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Exclusive survey: Low confidence that NHS will hit 2018 paperless goal

Health and IT professionals remain deeply sceptical that the NHS can be paperless by 2018, two years after health secretary Jeremy Hunt unveiled the ambitious target, exclusive HSJ research has found.

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Leicester Hospitals adopts automated drugs system

COMMERCIAL: University Hospitals of Leicester Trust is to adopt a hi-tech medicines management system which will use robots to pack individual drug doses.

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£240m technology fund raided to prop up A&E, sources say

The government has raided a £240m NHS technology fund to bolster financial support for hospitals struggling with accident and emergency demand this winter, senior sources have told HSJ.

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NHS consortium challenges NHS England £80m contract decision

A consortium of NHS trusts have lodged a formal challenge against NHS England following its decision to hand a 10 year, £80m contract for PET CT scanning to a private company.

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Campaign: HSJ wants your views on how to achieve inclusive NHS change

HSJ, in association with NHS Improving Quality, launches a campaign to help the NHS achieve transformational change.

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Trust hopes for £6m income from new cancer unit

FINANCE: A West Midlands acute trust is hoping to generate £5.9m in extra income per year following the opening of a new £23m cancer treatment unit this month.

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Midlands trust signs five year IT contract

University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust is installing a multimillion pound electronic patient record system to help integrate its clinical information systems across both Stoke and Stafford hospital sites.

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Tell us how the NHS can better deliver change

HSJ is launching a campaign to help the NHS achieve transformational change.

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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.

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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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'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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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.


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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