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Acute care


Ambulance response times and elective waiting list grow

Ambulance trusts are struggling to meet the target to get to a patient within eight minutes of an emergency call, the latest data from NHS England shows.

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Analysis: Acute trust stretch targets would cut deficit by only 16pc

The financial ‘stretch targets’ issued to acute NHS trusts would reduce their deficit by just 16 per cent, HSJ analysis has found.

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Norman Williams

Exclusive: Hunt hires ex-royal college boss amid seven day row

Jeremy Hunt has hired Sir Norman Williams, the immediate past president of the Royal College of Surgeons, as his senior clinical advisor.

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Jim Mackey

Chief executive chosen for new provider sector regulator

Jim Mackey is to become the first chief executive of the new NHS provider regulator, NHS Improvement.

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GP and patient one use

Prime minister announces new contract for large GP providers

The government will introduce a new contract for large scale extended primary care providers, the prime minister announced today.

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Vanguards: More transformation funding 'critical' to success

Vanguard sites have warned that further rounds of transformation funding will be needed for next year and beyond to implement the Five Year Forward View. It comes despite there being no extra cash confirmed for the new care models project beyond March.

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Mapped: Every NHS England vanguard project

HSJ has mapped all 50 vanguards that will introduce new care models across the country. Explore the map to see what changes each vanguard intends to make.

Royal Courts of Justice

Judge rules against forced life saving amputation for mentally ill man

A High Court judge has ruled that a mentally ill man with diabetes should not be forced to undergo a life-saving amputation by an NHS trust.

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Keith McNeil

Addenbrooke's recovery could take 'years', warns McNeil

Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust’s recently departed chief executive has warned he ‘does not know how the trust will cope’ this winter and that its problems could take years to address.

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Mapped: Acute care vanguards revealed

Thirteen bids have been chosen to take forward NHS England’s vanguard for future models of acute care.

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Royal college warning over staffing 'pressure' on maternity wards

A second medical royal college has told HSJ it is concerned over the extent of gaps in rotas for junior doctors, with some maternity wards having a vacancy rate of 15-20 per cent.

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Introduce new A&E targets, royal college president says

Accident and emergency departments should be judged by two new targets alongside the four hour target, the president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine has said.

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Growth of nurse workforce slows as 'NHS finances bite'

The growth rate in NHS nurse numbers in England has halved this year compared to last year, with experts claiming the slowdown could mark a return to trusts prioritising budgets over safe staffing. 

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Value in Healthcare Awards trophy 2014

Revealed: Winners of the Value in Healthcare Awards 2015

Chosen from a record breaking number of entries

Kate Stanton-Davies

Exclusive: Baby's death case with 'echoes of Morecambe Bay' to be re-examined

The avoidable death of a baby girl six years ago is to be re-examined after an independent national review warned the case had parallels with the Morecambe Bay care scandal.

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CCG action on patient choice 'varied', says Monitor

There is a ‘varied picture’ in the way clinical commissioning groups promote patient choice across the country, the regulator Monitor has said.

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