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Imperial College London

Updated: Rollover tariff trusts expect massive deficits

Several large hospital trusts that rejected the voluntary tariff agreement have predicted huge swings in their financial position for 2015-16.

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‘Financially distressed’ CCG brings in new service restrictions

FINANCE: A clinical commissioning group will introduce clinical thresholds for surgery and significantly restrict access to services to cope with its ‘financially distressed position’.

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Seven day services: Gathering the data to make it happen

Ten acute trusts in the East Midlands joined forces to tackle the challenge

Pathology joint venture records growth but restructuring hits profits

A public-private pathology provider part owned by two London trusts increased its revenues last year, but a substantial restructure prompted by changes to tax rules resulted in a small drop in profits.

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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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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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