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Technology

Appeal finds NICE decision on £90k breast cancer drug 'unfair'

The impact of the government’s drug pricing deal on patient access to new medicines has been thrown into confusion after a pharmaceutical company’s appeal against the decision to ban routine NHS funding of one of its drugs was upheld.

Ebola hemorrhagic fever

The Ebola crisis: four lessons for the NHS

How a British team in Sierra Leone helped boost the health system

Prof David Fish

Academic health science networks bid for greater strategic role

The most advanced academic health science networks should play a greater strategic role in service reconfigurations, leading AHSN figures have said.

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Cambridge

'Major incident' declared for flagship IT project

Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust has apologised to local GPs after ‘a significant number of problems’ with the implementation of its new electronic records system.

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Measuring safety

HSJ Patient Safety Awards to top congress

Next year’s Patient Safety Awards will provide the climax of the annual Patient Safety Congress, due to held in Birmingham on 7-8 July.

pharma

New NHS England partnership with pharma to speed up drug access

Government plans for closer working between the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry will make the new generation of precision medicines more affordable for the NHS, the minister for life sciences has said.

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Kate Granger at HSJ Awards

Kate Granger recognised at HSJ Awards

Kate Granger, the consultant geriatrician and inspirational campaigner for patient compassion, has received a special recognition award at the 2014 HSJ Awards.

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Senior information centre official to depart

The Health and Social Care Information Centre’s director of information and analytics is leaving the organisation, HSJ has learned.

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Jeremy Hunt

Hunt sets out proposals for £10bn savings

The health secretary has pinpointed the areas where the NHS could save £10bn to help close a looming financial gap in the health service

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Tim Kelsey

National tech blueprint sets greater role for regulators

Wide ranging proposals aimed at making the NHS fully digital by 2020, including new regulatory powers and allowing patients to write in their care records from 2018, have been revealed

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Fiona Caldicott

Patients to be able to write in their records from 2018

Patients will be able to add comments into their care records from March 2018 under new plans to make the NHS fully digital by 2020

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Data

Kelsey: Digital ambition will need carrots as well as sticks

NHS England’s information director has acknowledged trusts will need ‘incentives’ as well as ‘consequences’ to encourage them to hit new national standards for information technology

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John Deverill

GE Healthcare buys governance consultancy

The UK consultancy arm of GE Healthcare, one the world’s largest health technology firms, has acquired governance consultants Foresight Partnership

Mike Bewick

Primary care 'in foothills' of modernisation, says NHS England director

Primary care has only reached the ‘foothills’ of transformation, Mike Bewick has said during an interview in which he predicts a “steeper fall” in the number of individual GP practices

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Doctor using laptop

Senior DH official: trusts ‘need’ IT directors at board level  

Hospital trusts ‘need’ chief information officers on their boards and should treat IT as a leadership function instead of a back office one, Will Cavendish has said

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Clinician using tablet

£35m of key technology funding withheld by DH

Over a third of the flagship £100m nursing technology fund has been held back, with the Department of Health declining to confirm a new date for its release

Crowds

How crowdsourcing engaged NHS staff in Leeds

Using an online platform to gather staff ideas and opinions

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London workers

Tips to prevent mental health co-morbidities in diabetic patients

A project in London has developed a model for diagnosing and treating the mental health co-morbidities of diabetes. Steven Reid explains

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Networks of support

Networking gives a lifeline to better patient care

How a CCG deployed ‘eco leadership’

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Nursing home

Mental health repatriation ensures patients are homeward bound

Three CCGs saved £10.5m and improved patient outcomes

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Illustration showing building blocks

Using the building blocks of joined up care

Projects across the country delivering integrated care

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