GPs’ workload should be broken up among other health professionals, a Labour member of the health select committee has said.
The manager overseeing outsourcing giant Serco’s contract to provide community services across Suffolk has told HSJ its three year deal was ‘not long enough’ to carry out the level of transformation needed in the region.
The chief executive of The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation Trust has resigned with immediate effect.
A review of five community hospitals by Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group has set out four options for future community care, which include the closure of two hospitals.
A private sector supplier has won the first tender for commissioning support services to be completed via NHS England’s procurement framework.
East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s governing body has been asked which of its responsibilities it would consider delegating to a county-wide commissioning congress.
Councils and NHS services look set to pilot new shared approaches to health and social care as a first step towards devolving more power over spending in London.
The chief executive of Camden and Islington Foundation Trust is to retire next spring.
As junior doctors threaten industrial action over plans to impose new pay, terms and conditions next year, HSJ answers the big questions on what is being proposed.
A High Court judge has ruled that a mentally ill man with diabetes should not be forced to undergo a life-saving amputation by an NHS trust.
What would the perfect robot manager be like? Looks aside, it would arguably be objective, transparent, unselfish, and apolitical. Because of this, it would assign the right task to every person and reward unselfish team behaviors, creating a culture of
In the past, new managers often had the luxury of cutting their teeth on traditional collocated teams: groups of people, sitting down the hall from one another, who met up in conference rooms to hash out what they were trying
Our dysfunctional relationship with work email has become so normal, I’m not sure most of us can even see it anymore.
Walk into any fitness center, health club, or gym in the country and you’ll see yourself. Or rather, reflections of yourself. It doesn’t matter whether the gym is one step up from a cave or a posh Park Avenue fitness
“When are we supposed to do all that?” That’s the question we constantly get from new managers, only weeks or months into their new positions, when we describe the three key activities they should be focusing on to be successful as
Are MOOCs merely an intellectual diversion for the well educated and well-off? Do they provide any tangible benefits? We are not neutral parties. Three of us work at Coursera, and the rest of us are from the University of Pennsylvania
Renowned restaurateur Danny Meyer likes to tell newly promoted supervisors that they have just been given the “gift of fire.” As a boss they now have a new and potent power, but Meyer wants to ensure they understand the appropriate
Overtly, most of us say we dislike stress. But often we unconsciously hold on to it, thinking: This is the way real leaders act. Stress and I have had a long, complicated relationship. Early in my career, it often felt like
You’ve taken the leap from front-line individual contributor to professional manager. How do you feel? Proud? Excited? How about depressed?
A happily married couple we know advises that you should treat your spouse at least as well as you do a stranger. This advice holds true at work as well. What would it look like if managers were as polite
Health visitors in Carlisle are encouraging mums to pop along to their weekly support group by holding a social picnic. The breastfeeding group is held every Friday between 1pm and 2.30pm at Morton Manor, is for any mum or expectant mother
This paper sets out how the NAO used an analytical technique called multilevel regression modelling to investigate the factors affecting levels of attendance at accident and emergency departments by patients registered at a GP practice.
Commissioned by Alzheimer’s Research UK, the findings in this report estimate that one in three people born this year will develop the condition during their lifetime. The analysis took into account life expectancy estimates for people born in 2015, as
CQC has launched a public consultation seeking views on the new role of a National Guardian, who will be responsible for leading local ambassadors across the country so that staff feel safe to raise concerns and confident that they will
This report has been jointly published by the Fabian Society, Bright Blue and CentreForum. It calls for radical new measures to tackle the challenges of an ageing population.
This report has revealed that, similar to last year, the top three reasons for hospital complaints investigated by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in the last financial year (2014-15) were poor communication, errors in diagnosis and poor treatment. Non-medical
This study aimed to understand the potential economic benefits of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)’s Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme. RAND Europe looked at 10 HTA-funded projects that had shown that a new treatment could offer benefits if
This document sets out the arrangements under which the Secretary of State for Health delegates to NHS England responsibility for providing a telephony routing service for the National Pandemic Flu Service, which will direct calls from the public to the
Building on the Health Committee’s recent report on childrens’ and adolescents’ mental health and CAMHS, the Education Committee has announced an inquiry into the mental health and wellbeing of looked after children. The deadline for receipt of written submissions is
The publication of the European health report every three years gives readers – including policy-makers, politicians, public health specialists and journalists – a vital snapshot of health in the WHO European Region and progress towards health and well-being for all.
