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Exclusive: Third of CCGs apply for full co-commissioning powers over GP members

22-Jan-2015 | By

Around a third of clinical commissioning groups are bidding to take over responsibility for performance management and budgets of their member GP practices from April, HSJ can reveal.

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Monitor angers CCGs with advice on community services

23-Jan-2015 | By

Commissioners have voiced concern that their efforts to integrate services will be hampered by ‘enforced competition’ after Monitor released a report warning them against simply rolling over existing community services contracts.

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Tamiflu, one antiviral being used to treat swine flu

GPs privately urged to prescribe Tamiflu despite concerns

23-Jan-2015 | By

WORKFORCE: NHS England is encouraging GPs to prescribe Tamiflu to care and nursing home patients as a preventative measure, despite concerns about its effectiveness.

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Liverpool trust stops delivering prison health service early

23-Jan-2015 | By

COMMERCIAL: Liverpool Community Health Trust has stopped delivering health services at a prison, following a Care Quality Commission inspection which found the trust was not meeting quality and safety standards.

'No evidence' to justify local midwifery regulation

23-Jan-2015 | By

Local regulation of midwives should be scrapped according to a report by the King’s Fund which has found “no evidence” to justify its existence.

CCGs consider swapping GPs to avoid conflict of interest

23-Jan-2015 | By

Clinical commissioning groups are considering swapping GPs with their neighbouring groups to safeguard against potential conflicts of interest in commissioning primary care.

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Trusts forced to look overseas to plug paramedic gaps

22-Jan-2015 | By ,

Ambulance services across England are looking overseas to fill gaps in their paramedic workforce as trusts grapple with vacancy rates as high as 25 per cent, HSJ research has found.

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Exclusive: Shelford Group medical directors rail at tariff plans

22-Jan-2015 | By ,

Medical directors from England’s 10 biggest teaching hospitals have written to their counterparts at NHS England and Monitor to warn that controversial new tariff plans will damage patient care and lengthen waiting times.

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£240m technology fund raided to prop up A&E, sources say

22-Jan-2015 | By

The government has raided a £240m NHS technology fund to bolster financial support for hospitals struggling with accident and emergency demand this winter, senior sources have told HSJ.

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Heart of England chief executive secondment 'in line' with Dalton review

22-Jan-2015 | By

STRUCTURE: The chief executive being seconded to turn around Heart of England Foundation Trust has said his appointment is an example of the recommendations of the Dalton review into the provider sector being put into practice.

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Care.data suffers new set back

22-Jan-2015 | By

The Health and Social Care Information Centre has pledged to contact a potentially large number of patients who objected to the Care.data programme, after it emerged that their opt-outs could unintentionally exclude them from NHS services such as bowel screening.

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Stevens acknowledges risks to forward view's integration reform

22-Jan-2015 | By

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has acknowledged that vertical integration, one of the reform options outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View, carries the risks of supply induced demand and unresponsive ‘like it or lump it’ care.

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HSJ Live 23.01.2015: Breaking - Two CSUs fail to make NHS England framework

23-Jan-2015

Two commissioning support units have not made it onto NHS England’s procurement framework – placing their long term future in doubt

Alastair McLellan

What role for private providers in the NHS after the election?

20-Jan-2015 | By

Independent sector will have a bigger role post-election

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Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh chief seconded to lead Heart of England

WORKFORCE: Andrew Foster, the chief executive of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Foundation Trust, is to be seconded to Heart of England Foundation Trust as interim chief executive.

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GPs privately urged to prescribe Tamiflu despite concerns

WORKFORCE: NHS England is encouraging GPs to prescribe Tamiflu to care and nursing home patients as a preventative measure, despite concerns about its effectiveness.

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