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CCGs must set targets for reducing health inequalities

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 17:11
Clinical commissioning groups will have to set targets for reducing health inequalities and improving outcomes for health and wellbeing, under the 2015-16 planning guidance.
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New national advisory board to tackle workforce issues

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 17:01
A new national advisory board with a system-wide coordination role for workforce issues is to be created, the NHS planning guidance has revealed.
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NHS England says CCGs must increase mental health spend

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 15:35
Clinical commissioning groups have been told by NHS England to increase in real terms the amount of money they spend on mental health services as part of the 2015-16 planning guidance.
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Planning guidance: NHS England sets out next steps for realising forward view

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 15:27
Health economies seeking to be at the forefront of moving to the new models of care set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View have been given six weeks to submit an expression of interest to NHS England
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Concern over projected fall in mental health nurse vacancies

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 12:27
A forecast reduction in the number of NHS mental health nursing jobs over the coming years could threaten the government’s ambition to achieve parity of esteem with physical health, Health Education England has claimed.
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Clatterbridge to reconfigure cancer care after ‘resounding’ public support

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 12:14
STRUCTURE: A specialist cancer trust in Merseyside is pressing ahead with plans to build a new centre in Liverpool.
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NHS England drops treatments scorecard following legal threat

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 09:50
NHS England has dropped a controversial scorecard that was supposed to help it make decisions about whether to fund treatments for a number of rare conditions
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HSJ Live 19.12.2014: NHS planning guidance live coverage

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 09:34
2015-16 CCG allocations and planning guidance expected this afternoon, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 19.12.2014: NHS staff to strike in new year

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 09:34
Members of 11 trade unions will take strike action in January and February 2015, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 19.12.2014: 'He's not the Messiah but...' HSJ's 2014 Christmas cover

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 09:34
HSJ’s 2014 “Christmas cover”, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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'He's not the Messiah but...': HSJ's Christmas cover

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 07:00
This year’s HSJ “Christmas cover” is lovingly ripped off from an idea by HSJ comment editor Andy Cowper, who himself ripped off Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
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CQC needs to increase inspection workforce by 66pc in one year

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 11:28
The Care Quality Commission is still 559 inspectors short of the total number it thinks it needs by the end of next year.
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Emergency care demand for older people predicted to rise

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 09:46
Emergency admissions among older people are likely keep rising during the next five years, a Department of Health funded study has found. This is despite ministers’ claims that the better care fund will lead to a reduction in non-elective activity.
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HSJ Live 18.12.2014: Emergency care demand for older people predicted to rise

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 07:00
Emergency admissions among older people are likely to keep rising during the next five years, despite ministers’ claims that the better care fund will lead to a reduction in non-elective activity, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 18.12.2014: Jeremy Hunt quizzed over winter plans

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 07:00
Duty of candour: your questions answered, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 18.12.2014: Duty of candour - How to deal with patient harm and complaints

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 07:00
Duty of candour: your questions answered, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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Exclusive: Better care fund investment returns 'wildly unrealistic', analysis finds

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 00:01
One in 10 better care fund plans are predicting a first year return on investment of more than 20 per cent, HSJ analysis has revealed, prompting new suggestions that the financial planning of the fund is ‘wildly unrealistic’.
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NHS England earmarks £1bn for underfunded CCGs

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 16:37
NHS England this afternoon approved plans to use more than half of the extra £2bn that has been freed up for health service spending in 2015-16 to bring underfunded clinical commissioning groups closer to their “fair share” of allocations.
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No evidence of 'systematic manipulation' of Colchester cancer data

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 13:31
There is no evidence of staff being told to manipulate cancer waiting times data at Colchester University Hospital Foundation Trust, an independent investigation commissioned by Monitor has found.
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Updated: NHS England to fund 'significant volume' of private sector care

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 11:49
NHS England has agreed to commission a ‘significant range and volume’ of planned care from private hospitals over the coming months, following the failure of a national push to clear NHS waiting list backlogs
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