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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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'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.

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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Doctors

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.

Ambulance

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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Warning to NHS over paediatric reconfigurations

Hospital trusts should ensure adequate children’s community services are in place before closing in-patient units, a senior leader in paediatrics has warned

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18 week waits, August 2014: explore the maps

See all NHS waits around England by provider, CCG or specialty

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Suzie Bailey

Discuss the pitfalls of bad planning with Monitor's head of sector development

Join Suzie Bailey for an online Q&A at 12pm on 22 October

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University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust

Morecambe Bay inquiry set for another delay

An investigation into maternal deaths and failings at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust looks set to be delayed for the second time.

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Waiting list grows despite £250m government push

The NHS waiting list for planned care has grown to over 3 million, despite a drive to admit more patients for treatment over the summer months.

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Lib Dems reveal mental health funding boost and waiting targets

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg will today announce £120m investment in mental health services and the introduction of waiting time targets for the sector.

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Nick Clegg

Clegg wants £500m mental health investment

The Liberal Democrats would seek to invest an additional £500m a year in mental health services if they formed part of another government, HSJ can reveal.

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Surgeons

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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