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Clegg: Moving away from block contract is biggest change in mental health

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 13:15
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.
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Midlands trust chief executive to retire

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 12:41
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust has announced she will retire later this year.
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NHS consortium challenges NHS England £80m contract decision

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 12:40
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.
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Midlands trust spends £13.5m on Portakabin units

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 12:33
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.
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Exclusive: Barts Health turnaround consultancy spend revealed

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 12:29
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.
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HSJ Live 19.01.2015: Clegg - moving away from block contract "biggest change" in mental health

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 09:42
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
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HSJ Live 19.01.2015: 'Internal major incidents' have become the new NHS norm

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 09:42
Urgent care issues reflect patient’s inflated expectations, argues Robert Royce, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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NHS England delays access to NICE approved drug

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 13:31
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.
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CSU boss exonerated by NHS England inquiry

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 13:09
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.
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Royal rumble escalates as London trust applies to redevelop neighbour’s hospital wing

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 12:26
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.
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Royal rumble escalates as London trust applies to redevelop rival’s hospital wing

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 12:26
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.
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Ambulance services given extra time to assess patient need

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 12:04
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.
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NICE recommends minimum A&E nurse staffing ratios

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 11:40
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.
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Paramedic to be sentenced over Midlands patient death

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 10:33
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.
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HSJ Live 16.01.2015: Single board to share risk across Cambridgeshire health economy

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 07:00
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
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Single board to share risk across Cambridgeshire health economy

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 06:00
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.
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Monitor delays controversial tariff decision

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 15:12
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.
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Burnham attacks 'judgmental' restrictions on surgery for obese patients

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 15:00
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has attacked attempts by NHS commissioners to restrict routine surgery for overweight patients and smokers.
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Cancer drugs fund will need to cut more treatments, chair warns

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 13:08
Treatments available through the cancer drugs fund will have to continue being cut, the NHS England official in charge of the fund has said.
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Providers push to treat more elective patients

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 12:54
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.
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