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CQC's board concerned over hospital report delays

24-Apr-2015 | By

The Care Quality Commission’s board has highlighted concern about the time taken by the watchdog to publish hospital inspection reports.

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AstraZeneca president 'would not back pricing deal again'

24-Apr-2015 | By

The UK president of drug giant AstraZeneca has indicated she would not sign up to another deal similar to the current pharmaceutical pricing scheme unless the NHS makes a ‘substantial’ increase of drugs access.

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Community service trust completes 1,600 staff transfer

24-Apr-2015 | By

Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust has completed the transfer of 45 per cent of its 3,540 staff to six other organisations after losing its role as provider of older people’s services across the county.

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CQC denies inconsistent treatment of Hinchingbrooke

23-Apr-2015 | By

The Care Quality Commission has denied accusations that its inspection of Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust was ‘flawed’ or that the high profile trust was treated differently to other providers it has inspected.   

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Exclusive: Quarter of DH civil servants want to leave in next year

23-Apr-2015 | By

Almost a quarter of civil servants working in the Department of Health want to leave within the next 12 months or as soon as possible, according to an internal staff survey.

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Analysis: Some CCGs expect deficits up to three times higher than planned

23-Apr-2015 | By

A clutch of clinical commissioning groups ended 2014-15 expecting deficits up to three times higher than planned, even as the majority saw their outlook for the year improved by a funding rebate.

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NMC to hear case against first Morecambe Bay midwife

23-Apr-2015 | By

PATIENT SAFETY: The first of eight midwives accused of misconduct related to poor care and deaths at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust will appear at a fitness to practise hearing next week.

Peterborough rejects contract proposals from new commissioner

23-Apr-2015 | By

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Foundation Trust has still not agreed contractual arrangements with its new commissioner for older people’s services, despite the NHS owned organisation taking charge of services this month.

London Ambulance asks CCGs for £27m extra funding

23-Apr-2015 | By

FINANCE: London Ambulance Service Trust has asked clinical commissioning groups to contribute more than £27m extra funding to help it recruit more staff and buy new vehicles.

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Hinchingbrooke rating upgraded following re-inspection

22-Apr-2015 | By

The Care Quality Commission has upgraded Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust’s rating from ‘inadequate’ to ‘requires improvement’ but it remains in special measures.

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Election 2015: Where do the main parties agree on health?

22-Apr-2015 | By

With two weeks to go until the general election, the NHS is a top priority for voters, and all the main parties have set out their key health policy pledges in their manifestos.

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Lib Dems commit to increase NHS pay with inflation

22-Apr-2015 | By

The Liberal Democrats will make a commitment today to increase NHS pay at least in line with the rate inflation from the next financial year.

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HSJ Live 24.04.2015: Catch-up on today's news

24-Apr-2015

Explore the results from HSJ’s election survey, plus the rest of today’s news and comment

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CCGs' role is being questioned from all directions

21-Apr-2015 | By

There is a risk in making CCGs subsidiary to health and wellbeing boards

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Hinchingbrooke rating upgraded following re-inspection

The Care Quality Commission has upgraded Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust’s rating from ‘inadequate’ to ‘requires improvement’ but it remains in special measures.

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First NHS trust charged with corporate manslaughter

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust has become the first NHS trust to be charged with corporate manslaughter after the death of a 30-year-old patient.

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