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CCGs divided over fines waiver as trusts strive to clear waiting lists

29-Jul-2014 | By

Clinical commissioning groups appear to be split over whether to penalise providers for breaching planned treatment targets as they seek to clear backlogs over the summer with government cash

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Simon Stevens

Exclusive: NHS England to cut hundreds of posts in restructure

29-Jul-2014 | By

NHS England is to cut hundreds of roles and is likely to carry out a major restructure of its area teams over the next nine months

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Andy Burnham

Burnham: Prime minister 'misleading public over NHS'

29-Jul-2014 | By The Press Association

Andy Burnham to say that David Cameron was ‘not up front’ about his intentions for reform during the 2010 election campaign

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Hospitals to scrutinise integration plans

29-Jul-2014 | By Kaye Wiggins

Acute trusts must say whether they accept local forecasts for cutting emergency admissions under better care fund

Staff sickness costs £1.5bn, NHS Employers claims

29-Jul-2014 | By

Sickness absence is costing the NHS around £1.5bn a year, NHS Employers has claimed as new analysis reveals that hospital managers and doctors have some of the lowest rates.

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£1.2bn Staffordshire procurement defended

28-Jul-2014 | By

Most cancer and end of life care services in Staffordshire are unlikely to change providers following a £1.2bn contract procurement, one of the directors behind the commissioning process has said.

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Major reorganisation of specialist cancer and cardiac treatment approved

28-Jul-2014 | By

A reorganisation of specialist cancer and cardiac treatment across north east London and West Essex that will see two major hospitals host one specialism each was given the green light by commissioners last week.

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TDA investigates why winter pressures have continued into summer

28-Jul-2014 | By

The NHS Trust Development Authority is undertaking “urgent work” to investigate the “unexpectedly high” demand for acute services that has seen winter pressures continue into the summer.

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50 million patients 'will be turned away' by GPs

28-Jul-2014 | By The Press Association

The number of times GP surgeries in England are forced to turn away patients for appointments next year will pass the 50 million mark, new research predicts.

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CQC drags Grant Thornton into libel court case

28-Jul-2014 | By

The regulator has lodged a High Court claim against Grant Thornton in a bid to curb potential losses from its imminent legal clash with its former deputy chief executive

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Mid Staffs judicial review bids fail

25-Jul-2014 | By

Two judicial reviews to block the dissolution and downgrade of Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust have been rejected by the High Court.

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Squeezed trusts will depend on initiative and DH sympathy

24-Jul-2014 | By

Acute providers lack the power to save

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Exclusive: Hinchingbrooke backtracks on controversial £50 referrals offer

The NHS hospital run by private provider Circle has been forced to withdraw an offer to pay local GPs a £50 ‘administrative fee’ for surgery referrals, claiming the proposal had been ‘misunderstood in some areas’.

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Manchester trust calls for suspension of Healthier Together consultation

STRUCTURE: A teaching hospital, whose services are threatened by a major shake up of acute care in Greater Manchester, has called for a ‘flawed’ consultation on the plan to be suspended.

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