expected to do in terms of preventing never events and how they must respond to them if they should occur, including clarity around incident reporting. This framework is being reviewed to address feedback from NHS providers and commissioners on a number of uncertainties around the existing Never Events Policy Framework. The consultation runs until 31 October 2014.

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Specialised services worth £600m could be handed to CCGs

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 14:04
Clinical commissioning groups should be handed responsibility for commissioning specialised services worth more than £600m, NHS England has recommended.
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More UK doctors coming from Europe

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 13:11
More doctors are coming from Europe to work in the UK than ever, according to a report by the General Medical Council.
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More UK doctors coming from Europe

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 13:11
More doctors are coming from Europe to work in the UK than ever, according to a report by the General Medical Council.
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Specialised commissioning plan 'shifts risk to providers'

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 12:26
A plan by NHS England to clamp down on growth in spending on specialised services during 2015-16 will shift financial risk onto providers, potentially pushing even more acute trusts into deficit.
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GMC records sharp rise in doctors from EU

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 12:04
More doctors are coming from Europe to work in the UK than ever, according to a report by the General Medical Council.
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GMC records sharp rise in doctors from EU

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 12:04
More doctors are coming from Europe to work in the UK than ever, according to a report by the General Medical Council.
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'Dilnot style' commission on ageing society proposed

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 12:00
The Liberal Democrats have proposed to set up a ‘Dilnot style’ cross-party commission on how the NHS can meet the needs of an ageing society.
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NHS hospitals under pressure: trends in acute activity up to 2022

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 11:49

Nuffield Trust -
This analysis looks at trends in admissions and bed use over the last few years, and uses population projections to explore the likely pressures on hospitals in the future.

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Lib Dems call for 'equality of funding' for mental health

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 11:47
The Liberal Democrats have adopted a policy of moving to ‘equality of funding’ for mental health services – a pledge that, if enacted, would move around £13bn of funding into mental health from the acute sector.
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Patients united - heard and valued

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 11:36

Millar Adamson Craig -
This position paper offers advice on how to set up a patient participation group to make patient engagement work for a CCG. It draws on recent work in Lambeth.

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The state of medical education and practice in the UK 2014

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 11:17

General Medical Council -
The findings of this report show significant increases in the number of women becoming surgeons and specialists in emergency medicine. At the same time, the profession as a whole will soon have equal numbers of men and women doctors – already women account for 44% of all registered doctors and more than half of medical students are female. There has also been a shift in the pattern of doctors from overseas coming to work here. In the past, the largest source of overseas-trained doctors was south Asia, but recently there has been a sharp rise in doctors coming to work here from southern Europe.

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Achieving better access to mental health services by 2020

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 11:08

Department of Health -
This report shows what action the government is taking to provide better access to care in mental health services within the next year, including national waiting time standards for the first time. It also sets out its vision for further progress by 2020.

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HSJ Live 08.10.2014: Specialised commissioning plan 'shifts risk to providers'

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 08:00
A plan by NHS England to clamp down on growth in spending on specialised services during 2015-16 will shift financial risk onto providers, according to senior health chiefs, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 08.10.2014: HSJ Webinar on the CQC's inspection regime starts at 12.30pm

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 08:00
Watch Sir Mike Richards and an expert panel discuss the challenges facing the CQC inspection regime in our webinar at 12.30pm today, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 08.10.2014: 'Mental health is our top priority' - Nick Clegg writes for HSJ

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 08:00
The Liberal Democrats in the next government would invest to achieve equal standards in mental health services, writes deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 08.10.2014: Chief quality officers are essential for a brighter NHS future

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 08:00
Nick Black on the need for chief quality officers, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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Lib Dems reveal mental health funding boost and waiting targets

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 01:01
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg will today announce £120m investment in mental health services and the introduction of waiting time targets for the sector.
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Clegg wants £500m mental health investment

HSJ - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 01:01
The Liberal Democrats would seek to invest an additional £500m a year in mental health services if they formed part of another government, HSJ can reveal.
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