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Burnham sets out role for private providers in his NHS vision

Private health providers could play a significant role in providing NHS services under a Labour government, the shadow health secretary has suggested

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Morecambe Bay inquiry delayed until February amid 'reluctant' witnesses

An inquiry into poor care at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay will not publish its final report until February as it tries to convince ‘reluctant’ witnesses to give evidence

Julie Mellor

Ombudsman: Errors 'hit every generation'

NHS errors have had a “devastating impact” on every generation from the cradle to the grave, a new report from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman reveals.

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Birmingham health leaders back forward view care models

Healthcare leaders in Birmingham are already seeking to establish the new models of care provision proposed in last week’s NHS Five Year Forward View, HSJ can reveal.

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Leeds General Infirmary

Children's heart surgery review 'put centres in competition with each other'

The controversial review of children’s heart surgery in Leeds and Newcastle pitched trusts into an acrimonious competition, a report has concluded

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Trust's winter cash withheld until it has 'believable' A&E plan

PERFORMANCE: One of the worst performing areas on the four hour accident and emergency target has seen its “system resilience” money withheld temporarily after failing to devise a “believable” improvement plan.

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A&E emergency admissions at highest ever level

Emergency admissions to accident and emergency departments have hit their highest level since records began, the latest NHS England figures reveal.

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'New care models' to cover half of England

More than half of England should be covered by new models of providing care, such as hospitals running GP practices, under a major shift proposed by national NHS leaders

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Small hospitals could be paid more under forward view plans

Smaller hospitals could be paid more for the work they do in a bid to ensure they remain viable, under plans set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View.

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Private providers used sparingly in summer waiting list work

Private providers treated fewer than one in 10 of the patients left on NHS waiting lists for more than 18 weeks during the government’s summer drive to cut queues, HSJ analysis reveals.

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Martin McShane

Exclusive: Acute trusts told to abandon 'fortress' mentality

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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Simon Wessely

College president warns against clustering in mental health

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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Daniel Poulter

Government wades into Birmingham referrals row

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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Medical contract negotiations collapse

Contract negotiations between the British Medical Association and NHS Employers suddenly collapsed last night

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David Behan

CQC: System needs to improve 'patchy' response to poor care

Commissioners and regulators need to improve their ‘patchy’ record of supporting struggling providers, the Care Quality Commission has said.


Exclusive: Government set to release more A&E rescue funding

The health service is set to receive a further multimillion pound government bailout aimed at avoiding a politically embarrassing failure of the accident and emergency waiting target during winter

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Keep up with change: The trusts transforming the outpatient pathway

How six trusts are keeping up with the increasing expectations on services

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How London Ambulance is preparing for winter pressures

Intelligent conveyancing helps to spread the load

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From the front line up: Lessons from a whole hospital transformation

The steps to a successful change

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Upgrade ward rounds to transform care reviews and reduce patient stays

One trusts has pioneered a new approach

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