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Complaints against doctors double

The rise in the use of social media has contributed to a doubling of complaints against doctors in five years, it has been reported.

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Help us find the top innovators in healthcare

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

Simon Stevens

Stevens unveils 'radical' personal budgets plan for health and social care

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens will today announce a major programme extending the use of combined health and social care personal budgets.

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HSJ celebrates inspirational women in healthcare

Showcasing the individuals and organisations driving transformational change in the NHS

Kingsley Manning

UPDATED: NHS cannot force insurers to delete patient data

The Health and Social Care Information Centre has admitted it has no legal power to force private companies holding potentially sensitive patient data obtained from its predecessor body to delete the information.

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Patient driven care

The powerful patient: Their voice has the potential to inspire real change

Feedback and ideas from patients are worth listening to

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'Significant' interest in commissioning through evaluation delays programme

A decision on which hospitals will provide three cutting edge interventional cardiology treatments will not be made until September, 18 months after the NHS stopped funding them.


New patient safety website draws on 'old' data

Trusts pinpointed as having a poor patient safety incident reporting culture on a new website have criticised the measure and its use of old data.

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Geraldine Strathdee

Single online tool launched to aid mental health data models

Efforts to develop more sophisticated approaches to commissioning, funding and comparing mental health services could be helped by a new online database.

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Monitor: 'No evidence' of poorer quality of care in small hospitals

Small hospitals should continue to play an “important role” in the NHS, Monitor has indicated after a new study found “no evidence” of poorer quality clinical performance when compared with larger providers.

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Trusts ordered to delete incorrect datafields

The government body in charge of safeguarding patient information has ordered a significant number of trusts to delete a series of datafields.

Tameside Hospital

Lorenzo implementation linked to data delays

Three of the seven trusts that were unable to provide waiting times data in time for its planned publication by NHS England last month linked the delay to the implementation of the Lorenzo electronic record system, a technology the Department of Health has paid trusts to adopt.

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Virgin Care is only GP provider not to respond to FOI request

The British Medical Association has called for freedom of information law to apply equally across all GP providers, after it emerged that Virgin Care was required by its contract with NHS England not to respond to requests.

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Oxford trust signs electronic records deal

Oxford Health Foundation Trust has signed a five-year deal with an IT company for the provision of an integrated electronic health record system.

Simon Stevens

Simon Stevens' NHS Confederation speech: 'I'll accelerate redesign of care'

Simon Stevens has said he wants to “accelerate the redesign of care delivery” and create “far greater local flexibility” in services, structure and system rules.

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Rob Webster

Confederation chief calls for 10-year NHS funding settlement

NHS Confederation chief executive Rob Webster has outlined a package of commitments which he wants politicians of all parties to sign up to before the 2015 general election.

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Data, paperless NHS,, information and technology, healthcare data

Getting IT right in the NHS: make tech projects run smoothly

IT now has board level visibility

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Failure or success

Ten ways to make franchising work for NHS trusts

How the model shares best practice and the financial benefits

Futuristic doctor

Tech will transform the doctor-patient relationship

The most innovative digital developments

Seize the day: Learning from Stephen Sutton's inspirational story

His story is inspiration to transform care

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