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Issue : 23 June 2011

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  • emergency care accident woman doctor nurse admissions

    Four hour A&E performance standard retainedSubscription

    News29 June, 2011

    Trusts will keep being performance managed against the four hour accident and emergency standard in a bid to maintain “grip” on waiting times. The move comes after the government signalled a relaxing of the timescale for the transition to a new monitoring system.

  • A nurse attending a child surgery patient post operation

    Review children's heart unit closures, MPs toldSubscription

    News24 June, 2011

    Plans to close specialist heart surgery units for children should be reconsidered and other options looked at, MPs have been told.

  • Western Sussex Hospitals loses FT development directorSubscription

    HSJ Local23 June, 2011

    WORKFORCE: The trust’s corporate and foundation trust development director has left to take up an advisory post at a legal firm.

  • A robot walking along a path of binary numbers

    Why commissioners need to harness transformational technologies for NHS servicesSubscription

    Resource centre23 June, 2011

    If the full potential of GP commissioning is to be realised, commissioners must understand, embrace and harness transformational technologies at the earliest opportunity, says NHS North West director of commissioning development Joe Rafferty.

  • David Cameron and Nick Clegg

    Public lose trust in Conservatives on healthSubscription

    News23 June, 2011

    Labour has almost doubled its poll lead over the Conservatives on health since the general election campaign in the face of concern over rising waiting times and falling standards, according to a survey by Ipsos MORI.

  • operating theatre simulation

    Simulation Lab: test your healthcare improvement ideasSubscription

    Resource centre23 June, 2011

    The latest in HSJ’s series of interactive online simulations allow users to test their ideas for improving operating theatre management, stroke care and more

  • A manager lying on a psychiatrist's couch

    'Dangerous' management cost cuts must be revisedSubscription

    News23 June, 2011

    There are growing calls for NHS management cost savings targets to be revised in light of changes to the reforms and amid fears the cuts are becoming “dangerous”.

  • Illustration of a nurse in handcuffs

    Why more freedom for foundations could mean more challengesSubscription

    Resource centre23 June, 2011

    What does the full force of insolvency law mean for foundation trusts? Dickinson Dees partner in public services Tim Care looks at some of the challenges that come with new freedoms.

  • Falling presents

    The right-to-request primary care trust: one year onSubscription

    Opinion23 June, 2011

    A year ago, City Health Care Partnership became the first social enterprise to ‘go live’ through the right-to-request scheme. On its first anniversary, chief executive Andrew Burnell reports on how they are getting on.

  • Computer graphic

    How a virtual approach to IT can ease the NHS budget burdenSubscription

    Resource centre23 June, 2011

    Despite the need for better technology to improve processes in the NHS, hospital IT departments are having to contend with decreasing budgets. Liverpool Women’s and Alder Hey Children foundation trusts’ chief information officer Dr Zafar Chaudry introduces some new technology methods that could help meet tougher targets.

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