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Catherine Davies

Monitor: Role for competition in new provider landscape

28-Nov-2014 | By

Competition in the NHS will retain a key role in delivering high quality and ‘efficient’ care in the new landscape carved out by the NHS Five Year Forward View, a Monitor official has indicated

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NHS England restructure: new 'sub region' directors appointed

28-Nov-2014 | By

NHS England has appointed the directors of most of the organisation’s new ‘sub regions’ which are to be created as part of a restructure designed to cut costs by 15 per cent.

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CCGs poised to defy pharma by switching to cheaper, unlicensed drug

27-Nov-2014 | By

Clinical commissioning groups across England are mulling the use of an unlicensed drug which could save the NHS millions of pounds, HSJ has learned

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Concern over CCG dialysis transfer

25-Nov-2014 | By

The health secretary has come under fire from charities and MPs for agreeing to transfer the responsibility for renal dialysis commissioning from NHS England to clinical commissioning groups

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Exclusive: NHS England primary care decisions 'unlawful', High Court rules

24-Nov-2014 | By

NHS England is acting unlawfully by failing to properly involve and inform patients about its primary care commissioning decisions, a High Court judge has said.

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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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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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