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Nick Clegg

Exclusive: Deputy prime minister puts faith in winter funding

21-Oct-2014 | By

Nick Clegg is pushing for next year’s NHS budget to be topped up with enough winter pressures funding to leave the service in a ‘healthy state’ for the next government

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Simon Stevens

NHS five year forward view - full coverage on hsj.co.uk

21-Oct-2014

The NHS five year forward view – instigated by the NHS England chief executive to set out the prospects for the service in the run-up to the general election - will be published on Thursday.

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Liverpool seafront

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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Simon Wessely

College president warns against clustering in mental health

20-Oct-2014 | By

Parts of the mental health service could be destabilised by the ‘cluster’ payment system proposed for the sector, the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists has warned.

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Martin McShane

Exclusive: Acute trusts told to abandon 'fortress' mentality

20-Oct-2014 | By

Hospitals that blinker themselves to the potential of working with mental health providers will usher in their ‘own financial demise’, the NHS England official overseeing the service has warned

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GP and patient

Fall in GP engagement with CCGs, NHS England survey finds

20-Oct-2014 | By

Only half of GPS feel they are involved in CCG decision making, according to an NHS England commissioned survey

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Daniel Poulter

Government wades into Birmingham referrals row

17-Oct-2014 | By

The government has waded into the row between a leading foundation trust and a group of commissioners after closing its doors to “out of area” referrals for routine care

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Male GP injecting arm of older woman patient

GPs hold only a quarter of accountable CCG roles

16-Oct-2014 | By

GPs occupy just a quarter of accountable officer posts in clinical commissioning groups, a comprehensive survey by HSJ has revealed.

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East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Exclusive: Troubled CCGs could face 'special measures' regime

16-Oct-2014 | By

A ‘special measures’ regime could be introduced for clinical commissioning groups with severe problems under plans being considered by NHS England, HSJ can reveal.

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Liverpool seafront

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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Ten tips for mental health services from primary care

15-Oct-2014 | By ,

How to improve access to treatment

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