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NHS England withdraws involvement from baby death probe

27-Aug-2014 | By

NHS England appears to have ruled itself out of direct involvement in patient care investigations after refusing to join the Care Quality Commission in a probe into the death of a baby girl.

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Hunt backs legal measure to ease creation of 'super CCGs'

26-Aug-2014 | By

Healthwatch England’s bid to secure seats for patient champions on all ‘super clinical commissioning groups’ has been dashed by the health secretary in a letter rejecting claims such structures are unaccountable.

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Trusts told to give staff some parking fee concessions

27-Aug-2014 | By

Nurses working night shifts should get concessions on NHS parking fees in England, under a set of principles announced by the government.

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Senior South Devon trust manager resigns

27-Aug-2014 | By

WORKFORCE: A senior manager at South Devon Healthcare Foundation Trust has resigned, months after its chief executive stepped down.

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Ambulance staff to hold two strikes

27-Aug-2014 | By The Press Association

Ambulance workers are to stage fresh strikes in a long-running dispute over working conditions and safety issues.

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Oxford NHS facility to remain closed

27-Aug-2014 | By The Press Association

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Cancer treatment set for £6m boost

26-Aug-2014 | By The Press Association

Cancer treatment on the NHS is to get a £6m boost under new measures announced by health secretary Jeremy Hunt.

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Most doctors oppose assisted dying

26-Aug-2014 | By The Press Association

Fewer than one in five doctors would be willing to help patients end their lives, according to a new poll.

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Help us find the top innovators driving organisational change within healthcare Video

26-Aug-2014

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East Kent governors defend trust board

22-Aug-2014 | By

PERFORMANCE: The council of governors at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust has come out in support of the trust board and expressed its “disappointment” at a “misleading” Care Quality Commission report which criticised leadership at the trust as “inadequate”.

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Monitor ends Basildon enforcement action

22-Aug-2014

PERFORMANCE: Monitor has ended all enforcement actions against Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust after the provider was found to have improved.

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CCGs to retender out of hours contract after legal row

22-Aug-2014 | By

Four clinical commissioning groups in north east England have scrapped a near complete procurement process for their GP out of hours services after a legal challenge by one of the bidders.

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HSJ Live 26.08.2014: Most doctors oppose assisted dying

26-Aug-2014

Poll finds that fewer than one in five doctors would be willing to help patients end their lives, plus the rest of today’s health news and comment.

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East Kent is a test case for new CQC regime and its consequences

20-Aug-2014 | By

Monitor is yet to make its decision

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East Kent governors defend trust board

PERFORMANCE: The council of governors at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust has come out in support of the trust board and expressed its “disappointment” at a “misleading” Care Quality Commission report which criticised leadership at the trust as “inadequate”.

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Acute trusts rated 'requires improvement'

Two acute trusts have been rated as “requires improvement” following inspections by the Care Quality Commission.

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