Service threatens to sue CQC after ‘inadequate’ rating
An independent mental health facility is challenging an “inadequate” Care Quality Commission rating, and said it will use “the full extent of the law” to do so. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 29, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Terrorist activity’ concerns trump patient confidentiality, NHS staff told
Health professionals should not let fears about sharing personal data “stand in the way” of reporting patients at risk of “being groomed into terrorist activity”, new government guidance has stressed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 29, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CQC triggers two reviews into whistleblowing concerns
The Care Quality Commission has commissioned an independent review into handling of a high-profile whistleblower case, and a wider internal review of how it responds when it is given “information of concern”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 28, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Recovery Watch: Will NHSE ever kill off the four-hour target?
Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ bureau chief and performance lead James Illman. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 28, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust appoints replacement for chief who left for national job
An acute trust in the south of England has announced its new chief executive, more than a year after its former CEO left for a national role. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 28, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Senior managers at major trust ‘disempowered’, warns external review
Senior managers at a major teaching trust felt ‘disempowered’ in a risk-averse culture that hindered decision making, according to an independent review obtained by HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 28, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

National inclusion week
is 26 September - 2 October. The week is dedicated to celebrating inclusion and taking action to create inclusive workplaces. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 28, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Workforce data – reminder to PCNs and practices
NHS Digital extract the latest general practice and primary care network (PCN) workforce data from the national workforce reporting service (NWRS) at the end of each month. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 28, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Register with a GP surgery service
Following a successful trial of the register with a GP surgery service with over 50 practices, NHS Digital are offering more practices the opportunity to provide online registration to their patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 28, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Referral optimisation for people with skin conditions
This guidance outlines how to implement specialist advice and guidance in dermatology services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 28, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stoptober launches to give smokers confidence to quit
Smokers in England are being urged to stub out the habit as part of the annual Stoptober public health campaign. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 28, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Rehabilitation, recovery and reducing health inequity
This report outlines how people in marginalised groups and communities, such as those from ethnic minorities, are not only more likely to live shorter lives but spend a greater proportion of their lives struggling with health difficulties and disabilities. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 28, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Breakfast clubs will give pupils the ingredients for learning
Commenting on measures to be outlined in Bridget Phillipson’s speech at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Everyone deserves the very best start in life. Free breakfast clubs will ensure the best start to every single school day. “Pupils learn so much more when they’re not going hungry. “The additional childcare offered by the clubs will make life easier for hard-pressed working families. “A modern childcare system, with proper pay for staff, is at the heart of any decent society.” Notes to editors: – UNISON is the UK’s largest union with more ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 27, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release childcare primary schools Source Type: news

Covid test firm founder made health minister
A former Department for Work and Pensions non-executive, homelessness charity founder and co-founder of a covid-19 testing firm has been appointed a junior health minister. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 27, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Centre has ‘lost the narrative’ over NHSE merger
The NHS should reduce the number of different electronic patient records used by trusts and instead rely on a smaller set of suppliers with nationally agreed prices, according to the CEO of NHS Digital. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 27, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news