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Andy Burnham

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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At the click of a button: Healthcare's future transformed by technology

Avatars, eHealth platforms and wireless monitoring

HSJ Rising Stars event

Help us find healthcare’s latest rising stars

You have until 3 November to nominate who you think will be the NHS leaders of the future

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Mental health services need 'digital revolution', report claims

A national strategy for digital technology in mental health could help improve services, according to a new report that found few providers allow patients to book appointments online.

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Patient data sharing pilot CCGs unveiled

NHS England has chosen six clinical commissioning groups for the next phase of its controversial patient record sharing initiative.

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Nottingham trust receives £7.5m ‘green’ cash

FINANCE: One of the largest acute trusts in the country is to receive a £7.5m investment in order to increase its energy efficiency.

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NHS hospital comparison website launched 

A new website to enable patients and staff to compare hospitals across a broad range of metrics from accident and emergency waiting times to the quality of meals will be launched tomorrow.

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Kingsley Manning

NHS core IT system migration a ‘success’

The health service’s central ‘IT spine’ has migrated onto a new system in a move senior figures hope will improve the integration of data and information systems in the NHS and social services.

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Herefordshire PCT abolition 'sank IT savings plan'

Auditors find Herefordshire designed system to work with PCT but CCG did not want to retain project

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East Cheshire implements iPad safety system

COMMERCIAL: Nurses at East Cheshire Trust are using an iPad based system funded by the Nursing Technology Fund to monitor patient safety.

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The Johari window: Tackling the wicked problems of the unknown

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Ambulance service loses 42,000 patient records

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Regulators are investigating whether data protection laws have been breached after an ambulance trust admitted losing 42,000 patients’ confidential records.

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Last chance to nominate the top innovators in healthcare

Who are the people finding new ways to tackle the challenges facing the sector?

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Help us find the top innovators driving organisational change within healthcare

Who are the people finding new ways to tackle the challenges facing the sector?

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Help us find the top innovators driving patient engagement

Who are the people finding new ways to tackle the challenges facing the sector?

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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

Claire McDonald

Podcast: The science of behavior change in public health

Claire McDonald tells HSJ how changing people’s behaviour can lead to big changes in public health

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Sometimes the slow road is the best route for new technology

Providers need to be ready for new systems

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