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Jeremy Hunt has said he would “love to serve another two to three years” as health secretary. In a major interview with HSJ he also set out wide-ranging plans for the next phase of his tenure.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt expects the numbers of qualified nurses in permanent NHS employment to continue rising, in spite of its severe financial pressures, he has told HSJ.
Jeremy Hunt has said “we are kidding ourselves” if people think the problems with investigations identified at Southern Health Foundation Trust do not exist across the health service.
The government is having “constructive” negotiations with NHS staff unions with a view to reforming the Agenda for Change contract framework, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
The government could extend changes aimed at curbing the costs of clinical negligence claims in maternity care to the entire NHS, Jeremy Hunt has told HSJ.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has called children’s mental health services the “biggest single area of weakness in NHS provision” and vowed to make it a top priority.
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A private healthcare firm has pulled out of a high profile partnership with the NHS, which is due to develop a £120m multi-purpose complex, HSJ can reveal.
The NHS’s failure to sufficiently fund the care costs of people with learning disabilities who are being transferred from long term health service placements has resulted in major overspends for many councils.
Local clinical commissioning will see substantial evolution linked to new care models and moves to plan care across a larger footprint, but will remain important, NHS Clinical Commissioners will argue in a new report.
GPs in Oxfordshire have said “national political decisions” and confusion around GP access fund rules has delayed plans to extend opening hours, and have called the situation “demoralising” and “frustrating”.
Salisbury Foundation Trust has appointed Cara Charles-Barks as its new chief executive.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust, which has long struggled against key performance targets, has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission and placed in special measures.
Specialist hospitals have called for the government to clarify the rights of EU nationals to remain working in health and social care in the UK.
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NHS waiting lists around England, updated for August 2016
Jeremy Hunt, Simon Stevens and Jim Mackey at the Commons health committee
Jeremy Hunt, Simon Stevens and Jim Mackey in front of the Commons health committee
Jeremy Hunt, Simon Stevens and Jim Mackey answer questions from the Commons health committee
The Suffolk and north east Essex sustainability and transformation plan footprint is searching for an independent chair with just days to go until the submission deadline for the high profile plans, HSJ has learned.