12.44pm Health secretary @Jeremy_Hunt tweets:
“No ticked box target is worth a single failure in care - meeting NHS managers this pm to discuss their role in delivering better care.”
11.01am A social enterprise that runs out-of-hours care has consulted lawyers over a procurement process that saw it lose its contract in south-west London to a preferred provider based in Bristol.
10.57am GPs are increasingly concerned about releasing children’s medical records to separated or divorced parents, experts have revealed. The Medical Protection Society said it received a record number of 179 calls last year from doctors seeking advice, with a total of 800 calls over the last five years.
10.09am The Sunday Telegraph’s report on the impending publication of the report of the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust Public Inquiry attracted a lot of chatter on Twitter this weekend. The consensus is that the paper has not seen a draft of the report and there is little in there that was not already in the public domain in inquiry counsel Tom Kark QC’s closing statement.
Professor of health policy and management at Manchester Business School @kieran_walshe tweeted: Might seem cynical but do we see the dark arts of the DH spinmeisters at work on Francis - dripfeed the findings to neutralise the report?
Department of health director of communications (and former Times health editor) @samjlister denied this was the case and that the DH had seen a draft of the report.
10.04: HSJ reporter Shaun Lintern tweeted from @ShaunLintern on Sunday: “No national newspaper or broadcaster regularly attended the #MidStaffsInquiry. Only myself, @sjcalkin (HSJ reporter) and @chrisontheradio did #justsaying
10.02: Another tweet from @ShaunLintern: “Today’s coverage of #MidStaffs seems largely to be taken from the final closing evidence and what Francis said himself in December 2011.”
10.00am: HSJ reporter Shaun Lintern tweeted yesterday about the coverage of the Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry report. @ShaunLintern: “Anyone heard anything knew about the Francis report? I haven’t. Seems everyone is talking about what we already knew. Clever reporting.”
7.32am: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust have developed training and roles as peer support workers for former service users after hearing about a scheme run in the US. So far, 38 former service users have been employed as peer support workers by the trust.