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Supporting public service transformation: cost benefit analysis guidance for local partnerships

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 15:51

HM Treasury -
This guidance is intended for use by local partnerships in order to assess and evaluate public service transformation proposals and to better understand fiscal, economic and public benefits, and how these are apportioned across local and national organisations and communities.

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2013 accountability hearing with the General Medical Council (GMC)

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 15:17

House of Commons Health Select Committee -
This report finds that the GMC is making steady progress in protecting patients but it warns that more can be done to build confidence in the professional regulation of doctors.

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NHS pay deal will cost £150m say employers

HSJ - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 12:06
The government’s decision to impose a pay deal on NHS staff will nevertheless cost the service an extra £150m a year, NHS Employers has told HSJ.
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NHS pay deal will cost £150m say employers

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 12:06
The government’s decision to impose a pay deal on NHS staff will nevertheless cost the service an extra £150m a year, NHS Employers has told HSJ.
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TDA budget to grow by 66 per cent as costs of regulation mount

HSJ - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 12:05
The NHS Trust Development Authority will see its budget grow by two thirds in 2014-15, in the latest indication of the price tag attached to the Department of Health’s new focus on regulation.
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GPs in NHS 111 call centres would be a 'big mistake'

HSJ - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 12:05
Mandating GPs in NHS 111 call centres as part of the revised specification for the service would be a “big mistake”, potential providers have told HSJ.
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Milburn: 'Scrap TDA and make all providers foundation trusts'

HSJ - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 11:57
The architect of the foundation trust model has called for the scrapping of the NHS Trust Development Authority and the imposition of an all-foundation trust sector.
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Regulation of health care professionals and regulation of social care professionals in England

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 11:46

Law Commission -
This project is a review of UK law relating to the regulation of health care professionals, and in England only, the regulation of social workers.

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Framework agreement between the Department of Health and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 11:37

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) -
This document outlines out how the Department of Health and HFEA will work together, setting out roles, responsibilities, governance and accountability arrangements.

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HSJ Live 02.04.2014: Milburn 'Scrap TDA and make all providers foundation trusts'

HSJ - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 08:00
Architect of foundation trust model calls for an all-foundation trust sector within three years, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Updated: Professional regulation bill labelled 'backward step for public protection'

HSJ - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 18:31
A draft bill aimed at updating the legal framework for regulators of health professionals has been criticised as a “backward step for public protection”.
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Stevens offers hope for small hospitals in first speech for NHS England

HSJ - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 18:20
NHS England’s new chief executive today used his first speech in the role to promise rapid progress on integrating care, to offer hope to small hospitals, and to dub past pay reforms a “missed opportunity”.
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Exclusive: Patient leader warning over Care.data timetable

HSJ - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 17:08
Gaining public confidence in the controversial Care.data scheme may take longer than the six months currently set aside, according to an influential member of a group advising on the work.
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Race equality and health inequalities: towards more integrated policy and practice

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 16:26

Race Equality Foundation -
This paper argues that within the English health system the equality and diversity (E&D) and health inequalities (HI) agendas remain poorly integrated at both national and local level.  In particular, the HI agenda has largely failed to pay explicit attention to axes of inequality other than the socioeconomic gradient.

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Eight CCGs plan to bring commissioning support in-house

HSJ - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 15:19
Eight London clinical commissioning groups are set to stop using their commissioning support unit and bring its functions in-house, HSJ understands.
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Oral health: local authority oral health improvement strategies consultation

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 13:45

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) -
This draft guideline is aimed at local authorities who aim to improve oral health. It makes recommendations to help councils with with other local organisations to develop a local strategy on oral health and delivery community-based activities. This consultation is only open to registered stakeholders and closes on 15th May 2014.

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Delivering A Better Life for older people with high support needs in Scotland

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 13:39

Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS)
A Better Life was a major five year programme of work developed by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation which explored how to achieve a good quality of life for older people with high support needs. This briefing has been produced by IRISS to ensure that the messages and challenges of A Better Life are understood in the context of the current policy drivers in Scotland and are translated into practice across the country.

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Unnecessary jobs in the NHS

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 12:13

The Tax Payers' Alliance -
This briefing is the result of Freedom of Information requests submitted to NHS organisations regarding non-clinical NHS staff roles.

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2014/15 choice framework

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 12:00

Department of Health -
This framework brings together information about patients' rights to choice about their health care, where to get more information to help make a choice, and how they can complain if they have not been offered choice. This revised framework reflects changes to the expansion of patients' rights to choice in the areas of genera practice, mental health and personal health budgets.

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Putting patients first: business plan 2014-15 to 2016-17

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 11:49

NHS England -
This is the refreshed business plan for NHS England and it describes the role of the organisation, both as a direct commissioner and as a leader, partner and enabler of the NHS commissioning system. It reaffirms NHS England's commitment to improving the quality of care, improving equality and reducing health inequalities and ensuring that patients and the public are continually involved in decisions about their care and the future of the NHS.

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