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RCS review: Infighting at teaching trust risked patient care

HSJ - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 08:00
WORKFORCE: Infighting between senior medics at two departments of a major teaching hospital could have put patients at risk, according to a report obtained by HSJ.
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PHSO admits it failed to follow rules for £100k contract

HSJ - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 08:00
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman failed to follow its own procurement guidance when it awarded a contract worth more than £100,000 without board approval, HSJ has learned.
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Children's mental health pilot aims to bridge care 'disconnect'

HSJ - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 08:00
SERVICE DESIGN: A pilot project is aiming to bring greater integration to children’s mental health services and break the “disconnect” between community and inpatient care.
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David Dalton disputes BMA claim on seven day services

HSJ - Sat, 03/09/2016 - 01:01
One of the British Medical Association’s key justifications for it latest wave of NHS strikes has been challenged by Sir David Dalton and the Department of Health, which has released papers from confidential talks with the union earlier this year.
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Daily Insight: Battle lines drawn

HSJ - Fri, 02/09/2016 - 18:00
The must read stories and debate in health policy
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Great Manchester service change engagement

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 02/09/2016 - 15:04

Healthwatch England - 
This report is the result of research conducted in conjunction with ten local Healthwatch organisations in Greater Manchester which examined public and patient opinion on how health and care needs should be met in future. The research focused on ways that services can work better together and ways that healthy communities can be encouraged and fostered in local areas. 

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Midlands trust reveals new chief executive

HSJ - Fri, 02/09/2016 - 11:35
APPOINTMENT: The chief executive of a major West Midlands acute trust is to take on the top job at the University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust.
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Council chief executive to lead CCG after 'symbolic' appointment

HSJ - Fri, 02/09/2016 - 08:00
LEADERSHIP: A council chief executive has taken over the leadership of a clinical commissioning group in Greater Manchester, following the creation of a single commissioning body.
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CCGs asked to ensure fetal medicine access following HSJ investigation

HSJ - Fri, 02/09/2016 - 08:00
Clinical commissioning groups have been asked about their arrangements for ensuring women and their babies have access to fetal medicine services, after an HSJ investigation raised concerns babies were “dying unnecessarily” because of a flawed funding system.
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BMA reveals three more five-day full strikes

HSJ - Thu, 01/09/2016 - 18:46
The NHS will need to prepare for 20 working days of full strike action by junior doctors between now and Christmas, after the British Medical Association announced three further weeks of action by trainees in England.
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Breaking: BMA reveals three more five-day full strikes

HSJ - Thu, 01/09/2016 - 18:46
The NHS will need to prepare for 20 working days of full strike action by junior doctors between now and Christmas, after the British Medical Association announced three further weeks of action by trainees in England.
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Daily Insight: Top marks for 'exemplar' trusts

HSJ - Thu, 01/09/2016 - 18:41
HSJ’s round-up of Thursday’s must read stories
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MPs warn public health cuts are 'false economy'

HSJ - Thu, 01/09/2016 - 13:01
The government must commit to protecting public health funding if it is to avoid widening health inequalities, MPs have warned.
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Oxfordshire hospital confirms maternity unit downgrade

HSJ - Thu, 01/09/2016 - 11:51
STRUCTURE: Horton General Hospital will suspend its doctor led maternity services from 1 October, an extraordinary annual general meeting has confirmed.
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North Lancashire and South Cumbria breast screening programme: quality assurance visit report

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 01/09/2016 - 11:48

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This executive summary report sets out observations and recommendations from a quality assurance visit to the NHS breast screening programme in North Lancashire and South Cumbria.

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Public health post-2013

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 01/09/2016 - 11:43

House of Commons Health Select Committee - 
This report is the result of a short inquiry on the impact of the Health and Social Care Act reforms on the public health landscape. It warns of risks of widening health inequalities and a false economy due to cuts in local authority and public health budgets. It calls for a Cabinet Officer minister to be given specific responsibility for embedding health across all areas of government policy at a national level and for greater and bolder action to tackle public health issues such as childhood obesity.

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Understanding quality in district nursing services: learning from patients, carers and staff

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 01/09/2016 - 09:48

The King's Fund - 
This report investigates what ‘good’ district nursing care looks like from the perspective of people receiving this care, unpaid carers and district nursing staff and puts forward a framework for understanding the components involved. It also looks at the growing demand–capacity gap in district nursing and the worrying impact that this is having on services, the workforce and the quality and safety of patient care. The report makes recommendations to policy-makers, regulators, commissioners and provider organisations as to how to start to address these pressures.

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First mental health trusts rated outstanding by CQC

HSJ - Thu, 01/09/2016 - 01:01
Two large mental health trusts have become the first in the country to be rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.
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Two 'exemplar' trusts rated outstanding by CQC

HSJ - Thu, 01/09/2016 - 01:01
Two large mental health trusts have become the first in the country to be rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.
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Trust chiefs: outstanding rating can drive improvement

HSJ - Thu, 01/09/2016 - 01:01
The chief executives of two mental health trusts rated outstanding have said the rating will give them more power to drive improvements and help other providers in the sector.
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