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Hospital slammed for 'extortionate' staff parking fees

Hospital managers have been branded ‘immoral’ for introducing ‘extortionate’ parking charges for staff who need their cars for work.

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Success of hospital cash incentive scheme tails off

A project that aimed to reduce death rates in hospitals using financial incentives has seen its initial period of success tail off, research reveals.

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Acute sector deficit

Exclusive: Hospital trust sector deficit could breach £750m this year

The NHS acute sector is expecting to record a net deficit in excess of £750m for the current financial year, exclusive HSJ research shows.

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Health economies across the country face acute sector deficits

Hospital trust financial problems have now spread across England, with the acute sector in the majority of health economies expecting an overall deficit in 2014-15.

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HSJ map: Most health economies set for hospital deficit

Our map highlights the health economies expecting to record a deficit for 2014-15

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Emergency services face sweeping payment system reform

NHS England and Monitor have floated proposals for sweeping reform of the payment systems for emergency healthcare, to help bring about the changes envisaged by the Keogh review of urgent and emergency care.

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Monitor’s pricing tariff independence under scrutiny

The Foundation Trust Network has urged Monitor to stay independent when setting the national pricing tariff, despite pressures on the NHS budget.

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Andrew Ridley

Better care on track despite tough climate, new chief claims

The government’s ambitious plan to integrate health and social care is on track to go live next April despite the ‘tough’ financial climate, the health chief overseeing the project has said

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What makes midwife led units work?

The trusts bucking the trend of widespread unit closures

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Cambridgeshire flagship services restructure racks up over £1m in costs

A clinical commissioning group has spent more than £1m developing and tendering one of the most high profile service restructures in the NHS.

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Review of dementia care funding urged

Wide variations in NHS funding for the continuing care of people with dementia have been uncovered in a report by a Labour prospective parliamentary candidate.

Simon Stevens

Five year NHS strategy to set out preferred 'care models'

The five year strategy being developed by NHS England will set out ‘a range of care models’ aimed at putting the service on a sustainable financial footing, it has said.

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Serco to withdraw from UK clinical services market

Outsourcing giant Serco has announced plans to withdraw from the clinical health services market in the UK after making a multimillion pound loss on its NHS contracts.

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What we can learn from US technology to transform NHS healthcare

Tips to emulate their innovations here

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Mental health funding cuts revealed

Exclusive: Analysis reveals mental health trust funding cuts

NHS mental health providers have slashed beds and staff levels as they cope with real term funding cuts and the soaring cost of sending patients hundreds of miles away for treatment.

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Mental health patients sent hundreds of miles for a bed

The cost of treating mental health inpatients in hospitals outside their local areas has spiralled, research by HSJ reveals.

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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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Tackling the hidden cost of fraud in the NHS

A look at the pros and cons of civil litigation against fraudsters

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