The Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People, made up of 21 national health and care organisations, has published this report to form a response to the recommendations set out in More Care, Less Pathway, the independent review of
Independent assurance report by the Barrister Kate Lampard which provides assurance of 28 reports including the independent investigations at Broadmoor Hospital and Leeds General infirmary. Additional Items Jimmy Savile investigation: Broadmoor Hospital Investigation into matters relating to Jimmy Savile within
Report from the Think Tank, The Centre for Social Justice that finds the quality of local authority child protection services is highly variable. A number of themes have presented themselves both through the case studies and consultation with experts in the field
Consultation on the introduction of regulations for standardised packaging of tobacco products that includes draft regulations so it is clear how requirements for standardised packaging would work in practice. Consultation Closes 7 August 2014 12:00am Additional Items Impact assessment Equalities
This rapid review included evidence from a variety of grey and published literature sources on recommended and current actions to tackle obesity and excess sugar intakes. It has five themes: Produce Less – explores options to reduce sugar consumption through reductions
Consultation on proposals to strengthen controls and safeguards on the use of an individual’s health and care data. People should be confident that their personal data is not open to misuse. Consultation is on proposals to establish secure safe havens,
Finds that financial pressure is increasing in the NHS and is unlikely to diminish in the near future. Savings are become harder to achieve and the resources available to the NHS continue to tighten as demand is increasing. Quite rightly,
This systematic review addresses the research question: does allopurinol reduce mortality, the progression of chronic kidney disease or cardiovascular risk in people with CKD? It finds limited evidence that allopurinol reduces CKD progression or cardiovascular events. It appears that AEs and
Consultant-led maternity and paediatric services in East Sussex will be permanently kept at Conquest Hospital in Hastings after Clinical Commissioning Groups in the area voted through the proposal. CCGs vote to centralise maternity and paediatric services in East Sussex –
A proposed merger between Ealing Hospital Trust and North West London Hospitals Trust has been delayed by three months at a cost of £3m.
Phil Morley has been appointed the new chief executive of Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust. Princess Alexandra appoints new chief executive – (HSJ Article request full text from Evidence Services or call 0151 285 4493) Scan or click to go to
The Francis report, the Keogh review and the Berwick review all emphasised the importance of workplace cultures where staff are supported, treated with respect and are able to raise concerns freely and without fear of bullying. Francis’ whistleblowing inquiry is
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has called for regulators and trust leaders to review safeguarding procedures after an investigation revealed that “weak systems” in hospitals had allowed celebrity Jimmy Savile to abuse scores of patients over many years. Hunt calls for
The independent review into children’s heart surgery in Bristol has launched with a call for parents, carers and staff to come forward with evidence. Bristol inquiry launched – (HSJ Article request full text from Evidence Services or call 0151 285
Sheffield CCG chair Tim Moorhead has called for commissioners to have more control over “winter pressures” funding, rather than having to pass it directly to providers. CCGs ‘should have more control over winter pressures funding’ – (HSJ Article request full
The 2014 finalists have been unveiled
Doctors’ desire for “kudos” is leading to new treatments being introduced without good evidence of their effectiveness or adequate challenge from NHS England. Clinical egos driving specialised commissioning costs – (HSJ Article request full text from Evidence Services or call
Monitor has launched an investigation into clinical commissioning groups’ intentions for the £10bn community services sector. Monitor launches probe of community service contracts – (HSJ Article request full text from Evidence Services or call 0151 285 4493) Scan or click
Bringing down barriers faced by new GP providers wanting to enter the market in underdoctored areas could help cut health inequalities, the chief executive of NHS England Simon Stevens has said. Simon Stevens: ‘open’ areas for new GPs could cut
A decision on which hospitals will provide three cutting edge interventional cardiology treatments will not be made until September, 18 months after the NHS stopped funding them. ‘Significant’ interest in commissioning through evaluation delays programme – (HSJ Article request full
One in three hospitals recorded nursing shift ‘fill rates’ of more than 100 per cent in May, according to figures released as part of the government’s patient safety drive. NHS England to develop new indicator for nurse staffing – (HSJ
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust has been put into special measures after it was rated “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Morecambe Bay placed in special measures – (HSJ Article request full text from Evidence Services or
Workforce should be embraced as a key enabler for positive change throughout the NHS, but in order to do this, staff survey results and workforce data should be looked at together to understand common factors at a national level. Make
The London TB Find & Treat specialist outreach service, based at University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust is using groundbreaking technology and X-ray diagnosis from a mobile van to help people living on the fringes of society.
