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Lord Carter

Carter review timeline slips

The progress of a high profile review into NHS efficiency has slipped against the timeline set by ministers.

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David Cameron

Five things we learnt from the Tory party conference

The Conservatives’ autumn conference came to an end this afternoon, the first it has held as the single governing party since 1996. Here are five messages NHS leaders can take from the jamboree in Manchester.

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Essex mental health trusts consider merger

STRUCTURE: Two mental health trusts are considering a merger against the backdrop of commissioners who plan to de-fund secondary community services for ‘most’ mental health conditions.

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Analysis: Acute trust stretch targets would cut deficit by only 16pc

The financial ‘stretch targets’ issued to acute NHS trusts would reduce their deficit by just 16 per cent, HSJ analysis has found.

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Ian Cumming

Exclusive: ‘Flawed’ perceptions of GPs impact recruitment, warns HEE

Junior doctors and medical students are being put off training as GPs because of ‘fundamental flaws’ in how the profession is perceived, the chief executive of Health Education England has told HSJ.

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Exclusive: Trusts continue to forecast £2bn deficit as overspending worsens

The latest available figures show the NHS acute sector continuing to forecast a deficit in excess of £2bn for this financial year. Trusts’ year to date financial performance is even worse than planned, HSJ analysis has found.

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London CCG could defy NHS England on QIPP demands

A London clinical commissioning group is considering whether it should refuse to make more primary care quality, innovation, productivity and prevention savings demanded by NHS England by the end of the year.

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Vanguards: More transformation funding 'critical' to success

Vanguard sites have warned that further rounds of transformation funding will be needed for next year and beyond to implement the Five Year Forward View. It comes despite there being no extra cash confirmed for the new care models project beyond March.

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Exclusive: Treasury could replace free nursing education to boost workforce

Ministers could end free university education for student nurses in a bid to boost the numbers joining the NHS workforce, under proposals put forward by national education bodies.

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Vale of York to divert better care fund money

FINANCE: Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group has said that funding directed to the region’s better care fund from social care must be ploughed back into health providers to stop the local health economy deteriorating further.

Surgeon, surgery, surgical tools,

Investigation: ‘Unwarranted and unfair’ disparity in elective surgery revealed

Wide variations in elective surgery rates among the most affluent and deprived areas in England raise serious questions about the use of NHS resources, a leading public health expert has warned.

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Exclusive: NHS England seeks freeze in better care fund transfer

NHS England is seeking a freeze in the sum the NHS is required to pool with local government in the better care fund, HSJ has learned.

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Explained: The facts behind the junior doctors contract row

As junior doctors threaten industrial action over plans to impose new pay, terms and conditions next year, HSJ answers the big questions on what is being proposed

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Updated: Private firm wins first full commissioning support tender

A private sector supplier has won the first tender for commissioning support services to be completed via NHS England’s procurement framework.

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Exclusive: Emergency savings drive and stretch targets fail to reduce provider deficit

The financial ‘stretch targets’ and emergency measures imposed by NHS regulators will fail to make significant inroads into the total provider sector deficit, analysis by HSJ reveals.

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Keith McNeil

Addenbrooke's recovery could take 'years', warns McNeil

Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust’s recently departed chief executive has warned he ‘does not know how the trust will cope’ this winter and that its problems could take years to address.

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Healthy family

Collaborate and integrate to improve diabetes care

Wolverhampton CCG’s success story


Commercialisation must be balanced

Combining best practices


Nurturing leadership can go deeper

Delving below the tip of the iceberg

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