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HSJ’s roundup of Wednesday’s key stories
A process for deciding which new specialist treatments NHS England will fund will not be developed until the end of the year at the earliest, it has emerged.
The NHS will not be able to afford many new drugs and treatments in the next few years because it is prioritising out of hospital care, a senior NHS England director has warned.
The standout findings from the latest government survey of public perceptions of the NHS and care.
Here is a dozen headline statistics from the latest government commissioned survey of public perceptions of the NHS and care - including the highest proportion ever believing they are safe in a hospital if very ill.
The government is considering changing the duty of candour law just three months after it came into effect, following a threat of judicial review by a patient charity, HSJ can reveal.
How can trusts improve quality of care, reduce costs and drive down human error by introducing clinical decision support software? A forthcoming HSJ webinar will discuss this and more.This free webinar, Right Answer, Right Time, will explore the latest research both here in the UK and globally on the impact of CDS on clinicians.
The latest reaction to health secretary’s Local Government Association Conference speech, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
HSJ Live 01.07.2015: Hunt announces new metrics to measure progress of Better Care Fund and integration
Health secretary tells Local Government Association Conference first set of performance metrics to be published this December, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
We will have coverage of Jeremy Hunt and Simon Stevens at the Local Government Association Conference this morning, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
Details have emerged of the Monitor team that will drive the clampdown on agency staff spending.
If staff are aware of issues that have the potential to cause harm and do nothing about it, the end result can cause considerable harm. Staff must feel comfortable reporting issues in order to ensure patient safety, writes James Titcombe, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
HSJ’s roundup of Tuesday’s key stories
Academics have called for an ‘urgent’ overhaul of the funding system for training nurses and midwives.
NHS England has said urgent and emergency care networks should be set up across the country to set and monitor standards of care and ‘designate urgent care facilities’.
The NHSmail email system used by 650,000 people across the health and care sectors suffered technical problems due to a network issue, taking it offline for most of yesterday.
More than 23,000 extra nurses will be trained over the next four years to help meet growing demand in the NHS, HSJ can reveal.
Consultancy firm Accenture has been awarded a £60m contract to deliver a replacement for the health service’s secure email system by the Department of Health.
A third of clinical commissioning groups with control of their primary care budgets plan to fund member GP practices to get them to form federations, HSJ has found
The penalty imposed on providers who breach the remaining elective waiting time target is to be increased, regulators have told all NHS providers and clinical commissioning groups.