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Two commissioning support units plan to merge

19-Nov-2014 | By

Two commissioning support units have announced they will formally merge.

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Staffordshire CCG to hand £280m contract to private sector

17-Nov-2014 | By

Two private firms have been shortlisted for a £280m ‘prime provider’ contract in East Staffordshire in a competition that has seen all NHS bidders squeezed out of the race.

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CSU boss appointed NHS England regional director

13-Nov-2014 | By

A former commissioning support unit boss has been appointed NHS England’s regional director for the south

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Patients 'denied treatments' because of 'Kafkaesque' commissioning regime

12-Nov-2014 | By

Patients are being denied access to life changing treatments because parts of NHS England’s “Kafkaesque” commissioning regime appear to have ground to a halt, clinicians and charities have warned

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Expensive drugs to be cut from cancer drugs fund

11-Nov-2014 | By

NHS England is to start evaluating the cost effectiveness of medicines available through the cancer drugs fund in a bid to bring the budget under control

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No cash for co-commissioning running costs, NHS England confirms

11-Nov-2014 | By

Clinical commissioning groups will not be awarded extra funding to run primary care co-commissioning, NHS England has confirmed.

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NHS finances ‘absolutely on the knife edge’

7-Nov-2014 | By

The health service is “absolutely on the knife edge” with no reserve left to cushion against  unforeseen pressures, NHS England officials have warned

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Plans to involve GPs in NHS 111 'naive'

6-Nov-2014 | By

NHS England has ‘lost’ time exploring the use of GPs for the NHS 111 phone line as there are too few in the workforce to support it, a leading clinician has said

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Revealed: Bidders for £1.2bn cancer and end of life care contracts

5-Nov-2014 | By

The NHS and independent sector organisations which have reached the next stage of bidding for two huge contracts to run cancer and end of life care services in Staffordshire have been revealed

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Exclusive: Multinational arms firm among those interested in £1bn NHS tender

19-Nov-2014 | By

Multinational companies including G4S and arms manufacturer Lockheed Martin are among those that have expressed interest in a £1bn contract to run GP support services outsourced by NHS England, HSJ has learned.

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Prevention is a better investment than cure

13-Nov-2014 | By , , ,

Preventing illness is a wiser use of money for CCGs

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