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Acute care

Bob Alexander

Trust sector deficit deteriorates to £414m

The NHS trust sector’s financial position has deteriorated to an overall deficit of £414.2m, providing new evidence of the pressure trusts are under.

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Cabinet ministers focus on delayed transfers ahead of election

Ministers across government are focusing on attempting to cut the rate of delayed transfers of care in a renewed effort to improve accident and emergency performance ahead of the general election.

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Labour plans 'accountable providers' for joined up health and social care

Labour plans to introduce an ‘accountable provider’ for frail older people under its 10 year plan for the NHS funded via a ‘year of care tariff’. This suggests a new role for trusts as lead providers of joined up health and care services.

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Exclusive survey: Low confidence that NHS will hit 2018 paperless goal

Health and IT professionals remain deeply sceptical that the NHS can be paperless by 2018, two years after health secretary Jeremy Hunt unveiled the ambitious target, exclusive HSJ research has found.

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Bupa and CSH Surrey pull out of £235m MSK contract

Private provider Bupa and social enterprise CSH Surrey have pulled out of a £235m contract to run musculoskeletal services in West Sussex.

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Third of acute trusts do not display named clinicians above patient beds

Over a third of trusts are not displaying a named clinician above patient beds despite health secretary Jeremy Hunt introducing the policy 18 months ago.

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

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

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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MPs call for audit of health ombudsman investigations

An independent process to benchmark the quality of Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman investigations into NHS complaints should be established, MPs have said.

Stafford Hospital

CQC could become enforcer of ‘zero harm’ rules

A proposed new law on patient safety would open the door to tougher regulation of health and care providers by the Care Quality Commission, legal experts have told HSJ.

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Exclusive: NHS England to probe costs of seven day services

Financial consultancy firm Deloitte has been commissioned by NHS England to examine the cost implications of expanding NHS services across seven days, HSJ has learned.

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Ann Radmore

Ambulance service chief quits to work for NHS England

The chief executive of London Ambulance Service is to leave the organisation to take up a role at NHS England.

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Walk in centre

Walk-in centres reduce demand on A&Es, research suggests

Up to a fifth of people attending walk-in centres were diverted from an A&E, according to new research by an academic at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Paramedic to be sentenced over Midlands patient death

A West Midlands paramedic will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to failing to discharge his duty of care to a man who collapsed and died outside a hospital emergency department in 2012.

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Providers push to treat more elective patients

NHS providers made a concerted effort to treat more elective patients in November, delivering more treatments than were performed in that period in any of the preceding six years.


Dalton: Hinchingbrooke collapse does not scupper franchise model

The author of a major government review on provider sector reform has rejected the suggestion that the collapse of the Hinchingbrooke contract should spell the end of franchising in the NHS.

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Orange segments

Segment the population to enable better integrated care

Revealing patient needs holistically

A&E sliding puzzle

Solve the A&E puzzle for smarter patient care

People often view hospital as ‘best place’ for treatment

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Data sharing: step out of the technological dark ages

How to make sharing really happen

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