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Shortcomings in ambulance response times

HSJ - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 10:47
Ambulances in three regions of England are “failing” to get to some of the most critical patients on time, new figures suggest.
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Imperial plans huge land selloff to fund reconfiguration

HSJ - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 01:02
STRUCTURE: Imperial College Healthcare Trust is to sell off huge tracts of land across three of its hospitals to help fund a major revamp of services, according to clinical strategy papers released last week.
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1 August issue of HSJ is ready to read on the app

HSJ - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 01:01
This week’s issue of HSJ magazine is now available to read on our tablet app.
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Bedfordshire CCG clinical chief defends hospital downgrade plans

HSJ - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 17:54
The chief clinical officer of Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group appears to have ruled out a radical reconfiguration proposal for its acute services that would downgrade Bedford Hospital to a GP led facility with no beds.
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Beds CCG clinical chief defends hospital downgrade plans

HSJ - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 17:54
The chief clinical officer of Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group appears to have ruled out a radical reconfiguration proposal for its acute services that would downgrade Bedford Hospital to a GP-led facility with no beds.
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Ciarán Devane steps down as Macmillan chief executive

HSJ - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 16:21
Ciarán Devane to leave the charity after seven years in the post
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Ciarán Devane steps down as Macmillan chief executive

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 16:21
Ciarán Devane to leave the charity after seven years in the post
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BREAKING: Ciarán Devane steps down as Macmillan chief executive

HSJ - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 16:21
Ciarán Devane to leave the charity after seven years in the post
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BREAKING: Ciarán Devane steps down as Macmillan chief executive

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 16:21
Ciarán Devane to leave the charity after seven years in the post
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Test could create blacklist for 'unfit' NHS directors, lawyers warn

HSJ - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 14:07
The fit and proper person test for healthcare directors could lead to the creation of an ‘informal blacklist’ of senior managers and put regulators at risk of legal challenge, senior lawyers have warned.
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Test could create blacklist for 'unfit' NHS directors, lawyers warn

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 14:07
The fit and proper person test for healthcare directors could lead to the creation of an ‘informal blacklist’ of senior managers and put regulators at risk of legal challenge, senior lawyers have warned.
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Bedford and Milton Keynes face A&E downgrades in Keogh plans

HSJ - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 13:05
A reshaping of hospital services in the east of England should result in the accident and emergency departments of Bedford and Milton Keynes hospitals being downgraded, commissioners have announced.
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A plan for public procurement: food & catering - balanced scorecard for public food procurement

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 12:57

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) -
This scorecard aims to help those those buying food or catering services for the public sector to evaluate a variety of criteria when making decisions about purchases. It shows how straightforward criteria, such as cost, can be ‘balanced’ against more complex criteria, including: sustainability in production, health and nutrition, resource efficiency, social–economic value and quality of service.

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Evaluating the Care Quality Commission's acute hospital regulatory model: final report

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 12:46

Care Quality Commission (CQC) -
This report, by researchers from Manchester Business School and The King's Fund, evaluates the first two waves of new style hospital inspections, covering inspections carried out in 18 hospital trusts between September 2013 and April 2014. The authors found that the new approach commands strong credibility, in particular through the use of specialists to inform assessments, and the granular detail of ratings within services rather than at provider level.

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Facilitating technology adoption in the NHS: negotiating the organisational and policy context - a qualitative study

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 12:09

NHS National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) -
This study investigated the organisational and policy context for the adoption and implementation of clinical technologies, because this context may present barriers that slow – or even prevent – uptake. The research focused on three clinical technologies: insulin pump therapy; breast lymph node assay, a diagnostic tool for metastases; and ultrawide field retinal imaging.

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The General Medical Council (GMC) and Professional Standards Authority (PSA): proposed changes to modernise and reform the adjudication of fitness to practise cases

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 12:02

Department of Health -
The GMC is responsible for regulating doctors and the PSA oversees the regulation of all healthcare professionals, protecting the health and safety of the public by ensuring fitness to practise. This consultation is seeking views on proposed changes to the way each body carries out its regulatory functions. Comments must be submitted by 25 September 2014.

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EXCLUSIVE: NHS race equality standard unveiled

HSJ - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 11:54
NHS organisations are to be forced to increase the representation of ethnic minorities in senior positions or face contractual and regulatory consequences
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EXCLUSIVE: NHS race equality standard unveiled

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 11:54
NHS organisations are to be forced to increase the representation of ethnic minorities in senior positions or face contractual and regulatory consequences
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NHS race equality standard unveiled

HSJ - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 11:54
NHS organisations are to be forced to increase the representation of ethnic minorities in senior positions or face contractual and regulatory consequences
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NHS race equality standard unveiled

HSJ Workforce - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 11:54
NHS organisations are to be forced to increase the representation of ethnic minorities in senior positions or face contractual and regulatory consequences
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