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MP and union demand improvement from private transport service

HSJ - Fri, 08/04/2016 - 08:00
Less than a week after new providers took over patient transport services in Sussex an MP is warning she will raise issues with ministers if they are not resolved quickly, while union members have also been balloted over strike action.
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Daily Insight: Sign on the dotted line... or don't

HSJ - Thu, 07/04/2016 - 18:30
The must read stories in health today
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Emergency department 'inadequate, chaotic and compromised safety'

HSJ - Thu, 07/04/2016 - 16:41
INSPECTION: Patient safety was compromised by inadequate services and a chaotic environment at Leicester Royal Infirmary, according to inspectors.
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Exclusive: Mackey intervenes in escalating contracts row

HSJ - Thu, 07/04/2016 - 14:00
The chief executive of NHS Improvement has stepped into the burgeoning row over contracting for 2016-17, saying commissioners that have made “unrealistic” offers have until Friday to come up with new proposals.
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'Very few' NHS contracts agreed after 'challenging' negotiations

HSJ - Thu, 07/04/2016 - 14:00
Regulators have extended the deadline for NHS providers to submit their operational plans for the current financial year because “very few” have met the deadline for agreeing their contract.
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NHS population screening: submitting a case for shared learning

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 07/04/2016 - 13:17

Public Health England -
This guidance explains how local programmes, providers and commissioners can share learning about NHS population screening programmes.

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Mandatory health care associated infection surveillance: data quality statement

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 07/04/2016 - 10:48

Public Health England -
This document describes many of the aspects of quality assurance surrounding the routine publication of data for the mandatory surveillance of healthcare associated infection (MRSA, MSSA, and E. coli bacteraemia and C. difficile infection).

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Tackling the growing crisis in the NHS: an agenda for action

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 07/04/2016 - 10:42

The King's Fund -
This briefing identifies three big challenges for the NHS in England: sustaining existing services and standards of care; developing new and better models of care; and tackling these challenges by reforming the NHS ‘from within’. It aims to offer some practical solutions to help the NHS address one of the biggest crises in its history.

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Sustainability and transformation plans: a major new development in commissioning health and care

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 07/04/2016 - 10:32

Regional Voices -
July 2016 sees the deadline for the production of Sustainability and Transformation Plans - joint plans produced by NHS providers, CCGs, Local Authorities, and other health and care services (including VCSE partners) for 44 ‘footprint’ geographical areas across England. These will form the basis for long term, place based planning and commissioning of services. This briefing provides more details and provides guidance on how to get involved in your area.

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Exclusive: NHS England puts provider rescue plan at risk, teaching hospitals warn

HSJ - Thu, 07/04/2016 - 08:00
Angry teaching hospitals have warned that new conditions imposed by NHS England on quality incentive payments put efforts to bring the provider sector into the black at risk.
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Daily Insight: Another warning for Southern Health

HSJ - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 18:58
The must read stories from Wednesday
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NHS England to investigate £1.2bn Staffordshire contracts following Cambridgeshire failure

HSJ - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 18:30
NHS England will investigate two contentious contract tenders as part of the follow-up to last week’s review into the failed Cambridgeshire older people’s service contract, HSJ has learned.
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Global report on diabetes

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 14:42

World Health Organization -
This report issues a call for action on diabetes, drawing attention to the need to step up prevention and treatment of the disease. It demonstrates that the number of adults living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults. Factors driving this dramatic rise include overweight and obesity.

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Updated: NHS Improvement threatens 'management changes' at Southern Health

HSJ - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 14:39
NHS Improvement has said it could make “management changes” if there is not improvement at Southern Health Foundation Trust, after the CQC issued the provider with a warning notice over safety concerns.
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Breaking: CQC issues warning notice to Southern Health over safety

HSJ - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 14:39
The Care Quality Commission has issued a warning notice to Southern Health Foundation Trust, requiring the troubled organisation to take urgent action to improve its arrangements for ensuring patient safety.
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Hundreds fewer junior doctors apply for key specialty training

HSJ - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 14:18
Hundreds of junior doctors have not applied to continue their NHS training in key hospital based specialties, according to data from Health Education England.
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CCG’s drug ordering scheme will save ‘£8m a year’

HSJ - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 11:47
FINANCE: Leaders of a West Midlands clinical commissioning group have estimated that a pilot scheme designed to cut medicines waste will save them up to £8m a year.
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NHS property company to raise rents to market levels

HSJ - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 11:34
Many GPs and other primary care providers will be billed for higher rents from this month in a move towards charging market rates for NHS properties.
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Royal college lambasts CCGs over restricting access to surgery

HSJ - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 08:00
Six clinical commissioning groups have been accused of ignoring or misrepresenting clinical guidance in order to restrict access to vital surgery.
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Cancer wait performance declines significantly in London

HSJ - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 08:00
The latest cancer data shows a significant decline in waiting times performance for north London boroughs.
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