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Expanded roles envisaged for non-medical staff

The roles and responsibilities of non-medical NHS staff would be dramatically expanded under the five year forward view

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NHS plans 'radical upgrade' in public health

The NHS will become an ‘activist agent’ of social change in a ‘radical upgrade’ of prevention and public health, under plans announced today.


Waiting lists for some specialties up a third

Workforce shortages have resulted in waiting lists for some NHS specialties swelling by almost a third over the past four years.

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High profile trust chief calls for funding overhaul

The head of a respected foundation trust has called for a major overhaul of financial rules to help popular hospitals cope with the extra demand their reputations attract.

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Chains test proved 'impossible', Birmingham chief admits

The chief executive of University Hospital Birmingham Foundation Trust has admitted its first attempt to “test the concept of the chains model” with a trust from a distance has not worked.

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Health Education England launches student assessment tool

Universities offering healthcare courses will be required to assess the values of every potential student in face to face interviews after a Health Education England study found almost one in three were not doing so.


Radiographers to strike over pay

Radiographers across the UK will strike on October 20 in the latest outbreak of industrial action against the government’s decision not to accept a recommended 1 per cent pay rise for all NHS staff.

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Medical contract negotiations collapse

Contract negotiations between the British Medical Association and NHS Employers suddenly collapsed last night

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CQC will 'learn by doing' fit and proper person checks

The watchdog will have to adopt a ‘learn by doing’ approach when enforcing the fit and proper test of healthcare leaders, its chief executive has admitted

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Warning to NHS over paediatric reconfigurations

Hospital trusts should ensure adequate children’s community services are in place before closing in-patient units, a senior leader in paediatrics has warned

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Ramsay appoints UK chief

Ramsay Health Care has appointed Mark Page as chief executive of its UK operations.

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Special measures can have 'detrimental effect', trust chief warns

The special measures regime for struggling hospitals has the potential to demoralise staff and hamper efforts to fill much needed vacancies, according to a high profile troubleshooter tasked with putting one trust back on track.

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Help us find healthcare’s latest rising stars

You have until 3 November to nominate who you think will be the NHS leaders of the future

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More UK doctors coming from Europe

More doctors are coming from Europe to work in the UK than ever, according to a report by the General Medical Council.

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Trust bosses apologise for personal comments in ‘whistleblower’ meeting

The chief executive and HR director of a mental health trust have apologised for making unguarded personal comments about a senior manager and her union representative

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Barts pays management consultant £1m in 10 months

Barts Health Trust has spent almost £1m on a “turnaround” consultant in just 10 months, its financial data reveals.

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The Festival of Evidence: finding new ways to make decisions

Exploring opportunities for consensus building

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Is 'zero harm' achievable for mental health?

Kicking off a culture change after Francis, Keogh and Berwick

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Eliminate tensions to make research work on the front line

We must resolve tensions to improve patient care


Keep up with change: The trusts transforming the outpatient pathway

How six trusts are keeping up with the increasing expectations on services

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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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