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Post-Francis and Keogh changes could cost trusts £1.2bn, says FTN

25-Apr-2014 | By

Reforms recommended by the Francis inquiry and Keogh review could cost healthcare providers up to £1.2bn, several times the sum earmarked by government agencies for the changes.

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Exclusive: Specialised commissioning overspend tops £450m

24-Apr-2014 | By

NHS England was set to blow its budget for specialised services by at least £450m in 2013-14, largely due to “predictable” overspends at acute hospitals.

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Exclusive: Monitor appoints medical director

24-Apr-2014 | By

Monitor has appointed Hugo Mascie-Taylor as its new medical director and executive director of patient and clinical engagement, HSJ has learned.

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Independent sector profits from lack of NHS secure beds

24-Apr-2014 | By

A lack of secure inpatient NHS beds has driven a £21m overspend in NHS England’s budget for independent sector mental health providers. HSJ analysis reveals the organisation overspent £21m on independent mental health providers, 5 per cent more than its planned spending on this sector.

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Exclusive: Millions to be spent training lowest paid staff

24-Apr-2014 | By

Millions of pounds could be invested in the training and development of lower paid NHS staff to help them progress into nursing and other professional roles, HSJ has learned.

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Consortium wins £210m MSK contract

23-Apr-2014 | By

FINANCE: A four-strong consortium of Sussex providers has scooped a five-year musculoskeletal contract worth £210m.

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25 April issue of HSJ is ready to read on the app

25-Apr-2014

This week’s issue of HSJ magazine is now available to read on our tablet app.Download the HSJ app for iPadDownload the HSJ app for Android

Imperial's medical director resigns

24-Apr-2014 | By

The medical director of Imperial College Healthcare Trust has resigned from the position following an investigation by the trust.

Ministers blamed over smear tests

24-Apr-2014 | By The Press Association

Labour has criticise ministers after figures showed an 11 per cent rise in the number of women whose smear test was overdue.

NHS England steps up work on pooling budgets

23-Apr-2014 | By

NHS England has begun detailed work on how to pool its primary care budgets with other commissioners, one of its senior leaders has revealed.

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Exclusive: Better care fund checks prioritise dementia and falls

23-Apr-2014 | By

Many NHS and council leaders will assess the effectiveness of the government’s £3.8bn plan to integrate health and social care with performance measures on dementia, falls and long-term conditions.

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Mental health trust urged to improve in post-Francis inspection

23-Apr-2014 | By

The Care Quality Commission has issued a warning notice to Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust - the first mental health provider inspected under its new inspection regime.

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HSJ Live 25.04.2014: Quality trumps cost in post-Francis NHS

25-Apr-2014

Both foundation trusts and ministers are both focusing on improving quality ahead of the election, but the emphasis on controlling costs will return, plus the rest of today’s news and comment

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Data video: A&E performance 2013-14 analysed Video

22-Apr-2014 | By

HSJ reporter Sophie Barnes talks about English A&E departments’ performance, with emergency admissions at major A&E units at their highest level in a decade

Consortium wins £210m MSK contract

FINANCE: A four-strong consortium of Sussex providers has scooped a five-year musculoskeletal contract worth £210m.

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Chief departs Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals

WORKFORCE: The chief executive of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust is to step down, the trust has announced.

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