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Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has said beginning to shift mental health services away from block contracts could be the most significant change the government has made in the sector.
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust has announced she will retire later this year.
A consortium of NHS trusts have lodged a formal challenge against NHS England following its decision to hand a 10 year, £80m contract for PET CT scanning to a private company.
STRUCTURE: University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust has placed a £13.5m order for temporary buildings to expand its ward and operating theatre capacity, HSJ has been told.
FINANCE: Barts Health Trust spent more than £7m on five consultancy firms in the 14 months to December as part of its financial turnaround project, HSJ can reveal. The turnaround programme began at the start of the 2013-14 financial year.
Deputy prime minister unveils new ambition for NHS providers to achieve zero suicides among patients in contact with their services, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
Urgent care issues reflect patient’s inflated expectations, argues Robert Royce, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
Patients will be put at risk of developing cancer after NHS England was granted permission to delay access to a groundbreaking cure for hepatitis C, patient groups have warned.
An inquiry into the governance of a commissioning support unit and the conduct of its managing director has found ‘no adverse issues’, NHS England has told HSJ.
A cancer hospital has submitted a planning application for the redevelopment of land owned by a neighbouring trust as part of an ongoing real estate dispute worth millions of pounds.
A cancer hospital has submitted a planning application to develop for the redevelopment of land owned by a neighbouring trust as part of an ongoing real estate dispute worth millions of pounds.
Ambulance services in two areas will be given two minutes longer to assess patient need before sending out a response vehicle, under a pilot scheme announced by the health secretary today.
Hospitals should ensure they meet minimum nurse to patient ratios in accident and emergency departments according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
A West Midlands paramedic will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to failing to discharge his duty of care to a man who collapsed and died outside a hospital emergency department in 2012.
Providers and commissioners across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have created a joint board for strategic planning which they hope will ultimately share financial risk across the health economy, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
STRUCTURE: Providers and commissioners across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have created a joint board for strategic planning which they hope will ultimately share financial risk across the health economy.
Providers will have to wait to see if controversial tariff plans for 2015-16 will be enforced as Monitor wades through hundreds of responses to establish if it received enough formal objections to trigger a new consultation.
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has attacked attempts by NHS commissioners to restrict routine surgery for overweight patients and smokers.
Treatments available through the cancer drugs fund will have to continue being cut, the NHS England official in charge of the fund has said.
NHS providers made a concerted effort to treat more elective patients in November, delivering more treatments than were performed in that period in any of the preceding six years.