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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 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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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£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

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Many hospital spells wrongly priced, finds official review

Around 7 per cent of acute spells are priced incorrectly due to clinical coding errors, a study has found.

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Tim Kelsey reveals ‘NHS app store’ plan

The NHS is set to make a fresh push to encourage GPs to prescribe the use of apps and other digital tools in a key strategy document next week

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HSJ unveils healthcare’s top innovators in 2014

Clinicians, patient leaders, policymakers and managers are among the names in the second HSJ Top Innovators

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Exclusive: Labour could make NICE guidance mandatory

A Labour government could reduce variation in access to drugs and procedures by making it mandatory for commissioners to follow NICE guidelines, Andy Burnham has revealed

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HSJ showcases the best innovation in healthcare

All week we celebrate the innovators making a difference to patient care and policy in the health service

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Embed person centred care into mainstream health services

How to put patients at the heart of care

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Schwartz rounds: spread 'small acts of kindness' among staff

Why the rounds are growing in popularity

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Prevention is a better investment than cure

Preventing illness is a wiser use of money for CCGs

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Innovator case study: New pathway means earlier diagnosis of liver disease

The winners of the 2013 NHS Innovation Challenge Prize are changing lives

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Innovator case study: Dementia diagnosis times plummet in ground breaking project

The winner of the 2013 NHS Innovation Challenge Prize for Dementia - worth £80,000 - has reduced the average diagnosis time from three years to four weeks. Here we explore Gnosall Surgery’s ground breaking project

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