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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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Webinar today: Can clinical decision support improve care?

Explore the latest research on CDS at 12pm

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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Outdated ambulance sat navs contributed to patient deaths

Ambulance delays due to out of date satellite navigation systems could have contributed to two patient deaths, according to incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System.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

Social enterprise publishes clinical data via online database

TECHNOLOGY: A social enterprise which provides community services across south London has published anonymised clinical data onto a website created by the Greater London Authority to aid public scrutiny of the way services are run.

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Big week at HSJ celebrating excellent leadership and safe care

This is a week packed full of events at HSJ as we announce the winners of the Patient Safety Awards, and name this year’s Clinical Leaders, Best Places to Work, and our inaugural Patient Leaders.

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Frustration over delay to specialised access policy

A process for deciding which new specialist treatments NHS England will fund will not be developed until the end of the year at the earliest, it has emerged.

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Consultancy giant awarded £60m NHS email contract

Consultancy firm Accenture has been awarded a £60m contract to deliver a replacement for the health service’s secure email system by the Department of Health.

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Storified: Frustration at NHS email system outage

The NHSmail email system used by 650,000 people across the health and care sectors suffered technical problems due to a network issue, taking it offline for most of yesterday.

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NHS England hits back at highly critical report

NHS England has hit back the assertion by an independent watchdog that delivery of the controversial patient record sharing initiative has been dogged by ‘unresolvable problems’.

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Robot wars in Lancashire as trusts compete to be specialist site

ACUTE CARE: A hospital trust in Lancashire has ignored national guidance by spending £1.5m on a surgical robot, according to NHS England.

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Paperless NHS: How to transform hospital IT

How to deliver better hospital IT systems

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Structure patient data to enhance clinical care

The importance of swift and accurate data capture and processing

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Use art programmes to treat long term conditions

There is growing evidence supporting its effectiveness

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We're all leaders: integration means collaboration

Integrated care means integrated working


Patient data: Look at the bigger picture

Medical data must benefit whole populations

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