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Simon Stevens

NHS England delays consultation on restructure and job cuts

16-Sep-2014 | By

NHS England has delayed a consultation with staff on a planned large reduction in posts and structural reorganisation, following feedback from staff, it has said.

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Exclusive: CCG interest in 'any qualified provider' scheme dwindles

11-Sep-2014 | By

There is dwindling interest among commissioners in using “any qualified provider” to increase competition and patient choice, an HSJ investigation has found

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Norman Lamb

MPs back legal move to enable 'super CCGs'

11-Sep-2014 | By The Press Association

MPs have approved a motion to give clinical commissioning groups greater flexibility and control in the way that they work to commission healthcare services for their communities.


MEPs urged to exempt NHS from trade deal

11-Sep-2014 | By The Press Association

The leader of the country’s biggest union has written to all UK MEPs urging them to vote against a controversial EU-US trade deal if the NHS is not exempted.

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NHS England top GP predicts end of 'independent contractor' concept

9-Sep-2014 | By

The concept of independent contractors in general practice will become “anachronistic” and “probably will have gone” within ten years, according to one of NHS England’s most senior GP leaders.

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CSU independence plan put on hold

8-Sep-2014 | By

NHS England has paused a project that would enable its commissioning support units to become independent in just over two years.

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Updated: Bupa joint venture wins £235m NHS contract

8-Sep-2014 | By

A £235m contract to provide NHS musculoskeletal services for West Sussex has been awarded to a joint venture between health insurance company Bupa and a community services social enterprise.

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NHS England to cut a quarter of senior posts in major shake-up

5-Sep-2014 | By

NHS England could axe one in four of its senior posts within six months as part of a major structural reorganisation of the body, under plans unveiled by its chief executive today.

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Kate Barker

Put social care funding on par with health, King's Fund proposes

4-Sep-2014 | By Kaye Wiggins

Individuals’ social care needs should be treated and funded on a par with their health needs.

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