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Government considers cap on 'egregious' agency spend

9 hours 1 min ago
A cap on the cost of agency staff supplied to NHS trusts is being explored by the Cabinet Office and Department of Health in an attempt to tackle the ballooning agency spend in the NHS, it has emerged.
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Revealed: Mental health pledge to be funded from existing budgets

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 14:03
A pledge by the home secretary to invest £15m in new health based places of safety to detain people experiencing mental health crisis will be funded from existing budgets, HSJ can reveal.
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Stevens launches hospital chains 'vanguard'

Wed, 20/05/2015 - 14:02
NHS England will ‘test new ways’ of sustaining smaller hospitals, including ‘chains’ running acute services, in its latest vanguard programme launched today by Simon Stevens.
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HSJ launches its new Women Leaders Network

Wed, 20/05/2015 - 08:30
HSJ is launching a network to promote the talents of women in healthcare leadership roles.
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Revealed: High level fears over patient consent abuse

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 01:01
The Care Quality Commission and NHS England have raised concerns that the current system for securing patient consent for treatment is open to abuse. It comes amid allegations that some doctors have retrospectively altered consent forms, HSJ can reveal.
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Diagnostic waiting list grows by over half in five years

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 13:35
The national diagnostic waiting list has grown by more than half in five years, in a further sign of growing demand on hospital services.
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Junior doctors told they must negotiate new contract

Thu, 14/05/2015 - 13:51
The chief executive of NHS Employers has warned the British Medical Association ‘there is no alternative’ to negotiation over a new contract for junior doctors.
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Employers: 'No alternative' to pay negotiation for BMA

Thu, 14/05/2015 - 13:51
The chief executive of NHS Employers has warned the British Medical Association ‘there is no alternative’ to negotiation over a new contract for junior doctors.
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Patient Safety Awards shortlist announced

Thu, 14/05/2015 - 08:00
We are recognising and rewarding outstanding practice within the NHS
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Tax barriers and staff opposition deter trusts from becoming mutuals

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 11:17
Trusts in the Mutuals in Health pathfinder scheme have concluded that legislation, tax regimes and a lack of staff support present major barriers to their becoming staff owned organisations.
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Exclusive: Half of nurses at 'inadequate' trusts worried about staffing

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 13:59
More than half the nursing workforce at the eight hospital trusts rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission have said there are not enough staff for them to do their job.
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Exclusive: Trusts struggle to achieve weekend standards during weekdays

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 13:14
Hospitals in the East Midlands are struggling to meet new clinical standards for seven day services even during normal weekday hours, according to a region-wide analysis.
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Exclusive: Quarter of DH civil servants want to leave in next year

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 12:52
Almost a quarter of civil servants working in the Department of Health want to leave within the next 12 months or as soon as possible, according to an internal staff survey.
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Lib Dems commit to increase NHS pay with inflation

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 01:01
The Liberal Democrats will make a commitment today to increase NHS pay at least in line with the rate inflation from the next financial year.
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Exclusive: Labour will not force universities to take extra student nurses

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 13:18
Universities and hospitals will not be forced to take extra nursing students this year under Labour’s plan to increase trainee numbers by 1,000, HSJ has been told.
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New safe staffing indicator revealed

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 13:33
A new safe staffing indicator for hospitals across England will be launched this summer, HSJ has learned.
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Exclusive: Four out of five hospitals miss own nurse staffing targets

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 13:32
More than four out of five acute hospitals in England are failing to meet their own targets for nurse staffing, HSJ analysis reveals.
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Social care leader warns integration will not solve financial woes

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 12:36
Integration of health and social care will help improve services but will not be the answer to the financial challenge facing the sector, the new president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Service has said.
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Royal college: Changing surgical pathways could save money and lives

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 12:17
Hospitals could reduce length of stay and improve patient outcomes if they reimagine the way more than 10 million patients a year undergo surgery in the NHS, HSJ has been told.
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Unsocial hours pay would stay under Labour, says Burnham

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 15:33
Shadow heath secretary Andy Burnham has pledged not to cut unsocial hours payments for NHS staff if Labour wins the general election, but said he still planned to introduce a ‘seven-day service’ that provides care for people at whatever time they require.
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