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Hunt to have final say over flagship hospital reforms

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 11:11
Jeremy Hunt will have the final say over whether service reforms in one of the country’s most troubled health economies go ahead.
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STPs clash over possible 'repatriation' of services

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 10:47
Two sustainability and transformation plan areas are in disagreement over a plan to reconfigure cardiovascular services, with one key provider trust citing concerns that “longstanding strong clinical relationships are under threat”.
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Large GP partnership takes on practices across STPs

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 10:37
A large primary care provider is set to become the biggest GP partnership in England following its expansion into a second STP area, HSJ has learned.
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CCG decides minor injury units to be closed and replaced

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 07:00
Clinical leaders in Yorkshire have decided to close three minor injuries units and replace the others with urgent care centres as part of a major reconfiguration of services.
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Teaching trust agrees six figure settlement over child’s death

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 17:47
A hospital trust guilty of major service failure related to the death of a seven-year-old boy has agreed to settle a compensation claim with his family for £100,000.
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Daily Insight: Trusts get 'special' treatment

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 17:35
HSJ’s round-up of Wednesday’s must read stories
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CQC to pay up to £191k to new chief inspector of hospitals

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 16:55
The Care Quality Commission is prepared to pay up to £191,000 a year to the next chief inspector of hospitals, HSJ can reveal.
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Three more trusts placed in special measures

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 14:50
Three more trusts have been placed in financial special measures after forecasting a combined deficit of £142m for the end of this year.
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New chair for special measures trust

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 11:58
A new substantive chair has been appointed to Barts Health Trust, six months after the departure of his predecessor.
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Exclusive: Trusts rejected 'irresponsible' savings targets of up to 10pc

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 07:00
Providers that rejected their financial targets for next year had been tasked with delivering efficiency savings three times higher than what is deemed achievable, according to analysis shared with HSJ.
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Exclusive: One in four trusts reject 'irresponsible' efficiency targets

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 07:00
Providers that rejected their financial targets for next year had been tasked with delivering efficiency savings three times higher than what is deemed achievable, according to analysis shared with HSJ.
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CCG pays ambulance staff wages following private provider dispute

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 07:00
Commissioners in Sussex paid a total of £642,000 in wages to former NHS staff after their private company employer handed back its contract and ceased trading, HSJ can reveal.
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Thousands of disabled people forced to wait months for wheelchairs

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 22:00
One in five children and almost one in six adults are waiting more than four months for the wheelchair they need to be delivered.
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Daily Insight: Resolution and revolution

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 17:30
HSJ’s round up of the day’s must read stories and debate
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Jeremy Hunt announces major overhaul of NHS quango

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 14:19
Jeremy Hunt is to announce an overhaul of the NHS Litigation Authority aimed at reducing the number of clinical negligence cases and improving learning from incidents of harm.
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Time limit on ambulance dispatch set to be quadrupled

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 12:32
The time taken by the emergency service to decide whether to dispatch an ambulance is likely to be extended from the current one minute window to four minutes as part of wide ranging reforms, an NHS England director said yesterday.
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Whistleblowing charity intervenes in HEE court case

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 12:10
Whistleblowing charity Public Concern at Work has intervened in a Court of Appeal case examining whistleblowing protection for England’s 55,000 junior doctors.
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STP story continues with a look at how IT ambitions were turned to reality

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 11:45
The latest chapter in HSJ and NHS England’s series on the challenges and successes experienced by sustainability and transformation plans examines Nottinghamshire’s technology enabled care system
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Private providers warned over 'fundamental' safety concerns

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 11:40
The Care Quality Commission has warned all independent ambulance providers that during its inspections it found “problems with the safety” of the care offered by the providers.
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Revealed: Staff at inadequate trusts worst for reporting patient harm

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 10:09
Staff working at NHS trusts rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission are significantly more likely to witness harmful errors but less likely to report them, a CQC report has found.
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