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Exclusive: NHS on alert over Russian cyberattack threat
NHS trust leaders have been told to shore up their cyber defences amid increased fears of a state sanctioned attack against the UK. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The NHS is turning 70
The National Health Service is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. This is an opportunity to celebrate its achievements and to appreciate the vital role the service plays in all our lives. Pharmacists have p (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - April 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

NHS Improvement gives more trusts access to £600m 'unearned' STF
Regulators have changed the rules under which a pot of up to £600m of sustainability and transformation funding will be allocated to NHS trusts. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nursery funding campaign goes to Westminster
Nursery campaigners will travel to Westminster on Wednesday 25 April to press the case for prover government funding of this key early-years service for children and working parents. Campaigners from Salford will be to the fore, having arranged the day with the city’s three MPs. Salford UNISON branch secretary Steven North says the city “faces the closure of five nurseries, all of which are rated outstanding by Ofsted, but we know that there are many other areas around the country facing a similar threat because of changes to the funding arrangements.” A coach full of campaigners from Salford, including p...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News children's services education services local government local government and financing local government cuts nurseries nursery schools Source Type: news

Brexit may 'slow down' NHS international recruitment drive
The national drive to recruit 2,000 GPs from overseas may be “slowed down” as the qualifications of doctors from the EU may not be recognised after Brexit. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS Improvement seeks six new board directors
Six new non-executive directors are to be appointed to NHS Improvement in a major shake-up of its board. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Debate goes on over valproate in pregnancy
Should there be an outright ban or restricted use of valproate in women who could get pregnant? Related items fromOnMedica Antidepressants in pregnancy linked to heightened risk of birth defects Epilepsy drug linked to 4,000 birth defects in France Prenatal exposure to valproate raises risk of autism Hunt announces Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Online ads might boost smoking cessation uptake in pregnancy
Paid ads for quit-smoking support might be more effective than advice in clinical setting Related items fromOnMedica Smoking cessation services face cuts Smoking cessation Support for smokers trying to quit falls sharply Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Midwives and doctors need more training on tackling smoking in pregnancy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Most of UK doesn ’t provide vital perinatal mental healthcare
Much more must be done on improving access to avoid potentially fatal consequences Related items fromOnMedica Postnatal depression NHS funding boost to support new mothers ’ mental health All women must have access to perinatal mental health service Large shortfall in mental health care for new mothers, UK survey reveals Maternity care findings ‘serious cause for concern’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

