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Mental health trusts lay out plans for new commissioning powers

HSJ - Thu, 04/08/2016 - 13:33
STRUCTURE: Mental health providers in Oxford and the Thames Valley have set out how they will use their new commissioning powers to create a new care model for secure adult mental health services.
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Avoiding unconscious bias: a guide for surgeons

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 04/08/2016 - 12:04

Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) - 
This guide aims to encourage surgeons to be aware of this, and sometimes adjust their behaviour so that their trainees and fellow staff do not misinterpret their actions. It outlines the impact on of unconscious bias on equality and diversity in relation to recruitment and workplace harassment in particular.

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NHS Trust Development Authority annual report and accounts 2015-2016

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 04/08/2016 - 11:30

NHS Trust Development Authority (NTDA) - 
This annual report outlines the work carried out by NTDA in 2015-16. It includes information on the accounts of NTDA as well as the performance of NTDA as well as the NHS trust sector.

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Delivering differently: how to deliver change

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 04/08/2016 - 11:25

Policy Exchange - 
This report argues for a bottom-up and localised approach to solving longstanding challenges in welfare, health, criminal justice and education. It suggests that redistributing the Civil Service across the country would push the devolution agenda, bring decision-makers closer to the people and provide local communities with the additional capabilities that they might need to manage new financial and administrative powers. 

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Daily Insight: Interim pay U-turn

HSJ - Wed, 03/08/2016 - 18:30
HSJ’s round-up of the must read stories and debate in health
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Daily Insight: Interim pay U-turn

HSJ - Wed, 03/08/2016 - 18:30
HSJ’s round-up of the must read stories and debate in health
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Under the scan: patients' views of X-rays and scans in the UK

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 03/08/2016 - 16:14

The Royal College of Radiologists -
The Patients Association and The Royal College of Radiologists conducted a joint survey on patient experiences and views of undergoing diagnostic imaging. The report reveals patients’ actual experience of the referral-to-test result process. Patients were also asked for their views on proposals in the English Cancer Strategy for patients to have online access to their test results.

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Integrating health and social care

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 03/08/2016 - 15:51

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) -
An ageing population and the increasing prevalence of long-term conditions are putting pressure on health and social care services. The four UK nations have committed to better integration between health and social care as one solution to these challenges. This briefing outlines what integration is, examines policies to enable it and gives examples of integration in England. It also looks at the evidence on the challenges of achieving integration and assessing the effectiveness of approaches.

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What if everyone over 55 was offered a pill to prevent heart attacks and strokes?

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 03/08/2016 - 15:46

The King's Fund -
‘The NHS if’ is a collection of essays that explores hypothetical scenarios and their impact on the future of health and care. This essay, written by Richard Smith, looks at the cost of cardiovascular disease and whether prescribing polypills as a preventative measure could save lives.

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Update on the health and care landscape

NHS Evidence - health management - Wed, 03/08/2016 - 15:22

Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) -
This briefing aims to inform pharmacy contractors and Local Pharmaceutical Committees of developments in the wider health and care landscape beyond community pharmacy.

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16 CCGs launch integrated NHS 111 and urgent care services

HSJ - Wed, 03/08/2016 - 13:19
Sixteen West Midlands clinical commissioning groups are set to mobilise a new integrated NHS 111, GP out of hours and urgent care service across a population of 4.6 million after awarding a set of contracts worth up to £172m.
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16 CCGs launch integrated NHS 111 and urgent care services

HSJ - Wed, 03/08/2016 - 13:19
Sixteen West Midlands clinical commissioning groups are set to mobilise a new integrated NHS 111, GP out of hours and urgent care service across a population of 4.6 million after awarding a set of contracts worth up to £172m.
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NHS England rows back on £396k deal for CCG interim director

HSJ - Wed, 03/08/2016 - 12:03
WORKFORCE: A clinical commissioning group will be forced to revisit the near £400,000 “financial package” for its interim turnaround director, after NHS England decided it should be subject to new financial controls.
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NHS England rows back on £396k deal for CCG interim director

HSJ - Wed, 03/08/2016 - 12:03
WORKFORCE: A clinical commissioning group will be forced to revisit the “financial package” for its interim turnaround director worth nearly £400,000, after NHS England decided it should be subject to new financial controls.
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Marginal rate for specialised services shelved again

HSJ - Wed, 03/08/2016 - 07:00
Regulators have again shelved plans for a marginal rate for specialised services under new tariff proposals covering a two-year period between 2017 and 2019.
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Marginal rate for specialised services shelved again

HSJ - Wed, 03/08/2016 - 07:00
Regulators have again shelved plans for a marginal rate for specialised services under new tariff proposals covering a two-year period between 2017 and 2019.
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Tariff proposal would see maternity spend increase by 8 per cent

HSJ - Tue, 02/08/2016 - 19:18
Spending on maternity services could rise by £221m next year, an increase of 8.3 per cent, under national tariff proposals published today by NHS Improvement.
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Tariff proposal would see maternity spend increase by 8 per cent

HSJ - Tue, 02/08/2016 - 19:18
Spending on maternity services could rise by £221m next year, an increase of 8.3 per cent, under national tariff proposals published today by NHS Improvement.
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Daily Insight: Third time lucky for NHS England?

HSJ - Tue, 02/08/2016 - 18:30
The must read stories in health from Tuesday
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NHS England 'not holding Capita to account' for support contract failings

HSJ - Tue, 02/08/2016 - 17:52
Problems with primary care support services provided by Capita are “regularly played down” and NHS England is not doing enough to hold the firm to account, the body representing local optometrists and opticians has claimed.
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