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Exclusive: Ministers keen to extend joint commissioning

30-Oct-2014 | By

Ministers want to extend NHS joint commissioning with councils to public health and children’s services, after being convinced by the better care fund planning process that the model will reap service improvements and financial benefits

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CCGs to support health and wellbeing boards under Burnham vision

30-Oct-2014 | By

CCGs could be morphed into the operational arms of HWBs, which will take on the role of ‘signing off’ health plans, Andy Burnham has suggested

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Mapped: Candidates for health economy 'special measures'

29-Oct-2014 | By

Whole health economies could face intervention for poor performance under a new approach proposed by the NHS national bodies, under the NHS Five Year Forward View.

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Priory Group sets sights on community contracts

27-Oct-2014 | By

A major private provider of mental healthcare beds in the UK is planning a significant expansion into the sector’s community services market

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'New care models' to cover half of England

23-Oct-2014 | By

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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Health economies to face ‘special measures’ style regime

23-Oct-2014 | By

Whole health economies could face intervention for poor performance under a new approach proposed by the NHS national bodies. It could potentially include a ‘special measures’ approach to areas with serious problems.

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Labour 'still plans Health Act repeal'

23-Oct-2014 | By

Labour still intends to repeal the Health Act 2012 despite the shift in focus away from competition in the NHS Five Year Forward View, a shadow health minister has told HSJ.

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NHS leaders cautious on extension of better care fund

23-Oct-2014 | By

The better care fund should not be extended until the impact of its first full year of operation has been properly evaluated, NHS leaders have said

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Expanded roles envisaged for non-medical staff

23-Oct-2014 | By

The roles and responsibilities of non-medical NHS staff would be dramatically expanded under the five year forward view

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Merged CSU manager remains in post

21-Oct-2014 | By

The NHS England official who ran Cheshire and Merseyside Commissioning Support Unit is still employed as a managing director, despite his organisation having merged with a neighbouring support unit.

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The 10 steps to make technology work in local healthcare

27-Oct-2014 | By

Technology itself isn’t an elixir for health and social care

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