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All CCGs must go to market for support services

NHS England has instructed all clinical commissioning groups they must go to the market to procure a number of support services rather than bring them in house.

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HSJ launches its new Women Leaders Network

HSJ is launching a network to promote the talents of women in healthcare leadership roles.

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Oxford trust appoints new chief executive

WORKFORCE: Oxford University Hospitals Trust has appointed Dr Bruno Holthof as its chief executive.

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AstraZeneca president 'would not back pricing deal again'

The UK president of drug giant AstraZeneca has indicated she would not sign up to another deal similar to the current pharmaceutical pricing scheme unless the NHS makes a ‘substantial’ increase of drugs access.

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Royal college: Changing surgical pathways could save money and lives

Hospitals could reduce length of stay and improve patient outcomes if they reimagine the way more than 10 million patients a year undergo surgery in the NHS, HSJ has been told.

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Shared record system helped avoid 2,000 A&E admissions, says CCG

PERFORMANCE: An ambulance service’s use of shared electronic patient records has helped avoid more than 2,000 accident and emergency admissions this financial year in Kent, local commissioners have estimated.

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IBM to supply electronic record for 1.4m staff

Technology giant IBM is to be the supplier of the electronic staff record system covering 1.4 million NHS staff in England and Wales.

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NHS bodies urged to bid for slice of multibillion EU fund

NHS organisations are being strongly encouraged to bid for funding from an EU pot worth £4.4bn to be spent in the UK over the next seven years.

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GPs given incentives to make electronic referrals

FINANCES: North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group has finalised an incentive scheme to encourage GPs to adopt the electronic Choose and Book system for patient referrals rather than using paper.

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Trust gives smart phones to staff to access records

WORKFORCE: Central London Community Healthcare Trust has issued 181 smart phones to staff in areas such as physiotherapy, speech and language and occupational therapy after a trial showed multiple benefits.

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Revealed: HSJ’s top provider chief executives

Sir David Dalton has been named the top NHS provider chief executive in 2015.

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James Paget to upgrade maternity unit

STRUCTURE: Work has begun on a new delivery suite at in the maternity unit at James Paget University Hospitals Trust

Peter Homa is Nottingham University Hospitals Trust chief executive

We need a sustainable workforce to keep up with winter pressures

Trust did all it could preparing for winter pressures

Exclusive: NHS England drug delay led to ‘absolutely preventable’ deaths

A two year delay in NHS England drawing up a prescribing policy for a licensed drug has led to at least two ‘absolutely preventable’ deaths and more than 30 adults and children left at significant risk, HSJ has been told.

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How NHS can combine innovation like Formula One

The benefits of multilateral testing

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The NHS must be open minded to different technologies

Understand NHS strategies better

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Diabetes: How to tackle UK's biggest public health threat

We need an intervention for the whole of the UK

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Essay winners take creative flight and turn it into real action

GE Healthcare Finnamore’s Emerging Leader competition

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HSJ analysis: How social media influences NHS debate

Scrutinising the hot topic of emergency performance

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