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Royal Cornwall looks to bring in improvement director

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 11:16
WORKFORCE: Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has had discussions with the NHS Trust Development Authority about bringing in an improvement director to help turnaround performance, HSJ has learned.
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Executive Summary: Now you see it, now you don't...

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 17:51
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£100m Devon procurement did not break rules, Monitor confirms

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 13:58
Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group did not break procurement regulations when it selected a preferred provider for a £100m community services contract without going to tender, Monitor has concluded.
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Durkin: IPSIS will give patients ‘effective answers’

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 12:57
The new independent body to look into clinical incidents in the NHS will improve the quality of investigations and provide families with ‘effective answers’, NHS England patient safety director Dr Mike Durkin has said.
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Exclusive: Royal college exposes widespread rota gaps on paediatric wards

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 08:00
More than one in 10 hospital rotas for paediatricians in the UK have vacancies, with some hospitals seeing vacancies of almost a quarter in specialist units.
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Smallest trust in country rated 'inadequate' for safety

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 01:01
PERFORMANCE: A South West trust has been rated ‘inadequate’ for safety by the Care Quality Commission.
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Treasury says some workers could be denied 1pc pay rise

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 18:49
Unions reacted with anger today after the Treasury warned there should be ‘no expectation’ that every worker will receive a pay rise in line with the 1 per cent ceiling George Osborne set for public sector pay.  
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Breaking: Treasury says some workers could be denied 1pc pay rise

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 18:49
Unions reacted with anger today after the Treasury warned there should be ‘no expectation’ that every worker will receive a pay rise in line with the 1 per cent ceiling George Osborne set for public sector pay.  
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Executive Summary: Want to join the chain gang?

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 18:14
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Exclusive: Leading FTs lay groundwork for hospital chains

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 14:43
Three of England’s most well respected foundation trusts are working on a partnership through which they can lay the groundwork to build and run hospital chains, HSJ has learned.
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Drug pricing deal change 'cuts NHS England's ability to provide care'

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 13:58
NHS England faces a ‘direct cut’ in its ability to provide care to patients as a result of a change to the deal that caps the price the government pays for branded medicines, a senior health economist has said.
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Thousands of mental health patients still detained in police cells

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 13:27
Almost 4,000 people detained under the Mental Health Act are still being forced to stay in police cells rather than a hospital, despite a 54 per cent fall over the last three years.
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Outside scrutiny has become ‘unforgiving’, warns longest serving NHS chief

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 11:49
The NHS’s longest serving chief executive, who has just marked 50 years in the service, says regulation and unreasonable expectations are making senior leaders’ roles more difficult than at any other point in his career.
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Executive Summary: Get on with it vanguards

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 18:38
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NHS staff to face new sanctions under ‘Sunshine rule’

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 17:01
NHS staff who fail to disclose payments and hospitality received from drug suppliers and medical device makers will be sanctioned under new regulation, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
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Exclusive: Vanguards urged to quickly become ‘battering ram of change’

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 13:47
The urgent and emergency care vanguards are the ‘battering ram of change’ and should quickly test new ideas to be replicated nationally, the director of NHS England’s new care models programme has said.
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Independent inquiry into trust’s handling of whistleblower complete

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 12:48
An investigation commissioned by the NHS Trust Development Authority into the handling of whistleblowing concerns at a West Midlands hospital trust has been completed, HSJ has learned.
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Public health cuts 'short sighted, short term and unwarranted'

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 12:29
Cutting public health budgets by £200m is ‘short sighted, short term and unwarranted”, according to the Local Government Association and the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers.
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Exclusive: CSU procurements paused amid uncertainty over costs

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 12:02
A least two procurements for commissioning support services have been paused, HSJ has learned. This comes amid uncertainty over how stranded costs will be paid for if a commissioning support unit loses a contract.
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Executive Summary: Bringing down a 'monster'

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 18:19
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