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Houses of Parliament

Avoidable harm bill becomes law today

A new law on avoidable harm in health and social care is set to receive royal assent today.

David Behan

CQC will miss own inspection deadlines, regulator admits

The Care Quality Commission will fail to hit a high profile target to inspect all acute trusts before the end of this year, the watchdog’s chief executive has said.

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Royal Courts of Justice

GMC to challenge 'lenient' misconduct decisions under new powers

The General Medical Council will be able to challenge ‘lenient’ decisions against doctors suspected of misconduct for the first time.

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Updated: Number of NHS managers shows a rise

The NHS workforce grew by more than 2 per cent last year, which also saw the first rise in the number of NHS managers employed since 2009.

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Exclusive: NHS Improving Quality expected to close

NHS Improving Quality is expected to be substantially cut back and could well be abolished under proposals being considered by a national review of the health service’s improvement organisations, HSJ understands.

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Bill Kirkup

Exclusive: Morecambe Bay inquiry chair 'disappointed' by response

The chair of the inquiry into poor maternity care and deaths at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust has said he was ‘disappointed’ by the response of professional bodies to his report.

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NHS England hires local director as another joins Optum

A NHS England sub-region directors is leaving to join private health firm Optum, while another of the posts has been filled by a former primary care trust chief executive.

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Exclusive: Employers push BMA on pay deal 'fairness'

The British Medical Association has been accused of taking an ‘untenable position’ in refusing to accept that changes to NHS redundancy pay apply to doctors.

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Patient and health worker smiling at each other

Enter now: Patient Safety Awards nominations close today

Enter for a chance to showcase your project infront of NHS leaders.


Call for more surgeons as hip and knee operations rise

A shortage of training places for orthopaedic surgeons must be addressed as demand for hip and knee replacement surgery continues to rise, the Royal College of Surgeons has said.

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Lord Willis

Lord Willis launches blueprint for the future of nursing

A radical blueprint to reshape the nursing workforce calls for nurses to follow a medical style model of training and the creation of a new ‘advanced healthcare assistant’ role.

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Richards: CQC will not shirk from action against trusts with 'unfit' directors

A shortage in the supply of senior NHS managers will not prevent the Care Quality Commission from taking action against trusts who employ ‘unfit’ directors, Sir Mike Richards has told HSJ.

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Unions call an end to NHS pay dispute

NHS unions have officially ended their pay dispute with the government by accepting a 1 per cent pay rise and committing to future talks on reform of Agenda for Change.

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Jeremy Hunt 2014

Morecambe Bay review: Hunt backs independent safety investigation unit

The health secretary has backed the establishment of an independent patient safety investigation unit similar to the Air Accidents Investigations Branch of the Department for Transport.

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Woman doctor with stethoscope

Exclusive: Rise in consultations greater for non-GPs, analysis finds

Activity in general practice has risen in the last three complete financial years, but most of this has been for medical professionals other than GPs, research by a leading health think thank suggests.

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Unions split over government pay offer

Members of the largest healthcare union have voted to accept the government’s latest pay offer, while NHS managers have turned down the proposals, describing them as ‘divisive’.

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Man trapped in a jar

Address structural challenges to make thought diversity work

Diversity of thought needs to combined with a challenge to structural and systemic obstacles

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Thought diversity is the lifeline for equality

The value of unlocking diversity of perspectives

Illustration showing shred thought

Thought diversity: Use the Japanese art of paying attention

Pay attention to the diversity of staff ideas

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Events in the Tents Nottingham University Hospitals Trust

Listen and learn to patients and NHS staff for a better game plan

A different perspective on enagement

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mental health parity

The three steps to balance parity of esteem for mental health

Closing the gap between physical and mental health

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