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CCGs poised to defy pharma by switching to cheaper, unlicensed drug

27-Nov-2014 | By

Clinical commissioning groups across England are mulling the use of an unlicensed drug which could save the NHS millions of pounds, HSJ has learned

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Parliament

Parliament gives 'zero harm' bill financial backing

27-Nov-2014 | By

The government has given financial backing to a bill that legislates for zero harm in the NHS and changes the way professional regulators determine fitness to practise.

The Christie

Whistleblowing review of cancer trust finds no evidence of 'serious failings'

27-Nov-2014 | By

WORKFORCE: A review into whistleblowing concerns at a North West cancer trust has found “no evidence” of serious failings but highlighted areas in need of improvement.

Robert Francis

Exclusive: Francis whistleblowing review delayed

27-Nov-2014 | By

A review of NHS whistleblowing by Sir Robert Francis QC will be delayed until next year, HSJ can reveal.

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Beds could go under Somerset community services plans

27-Nov-2014 | By

STRUCTURE: Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group is planning a major overhaul of its community services which will see a significant reduction in hospital beds and the potential procurement of an integrated service for patients with long term conditions.

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Exclusive: Patient choice is not key to improving performance, says Hunt

26-Nov-2014 | By

Patient choice is no longer fundamental to improving NHS performance, the health secretary has told HSJ

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Hunt: I want five years as health secretary

26-Nov-2014 | By

Jeremy Hunt has asked the prime minister to keep him in the health secretary post until 2017, claiming he ‘would be very happy if this is my life’s work’

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Tariff reveals NHS savings targets for 2015-16

26-Nov-2014 | By

NHS pricing authorities will require all providers to deliver another 3.8 per cent in efficiency savings next year, while tweaking the controversial “marginal rate” for emergency admissions to ease the financial strain on smaller hospitals

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Some trusts will not become FTs until 2018, says Flory

26-Nov-2014 | By

The chief executive of the NHS Trust Development Authority has said some trusts will not be authorised for at least another four years.

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Government considering 'incentives' for trusts to sell land

26-Nov-2014 | By ,

Jeremy Hunt has accepted the need for ‘investment in new primary care estate’ and revealed the government is examining how to encourage FTs to sell unused land

PF2 approvals process 'not fit for purpose', hospital chief warns

26-Nov-2014 | By

COMMERCIAL: The Treasury’s approval process for the private finance 2 programme has been criticised by a hospital chief executive whose trust was forced to halt plans to build a new hospital.

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Strict conditions imposed on Medway following multiple inspections

26-Nov-2014 | By

PERFORMANCE: Stringent conditions have been placed on Medway Maritime Hospital following a third CQC inspection of its struggling accident and emergency department.

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Bristol

HSJ Live 28.11.2014: Bristol takes a modern approach to commissioning mental health services

28-Nov-2014

How an overhaul of mental health services in Bristol shifted power to service users, plus the rest of today’s new and comment.

Alastair McLellan

Hunt takes a high risk approach to restoring hope to the service

26-Nov-2014 | By

Health secretary will not be a ‘cheerleader’

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Whistleblowing review of cancer trust finds no evidence of 'serious failings'

WORKFORCE: A review into whistleblowing concerns at a North West cancer trust has found “no evidence” of serious failings but highlighted areas in need of improvement.

PF2 approvals process 'not fit for purpose', hospital chief warns

COMMERCIAL: The Treasury’s approval process for the private finance 2 programme has been criticised by a hospital chief executive whose trust was forced to halt plans to build a new hospital.

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