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Labour seeks to mollify reorganisation fears

HSJ - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 08:00
Labour has sought to reassure clinical commissioning groups that its health reforms would not amount to a top-down “big bang” shake up of the NHS.
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HSJ Live 15.10.2014: The NHS's fight to survive will be won with equality, efficiency and quality

HSJ - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 08:00
Labour’s vision of whole person care, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Staffordshire health services to receive £250m as Mid Staffs dissolved

HSJ - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 18:48
More than £250m is to be invested in the Staffordshire health economy as part of proposals to dissolve the troubled Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
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Only one bidder in the running for Weston

HSJ - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 18:00
STRUCTURE: Only one organisation has submitted a bid to take over England’s smallest acute hospital, it has been announced.
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Two Essex CCG leaders step down

HSJ - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 13:48
WORKFORCE: Two clinical commissioning group leaders in Essex have left their roles to return to full-time general practice, their respective CCGs have said.
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Wye Valley put in special measures

HSJ - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 13:42
PERFORMANCE: Wye Valley Trust has been placed in special measures after being rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission.
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High profile panel calls for London health commissioner

HSJ - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 12:00
A health commissioner post should be created in London to coordinate the work of councils, clinical commissioning groups and the NHS, a panel of health experts headed by former health minister Lord Darzi is due to suggest.
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Welsh NHS should elect health commissioners, Conservatives say

HSJ - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 11:58
An elected health commissioner would be introduced to the Welsh NHS under a Conservative administration.
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Gynaecologist denies defrauding NHS

HSJ - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 11:48
A gynaecologist who was unfit to work defrauded the NHS out of tens of thousands of pounds, a jury has heard.
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Loud and clear: making consumer voices heard

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 11:35

Healthwatch - 
This report details the findings of an investigation into the failings of the complaints system in health and social care. It raises concerns about the NHS and local authority red tape making it difficult for people to complain and that there is not enough independent advice and support out there to help those in need and, above all, the public is given little incentive to come forward about their experiences. It highlights simple changes which could be made to the system in order to improve patients' experiences in complaints handling within health and care systems.

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Cracks in the pathway

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 10:30

Care Quality Commission (CQC) - 
This review into the care provided to people living with dementia found an unacceptable gap in the quality of care that means people are at risk of experiencing poor care as they move between care homes and hospitals. It also highlighted poor practices in sharing information between health and care professionals and the benefits of supporting the mental and physical health of individuals in order to reduce avoidable admissions to hospital and unnecessary long stays in hospital.

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HSJ Live 14.10.14: Wye Valley put in special measures

HSJ - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 08:00
Wye Valley Trust has been placed in special measures after being rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 14.10.14: Innovations in commissioning - lessons from other public services

HSJ - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 08:00
How to tackle the NHS’s new contract challenges, plus the rest of the day’s news and comment
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Surge in care claims puts pressure on CCGs

HSJ - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 01:01
Clinical commissioning groups in one area are on track to spend up to £10m more than expected
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Ramsay appoints UK chief

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 17:35
Ramsay Health Care has appointed Mark Page as chief executive of its UK operations.
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Ramsay appoints UK chief

HSJ Workforce - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 17:35
Ramsay Health Care has appointed Mark Page as chief executive of its UK operations.
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Heart of England launches surgical reconfiguration consultation

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 17:33
STRUCTURE: Heart of England Foundation Trust has launched a consultation on reconfiguring surgical services across its three hospitals.
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Discuss the pitfalls of bad planning with Monitor's head of sector development

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 16:36
Join Suzie Bailey for an online Q&A at 12pm on 22 October
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Council terminates £3.6m agreement with mental health trust

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 16:15
STRUCTURE: Norfolk County Council has ended its formal agreement with a mental health trust after losing confidence in its capacity to guarantee outcomes for social care service users.
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Further priorities for mental health waiting times revealed

HSJ - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 14:18
Mental health trusts could be asked to hit a suite of new waiting time targets by 2020 at a cost of more than £130m a year.
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