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Number of NHS nursing staff hits record levels

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 12:34
The numbers of qualified nursing staff recruited by the NHS in England has reached record levels, with numbers increasing by more than 3,000 in a single month.
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Exclusive: Jobs at risk as NHS England rejects two CSU bids

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 10:51
Two commissioning support units have not made it on to NHS England’s procurement framework, placing their viability and the futures of around 2,200 staff in doubt, HSJ has learned
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NHS 111 would be handed over to ambulance services under Labour

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 10:01
Ambulance services would take over the running of the non-emergency 111 telephone service under a Labour government, Andy Burnham has revealed.
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NHS strike action suspended after new pay offer

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 17:40
NHS trade unions have suspended a 12 hour strike planned for Thursday, with the government appearing to give in to demands for a 1 per cent pay rise to all non-medical staff.
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Breaking: NHS strike action suspended after new pay offer

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 17:40
NHS trade unions have suspended a 12 hour strike on Thursday after the government appeared to give in to union demands for a 1 per cent pay rise to all NHS staff.
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Labour commits to independent NHS pay review process

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 12:03
A Labour government would draw up a new agreement with the NHS workforce including a commitment not to renege on staff pay recommendations, the party has promised.
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Labour reveals 10 year plan for health and social care

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 22:00
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has confirmed he wants health and wellbeing boards to be accountable for new ‘year of care budgets’ which would cover the ‘health and social care needs’ of those ‘at the greatest risk of hospitalisation’, but added that the funds would ‘be paid to an NHS preferred provider’.
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Trusts forced to look overseas to plug paramedic gaps

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 00:01
Ambulance services across England are looking overseas to fill gaps in their paramedic workforce as trusts grapple with vacancy rates as high as 25 per cent, HSJ research has found.
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CQC rejects accusations of Hinchingbrooke bias

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 15:22
The leaders of the Care Quality Commission team that rated Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust ‘inadequate’ today issued a strong rejection of claims that their inspection was biased.
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Regulator receives first ‘fit and proper person' complaints

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 10:03
A mass referral of more than 20 senior NHS managers has been made to the Care Quality Commission in what will be the first test of the new ‘fit and proper person’ regulations, HSJ can reveal.
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Exclusive: NHS England to probe costs of seven day services

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 12:58
Financial consultancy firm Deloitte has been commissioned by NHS England to examine the cost implications of expanding NHS services across seven days, HSJ has learned.
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CSU boss exonerated by NHS England inquiry

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 13:09
An inquiry into the governance of a commissioning support unit and the conduct of its managing director has found ‘no adverse issues’, NHS England has told HSJ.
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NICE recommends minimum A&E nurse staffing ratios

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 11:40
Hospitals should ensure they meet minimum nurse to patient ratios in accident and emergency departments according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
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Exclusive: NHS children's services 'not fit for purpose'

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 06:00
The NHS’s failure to reconfigure children’s services, has left it with a model of care not fit for purpose, the president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has told HSJ.
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Exclusive: NHS Employers reveals plans to overhaul contracts

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 12:30
Proposals to enable the NHS to deliver seven day services have been unveiled by NHS Employers. It includes an overhaul of medical contracts and how much staff are paid for weekend and evening work.
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New care model proposals 'must involve patients'

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 10:02
Proposals to develop new health and social care models will need to demonstrate meaningful clinical and patient involvement to get NHS England support, HSJ has been told.
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Uncertainty for dermatology patients as acute service faces axe

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 12:56
Concerns have been raised about ongoing uncertainty over arrangements for emergency dermatology patients at a major teaching hospital, just a month before the service is set to be axed.
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Campaign: HSJ wants your views on how to achieve inclusive NHS change

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 07:00
HSJ, in association with NHS Improving Quality, launches a campaign to help the NHS achieve transformational change.
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Campaign launch: HSJ wants your views on how to achieve inclusive NHS change

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 07:00
Today HSJ, in association with NHS Improving Quality, launches a campaign to help the NHS achieve transformational change.
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Exclusive: NHS England appoints director for new care models

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:45
HSJ chief executive of the year Samantha Jones is to join NHS England this month as director of new models of care for NHS England.
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