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NHS England faces 'unfunded' redundancy costs

17-Apr-2014 | By

NHS England has an “unfunded cost pressure” for 2014-15, which sources have linked to a large-scale redundancy programme it failed to finish last year.

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Cancer trust embarks on pathology joint venture

17-Apr-2014 | By

One of Europe’s biggest pathology firms has secured its first NHS contract as the Christie Foundation Trust becomes the latest trust to join up with a private provider to deliver pathology services.   

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Exclusive: Serious disturbance at Broadmoor followed staffing concerns

17-Apr-2014 | By

Police and ambulance crews were called to a serious disturbance at Britain’s most high-profile secure mental health hospital - months after staff raised concerns about under-manned wards, it has emerged.

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Serco well positioned for combined call centre contract

17-Apr-2014 | By

Suffolk commissioners plan to create a single “care co-ordination centre” as part of a contract bundling proposal which could makes outsourcing giant Serco well positioned for the role.

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CCG ordered to review egg freezing policy

17-Apr-2014 | By

A Clinical Commissioning Group has been told by a High Court judge that its policy on assistive reproduction technique - is “unlawful”.

18 week target breached for first time in three years

17-Apr-2014 | By

The NHS has breached the target for 90 per cent of admitted patients to start treatment within 18 weeks for the first time since 2011, the latest figures from NHS England reveal.

New doctor rota in death rate link

17-Apr-2014 | By The Press Association

Staggering junior doctors’ training rotations could help to prevent the “black Wednesday” phenomenon, medical experts have said.

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High infection rates 'unacceptable', says NICE

17-Apr-2014 | By The Press Association

The number of patients getting an infection while under NHS care is “unacceptably high”, health officials have warned.

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CQC to launch crisis care inspections in summer

16-Apr-2014 | By

Services for people in mental health crisis are to be put under the spotlight this summer with a round of targeted inspections by the Care Quality Commission, HSJ has learned.

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NHS a 'political football', claim healthcare leaders

16-Apr-2014 | By The Press Association

Healthcare leaders have criticised the political class for treating the NHS as a “political football” instead of engaging in a meaningful debate about its future.

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UK low in hospital beds league

16-Apr-2014 | By The Press Association

Britain has fewer hospital beds per head of population than most other European countries, a report has found.

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Circle awarded £120m MSK contract

16-Apr-2014 | By

COMMERCIAL: Private provider Circle has become Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s prime contractor for its integrated musculoskeletal service after scooping a £120m five-year contract.

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Welsh countryside

Border hospitals 'under pressure'

6-Mar-2014 | By The Press Association

Pressure is increasing on hospital accident and emergency departments in England because of care failures in Wales, the health secretary has said.

Mental health trust boosts staff in response to Francis report

WORKFORCE: A West Midlands mental health trust has boosted staff numbers in response to the Francis report, recent board papers show.

Optum scoops £150m contract in Thames Valley and Wessex

COMMERCIAL: Private provider Optum has won a three-year contract to carry out acute commissioning services for 18 Wessex and the Thames Valley clinical commissioning groups.

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