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Tim Kelsey

Exclusive: CCGs given ultimatum over 'paperless' progress

Clinical commissioning groups face having their plans for 2016-17 rejected if they do not show progress in meeting standards set out in new digital guidance, an NHS England director has told HSJ.

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HSJ launches Women Leaders network

The inspirational work of women in the NHS is to be celebrated later this month when HSJ, in association with NHS Employers, launches the Women Leaders network at the Trades Union Congress. 

Samantha Jones

Exclusive: Vanguards urged to quickly become ‘battering ram of change’

The urgent and emergency care vanguards are the ‘battering ram of change’ and should quickly test new ideas to be replicated nationally, the director of NHS England’s new care models programme has said.

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Exclusive: Vanguard FT to take on GP practice staff

STRUCTURE: A foundation trust in a vanguard area is setting up a jointly owned ‘shell company’ with a local GP practice, and directly employing some primary care staff, HSJ has learned.

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Heart of England to ‘boost efficiency’ by pooling patient data   

PERFORMANCE: One of the country’s largest acute trusts is to embark on a research project collecting patient data to improve health outcomes across its patch, HSJ has learned.

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Updated: Manchester plans new NICE relationship and ‘Sunshine Act’

COMMISSIONING: Ambitious proposals have been drawn up which could transform the way medicines and pharmacy services are commissioned in Greater Manchester.

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Monitor to investigate Cambridge trust's finances following IT project problems

PERFORMANCE: Monitor is to investigate Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust following concerns that a problematic implementation of an electronic patient record system has hit its finances.

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NHS Improvement to establish succession plan for top 200 leaders

The new regulator NHS Improvement will develop a national succession programme for the top 200 provider and commissioner leadership posts in the NHS, including establishing a talent pool.

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Review to consider ‘cancer drugs fund’ for innovative medicines

The government’s accelerated access review will look at whether the principle of the cancer drugs fund could be extended to non-cancer treatments, its chair has said.

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'Massive relief' over NHS England decision on rare condition drug

A drug at the centre of a row over preventable deaths and policy delays could become routinely available on the NHS, it has emerged.

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Exclusive: NHS ‘needs at least £1.5bn a year’ for transformation

The NHS needs a dedicated transformation fund of at least £1.5bn a year to properly test and roll out new models of care, according to researchers.

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Online retail guru to boost NHS use of digital innovations

The internet entrepreneur and cross-bench peer Martha Lane-Fox has been tasked with finding ways to help increase the use of digital innovations in the NHS.

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Watch the speech: Jeremy Hunt on making healthcare ‘more human’

Highlights from his ‘25 year vision’ speech


Outdated ambulance sat navs contributed to patient deaths

Ambulance delays due to out of date satellite navigation systems could have contributed to two patient deaths, according to incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System.

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HSJ unveils its inaugural Patient Leaders

HSJ has announced its 50 foremost patient and citizen leaders in healthcare this evening in an event at the Patient Safety Congress in Birmingham

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Diabetes and diet: There's an epidemic of misinformation

Doctors and patients have misguided perceptions

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Paperless NHS: How to transform hospital IT

How to deliver better hospital IT systems

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Patient data scanner

Structure patient data to enhance clinical care

The importance of swift and accurate data capture and processing

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