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Another NHS England director leaves

HSJ - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 17:38
Another senior figure has announced he is leaving NHS England.
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General medical services contract 2014/15: guidance and audit requirements

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 14:02

NHS Employers -
This document provides guidance and support for enhanced services in order to avoid unplanned admissions.

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Framework agreement between the Department of Health and the Human Tissue Authority 2014

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 14:01

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

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Private patient unit joint ventures face tougher competition scrutiny

HSJ - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 13:07
Private hospital operators looking to run private patient units in NHS hospitals are to face closer scrutiny by regulators to ensure such arrangements will not negatively affect competition, it has been announced.
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Exclusive: NMC to get new legal powers to re-open cases after Mid Staffs

HSJ - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 13:00
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to be granted new powers by the government to allow it to re-open closed fitness to practise cases, HSJ can reveal.
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Exclusive: NMC to get new legal powers to re-open cases after Mid Staffs

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 13:00
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to be granted new powers by the government to allow it to re-open closed fitness to practise cases, HSJ can reveal.
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Lamb warns against referrals for ‘gay conversion’ therapy

HSJ - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 12:58
Health minister Norman Lamb has written to NHS England calling for reassurances that GPs are not referring gay and lesbian people to controversial practitioners who say they can “cure” people of homosexuality.
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Ombudsman: Older patients could be 'suffering in silence'

HSJ - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 12:47
Older people could be suffering in silence because they are less likely to complain when standards slip, even though they use the NHS the most, Health Service Ombudsman Dame Julie Mellor has said.
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NHS England director returns as Choices chief

HSJ - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 12:32
A senior NHS England director and former director at outsourcing giant Capita has been made senior responsible officer for the NHS Choices programme.
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NHS England planning new choice and competition research

HSJ - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 11:58
NHS England is planning to conduct new research on choice and competition in the NHS, according to the organisation’s latest business plan.
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HSJ Live 07.04.2014: Robert Harris to step down as NHS England director of strategy

HSJ - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 08:00
Robert Harris has annoucned he is to step down from the national position, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 07.04.2014: NHS England planning new choice and competition research

HSJ - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 08:00
National body to prepare research programme by March 2015, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 07.04.2014 Shining the spotlight on mental health problems in acute care

HSJ - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 08:00
The implications of neglecting mental healthcare in the acute setting are stark. Jonathan Fielden and Emma Stanton examine how a London Foundation Trust improved its service, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Funding transfer from the NHS to social care 2014: directions

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:30

Department of Health -
The directions and explanatory note concern the transfer of £1.1bn in the financial year 2014 to 2015 from the NHS to local authorities for social care. This funding consists of £900m to support adult social care which has a health benefit and an additional £200m for preparing for implementation of mandatory pooled budgets between local authorities and clinical commissioning groups in financial year 2015 to 2016 (i.e. the Better Care Fund).

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Working time rules 'hit treatment'

HSJ - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:38
Rules aimed at ensuring doctors do not work long hours are leading to cancelled operations and clinics for patients, a government-ordered review has found.
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Working time rules 'hit treatment'

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:38
Rules aimed at ensuring doctors do not work long hours are leading to cancelled operations and clinics for patients, a government-ordered review has found.
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Second proposed FT merger under competition scrutiny

HSJ - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:28
STRUCTURE: The Competition and Markets Authority has begun a review of the proposed merger between Frimley Park Hospital Foundation Trust and its troubled neighbour Heatherwood and Wexham Park.
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Commissioning end of life care: keeping terminally ill people out of hospital

HSJ - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:04
An HSJ Twitter chat in association with Marie Curie Cancer Care
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Marsden and Brompton in royal rumble over land sale

HSJ - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:56
Two of London’s most famous teaching hospitals are locked in dispute over the sale of land in central London.
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Commissioning services through any qualified provider: an HSJ survey

HSJ - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:40
Should any qualified provider be extended to new areas?
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