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NHS England has received legal advice which says surgeons cannot block publication of their performance data, HSJ has been told.
A think tank has called on the government to lift its “ringfence” on health spending.
The Department of Health has set aside £600m to pay up to 22 NHS trusts to procure a patient records system branded “completely useless” by a senior MP, it has emerged.
Sir David Nicholson has insisted he “absolutely refutes” allegations he has been complicit in a “cover up” about the use of gagging orders in the NHS.
Campaigners fighting to save a children’s heart unit are hoping health secretary Jeremy Hunt will reverse the decision today.
A new survey suggests that while hospital doctors have concerns about the introduction of a chief inspector of hospitals they are significantly less opposed to the reform than senior management.
There are likely to be another two waves of integration pilots, with a total of about 30 areas becoming integration “pioneers”, an NHS England official has revealed.
Almost two thirds of NHS in-house mental health providers now also provide non-mental health services, a survey shared with HSJ reveals.
A centrally planned health service is “inherently” more efficient than a marketised one, shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has told the NHS Confederation annual conference.
NHS England chief executive Sir David Nicholson has told HSJ it is time to question whether “the straightforward commissioner-provider split” is the best way to organise care for some communities.
Outgoing NHS England chief executive Sir David Nicholson launched a sustained attack on the political debate around the health service in his farewell speech to the NHS Confederation.
Monitor chief executive David Bennett has said the scrapping of the purchaser-provider split envisaged by Sir David Nicholson may not be in NHS England’s power.
The government must accept “radical changes” to hospital services if it diverts more NHS funding to shore up the social care budget, the head of the NHS England has said.
More than four in ten people believe their local hospital will retain or increase the services it provides over the next decade, while very few believe GPs should make decisions about closures, according to a survey.
The NHS Confederation is working with a venture capitalist firm to seek private backing for innovations in the NHS.
The NHS faces financial ruin and is no longer sustainable in its current form, a collective of leading medical, leadership and patient organisations has warned.
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Clinical commissioning groups must embrace diversity and innovation to be truly progressive, says Simon Bird.
Innovating health services successfully will require staff at all levels of healthcare organisations to create a culture in which innovation can thrive, say Lynne Maher and Mark Mugglestone.
The Department of Health’s strategic vision for the NHS presents several workforce planning challenges for the service to tackle. Dulani Mendis suggests strategy tips for creating a culture of long-term improvement.