In association with BMJ, Shreshtha Trivedi explains how evidence based clinical care protocols hold the key to standardising care, ironing out variations in practice and saving money. Clinical care protocols: When safe comes as standard – (HSJ Article request full
Jennifer Trueland discusses the art of achieving patient safety through the wise deployment of locums and other temporary staff. Workforce: Why the key to people is planning – (HSJ Article request full text from Evidence Services or call 0151 285
South Tees Hospitals FT and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust explain how HCL Workforce Solutions’ software has made their systems for hiring temporary staff more efficient – and safer for patients. Patient safety case studies: Turning confusion to clarity – (HSJ
London Ambulance Service Trust declared a major incident on Monday because of intense pressure on the system. Major incident declared at LAS as demand increases – (HSJ Article request full text from Evidence Services or call 0151 285 4493) Scan
Patient-centeredness is central to healthcare. Hospitals should address patients’ unique needs to improve safety and quality. Patient engagement in healthcare, which may help prevent adverse events, can be approached as an independent patient safety practice (PSP) or as part of
This article looks at the how Google is focused on possibility rather than profitability — a mindset that’s necessary to create innovations that transform categories. The author argues that many breakthrough innovations have suffered when the profitability mindset creeps in and that Google should be
This article ask you to take a step back and think about how to expand your talent pool to get the actual results you want rather than relying on the same group of “usual suspects”.
As a manager, you can’t accept underperformance. It’s frustrating, time-consuming, and it can demoralize the other people on your team. But what do you do about an employee who isn’t performing up to snuff? How do you help turn around
This article looks at how you can use a ‘neutral no’ when you need to say no to a co-worker or a boss.
If health care organisations are to deliver continually improving, high quality and compassionate care, cultures of many organisations have to change. In the best performing health care organisations, the vision and values of the organisation emphasise continual quality improvement in
One chance to get it right, the much-anticipated pronouncement from the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People, gives everyone involved in end of life care a chance to take stock and focus on what really matters when supporting
The closure of Central Middlesex Hospital accident and emergency department may result in a loss to the trust of around £3.5m.
Bids to co-commission primary care have been submitted by 180 of England’s 211 clinical commissioning groups. 180 CCGs bid for primary care co-commissioning – (HSJ Article request full text from Evidence Services or call 0151 285 4493) Scan or click
Monitor will take further action against Southend University Hospital Foundation Trust after finding it had “one of the worst performing accident and emergency departments in the country”. Monitor takes further action against Southend FT – (HSJ Article request full text
NHS England have claimed at the Commissioning Show, that the appetite of clinical commissioning groups (CCG) to take control of their support service suppliers has dwindled. NHS England: CCG interest in controlling CSUs ‘evaporates’ – (HSJ Article request full text
Simon Stevens is ‘insisting on real rigour in the process’ of approving better care fund plans, care services minister Norman Lamb has said.
Trusts taking part in the new Sign up to Safety campaign, twelve so far, will be asked to commit to giving patients “airline style” safety advice on their stay in hospital, a trust chief executive leading the campaign has said.
Monitor is supporting the Sign up to Safety campaign, launched by the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt, which aims to reduce avoidable harm by 50% and save 6,000 lives over the next 3 years. Scan or click to
The recently departed strategy director of NHS England Robert Harris, has been appointed as a full time equity partner at Lakeside Surgery in Corby, and its linked group practices, which is seeking to sell its model elsewhere. NHS England strategy
South Tyneside Foundation Trust is currently bidding for a 10 year contract to run an “integrated care services hub”, that will be put out to tender by the local authority.
Trusts pinpointed as having a poor patient safety incident reporting culture on a new website have criticised the measure and its use of old data. New patient safety website draws on ‘old’ data – (HSJ Article request full text from
Lord Carter has urged trusts to be open minded about the benefits of a more centralised purchasing system as he unveiled his early priorities as the newly appointed “procurement champion” for the NHS.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has been called in to inspect Stafford Hospital following concerns its shortage of doctors has spread, causing more services to become ‘fragile’. Stafford Hospital safety review triggered by doctor shortage – (HSJ Article request full
Doctors from EU countries may face tough English language checks as part of fitness to practice tests as of 25th June 2014. Doctors’ language checks launched – (HSJ Article request full text from Evidence Services or call 0151 285 4493)
GP surgeries in areas with some of the highest patient to doctor ratios are increasingly relying on nurses and other non-medical professionals to plug gaps left due to a shortage of medics.
Now that clinical commissioning groups and commissioning support units are established, it is time to address how we develop potential leaders and the talent for leadership in the new NHS landscape. Where now for the NHS’s best leadership talent? –