MPs and peers must act to curb negligence claims
Fair compensation for negligence must be balanced against society ’s ability to pay Related items fromOnMedica Where will indemnity rises stop? NHS clinical negligence claims up by 14% Curb rising costs of clinical negligence claims, government urged BMA responds to rapid review into gross negligence manslaughter Government moves to cap rising clinical negligence costs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cannabis effect on cognitive function small and short-lived
Associations are small and may be of questionable clinical importance for most individuals, study suggests Related items fromOnMedica Cannabis use increases hospital admissions for psychotic patients Cannabis-related hospital admissions reach 10-year high in Scotland Teen cannabis use linked to substance misuse in adulthood Cannabis derivative interferes with antiepileptic drugs Cannabis compound may help curb frequency of epileptic seizures (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Look who's not talking
The must read stories and biggest talking points in the NHS (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Retiring trust chief 'will be tough act to follow'
The chief executive of a London hospital trust is to retire in September. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dame Julie Moore announces retirement
Dame Julie Moore has announced her retirement from the newly merged University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust forced to rethink CAMHS as demand soars
A mental health trust has had to put more than half a million pounds extra into a “one stop” service for children and young people after referrals were close to double the expected levels. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Leadership chief: NHS must not 'discard' senior managers who make mistakes
Being accountable for failure is a risk senior NHS leaders must take, the managing director of the NHS Leadership Academy has told HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust chair steps down after a year
The chair of South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust has resigned, a year after taking up the post. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Regulator to investigate 'loads of problems' with NHS staff communication
Verbal communication errors between NHS staff that cause patient safety incidents are being investigated by a new group set up by NHS Improvement, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: NHS national deal with Microsoft imminent
The NHS is close to signing a new national contract with Microsoft to provide Windows 10 nationally, as the first anniversary on WannaCry cyberattack approaches, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CCG forced to change GP plans after NHS England director intervenes in row
NHS England’s primary care director has intervened in local dispute over the provision of extended GP opening hours in Derbyshire. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Commissioner: Leading health systems get the stick, not carrots
What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable insight for commissioners. This week by HSJ commissioning correspondent Sharon Brennan. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Data protection e-learning
This course has been revised and is up to date for 2017-18, including information on GDPR. Understand issues such as choice, consent, transparency, security and the legislation; and learn how to handle data correctly and how to respond to requests for information. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Strategic direction for sexual assault and abuse services
This document outlines how services for victims and survivors of sexual assault and abuse need to evolve between now and 2023. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Building a business case for a minor ailment service
The toolkit contains a number of resources to assist local pharmaceutical committees with the commissioning of a service including a costing toolkit, a business case, service specification, implementation plan, and resources to notify local GP practices about the commissioning of a new service. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mortality in the UK
In the United Kingdom, there has been a long-term downward trend in both the number of deaths and the crude death rate. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Accounting for the quality of NHS output
A review by York University outlines a conceptual framework for selecting potentially appropriate characteristics of health care outputs to be included in a measure of NHS output. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Friends and family test data – February 2018
The friends and family test (FFT) gives patients the opportunity to submit feedback to providers of NHS funded care or treatment, using a simple question which asks how likely they are to recommend the service to their friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

People with multiple health conditions get raw deal, says report
They don ’t get the right treatment and often suffer needless disability and early death Related items fromOnMedica GMC calls for major overhaul of medical training A unique offering for patients with highly complex needs Patients with multiple health problems make up most GP consultations Diabetes, stroke and heart attack cut life expectancy One in six HIV-infected people in UK is aged over 55 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ban solitary confinement of teens to protect their mental health, health leaders urge
BMA and royal colleges call for immediate changes to be made to youth justice system Related items fromOnMedica Mental health needs better management in criminal justice system NICE says new prisoners should be tested for infections Suicidal inmate let down by prison health service Mentally ill should not be detained in police cells, say MPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New care standards for HIV aim to boost quality despite funding pressures
Eight standards cover range of care from diagnosis to end of life Related items fromOnMedica HIV life expectancy ‘near normal’ due to antiretroviral therapy Routine HIV testing could save lives and money PrEP safe and effective for young men who have sex with men World AIDS Day: The fight against HIV Health system complexities holding back HIV progress (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Artificial pancreas ‘safe and effective’ for type 1 diabetes, concludes study
System can boost normal blood glucose time by almost 2.5 hours Related items fromOnMedica Continuous glucose monitoring beneficial in type 1 diabetes All pregnant women with type 1 diabetes should be offered continuous glucose monitoring Poor muscle health a complication of type 1 diabetes Overview of type 1 diabetes Artificial pancreas improves glucose control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Regular exercise after heart attack might halve risk of death over next few years
Should be recommended along with other lifestyle advice, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica Atrial fibrillation risk lower with regular nut consumption Lifestyle factors biggest cause of heart disease risk variation E-health device helps heart failure patients better manage their condition Half of patients delay seeking help for heart attacks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Providers told to pull their socks up
The must read stories in health and care (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Overworked healthcare assistants not given proper training or supervision
Healthcare assistants (HCAs) are being expected to do the work of nurses without adequate training or proper supervision, according to survey results published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. Nearly two thirds (63%) say they are being left to care for patients without enough support from doctors and nurses. The impact is that almost two in five (39%) of HCAs say they do not feel confident that those they are caring for are safe. The findings are based on a survey of nearly 2,000 HCAs across the UK with the majority working in hospitals, as well as in mental health, in the community and in GP practices. More than half (51%) sa...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release HCAs health care assistants heath care NHS training Source Type: news

