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Community Services

Steve Kell

Monitor angers CCGs with advice on community services

Commissioners have voiced concern that their efforts to integrate services will be hampered by ‘enforced competition’ after Monitor released a report warning them against simply rolling over existing community services contracts.

community services care worker elderly woman patient

Exclusive: Independent sector 'could provide 50 per cent of community services by 2020'

Independent sector providers could take a 50 per cent share of the market for NHS community services by the end of the decade, according to market analyst LaingBuisson.

7 day working

Exclusive: NHS England to probe costs of seven day services

Financial consultancy firm Deloitte has been commissioned by NHS England to examine the cost implications of expanding NHS services across seven days, HSJ has learned.

Katrina Percy

Community providers gear up to lead on new care models

Community service providers are positioning themselves to lead efforts to establish the new integrated models of care recommended in the NHS Five Year Forward View.

Samantha Jones

New care model proposals 'must involve patients'

Proposals to develop new health and social care models will need to demonstrate meaningful clinical and patient involvement to get NHS England support, HSJ has been told.

Illustration of speech bubble made up of lots of different people

Campaign: HSJ wants your views on how to achieve inclusive NHS change

HSJ, in association with NHS Improving Quality, launches a campaign to help the NHS achieve transformational change.

Samantha Jones

Exclusive: NHS England appoints director for new care models

HSJ chief executive of the year Samantha Jones will join NHS England this month as director of new models of care for NHS England.

Sam Everington

HSJ leadership inquiry member knighted in new year's honours

Sam Everington, chair of Tower Hamlets CCG, is among a number of NHS managers, nurses and doctors included in the new year’s honours list

Student nurse and mentor

Exclusive: Workforce plan sets out second year of nursing growth

Nurse training places will increase for the second consecutive year, HSJ can reveal.

HSJ Annual Lecture 2014

NHS England chief defines 'multispecialty community providers'

The NHS England chief executive has set out nine requirements that define a ‘multispecialty community provider’, one of the key care models in his vision for the future of the NHS.

Jeremy Hunt

Hunt calls for more nurses in community services

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

Maureen Baker

GPs should urgently discuss new care models

GPs should begin talking about the new models of care in the NHS Five Year Forward View ‘very soon’, one of their leaders has said.


Deficit for NHS providers swells to £630m

The NHS provider sector has plunged further into the red, the latest figures from Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority show

Measuring safety

HSJ Patient Safety Awards to top congress

Next year’s Patient Safety Awards will provide the climax of the annual Patient Safety Congress, due to held in Birmingham on 7-8 July.

Elderly man, sitting on bed

Staffordshire CCG to hand £280m contract to private sector

Two private firms have been shortlisted for a £280m ‘prime provider’ contract in East Staffordshire in a competition that has seen all NHS bidders squeezed out of the race.

community services care worker elderly woman patient

Community trusts not 'squeezed out' by forward view

Community trusts should play a key role in delivering the new range of care models outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View, a key sector figure has said

Royal United Hospitals

First foundation trust authorisations in more than a year

Three NHS providers have been authorised as foundation trusts – the first time the status has been conferred in more than a year

Birmingham city hall

Birmingham health leaders back forward view care models

Healthcare leaders in Birmingham are already seeking to establish the new models of care provision proposed in last week’s NHS Five Year Forward View, HSJ can reveal.

Community nurse with patient

Priory Group sets sights on community contracts

A major private provider of mental healthcare beds in the UK is planning a significant expansion into the sector’s community services market

Nurse treating patient

Expanded roles envisaged for non-medical staff

The roles and responsibilities of non-medical NHS staff would be dramatically expanded under the five year forward view

Clock doctor

Resource Centre round up: Improving urgent care

We have compiled a selection of our best commissioning, innovation and leadership articles over the past year, looking at the pressures facing emergency care and how organisations are dealing with it.

Home care of frail older people

The guidance you can swear by for the 'F' word frailty

A guide for health and social care workers to identify frailty

HSJ Annual Lecture 2014

HSJ annual lecture transcript: Simon Stevens' on forward view for the NHS

The edited transcript of the speech given by Simon Stevens at the HSJ inaugural lecture.

Networks of support

Networking gives a lifeline to better patient care

How a CCG deployed ‘eco leadership’

Richard Lewis

Vacancy crisis: It's too tough in the NHS top jobs

Time to tackle board vacancy crisis

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