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CQC to launch crisis care inspections in summer

16-Apr-2014 | By

Services for people in mental health crisis are to be put under the spotlight this summer with a round of targeted inspections by the Care Quality Commission, HSJ has learned.

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Exclusive: Robert Francis joins critics in mental health funding row

11-Apr-2014 | By

Robert Francis QC has expressed surprise at the decision by NHS England and Monitor to use his report into failures at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust as justification for higher funding cuts to mental health.

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Four in 10 areas to pool extra health and care cash

10-Apr-2014 | By Kaye Wiggins

At least 57 local areas will see better care fund budgets rising, figures show

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Another NHS England director leaves

7-Apr-2014 | By ,

Another senior figure has announced he is leaving NHS England.

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CCGs open services to competition out of fear of rules

4-Apr-2014 | By

More than a quarter of clinical commissioning leaders open services up to competition out of fear of rules

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CCG leaders: Reforms have not improved control of cost and activity

4-Apr-2014 | By

The ability of the NHS to control costs and curb hospital activity has not improved with the government’s reorganisation of the NHS, according to many leaders of the clinical commissioning groups created by the reforms.

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CCG leaders voice serious concern over public health

4-Apr-2014 | By

Clinical commissioning leaders have expressed serious concerns about the current state public health services.

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Commissioning services through any qualified provider: an HSJ survey


Should any qualified provider be extended to new areas?

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GPs in NHS 111 call centres would be a 'big mistake'

2-Apr-2014 | By

Mandating GPs in NHS 111 call centres as part of the revised specification for the service would be a “big mistake”, potential providers have told HSJ.

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