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Survey: What commissioners want to happen to their unsustainable providers

HSJ - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 14:00
Most commissioners with unsustainable hospital providers would prefer to see those organisations reform by establishing joint ventures or by joining with GPs, an HSJ survey indicates.
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CCG Barometer: explore the data

HSJ - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 14:00
Findings from HSJ’s summer 2015 CCG barometer, carried out with Capsticks, which focus on commissioners’ approach to financial problems, and preferred solutions for unsustainable providers.
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CQC to assess whole health systems

HSJ - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 12:00
The Care Quality Commission is to pilot assessing whole health systems as part of a move towards a more place based approach to regulation.
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Breaking: CQC to assess whole health systems

HSJ - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 12:00
The Care Quality Commission is to pilot assessing whole health systems as part of a move towards a more place based approach to regulation.
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Exclusive: CQC airs prospect of 'more light touch' regulation

HSJ - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 12:00
The Care Quality Commission will begin considering whether it should move to ‘more light touch’ regulation later this year, the chief inspector of general practice has told HSJ.
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Inequalities in life expectancy: changes over time and implications for policy

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 10:23

The King's Fund - 
This report assesses how the Marmot curve has changed over time and what that tells us about the success or otherwise of government policy on inequalities in health over the period 1999–2003 to 2006–10. This study brings together, for the first time at a small area level, data on a wide array of variables for 6,700 areas of England on wider determinants, lifestyles, demographics and public service variables widely thought to be significant in determining health and health inequalities.

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FT finance: Biggest spenders on private healthcare

HSJ - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 08:00
Foundation trusts spent more than £475m on sending patients to private and third sector providers in 2014-15 - a 43 per cent increase on the figure two years ago.
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Executive Summary: BMA draws the battlelines

HSJ - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 17:14
HSJ’s roundup of the day’s essential stories and talking points
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BMA outlines 'three major issues’ over contract changes

HSJ - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 13:20
The British Medical Association has set out its main concerns over the proposed changes to medical contracts being sought by the government and NHS Employers.
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BMA outlines 'three major issues’ over contract changes

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 13:20
The British Medical Association has set out its main concerns over the proposed changes to medical contracts being sought by the government and NHS Employers.
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Dalton: Carter review will only take the NHS so far

HSJ - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 12:15
Sir David Dalton has said the Carter review’s efficiency recommendations for providers will only take the sector ‘so far’. Providers should form groups in some areas to reduce variation in quality.
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'Incoherent' healthcare regulation needs 'radical overhaul'

HSJ - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 11:15
Healthcare regulation in the UK  is ‘incoherent’, ‘expensive’ and requires a ‘radical overhaul’ according to a review by the body which oversees the work of organisations such as the General Medical Council.
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What is happening to children and young people’s risk behaviours?

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 10:40

Department of Health (DH) - 
This publication explores the decrease in 'risky' behaviours in children and young people, possible causes and what new risks could emerge. The accompanying data pack sets out how a range of risk behaviours and negative outcomes have changed over time for children and young people.

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Updated: Monitor puts leadership condition on Wirral FT's licence

HSJ - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 16:53
PERFORMANCE: Monitor has taken enforcement action at Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust, following a deterioration in its finances.
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Monitor puts leadership condition on Wirral FT's licence

HSJ - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 16:53
PERFORMANCE: Monitor has taken enforcement action at Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust, following a deterioration in its finances.
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Executive Summary: What we learnt last week

HSJ - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 16:31
HSJ’s roundup of key developments from a lively week in health policy
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Executive Summary: What we learnt this week

HSJ - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 16:31
HSJ’s roundup of key developments from a lively week in health policy
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RCN claims victory on unsocial hours pay for BMI Healthcare employees

HSJ - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 13:57
The Royal College of Nursing has said that it has secured a deal with the private provider BMI Healthcare for better unsocial hours weekend rates for clinical staff.
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RCN claims victory on unsocial hours pay for BMI Healthcare employees

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 13:57
The Royal College of Nursing has said that it has secured a deal with the private provider BMI Healthcare for better unsocial hours weekend rates for clinical staff.
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Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector review

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 13:43

NHS England - 
These two consultations aim to inform the debate on the future of voluntary sector involvement in the NHS. The first consultation seeks feedback from respondents from the voluntary and health and social care sectors the current state of partnership working, and how closer collaboration could be fostered. The second seeks views on the role and effectiveness of the government’s current ‘voluntary sector investment partnership’ suite of grants. Both consultations end on 6 November 2015.

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