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David Bennett

Providers ordered to take tough new measures to cut deficits

NHS providers have been told to take a raft of emergency measures to try to reduce the huge deficit predicted by the sector this year.

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Monitor: 'We are not telling trusts to stop hiring clinical staff'

Monitor has insisted it is “not telling trusts to stop recruiting clinical staff” in its letter to them outlining emergency measures to try to reduce their deficits.

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Great Ormond Street

FT finance: Biggest earners from NHS's £396m private income

FT finance: We list the foundation trusts with the biggest income from private paying patients in 2014-15.

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Breast cancer radiology

Last Staffordshire trust pulls out of £690m cancer consortium

COMMERCIAL: The main acute provider in Staffordshire has pulled out of a consortium bid to take on a £687m, 10 year prime provider contract for cancer services.


Ambulance IT difficulties solved for Greater Manchester shake-up

STRUCTURE: The ambulance service that covers Greater Manchester has resolved some expected difficulties with adapting its IT system to recognise the region’s newly designated ‘specialist’ hospitals, it has told regional leaders.

President Michael Higgins meeting Irish nurses in London

Ireland looks to tempt 500 nurses back home

Irish nurses and midwives working in the English NHS are being tempted to return home in a new campaign by the Irish Health Service Executive.

Richard Murray

'Fundamental change to how the NHS is run': reaction to the letter

Measures announced by regulators today have signalled a ‘fundamental change’ to the way the NHS is run, an expert said.

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First wedge of £200m transformation funding allocated to vanguards

The first vanguard sites to receive transformation funding have been revealed this morning, as part of a wider package of support for sites working to establish new models of care.

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Richmond House

Updated: DH proposes across the board public health cut

Local authorities look set to face a flat 6.2 per cent cut to their 2015-16 public health budgets under plans put out for consultation by the Department of Health this morning.

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NICE makes U-turn over publishing safe staffing guidance

Plans to publish safe nurse staffing guidance for emergency departments have been abandoned in a U-turn by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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Hexham general hospital

Exclusive: CCG plans handover to 'accountable care organisation'

A clinical commissioning group is proposing to hand its budget and nearly all its functions to a provider led ‘accountable care organisation’, in what could be a first in the NHS.

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St George’s Hospital

Monitor could remove directors at financially stricken FT

PERFORMANCE: A London hospital trust that only gained foundation status in February has been threatened with leadership change following an investigation by Monitor.

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Nurses pushing trollley

Exclusive: Hospitals fail to hit staffing targets despite recruitment drive

The ability of NHS acute trusts to employ sufficient numbers of nurses on hospital wards has worsened this year compared with 2014 despite record levels of recruitment, HSJ can reveal.

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Royal Courts of Justice

High Court rules against regulator in pharma transparency case

A High Court judge has concluded that the Health Research Authority acted unlawfully in applying new transparency rules on pharmaceutical companies carrying out clinical trials.

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Surgeons hand reaching for scalpel

Cap on clinical negligence costs could save £400m, says Litigation Authority

The health service could save £400m a year if the government changed the law to fix the costs for clinical negligence schemes alongside other measures, the NHS Litigation Authority has said.

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Short and long term fixes for workforce pressures

In the face of rising pressures, we explore solutions including training rotations and a cap on agency staffing


Nurturing leadership can go deeper

Delving below the tip of the iceberg


How to achieve a 'one team' culture despite outsourcing

An efficient collaborative culture

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Patient data scanner

Structure patient data to enhance clinical care

The importance of swift and accurate data capture and processing

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