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Nick Clegg

Exclusive: Deputy prime minister puts faith in winter funding

21-Oct-2014 | By

Nick Clegg is pushing for next year’s NHS budget to be topped up with enough winter pressures funding to leave the service in a ‘healthy state’ for the next government

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Simon Stevens

Stevens plans 'much faster progress' to CCG target funding

21-Oct-2014 | By

The NHS England chief executive has said he wants to make “much faster progress” to clinical commissioning groups receiving their target funding allocations.

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NHS five year forward view - full coverage on


The NHS five year forward view – designed by the NHS England chief executive to set out the prospects for the service in the run-up to the general election - will be published on Thursday.


Health Education England launches student assessment tool

21-Oct-2014 | By

Universities offering healthcare courses will be required to assess the values of every potential student in face to face interviews after a Health Education England study found almost one in three were not doing so.

Care UK surgery growth 'slower' than expected

21-Oct-2014 | By

A prominent private provider of elective surgery to the NHS has seen a ‘slower’ than expected growth in demand for its services, despite the government’s £250m drive to clear waiting lists.

Merged CSU manager remains in post

21-Oct-2014 | By

The NHS England official who ran Cheshire and Merseyside Commissioning Support Unit is still employed as a managing director, despite his organisation having merged with a neighbouring support unit.

Exclusive: Acute trusts told to abandon 'fortress' mentality

20-Oct-2014 | By

Hospitals that blinker themselves to the potential of working with mental health providers will usher in their ‘own financial demise’, the NHS England official overseeing the service has warned

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College president warns against clustering in mental health

20-Oct-2014 | By

Parts of the mental health service could be destabilised by the ‘cluster’ payment system proposed for the sector, the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists has warned.

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Fall in GP engagement with CCGs, NHS England survey finds

20-Oct-2014 | By

Only half of GPS feel they are involved in CCG decision making, according to an NHS England commissioned survey

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Radiographers to strike over pay

20-Oct-2014 | By The Press Association

Radiographers across the UK will strike on October 20 in the latest outbreak of industrial action against the government’s decision not to accept a recommended 1 per cent pay rise for all NHS staff.

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Government wades into Birmingham referrals row

17-Oct-2014 | By

The government has waded into the row between a leading foundation trust and a group of commissioners after closing its doors to “out of area” referrals for routine care

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'Brave' new patient safety drive launched

17-Oct-2014 | By

England’s new patient safety drive to halve avoidable harm will not follow the usual “paternal” NHS approach to driving improvements, the director of the Sign up Safety campaign has said

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HSJ Live 21.10.2014: HSJ to announce top 100 clinical leaders


Tonight HSJ will announce the top 100 clinical leaders in healthcare, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.


Video: Watch HSJ's webinar on the CQC inspection regime

On demand video of the expert panel debate now available

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Alastair McLellan

The CQC hospital inspection regime ‘requires improvement’

14-Oct-2014 | By

It continues to struggle with consistency

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New medical director for Nottinghamshire trust

WORKFORCE: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust has appointed Dr Julie Hankin as its new medical director.

CCG announces bidders for £40m community services contract

COMMERCE: Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group has named the bidders to make it through the first stage of a procurement process for a £40m community and out of hours contract.

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