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HSJ Live 01.10.2014: Prime minister to 'protect' NHS spending

HSJ - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 03:13
David Cameron to offer to “protect” NHS spending, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Exclusive: Ombudsman seeks new powers to investigate NHS

HSJ - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 01:01
A new public services ombudsman should be established with powers to probe the decisions of clinical commissioning groups and councils, the Parliamentary Health Services Ombudsman has said.
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PHSO to take on more historic complaints

HSJ - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 01:01
The Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman has pledged to help seal the “regulatory gap” identified by the CQC after abandoning its probe into an historic complaint.
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Leading trust closes doors to 'out of area' referrals

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 13:40
A leading teaching hospital has been accused of breaking the rules around patient choice by closing its doors to routine referrals for patients outside its area.
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All practices to publish earnings under new GP contract

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 12:48
Every general practice will be required to publish the average earnings of their GPs as part of the new contract announced today.
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All practices to publish earnings under new GP contract

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 12:48
Every general practice will be required to publish the average earnings of their GPs as part of the new contract announced today.
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Great Western calls in lawyers over PFI contract concerns

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 12:29
COMMERCIAL: The management of a South West hospital has ‘lost confidence’ in its private finance initiative service provider after it failed to maintain standards of quality and hygiene.
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GMS contract changes 2015-16

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 11:53

NHS Employers - 
The changes to the GMS contract for 2015-16 have been announced and the focus of the changes is on a named, accountable GP for all patients, publication of GPs' average net earnings and commitment to expand and improve the provision of online services.

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Whistleblower 'bullied by bosses'

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 11:27
West London Mental Health Trust has accused a whistleblower of constructing “conspiracy theories” during an employment tribunal in which it faces bullying claims.
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Focus on: allied health professionals (AHPs) - can we measure quality of care?

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 11:16

The Nuffield Trust - 
This report reveals that AHPs are a growing part of the NHS workforce, accounting for over £2bn of the salary bill, yet there is little data on the contribution they make to the quality of patient care. It examines the role of AHPs in the NHS, private and voluntary sector and finds that there has been a significant increase in the numbers of AHPs, with numbers of registered practitioners rising by 53% since 2002, and NHS-based practitioners rising by a third.

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Conservatives resist funding calls

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 11:02
The Conservatives have declined to commit to increasing NHS spending growth at their party conference this week.
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Cameron promises weekend access and 'named GP'

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 10:52
The prime minister will today promise a Conservative government would give everyone access to a GP seven days a week by 2020, while announcing all patients will have a ‘named GP’ from April next year.
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Cameron promises weekend access and 'named GP'

HSJ Workforce - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 10:52
The prime minister will today promise a Conservative government would give everyone access to a GP seven days a week by 2020, while announcing all patients will have a ‘named GP’ from April next year.
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HSJ Live 30.09.2014: Reaction to Jeremy Hunt's Conservative Party conference speech

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 01:01
Reaction to Jeremy Hunt’s Birmingham speech, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 30.09.2014: Jeremy Hunt Conservative Party conference speech

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 01:01
Jeremy Hunt delivers conference speech, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 30.09.2014: Conservatives resist funding calls

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 01:01
Jeremy Hunt declines to commit to spending growth ahead of afternoon conference speech, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 30.09.2014: Three trusts end Capita HR contract

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 01:01
Two Merseyside trusts and one in London end Capita contracts, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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HSJ Live 30.09.2014: Cameron reveals 'named GP' and seven-day opening plan

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 01:01
David Cameron to announce a major extension of GP weekend and extended hours, and of a “named GP” for all patients, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
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Watchdog chief hits out at DH's ‘slow’ action on funding reform

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 01:01
The head of the body that oversees health and care regulators in the UK has criticised the Department of Health for delaying reforms to its funding arrangements
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Three trusts end Capita HR contracts

HSJ - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 01:01
Trusts in London and Merseyside have ended their contracts with Capita for human resources and pay services
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