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David Cameron

Cameron promises weekend access and 'named GP'

The prime minister will today promise a Conservative government would give everyone access to a GP seven days a week by 2020, while announcing all patients will have a ‘named GP’ from April next year.

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All practices to publish earnings under new GP contract

Every general practice will be required to publish the average earnings of their GPs as part of the new contract announced today.

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Three trusts end Capita HR contracts

Trusts in London and Merseyside have ended their contracts with Capita for human resources and pay services

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'Francis effect' stalls as nurse numbers fall

The rapid increase in registered nurses employed in the NHS has stopped, with numbers now falling for the first time this year

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Exclusive: HEE spends £4.7m to tempt nurses back to NHS

Health Education England plans to spend almost £5m to attract thousands of nurses back into the NHS, HSJ can reveal.

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Unison to strike on turnout of just 16 per cent

The NHS Confederation has questioned the legitimacy of next month’s planned NHS strike after it emerged that just 16 per cent of Unison members took part in the vote.

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One in 10 trusts lack permanent finance chief, reveals HSJ analysis

Almost one in 10 trust boards does not have a permanent finance director amid one of the biggest ever NHS funding squeezes, HSJ analysis has revealed.

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Richmond House

Revealed: NHS England's new area team structure

HSJ can reveal the 12 area teams that will be created as part of NHS England’s upcoming major restructure.

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Andy Burnham

Burnham: I will ‘not mandate’ structural change

EXCLUSIVE: A Labour government would ‘not mandate’ organisational change to drive through its plans for a fully integrated national health and care service, Andy Burnham has told HSJ

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Labour 'needs to address funding to universities' to meet workforce pledge

Labour would have to address a shortage of funding to universities if it were to deliver on its pledge for 36,000 extra NHS staff if it formed a government, HSJ has been told

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Ed Miliband

Miliband announces £2.5bn NHS 'time to care fund'

Labour party leader Ed Miliband today announced it would introduce a “£2.5bn NHS Time to Care Fund”, increasing health service funding at a greater rate than at present, if he formed a government next year.

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Robert Francis

NHS uses 'flawed definition' of whistleblowers, study finds

Some NHS organisations are using a ‘fundamentally wrong definition’ of whistleblowers when dealing with staff who raise concerns, according to a study of cases submitted to the government’s review of the issue.

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TDA launches NHS communications strategy

The NHS Trust Development Authority has launched a strategy to support NHS trusts with their communication activities.

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NHS faces strike action after Unison poll

The NHS could be hit by strike action as soon as next month after a majority of Unison members voted in favour of industrial action over pay.

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HSJ reveals first ever LGBT Role Models list

HSJ has published a celebration of LGBT healthcare leaders and staff who are working to promote inclusion and lead by example with their work

Simon Stevens

NHS England delays consultation on restructure and job cuts

NHS England has delayed a consultation with staff on a planned large reduction in posts and structural reorganisation, following feedback from staff, it has said.

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Failure to prepare IT projects is to prepare for failure

Precision planning pays dividends with new tech projects


Remove the glass ceiling for undervalued staff

Why the NHS must do more to close the gender gap

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From the front line up: Lessons from a whole hospital transformation

The steps to a successful change

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Making sense of the Francis focus on leadership

How to use the ‘dispersed leadership’ concept

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Listen and learn: Patient experiences hold the key to better care

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