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Jeremy Hunt

Hunt backs legal measure to ease creation of 'super CCGs'

26-Aug-2014 | By

Healthwatch England’s bid to secure seats for patient champions on all ‘super clinical commissioning groups’ has been dashed by the health secretary in a letter rejecting claims such structures are unaccountable.

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DH sets health visiting services provision for local authorities

22-Aug-2014 | Updated: 22-Aug-2014 | By Kaye Wiggins

Department of Health sets out five services councils must run

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Monitor’s pricing tariff independence under scrutiny

20-Aug-2014 | By

The Foundation Trust Network has urged Monitor to stay independent when setting the national pricing tariff, despite pressures on the NHS budget.

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Andrew Ridley

Better care on track despite tough climate, new chief claims

20-Aug-2014 | By Kaye Wiggins,

The government’s ambitious plan to integrate health and social care is on track to go live next April despite the ‘tough’ financial climate, the health chief overseeing the project has said

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Cambridgeshire flagship services restructure racks up over £1m in costs

19-Aug-2014 | By

A clinical commissioning group has spent more than £1m developing and tendering one of the most high profile service restructures in the NHS.

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Simon Stevens

Five year NHS strategy to set out preferred 'care models'

18-Aug-2014 | By

The five year strategy being developed by NHS England will set out ‘a range of care models’ aimed at putting the service on a sustainable financial footing, it has said.

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Mental health funding cuts revealed

Exclusive: Analysis reveals mental health trust funding cuts

14-Aug-2014 | By

NHS mental health providers have slashed beds and staff levels as they cope with real term funding cuts and the soaring cost of sending patients hundreds of miles away for treatment.

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Revealed: The mental health trusts with the biggest income cuts

14-Aug-2014 | By

Several NHS mental health providers saw double figure real terms reductions in their income between 2011-12 and 2013-14, HSJ analysis has revealed.

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Mental health patients sent hundreds of miles for a bed

14-Aug-2014 | By

The cost of treating mental health inpatients in hospitals outside their local areas has spiralled, research by HSJ reveals.

Andrew Ridley

Better care on track despite tough climate, new chief claims

20-Aug-2014 | By Kaye Wiggins,

The government’s ambitious plan to integrate health and social care is on track to go live next April despite the ‘tough’ financial climate, the health chief overseeing the project has said

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