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Planning guidance sets out next steps for realising forward view

19-Dec-2014 | By

Health economies seeking to be at the forefront of moving to the new models of care set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View have been given six weeks to submit an expression of interest to NHS England

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Exclusive: Unannounced £740m revenue boost shows DH was in 'desperate trouble'

22-Dec-2014 | By

The Treasury has agreed an unannounced £740m increase to the health revenue budget for the current financial year, it has been confirmed to HSJ.

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HSJ apologises for inaccurate nursing press release


HSJ would like to apologise for making an inaccurate claim in a press release issued last week, which resulted in a number of national publications running erroneous stories about the proportion of NHS nurses recruited from overseas.

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Former civil service chief appointed as new chair at King's

22-Dec-2014 | By

WORKFORCE: The former head of the civil service, Sir Bob Kerslake, has been appointed the chair at King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust.

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NHS England drops treatments scorecard following legal threat

19-Dec-2014 | By

NHS England has dropped a controversial scorecard that was supposed to help it make decisions about whether to fund treatments for a number of rare conditions

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Concern over projected fall in mental health nurse vacancies

19-Dec-2014 | By

A forecast reduction in the number of NHS mental health nursing jobs over the coming years could threaten the government’s ambition to achieve parity of esteem with physical health, Health Education England has claimed.

Clatterbridge to reconfigure cancer care after ‘resounding’ public support

19-Dec-2014 | By

STRUCTURE: A specialist cancer trust in Merseyside is pressing ahead with plans to build a new centre in Liverpool.

'He's not the Messiah but...': HSJ's Christmas cover


This year’s HSJ “Christmas cover” is lovingly ripped off from an idea by HSJ comment editor Andy Cowper, who himself ripped off Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

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CCGs must set targets for reducing health inequalities

19-Dec-2014 | By

Clinical commissioning groups will have to set targets for reducing health inequalities and improving outcomes for health and wellbeing, under the 2015-16 planning guidance.

New national advisory board to tackle workforce issues

19-Dec-2014 | By

A new national advisory board with a system-wide coordination role for workforce issues is to be created, the NHS planning guidance has revealed.

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NHS England says CCGs must increase mental health spend

19-Dec-2014 | By

Clinical commissioning groups have been told by NHS England to increase in real terms the amount of money they spend on mental health services as part of the 2015-16 planning guidance.

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HSJ Live 22.12.2014: Unannounced £740m revenue boost shows DH was in 'desperate trouble'


The Treasury has agreed an unannounced £740m increase to the health revenue budget for the current financial year, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.

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Shelford Group trust rated 'requires improvement' by CQC

Imperial College Healthcare Trust has become the first Shelford Group trust to be rated ‘requires improvement’ by the Care Quality Commission.

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Ambulance staff to leave patients waiting at A&E during busy periods

South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust will leave patients waiting to be admitted to accident and emergency departments in order to respond to emergency calls during busy periods.

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