Tom Warren

Serious Untoward Incidents and FOI

Every time something goes wrong in the NHS it creates a paper trail… And that means that investigators can use the Freedom of Information Act to find out exactly what has happened. THE SYSTEM If something happens on a ward … Continue reading

Making the most of WhatDoTheyKnow

The Independent recently got a great story from citizen FOI website about MPs running tabs in the bars at parliament. It just goes to show what a great resource is. If you haven’t used it yet, have a … Continue reading

NHS plans for offender commissioning outlined

As part of the restructuring of the health service, the NHS Commissioning Board (CB) will have national responsibility for healthcare in secure environments. These include: 120 prisons 16 Secure Children’s Homes 4 Secure Training Centres 12 Immigration Removal Centres Police Custody … Continue reading

NHS publishes list of commissioning support groups

The NHS Commissioning Board has published a complete list of Commissioning Support Units (CSUs). CSUs will support medical staff running CCGs whilst they acquire the business skills necessary to work independently as commissioners. The list is now final after the … Continue reading

NHS publishes social media guidance

NHS Employers, the health service’s human resources group, has published advice to managers encouraging staff use of social media. The publication acknowledges the pressures on human resources staff to control negative online coverage – but concludes that an “active and … Continue reading

NHS Merseyside splashes £65K on re-recruiting for their CCGs

Cross-posted from CCG Latest News: NHS Merseyside is spending £65,700 on re-recruiting personnel for four Clinical Commissioning Groups, a freedom of information request has revealed. The four groups are: Sefton CCG – approx. £23,200 Halton CCG – approx. £11,600 St … Continue reading

Meet the CCG’s with their work cut out

Cross-posted from CCG Latest News: They are taking control in April but some CCGs have a tougher job on their hands than others. Meet three commissioning groups with a big challenge ahead of them. Dr Foster, which supplies intelligence and … Continue reading