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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
COMMISSIONING: Ambitious proposals have been drawn up which could transform the way medicines and pharmacy services are commissioned in Greater Manchester.
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.
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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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.
A drug at the centre of a row over preventable deaths and policy delays could become routinely available on the NHS, it has emerged.
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.
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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Ambulance delays due to out of date satellite navigation systems could have contributed to two patient deaths, according to incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System.
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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