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Daily Insight: Sunderland in the lead?
The must read stories in health policy from Friday (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HSJ Catch Up: Another special measures regime and NHS quango overhauled
Your essential update on health for the week (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CCG with 'serious weaknesses' put under legal directions
A clinical commissioning group has been placed under legal directions by NHS England after reporting a £27m overspend. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS pension costs to shift from DH to employers
NHS employers will have to increase their contributions to the NHS pension scheme from next month after the Department of Health confirmed plans to shift the costs to employers. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Finance director at special measures trust 'taking period of leave'
The finance director of an NHS trust which was placed in financial special measures this week is “taking a period of leave”, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: CCG planning for single £340m MCP contract
A leading vanguard project is planning to draw up a £340m contract to get a single provider to run its new care model by April 2018, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Midlands GP super partnership rated outstanding
A Midlands super partnership has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Outstanding FT sets up subsidiary firm to save at least £3m
A mental health trust rated outstanding is setting up a subsidiary company that it hopes will make £3m of recurring back-office savings a year by 2018-19. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cuts forcing social workers to ‘brink of burnout’, says UNISON
Social workers are struggling with heavy caseloads, working longer hours and going without lunch breaks, according to a survey by UNISON and Community Care magazine. Nearly half (48%) of respondents said the volume of cases they were responsible for left them feeling ‘over the limit,’ and more than half (56%) blamed staff shortages for their heavy workload. The report A Day in the Life of Social Work is based on feedback from more than 2,000 social work professionals including those in child protection and adult mental health. It gives a snapshot of a typical day in their working lives and highlights how cutbacks and s...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release heather wakefield local government social care Source Type: news

NHS England asked to investigate CCG pay rises
NHS England has been asked to investigate pay increases awarded to governing body members at one of the largest clinical commissioning group in the country, the prime minister has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hospital trust creates primary care company
Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust has created a new arm ’s length limited company to provide GP services to more than 30,000 patients in Chesterfield and north east Derbyshire. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP inspections to include new checks on equality
Primary care must offer better access to migrants and travellers Related items fromOnMedica Migrants should not be denied fundamental right to healthcare The healthcare equality challenge NHS will have to prove it is free of racial inequality GMC offers guidance on supporting transgender patients Chief nurse calls for gender equality on NHS boards (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Less than half of babies breastfed after two months
Survey shows mothers have various fears over breastfeeding Related items fromOnMedica Breastfeeding Breastfeeding twice as likely after home birth Home cooked meals for infants not always healthiest Breastfeeding for longer linked to higher IQ claim Breastfeeding could cut children ’s leukaemia risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Red blood cell manufacture breakthrough
Blood mass production could be possible Related items fromOnMedica Legal challenge on contaminated blood pay-outs High white blood cell ratio linked to recurrent cancer Northern Ireland lifts ban on gay men donating blood NHS 'confident' of funding stem cell treatment (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Experts warn new TB drugs ’ effectiveness could be lost
Global rise of drug-resistant TB is at a crossroads, says report Related items fromOnMedica Multidrug-resistant TB spreads less easily than ‘normal’ TB New pledge to end TB by 2035 Migrants pose negligible threat of spreading TB Tackling tuberculosis Tuberculosis: a rising health concern (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs nominated for national NHS awards
Three CCG nominations in NHS Sustainability Awards shortlist Related items fromOnMedica Innovative use of technology key to improving patient outcomes GPs and physicians innovate to improve care Pressure threatens integration and transformation plans (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Which trusts are going for the special measures hat-trick?
HSJ ’s round up of the day’s essential stories (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Jonathan Fielden bail extended
The NHS England national director being investigated by police on suspicion of voyeurism has had his bail extended until July. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England warns of heart surgery infection risk
NHS England is writing to thousands of patients who have had open heart surgery to warn them they may be at risk of an infection that has killed 15 people. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

£2bn for social care to require hospital focus
Concerns raised over plans to limit spending flexibilities on £2bn (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Regulators to introduce 'A & E special measures' regime
Trusts performing poorly against the four hour target could be placed in a new “A&E special measures ” if their performance does not improve by June, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

SAPVoice: How The 100,000 Genome Project Is Paving The Way For Personalized Medicine
Successful delivery of the 100,000 Genome Project would make the National Health Service the world ’s first healthcare system to launch a ‘genomics medicine service’. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: SAP Guest, SAP Source Type: news

Hunt to have final say over flagship hospital reforms
Jeremy Hunt will have the final say over whether service reforms in one of the country ’s most troubled health economies go ahead. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

