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Finance

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Updated: NHS provider sector reports £822m deficit

NHS providers have reported a deficit of £822m for 2014-15, with foundation trusts ending the year in the red for first time ever. HSJ analysis suggests that without bailouts the net deficit was closer to £1bn.

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Revealed: Mental health pledge to be funded from existing budgets

A pledge by the home secretary to invest £15m in new health based places of safety to detain people experiencing mental health crisis will be funded from existing budgets, HSJ can reveal.

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Largest ever CCG deficit revealed

PERFORMANCE: Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s deficit spiralled to £43.2m by the end of 2014-15, the largest recorded of any CCG.

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Hunt: Peer review, not top-down targets, can improve NHS

Jeremy Hunt has praised the benefits of peer review to improve NHS standards, saying it is a better method than top-down targets.

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Trust aims to save £1.5m with new HR service

WORKFORCE: East Cheshire Trust could save £1.5m by using an outsourced HR service, the organisation has said.

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Trust plans £1m nurse recruitment drive

WORKFORCE: Wirral University Teaching Hospitalls is planning to invest £1m in recruiting registered nurses over the next 12 months.

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Exclusive: DH concedes last minute U-turn over axing specialist hospital cash

The Department of Health has admitted it made a last minute reversal of its decision to stop providing “Project Diamond” funding for specialist hospitals in 2014-15, boosting the finances of up to 19 trusts.

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Stevens: Seven day services need 'disciplined phasing'

Simon Stevens has called for a “careful and disciplined approach” to the introduction of “seven day services” and other improvements to NHS services in coming years, speaking alongside the prime minister.

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Care UK offloads learning disabilities services

Private provider Care UK has sold its learning disabilities services to Lifeways, an independent provider of specialist care.

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Osborne unveils two-speed devolution for cities and counties

George Osborne will only “empower” towns and counties by extending a form of the city deals programme

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Transformation fund will pay for council 'dowries'

Part of NHS England’s £200m transformation fund will be spent on ‘dowries’ for councils taking over responsibility for the care of some people with learning disabilities and autism, HSJ has learned.

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Junior doctors told they must negotiate new contract

The chief executive of NHS Employers has warned the British Medical Association ‘there is no alternative’ to negotiation over a new contract for junior doctors.

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Trust delays new hospital decision after forced land sale

STRUCTURE: A foundation trust that shelved plans to build a new hospital until after the election has given itself a six month deadline to decide whether to abandon the project, its chief executive has told HSJ.

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Exclusive: New NHS company reveals outcomes based targets

A new NHS owned company overseeing an £800m integrated older people’s services contract will have to hit outcomes based targets to secure up to 15 per cent of its income, its chief has told HSJ.

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PFI company could ban hospital staff from trust restaurant

Hospital staff could be banned from an NHS foundation trust restaurant under plans by one of the FT’s private finance initiative partner companies, HSJ has learned.

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Streamlining inpatient processes can reduce discharge times

Review the continuing healthcare procedures

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Explained: The legal challenges to CCG decision making

The deciding factors and main routes of challenge

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How to make the business case for patient safety

The business benefits of safety in care

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The three steps to balance parity of esteem for mental health

Closing the gap between physical and mental health

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