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Simon Stevens

Stevens launches hospital chains 'vanguard'

NHS England will ‘test new ways’ of sustaining smaller hospitals, including ‘chains’ running acute services, in its latest vanguard programme launched today by Simon Stevens.

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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.

Revealed: High level fears over patient consent abuse

The Care Quality Commission and NHS England have raised concerns that the current system for securing patient consent for treatment is open to abuse. It comes amid allegations that some doctors have retrospectively altered consent forms, HSJ can reveal.

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Diagnostic waiting list grows by over half in five years

The national diagnostic waiting list has grown by more than half in five years, in a further sign of growing demand on hospital services.

Junior doctors told they must negotiate new contract

The chief executive of NHS Employers has warned the British Medical Association ‘there is no alternative’ to negotiation over a new contract for junior doctors.

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Patient Safety Awards shortlist announced

We are recognising and rewarding outstanding practice within the NHS

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Tax barriers and staff opposition deter trusts from becoming mutuals

Trusts in the Mutuals in Health pathfinder scheme have concluded that legislation, tax regimes and a lack of staff support present major barriers to their becoming staff owned organisations.

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Exclusive: Half of nurses at 'inadequate' trusts worried about staffing

More than half the nursing workforce at the eight hospital trusts rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission have said there are not enough staff for them to do their job.

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Exclusive: Trusts struggle to achieve weekend standards during weekdays

Hospitals in the East Midlands are struggling to meet new clinical standards for seven day services even during normal weekday hours, according to a region-wide analysis.

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Exclusive: Quarter of DH civil servants want to leave in next year

Almost a quarter of civil servants working in the Department of Health want to leave within the next 12 months or as soon as possible, according to an internal staff survey.

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Lib Dems commit to increase NHS pay with inflation

The Liberal Democrats will make a commitment today to increase NHS pay at least in line with the rate inflation from the next financial year.

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Exclusive: Labour will not force universities to take extra student nurses

Universities and hospitals will not be forced to take extra nursing students this year under Labour’s plan to increase trainee numbers by 1,000, HSJ has been told.

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Exclusive: Four out of five hospitals miss own nurse staffing targets

More than four out of five acute hospitals in England are failing to meet their own targets for nurse staffing, HSJ analysis reveals.

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New safe staffing indicator revealed

A new safe staffing indicator for hospitals across England will be launched this summer, HSJ has learned.

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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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Social care leader warns integration will not solve financial woes

Integration of health and social care will help improve services but will not be the answer to the financial challenge facing the sector, the new president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Service has said.

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How NHS can combine innovation like Formula One

The benefits of multilateral testing

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Clinical governance

Clinical governance: The formula for a safer hospital

The turnaround at Basildon Hospital


Nurture a revamp of maternity services to transform care

Increased bookings and improved care

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Essay winners take creative flight and turn it into real action

GE Healthcare Finnamore’s Emerging Leader competition

Best places to work artwork

Give back to the community to sow the sustainability seed

How one trust’s effort came to be recognised as outstanding

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Change Challenge: the findings in full

Campaign solutions explained

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