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Exclusive: NHS England delays treatment choices after legal threat

HSJ - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 14:27
NHS England has cancelled key meetings at which it was due to decide whether to fund a series of treatments for serious conditions, following a threat of judicial review, HSJ has learned.
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Mental health providers face finding £40m to meet new targets

HSJ - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 12:56
At least half of the additional £80m investment pledged to mental health providers to help them deliver new access targets will come from existing budgets
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Urgent and important: the future for urgent care in a 24/7 NHS

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 12:45

Urgent Care Commission - 
The Urgent Care Commission, supported by an unrestricted grant from Care UK, explores the provision of urgent and out of hours care in England and makes eight recommendations to improve standards and ensure the most efficient use of resources. It also highlights concerns from GPs that out of hours care is being hindered by a lack of integration with in-hours services and insufficient resources to consistently provide high quality care.

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Academic health science networks bid for greater strategic role

HSJ - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 12:38
The most advanced academic health science networks should play a greater strategic role in service reconfigurations, leading AHSN figures have said.
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Accident and emergency survey 2014

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 10:26

Care Quality Commission (CQC) - 
The results of this annual patient survey finds that 80 per cent report a good A&E experience, but there are still problems with patient discharge and people waiting too long for pain relief. The findings demonstrate that departments are largely caring, however, more work needs to be done so that services are safer, are more effective and are more responsive to people’s needs.

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Four in 10 GP practices need modernisation

HSJ - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 10:14
More than 40 per cent of GP practices are unlikely to be capable of providing modern primary care services, according to analysis by construction consultants.
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Four in 10 GP practices need modernisation

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 10:14
More than 40 per cent of GP practices are unlikely to be capable of providing modern primary care services, according to analysis by construction consultants.
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Consultants call for ringfenced GP premises funding

HSJ - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 10:14
The government should establish a protected primary care refurbishment budget to help GPs bring their surgeries up to scratch.
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Consultants call for ringfenced GP premises funding

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 10:14
The government should establish a protected primary care refurbishment budget to help GPs bring their surgeries up to scratch.
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OOH providers warn over rising indemnity costs

HSJ - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 10:03
Out of hours providers are struggling to find GPs to cover shifts because of spiralling insurance premiums.
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OOH providers warn over rising indemnity costs

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 10:03
Out of hours providers are struggling to find GPs to cover shifts because of spiralling insurance premiums.
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Key to care: report of the Burstow Commission on the future of the home care workforce

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 09:59

Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) - 
This report outlines clear recommendations on what needs to change to have a professional, well-paid, well-trained and properly regulated workforce who can provide the quality of care at home that people need. But it also recognises the complex nature of social care and the interrelatedness of problems and solutions.

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HSJ Live 02.12.14: Clegg announces £150m investment to eating disorder treatment

HSJ - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 07:00
The deputy prime minister has announced a £150m investment into the treatment for eating disorders, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 02.12.14: Solve the A&E puzzle for smarter patient care

HSJ - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 07:00
People often view hospital as ‘best place’ for treatment, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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Hunt: Additional funds will be linked to efficiency and tech

HSJ - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 18:45
Jeremy Hunt has indicated that £1.5bn of additional funding to be allocated to the NHS in 2015-16 will be contingent on hospitals providing plans to become more “efficient and sustainable” and to deliver “a commitment to a paperless NHS by 2018”.
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Working better together: community health and primary care

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 14:19

NHS Confederation - 
This slidepack captures the main points from a workshop on integrated working between primary care and community health services. The workshop was organised by the NHS Confederation's Community Health Services Forum in partnership with the National Association of Primary Care, in September 2014.

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I’m still me: a narrative for coordinated support for older people

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 14:13

National Voices - 
This document, produced in collaboration with UCLPartners and Age UK, sets out how integrated care and support looks and feels to older people and is written from their point of view. It outlines five themes that older people say are key to coordinated support: independence, community interactions, decision making, care and support and terminology.

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Overcoming obesity: an initial economic analysis

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 14:02

McKinsey & Company
This discussion paper brings together a range of case studies and examples of obesity interventions from around the world and presents them with an initial assessment of their cost-effectiveness.

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Hunt calls for more nurses in community services

HSJ - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 12:41
The health secretary has called for a significant increase in community and primary care nursing posts as part of the drive to boost services outside of hospitals
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Hunt calls for more nurses in community services

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 12:41
The health secretary has called for a significant increase in community and primary care nursing posts as part of the drive to boost services outside of hospitals
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