NHS Improvement chief: Trust plans are unrealistic and unachievable
NHS Improvement has told providers their activity, workforce and financial plans for the new financial year “do not look realistic or achievable”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The NHS continues to be ‘ alarmingly under-funded ’ , says health conference
Health members condemned the chronic under funding of the NHS under successive Tory governments, when they debated the issue on the last day of conference in Brighton today. They agreed that the consequences were dire for both patients and NHS staff, who were unable to deliver the level of care they wanted to. Adopting a motion on The funding crisis and its impact on the workforce, conference noted that successive Westminster governments have “failed miserably” to produce a funding settlement that works for the NHS – either directly for England or via the Barnett formula in the devolved nations. Introduci...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference health care health fund Health Funding Crisis health staff NHS funding NHS funding cuts social care Source Type: news

London Eye: A&E end of year report
Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trainee doctors raise safety concerns over 'double bleep carrying'
Serious safety concerns have been raised by junior doctors who have had to carry two on-call “bleeps” due to staffing shortages at a struggling acute trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UNISON vows to step up fight on wholly owned subsidiaries
Health members in Brighton today voiced their anger at the increasing practice of NHS trusts in England setting up wholly owned subsidiary companies to provide support services, and voted to fight their spread. They warned that the “backdoor privatisation” of health services – put at risk the pay and conditions of thousands of NHS staff, particularly low-paid women, Black and disabled workers. The importance of the issue was reflected in the fact that nine bodies contributed to the the composite motion being debated. One delegate argued that wholly owned subsidiary companies represented “the biggest...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference fighting cuts and privatisation in the NHS health care wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

Serco closes in on NHS contract after Carillion collapse
Serco is poised to take over facilities management services at a mental health trust after previous provider Carillion was liquidated. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Think tanks try to help HEE amid 'real concerns' over major workforce strategy
The leading health think tanks are seeking to help Health Education England with the major workforce strategy it is developing, because of “real concerns” it won’t include a “robust look” at future staff supply and demand. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England warning as vaccine programme extended
Public Health England and NHS England have issued a warning after some patients were given a vaccination for shingles that could leave them with “severe” complications. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More trauma deaths than expected at two hospitals
Two hospitals have more reported deaths than expected for trauma patients in the last four years, new data reveals. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The principles of project management
Good project management is of the art of getting a successful outcome using the resources available. This is more important than ever in health and social care where managers are under increasing pressure to deliver better outcomes and greater efficiency in every aspect of their work. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE opens consultation on asthma indicator
The consultation on proposed amendments to the NICE asthma indicators for general practice is open and runs from 17 April to 21 May 2018. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Integrated commissioning for better outcomes: a commissioning framework
This practical tool developed by the Local Government Association and NHS Clinical Commissioners, updates the commissioning for better outcomes framework 2015 to better reflect the changing commissioning landscape. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Service specification for NHS England commissioned sexual assault referral centres
This service specification outlines the public health responsibilities that lie with NHS England in relation to the commissioning of sexual assault services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

International GP recruitment programme national guide
NHS England has published details about the international GP recruitment programme setting out the benefits of living and working as a GP in England, who is eligible for the programme, and the process for applying. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

PHE urges vigilance in spotting signs of scarlet fever
Public Health England (PHE) advises parents to be aware of scarlet fever symptoms following a substantial rise in reported cases across England in 2017 to 2018. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Alarming delays in implementing WannaCry lessons, say MPs
Lack of funding is hampering progress on necessary upgrades and changes to NHS cybersecurity Related items fromOnMedica The NHS had a wake-up call after the WannaCry cyber-attacks – what is Europe doing to respond? NHS cyber-attack was ‘inevitable’ given poor investment Hospitals and GPs hit by cyber-attack NHS 'could have prevented' WannaCry ransomware attack (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news