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Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband pledges cap on profits of independent providers in NHS

Ed Miliband has pledged that a Labour led government would impose a profit cap on private providers of NHS ‘clinical services’. He made the announcement at a speech to launch the party’s general election campaign in east London today.

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Revealed: Virgin handed £280m Staffordshire contract

Virgin Care has been awarded a £280m, seven-year prime provider contract to manage services in East Staffordshire, HSJ can reveal.

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Roger Taylor

Exclusive: Dr Foster Intelligence sold to Australian telecoms giant

Dr Foster Intelligence has been bought by an Australian telecoms giant, HSJ can exclusively reveal.

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Avoidable harm bill becomes law today

A new law on avoidable harm in health and social care is set to receive royal assent today.

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Maude calls for more personal budgets and mutuals

Cabinet office minister Francis Maude has said there is ‘much more’ scope for the use of personal budgets in health and social care.

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London workers

Exclusive: All London CCGs and NHS England join forces on city-wide vision

All 32 London clinical commissioning groups and NHS England’s London arm have set out plans to drive the improvements called for by the NHS Five Year Forward View and the London Health Commission.

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Updated: Number of NHS managers shows a rise

The NHS workforce grew by more than 2 per cent last year, which also saw the first rise in the number of NHS managers employed since 2009.

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Exclusive: Councils withheld millions intended for NHS complaints

Sixteen local authorities failed to pass on hundreds of thousands of pounds specifically allocated by central government to fund NHS complaints advocacy services, HSJ can reveal.

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Investment firm funds first NHS social impact bond

FINANCE: An investment firm has put £1.65m into what it claims to be the first social impact bond in the health service.


James Paget to upgrade maternity unit

STRUCTURE: Work has begun on a new delivery suite at in the maternity unit at James Paget University Hospitals Trust


Provider deficit forecast tops £800m

The overall deficit forecast across trusts and foundation trusts has hit £823m, in the latest sign of the ‘continuing deterioration’ in the health service’s finances.

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Exclusive: Employers push BMA on pay deal 'fairness'

The British Medical Association has been accused of taking an ‘untenable position’ in refusing to accept that changes to NHS redundancy pay apply to doctors.

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UPDATED: Community hospitals review underway as CCG forecasts £11m deficit

STRUCTURE: Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group is undertaking a review into the future of its four community hospitals.

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Exclusive: DH agreed extra bailouts for trusts where performance was at risk

The Department of Health arranged at least £39m in extra ‘essential’ capital funding for foundation trusts where patient safety or ‘ongoing operations’ were at risk because of maintenance backlogs, HSJ can reveal.

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CCGs given only two weeks to finalise primary care budget arrangements

Commissioners have been left with only two weeks to finalise ?potentially complex legal arrangements for taking control of their primary care budgets.

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mental health parity

The three steps to balance parity of esteem for mental health

Closing the gap between physical and mental health

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Reach out to GPs and social care to create provider led solutions

Making the move to capitated outcomes based commissioning

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Clocking on at the NHS factory: Lessons from industry

Calculating healthcare in industrial terms makes better use of staff time

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