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BREAKING: CCG appoints NHS-led consortium for £800m flagship contract

Commissioners have selected a consortium led by NHS providers as preferred bidder for a pioneering £800m contract for older people’s services in Cambridgeshire.

David Cameron

Cameron promises weekend access and 'named GP'

The prime minister will today promise a Conservative government would give everyone access to a GP seven days a week by 2020, while announcing all patients will have a ‘named GP’ from April next year.

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Jeremy Hunt

Conservatives resist funding calls

The Conservatives have declined to commit to increasing NHS spending growth at their party conference this week.

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Harry Cayton

Watchdog chief hits out at DH's ‘slow’ action on funding reform

The head of the body that oversees health and care regulators in the UK has criticised the Department of Health for delaying reforms to its funding arrangements

Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Great Western calls in lawyers over PFI contract concerns

COMMERCIAL: The management of a South West hospital has ‘lost confidence’ in its private finance initiative service provider after it failed to maintain standards of quality and hygiene.

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Exclusive: HEE spends £4.7m to tempt nurses back to NHS

Health Education England plans to spend almost £5m to attract thousands of nurses back into the NHS, HSJ can reveal.

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One in 10 trusts lack permanent finance chief, reveals HSJ analysis

Almost one in 10 trust boards does not have a permanent finance director amid one of the biggest ever NHS funding squeezes, HSJ analysis has revealed.

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Andy Burnham

EXCLUSIVE: Burnham outlines new role for Monitor

A Labour government could put Monitor in charge of overseeing the financial sustainability of whole health economies, Andy Burnham has told HSJ

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Exclusive: Hospitals offered bonus payment for extra operations

Acute providers will be paid at a bonus rate for carrying out additional operations as part of national officials’ ongoing attempts to cut waiting lists, HSJ has learned.

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Amanda Doyle

Regulator rejects private hospital's complaint against CCGs

Monitor has concluded its first and only investigation into an allegation of anticompetitive behaviour by a clinical commissioning group

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Andy Burnham

Burnham: I will ‘not mandate’ structural change

EXCLUSIVE: A Labour government would ‘not mandate’ organisational change to drive through its plans for a fully integrated national health and care service, Andy Burnham has told HSJ

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Systemic barriers hold back London mental health services, report finds

London lacks a ‘collective vision’ for improving mental health services, according to a new report by the King’s Fund which identifies systemic barriers to improving services in the capital.

Norman Lamb

Lamb proposes new laws to empower health and wellbeing boards

New laws should be introduced in the next parliament to give health and wellbeing boards extra powers including the ability to independently hold budgets, Norman Lamb has told HSJ.

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Labour 'needs to address funding to universities' to meet workforce pledge

Labour would have to address a shortage of funding to universities if it were to deliver on its pledge for 36,000 extra NHS staff if it formed a government, HSJ has been told

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Somerset abandons alliance ambitions

STRUCTURE: A pioneering project to improve the integration of care in south Somerset has abandoned its ambition to boost cooperation among providers with an ‘alliance contract’.

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East Cheshire NHS Trust team

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards winners revealed

Winners showcase outstanding efficiency and improvement in the NHS

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Spreading innovation: AHSNs step up to the challenge

Networks reflect the NHS’s new determination to improve

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Wake up to the commissioning needs of sleep disorders

Moving some services into primary care risks ‘dumbing down’

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Gill Morgan: We need to manage Griffiths' unintended consequences

Doctors feel outnumbered and managers have been arrogant

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