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Acute care

David Bennett

Bennett: FTs must cut deficit or face 'completely eroded' freedoms

Exclusive: Monitor’s chief executive will today warn that foundation trusts could see their freedoms ‘completely eroded’ if they do not do better to reduce a sector-wide deficit projected to reach £1bn in 2015-16.

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Exclusive: 'Candour' law may change after legal threat

The government is considering changing the duty of candour law just three months after it came into effect, following a threat of judicial review by a patient charity, HSJ can reveal.

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Public perceptions of the NHS: 12 key facts

The standout findings from the latest government survey of public perceptions of the NHS and care.

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Free webinar: Can clinical decision support improve care?

How can trusts improve quality of care, reduce costs and drive down human error by introducing clinical decision support software? A forthcoming HSJ webinar will discuss this and more.

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Fines for breaching final elective target to be boosted

The penalty imposed on providers who breach the remaining elective waiting time target is to be increased, regulators have told all NHS providers and clinical commissioning groups.

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NHS England tells regions to create urgent care networks

NHS England has said urgent and emergency care networks should be set up across the country to set and monitor standards of care and ‘designate urgent care facilities’.

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Queens Hospital Romford

Regulators make it harder to improve care, special measures trust claims

A trust in special measures believes regulatory intervention has made it harder to improve patient care, the minutes of a high level ministerial meeting reveal.

Sarah Jane Marsh

Exclusive: Birmingham FT boss to run two trusts

Sarah-Jane Marsh is to be appointed chief executive officer of Birmingham Women’s Hospital Foundation Trust, a role she will take on in addition to her current job in charge of Birmingham Children’s Hospital FT.

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Suzanne Rastrick

Give AHPs more powers to unlock new care models, says NHS England official

Plans to give allied health professionals the ability to prescribe medicines without the input of a doctor will help the NHS develop new models of care, an NHS England official has said.

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Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Inspectors worried by overcrowded A&E department

PERFORMANCE: Hospital inspectors have expressed ‘urgent concern’ at the risk to patients arriving by ambulance at Portsmouth Hospitals Trust’s main emergency department where they saw severe overcrowding.

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Exclusive: Bailouts top £870m as trusts struggle to pay bills

The Department of Health issued £874m in bailouts to trusts in 2014-15, HSJ can reveal.

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£2bn acute deficit may mean ‘real trouble’ for frontline services

Experts have warned that patients could end up waiting longer for treatment as acute trusts try to tackle an expected overall deficit of more than £2bn this year.

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Everington: 'Equal number' of consultants as GPs should sit on CCGs

As many medical consultants as GPs should sit on the governing bodies of their local clinical commissioning groups, a member on HSJ’s Future of NHS Leadership inquiry has said.

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18 week waits, April 2015: explore the maps

See all NHS waiting lists around England by provider, CCG or specialty

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Barts’ problem waiting times data will take 18 months to fix

PERFORMANCE: Barts Health Trust has revealed it will take 18 months to sort out problems with its waiting times data.

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David Bennett

Monitor and TDA to join under new chief

Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority are to work much more closely together and under a single leader, with a new chief executive due to be appointed by the end of the summer.

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Paperless NHS: How to transform hospital IT

How to deliver better hospital IT systems

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Essay winners take creative flight and turn it into real action

GE Healthcare Finnamore’s Emerging Leader competition

Hit or miss: Lessons from the best and worst A&E performers

The overall picture shows some economies excelled, others struggled

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Sadie Hernandez

The three things keeping NHS commissioners awake at night

What gives commissioners sleepless nights?

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