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Community Services

Student nurse and mentor

Exclusive: Workforce plan sets out second year of nursing growth

Nurse training places will increase for the second consecutive year, HSJ can reveal.

HSJ Annual Lecture 2014

NHS England chief defines 'multispecialty community providers'

The NHS England chief executive has set out nine requirements that define a ‘multispecialty community provider’, one of the key care models in his vision for the future of the NHS.

Jeremy Hunt

Hunt calls for more nurses in community services

The health secretary has called for a significant increase in community and primary care nursing posts as part of the drive to boost services outside of hospitals

Maureen Baker

GPs should urgently discuss new care models

GPs should begin talking about the new models of care in the NHS Five Year Forward View ‘very soon’, one of their leaders has said.


Deficit for NHS providers swells to £630m

The NHS provider sector has plunged further into the red, the latest figures from Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority show

Measuring safety

HSJ Patient Safety Awards to top congress

Next year’s Patient Safety Awards will provide the climax of the annual Patient Safety Congress, due to held in Birmingham on 7-8 July.

Elderly man, sitting on bed

Staffordshire CCG to hand £280m contract to private sector

Two private firms have been shortlisted for a £280m ‘prime provider’ contract in East Staffordshire in a competition that has seen all NHS bidders squeezed out of the race.

community services care worker elderly woman patient

Community trusts not 'squeezed out' by forward view

Community trusts should play a key role in delivering the new range of care models outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View, a key sector figure has said

Royal United Hospitals

First foundation trust authorisations in more than a year

Three NHS providers have been authorised as foundation trusts – the first time the status has been conferred in more than a year

Birmingham city hall

Birmingham health leaders back forward view care models

Healthcare leaders in Birmingham are already seeking to establish the new models of care provision proposed in last week’s NHS Five Year Forward View, HSJ can reveal.

Community nurse with patient

Priory Group sets sights on community contracts

A major private provider of mental healthcare beds in the UK is planning a significant expansion into the sector’s community services market

Nurse treating patient

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

Elderly in man in bed with health worker tending to him

Surge in care claims puts pressure on CCGs

Clinical commissioning groups in one area are on track to spend up to £10m more than expected

Group of school children

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

Elderly BME patient

Croydon CCG creates £1.7bn plan for health and social care services

Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group has joined forces with its local authority to create a £1.7bn plan to change the way health and social care services for over 65-year-olds are commissioned.

A woman with tape over her mouth

'Hostile' private provider ordered to pay whistleblowing nurse's costs

A private provider of nursing services across Britain must pay the legal costs of a whistleblowing nurse, according to a tribunal that described the firm as ‘unreasonably hostile’.

Andy Burnham

EXCLUSIVE: Burnham outlines new role for Monitor

A Labour government could put Monitor in charge of overseeing the financial sustainability of whole health economies, Andy Burnham has told HSJ

Conceptual image of head filled with cog gears

Systemic barriers hold back London mental health services, report finds

London lacks a ‘collective vision’ for improving mental health services, according to a new report by the King’s Fund which identifies systemic barriers to improving services in the capital.

Deprived mothers 'get worse care' than wealthiest

More needs to be done to help poor women through pregnancy, experts have said, after new research found that they have a worse experience than better-off mothers-to-be.

Eye surgery

Exclusive: CCG interest in 'any qualified provider' scheme dwindles

There is dwindling interest among commissioners in using “any qualified provider” to increase competition and patient choice, an HSJ investigation has found

Networks of support

Networking gives a lifeline to better patient care

How a CCG deployed ‘eco leadership’

Richard Lewis

Vacancy crisis: It's too tough in the NHS top jobs

Time to tackle board vacancy crisis

Illustration showing building blocks

Using the building blocks of joined up care

Projects across the country delivering integrated care

Hull Guildhall

Take a multiskilled approach to collaboration

Hull’s future healthcare vision

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