Mergers of trusts in the NHS are often instigated by national bodies so that NHS trusts can gain foundation trust status or failing providers can be rescued from financial difficulties. This report looks at 20 mergers between 2010 and mid-2015
This report contains an in depth section on the UK’s NHS showing what the NHS’s own figures indicate the cost of fraud to be in each main area of expenditure – payroll, procurement, GP, dental, optical, and pharmaceutical services, as
This report shows how CCGs in England’s core cities are taking up the challenge set out in the Five Year Forward View and transforming the way in which healthcare is delivered to the benefit of their local population. The key
The NHS maternity review is currently underway to make recommendations for the improvement of services for women and their families. It is open to women, fathers, partners, their families and advocates, professionals, commissioners and people from representative organisations. The closing
This paper asks readers to think about the elements of value in social care and examines difference approaches to thinking about value. The paper considers how new frameworks and measures of value can be created to assess financial, social and person-reported
This report asks if families across England are paying more than they need to because they have not been given comprehensive information about the costs of care available in their area. It explains the confusion faced by people looking to
Sixty per cent of a panel of health leaders surveyed by the Nuffield Trust have said they are not confident that local efficiency plans will be able to achieve the savings the health service needs to deliver over the next
This report looks at mental health generally, before focusing more particularly on access to psychological therapies for adults. It accepts that mental health problems need to be diagnosed and treated early to achieve the best outcomes but that unlike physical
This briefing explains the key findings of the National Audit Office’s recent progress review of neurology, which assessed progress against the recommendations made by the Public Accounts Committee in 2012. It includes a short set of headline recommendations.
NHS Employers has partnered with Imperial College London, Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion and North West Coast Academic Health Science Network to produce this diversity and inclusion strategic report. Providing a workplace that celebrates and is inclusive of diversity
This pathway has been created to complement the ‘Minimum Core Standards’, and details a range of competences that support outcome-focused, person-centred care delivery. The tool is useful for those involved in developing the learning disabilities workforce in the health and
The proposed merger between two Surrey foundation trusts has been given the go ahead by the Competition and Markets Authority. Competition authority concludes merger between Royal Surrey County Hospital FT and Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals FT would not reduce
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust has revealed it is facing ending the year with a £58m deficit if drastic action is not taken to improve its financial position. The trust has also disclosed that a “step change” in performance is needed
Tim Kelsey, one of NHS England’s most high profile board members, is leaving the organisation to take a new job in Australia. National director for patients and information to leave NHS England in December Tim Kelsey to join Australian firm
The Treasury may redefine the ringfence on NHS spending to apply only to NHS England’s commissioning budgets – leaving billions spent on public health, training and research unprotected in the coming spending review, health think tanks have warned. Treasury officials
More than one in 10 NHS trust chief executive posts are not filled on a permanent basis or will shortly be vacated, new analysis by HSJ shows. Fourteen per cent of trust chief executive roles not filled permanently or will
Consultants at Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust are voting on whether they should call for the reinstatement of their recently departed chief executive. Keith McNeil announced his resignation from the trust with immediate effect on Monday. Teaching hospital consultants may call
NHS Employers has written directly to 38,000 junior doctors inviting them to a series of open meetings to discuss a new contract for trainee medics. It has arranged 11 separate events across the country following the British Medical Association junior
Four clinical commissioning groups in Staffordshire are poised to follow a neighbouring CCG in ‘rationing’ access to hearing aids. The plans have been condemned by a national charity, which said the devices were a “lifeline” for people with hearing loss.
Civica to donate £5 to Action for Children for every completed survey. Tim Kelsey has recently described urgent action on health service digitisation as “a moral imperative”. NHS England’s outgoing national director for patients and information argued “patients are put at risk