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Urgent care system 'near breaking point', think tank claims

6-Mar-2015 | By

Four hour target ‘distorts’ behaviour in hospitals, Nuffield Trust says

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Monitor could be asked to examine £350m contract

5-Mar-2015 | By

A decision by NHS England to hand more than half of the country’s PET-CT imaging services to one company could be the subject of a formal complaint to market regulator Monitor, HSJ has learned.

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Leaked report exposes Staffordshire's 'oppressive culture'

2-Mar-2015 | By

A leaked report has delivered a damning verdict on the NHS leadership in Staffordshire, describing the health economy as beset with an ‘oppressive culture’ and in ‘perpetual crisis mode’.

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'Rollover' trusts still able to negotiate local tariff prices

27-Feb-2015 | By

Trusts that opt to roll over 2014-15 national tariff prices to 2015-16 will still be able to agree local variations with commissioners, national pricing authorities have said.

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CCGs to be measured on new 'core metrics', says Hunt

27-Feb-2015 | By

Clinical commissioning groups’ progress on developing plans set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View will be judged against a new set of ‘core metrics’, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

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Lord Hunt: CCGs to be advisers to HWBs

27-Feb-2015 | By

Clinical commissioning groups will ‘ultimately’ be reduced to an advisory role for health and wellbeing boards under a Labour government, according to a shadow health minister.

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Revealed: Details of £6bn Manchester health devolution plan

25-Feb-2015 | By

Radical plans for Greater Manchester to take control of £6bn of health and social care spending will be overseen by a new statutory body from April 2016, according to draft plans obtained by HSJ.

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CCGs to use primary care powers to develop new care models

25-Feb-2015 | By

The first clinical commissioning groups to be given control of their the primary care budgets have said they will use their new powers to implement the NHS Five Year Forward View’s new models of care and scale up GP services, HSJ has learnt.

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Exclusive: Mental health providers warn of further funding squeeze

25-Feb-2015 | By

Mental health trusts have complained their commissioners are disregarding national guidance requiring them to increase real terms spending on mental health in 2015-16 and help fund the delivery of new targets.

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SUS data collection to be suspended

19-Feb-2015 | By

The Health and Social Care Information Centre will suspend the collection of the secondary uses service data for nearly two weeks as part of a process to bring collection of the vital NHS dataset in-house.

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Shaking hands

Reach out to GPs and social care to create provider led solutions

6-Mar-2015 | By

Making the move to capitated outcomes based commissioning

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