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Exclusive: Plan to combine regulators and safety in single 'new body'

Many of the functions of Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority are expected to be brought together in a single ‘new body’, which would also take on new patient safety and improvement work, HSJ has been told.

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Mark Baker

NICE director: NHS England 'didn't like answer' on safe staffing

A senior figure at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has suggested NHS England scrapped its work on safe staffing guidance because it ‘didn’t like the answer to the question’.

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NHS should not move to 'blame free culture', says Lord Prior

The NHS has to make more effort to tackle bullying among staff, but should not move to a ‘blame free’ culture, according to health minister Lord Prior.

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Concerns NHS England safe staffing guide for mental health 'lacks rigour'

Experts have criticised NHS England’s latest safe staffing guidance on mental health inpatient care, raising concerns that the model used ‘lacks rigour’.

David Bennett

Exclusive: Agency spending clampdown team will be made up of temporary staff

Details have emerged of the Monitor team that will drive the clampdown on agency staff spending.

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Exclusive: 'Candour' law may change after legal threat

The government is considering changing the duty of candour law just three months after it came into effect, following a threat of judicial review by a patient charity, HSJ can reveal.

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HEE to deliver 23,000 new nurses by 2019

More than 23,000 extra nurses will be trained over the next four years to help meet growing demand in the NHS, HSJ can reveal.

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Call for student nurses to lose taxpayer grant funding

Academics have called for an ‘urgent’ overhaul of the funding system for training nurses and midwives.

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Storified: Frustration at NHS email system outage

The NHSmail email system used by 650,000 people across the health and care sectors suffered technical problems due to a network issue, taking it offline for most of yesterday.

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More than 60 managers have faced fit and proper complaints

A total of 65 NHS chief executives and senior board directors have been subject to complaints under fit and proper person regulations, HSJ can reveal.

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Bill Kirkup

Exclusive: NHS warned focus on finance risks 'disastrous consequence'

The chair of the inquiry into care failings at Morecambe Bay has warned of a “disastrous consequence” for the NHS if it focuses too much on financial savings at the expense of patient safety.

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Jeremy Hunt

Hunt: 5,000 new GPs the 'maximum' in five years

Jeremy Hunt has said recruiting 5,000 additional GPs would be the ‘maximum’ possible within the next five years.

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CQC to fight 'risk of bias' against private providers

The Care Quality Commission is trying to recruit more advisers from the independent sector to guard against the risk of ‘bias’ in the way it assesses private providers, an adviser to the regulator has said.

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Suzanne Rastrick

Give AHPs more powers to unlock new care models, says NHS England official

Plans to give allied health professionals the ability to prescribe medicines without the input of a doctor will help the NHS develop new models of care, an NHS England official has said.

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Everington: 'Equal number' of consultants as GPs should sit on CCGs

As many medical consultants as GPs should sit on the governing bodies of their local clinical commissioning groups, a member on HSJ’s Future of NHS Leadership inquiry has said.

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Leadership inquiry: Cutting organisations could help halt crisis

There should be fewer NHS organisations to avoid management talent being spread too thin, a high profile report on the leadership challenge has recommended.

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How to achieve a 'one team' culture despite outsourcing

An efficient collaborative culture

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The four steps to capitalise on talent management in the NHS

For safe, compassionate culture

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Suzanne Rankin

Leadership Q&A: Leading with military precision

Experience in a war zone helps Suzanne Rankin empower her NHS staff

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We're all leaders: integration means collaboration

Integrated care means integrated working

Six reasons why workplace mediation matters to the NHS

The value of mediation in the workplace

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