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Free webinar: Can clinical decision support improve care?


How can trusts improve quality of care, reduce costs and drive down human error by introducing clinical decision support software? A forthcoming HSJ webinar will discuss this and more.

Cardiac surgery

Frustration over delay to specialised access policy

1-Jul-2015 | By

A process for deciding which new specialist treatments NHS England will fund will not be developed until the end of the year at the earliest, it has emerged.

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Waiting room

Revealed: Which CCGs are paying GP practices to form federations

30-Jun-2015 | By

A third of clinical commissioning groups with control of their primary care budgets plan to fund member GP practices to get them to form federations, HSJ has found

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Data protection

NHS England hits back at highly critical report

29-Jun-2015 | By

NHS England has hit back the assertion by an independent watchdog that delivery of the controversial patient record sharing initiative has been dogged by ‘unresolvable problems’.

Jeremy Hunt

Health secretary could overturn devolved decisions

26-Jun-2015 | By

Decisions made under Greater Manchester’s proposed devolved health and social care system could be overturned by the health secretary if they think the decisions are “wrong”, a minister has indicated.

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Bill Kirkup

Exclusive: NHS warned focus on finance risks 'disastrous consequence'

25-Jun-2015 | By

The chair of the inquiry into care failings at Morecambe Bay has warned of a “disastrous consequence” for the NHS if it focuses too much on financial savings at the expense of patient safety.

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Norman Lamb

Lamb: £22bn NHS efficiency savings ‘virtually impossible’

25-Jun-2015 | By

The plan for £22bn efficiency savings outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View are ‘virtually impossible’ to achieve, a former health minister has said.

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Jeremy Hunt

Hunt: 5,000 new GPs the 'maximum' in five years

24-Jun-2015 | By

Jeremy Hunt has said recruiting 5,000 additional GPs would be the ‘maximum’ possible within the next five years.

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Suzanne Rastrick

Give AHPs more powers to unlock new care models, says NHS England official

23-Jun-2015 | By

Plans to give allied health professionals the ability to prescribe medicines without the input of a doctor will help the NHS develop new models of care, an NHS England official has said.

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Updated: CSU procurement halted in devolution drive

18-Jun-2015 | By

Clinical commissioning groups in Greater Manchester are set to establish a shared support service function. It means they will not immediately have to go to market to procure external services.

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Doctor holding scales cartoon

Explained: The legal challenges to CCG decision making

1-May-2015 | By

The deciding factors and main routes of challenge

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