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Acute care

David Behan

CQC falls short in responding to safeguarding alerts

The Care Quality Commission board has raised concerns over the performance of the organisation in responding to safeguarding information and taking action against persistently non-compliant providers.

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Jimmy Savile

Savile inquiry calls for change in law for screening staff

There is ‘very patchy’ management of volunteer schemes in trusts and the law should be changed so that all staff and volunteers in contact with patients should be given a barring list check, the authors of an investigation into Jimmy Savile’s historic sexual abuse have said.

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Border trust looks into English/Welsh waits discrepancy

PERFORMANCE: A trust near the English/Welsh border is investigating why Welsh patients wait significantly longer than English one for treatment.

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Exclusive: Digital pioneer bids to integrate NHS patient records for free

One of the NHS technology community’s leading experts is building a new system to integrate the health service’s myriad patient record systems, and he plans to give it to the NHS for free.

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Exclusive: Dementia care still 'inadequate', report finds

Care for people diagnosed with dementia is ‘inadequate and still not fit for purpose’, three years after the government launched its dementia challenge, a new report for the Alzheimer’s Society has said.

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Exclusive: Providers win £500m in new tariff deal

Providers will be given just a fortnight to decide whether to sign up to a new set of ‘voluntary’ prices for the coming year, with concessions made expected to cost commissioners up to £500m.

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Data

SUS data collection to be suspended

The Health and Social Care Information Centre will suspend the collection of the secondary uses service data for nearly two weeks as part of a process to bring collection of the vital NHS dataset in-house.

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18 week waits, December 2014: explore the maps

See all NHS waiting lists around England by provider, CCG or specialty

Government ups pressure to bring down waiting list

Government focus has moved from accident and emergency performance to the NHS’s 3.2 million elective waiting list, senior trust sector sources have told HSJ.

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Trusts surpass 100,000 extra elective treatments target

Trusts have gone beyond the government target to treat 100,000 extra patients waiting over 16 weeks for treatment.

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CMA to investigate Surrey trusts' merger plan

The proposed merger between two trusts in Surrey has hit a stumbling block after the Competition and Markets Authority said the merger could have ‘adverse effects’ for patients and it has launched an investigation.

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Money, cash and notes

Acute trusts mull marginal tariff complaint against CCGs

A number of acute trusts are considering launching an official complaint against their local clinical commissioning groups because of the way in which they have spent money designed to reduce emergency admissions.

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Pharmacy

Commissioners seek to expand pharmacists’ role

COMMUNITY SERVICES: Pharmacists in the North East may be expected to expand their role to help reduce hospital admissions and identify more patients with previously undiagnosed long term conditions, commissioners have said.

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Sheffield organisations pitch £260m 'vanguard' care plan

STRUCTURE: Health and care organisations have agreed to pool £260m to redesign and commission services together in their application to become a “vanguard site” for the new models of care outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View.

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A&E consultants resign en masse from trust

Five accident and emergency consultants have resigned from a troubled West Midlands acute trust across two hospitals, including all four consultants from one department.

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UHNM launches partnership with GP surgery

University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust has launched a partnership with local GP surgery Nantwich Health Centre for plastic surgery, gynaecology and neurology patients in south Cheshire.

Unleash workforce creativity with staff engagement building blocks

The King’s Fund proposes ways to build confidence among the workforce to lead on safety

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Let NHS staff take the front seat and drive change

Change can be lasting

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The system-wide approach to turn around a struggling health economy

Lessons learned by Guildford and Waverley CCG

Orange segments

Segment the population to enable better integrated care

Revealing patient needs holistically

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