Charity Sector

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PCNs permitted to pay charities’ management costs

NHS England has made it easier for charities to be involved in primary care networks — by allowing ringfenced budgets to be used to pay for third party management costs.

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Jeremy Hunt launches charity to monitor patient safety

Jeremy Hunt has set up a patient safety charity which will establish data he can use to report on levels of avoidable harm in healthcare, HSJ can reveal.

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NHSE director slams local authorities for ‘relentless retendering’ of health services

NHS England’s national director for mental health has reignited the debate over local government’s stewardship of public health services by claiming “relentless retendering” is damaging integration, quality and staff morale.

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Private firms banned from 'lead provider' role

National leaders have banned private firms from leading new models of care for specialised mental health – following criticism of their involvement.

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Regulator criticised for 'unbelievably arrogant' approval process

Patient groups have called NHS England “unbelievably arrogant” for failing to listen to patients during drug funding reviews.

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Patients' choice of provider must be defended, says NHSE leader

Choice of provider remains “fundamental” and integrated care systems will “fail” if they do not offer it, according to a senior NHS England director.

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Former Tory adviser and Guardian columnist join NHS Assembly as full list revealed

A former special adviser to senior Conservative Iain Duncan Smith and a Guardian commentator have joined the new NHS Assembly, alongside a diverse group of leading NHS figures, charity chiefs and patient champions.

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Health leaders call on prime minister to prevent 'no-deal' Brexit

Health leaders, including a former NHS chief executive, have signed a letter calling on the prime minister to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

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Public health charity to close as DHSC cuts funds

A public health charity providing “vital” services has been forced to close this year after losing most of its government funding.

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Health staff could be asked to sleep at work after Brexit

NHS staff in the south east of England could be asked to sleep at their workplace if travel is disrupted because of Brexit, under plans being drawn up by one trust.

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NHSI chair: Regional teams will become fiefdoms ‘over my dead body’

The NHS’ seven new regional directorates will become fiefdoms “over my dead body”, NHS Improvement chair Dido Harding said last week.

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Shelford Group trust chief takes charity role

The former chief executive of a Shelford Group hospital trust is taking up a role leading a charity.

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'NHS Assembly' will not get input to long term plan

The launch of an “NHS Assembly” has been moved back to November, meaning it will not contribute to the contents of the NHS long term plan.

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HSJ launches Women Leaders network

The work of women in the NHS is to be promoted later this month when HSJ, in association with NHS Employers, launches the Women Leaders network at the Trades Union Congress.

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Mental health taskforce chair promises 'clear route map' for sector

A new national strategy for mental health will be ‘clear, tangible and costed’, according to the chair of NHS England’s taskforce for the sector.

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Exclusive: Treasury considering health, care and welfare budget link

The Treasury is undertaking a quick turnaround project in the run up to the general election examining the potential savings from bringing together spending on health, social care and some welfare payments.

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Hunt rejects call to extend barring checks on staff and volunteers

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has rejected a key recommendation from the investigation into lessons learnt from the historic abuse by Jimmy Savile at NHS hospitals.

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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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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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£1.2m fund for volunteers to help under pressure A&Es

Trusts will be given an extra £1.2m to fund 700 volunteers to help ease pressures on accident and emergency departments.