STPs clash over possible 'repatriation' of services
Two sustainability and transformation plan areas are in disagreement over a plan to reconfigure cardiovascular services, with one key provider trust citing concerns that “longstanding strong clinical relationships are under threat”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Large GP partnership takes on practices across STPs
A large primary care provider is set to become the biggest GP partnership in England following its expansion into a second STP area, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CCG decides minor injury units to be closed and replaced
Clinical leaders in Yorkshire have decided to close three minor injuries units and replace the others with urgent care centres as part of a major reconfiguration of services. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Three quarters of CCGs miss child mental health target
Huge variation across England in CCGs ’ performance, planning and funding for CAMHS Related items fromOnMedica Eight-year-olds to get 'happiness lessons' Fifth of all children referred to specialist mental health services rejected for treatment Children wait 10 years for mental health support Commission more teen mental health and alcohol services Abused children unable to access mental health services (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Experts recommend anastrozole for postmenopausal women with family history of breast cancer
Doctors should offer it to women at moderate risk of breast cancer Related items fromOnMedica Fertility treatments may impact on breast cancer risk Work needed to boost GPs ’ knowledge of cancer drug Cancer-preventing drugs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New child care standards could cut hospital admissions
Standards stress good links with GPs Related items fromOnMedica UK child health near bottom in Europe Three quarters of CCGs miss child mental health target Overhaul children ’s unscheduled care to protect their health, NHS told Large child health variations across country Child mental health funding not reaching CCGs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Moderate drinking could lower risk of some heart conditions
Alcohol produces different patterns of risk, says large study Related items fromOnMedica Alcohol and the nervous system Alcohol dependency and detoxification Lifestyle factors biggest cause of heart disease risk variation Exercise might partly compensate for drinking alcohol Alcohol-related hospitals admissions double in a decade (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Contraceptive pill appears to protect from cancers for up to 30 years
Large study shows long-term benefits from taking the pill Related items fromOnMedica Women using hormonal contraception at higher depression risk Emergency contraception The pill could give long-term protection against womb cancer Oral contraceptive use not linked to major birth defects Obese women on the pill more likely to have rare stroke (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Global tobacco treaty cuts smoking rates by 2.5%
Only fifth of countries have begun most effective tobacco reduction measure Related items fromOnMedica 'Extinction therapy' could help smokers quit Smoking cessation services face cuts Hospitals 'must' become tobacco-free Smoking cessation Smoking consumes nearly 6% of global healthcare costs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Providing physical activity interventions for people with musculoskeletal conditions report
Arthritis Research UK has published a report to help local authorities and commissioners to ensure that local physical activity provision meets the needs of people with musculoskeletal conditions. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Data collection for new CQUIN indicators – action required by 31 March 2017
NHS Digital has asked CCGs, commissioning support units and providers to register on its strategic data collection system (SDCS) to enable the collection of new CQUIN data for 2017-19. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How health care is funded
The way that health care is funded varies between different countries. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Seventh national pulmonary hypertension audit
The national audit of pulmonary hypertension sets out to measure the quality of care provided to people referred to pulmonary hypertension services in England and Scotland. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Project co-ordinator required
PCC is looking for an experienced project co-ordinator for its primary care support programmes, including vulnerable practice and building resilience work. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Screening pregnant women for group B streptococcus (GBS) not recommended
Following a further comprehensive review of the evidence, the independent expert screening committee has not recommended a national screening programme for GBS in pregnancy. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

National flu immunisation programme 2017/18
NHS England, the Department of Health (DH), and Public Health England (PHE) have published the annual flu letter which provides information about the national flu immunisation programme for 2017/18 and the plan for winter 2017/18. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Teaching trust agrees six figure settlement over child ’s death
A hospital trust guilty of major service failure related to the death of a seven-year-old boy has agreed to settle a compensation claim with his family for £100,000. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Trusts get 'special' treatment
HSJ ’s round-up of Wednesday’s must read stories (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CQC to pay up to £191k to new chief inspector of hospitals
The Care Quality Commission is prepared to pay up to £191,000 a year to the next chief inspector of hospitals, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Three more trusts placed in special measures
Three more trusts have been placed in financial special measures after forecasting a combined deficit of £142m for the end of this year. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New chair for special measures trust
A new substantive chair has been appointed to Barts Health Trust, six months after the departure of his predecessor. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

North by North West: The unproven case for extended GP access
Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Trusts rejected 'irresponsible' savings targets of up to 10pc
Providers that rejected their financial targets for next year had been tasked with delivering efficiency savings three times higher than what is deemed achievable, according to analysis shared with HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CCG pays ambulance staff wages following private provider dispute
Commissioners in Sussex paid a total of £642,000 in wages to former NHS staff after their private company employer ceased trading, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Eye health contracting essentials, level one
This workshop provides essential information on how to commission eye health services and manage contracts effectively. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pharmacists in safety drive
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) are warning it's risky to drive without fully appreciating the effects prescription and over-the-counter remedies can have on the body and your ability to drive. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE advocates annual mental checks for offenders
NICE has published final guidance saying that people who are diagnosed with a mental health problem within the criminal justice system should receive annual checks, and staff should be trained to spot the warning signs. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news