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  • Duncan selbie

    Selbie: Stop talking big numbers when asking for funding


    Local government should stop talking about “big numbers” when making the case in Whitehall for an improved financial settlement, Public Health England’s chief executive has said.

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    Expert Briefing

    The Integrator: Unite and rule


    Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.

  • Michael wood

    The NHS needs to talk about productivity


    The NHS needs to engage with local industrial strategies to boost booth health and economic sustainability says Michael Wood

  • Coins money

    Court date set for NHS business rates challenge


    A court date has been set in the long running legal battle between councils and NHS trusts over whether they should be classified as charities and so receive an 80 per cent discount on their business rates bills.

  • Birmingham bullring

    Plan to break up CCG rejected


    Sandwell and West Birmingham GPs have rejected a proposal to break-up their clinical commissioning group, despite the city’s local medical committee saying a vote against the split would be a “disaster”.

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    Babylon PCN is a temporary arrangement, confirms NHSE


    A primary care network composed only of Babylon’s GP at Hand is only a temporary measure while NHS England conducts a review of digital first providers and out of area registration.

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    How to survive as an NHS chief executive


    An ongoing research study seeks to identify how CEOs in the NHS develop and maintain personal resilience, and the attitudes and behaviours that lead to professional longevity, say Professor Naomi Chambers and Professor Mark Exworthy

  • Niall dickson

    We need to foster a different approach to leadership


    A new report highlights that the NHS needs a new approach to leadership in which a more enabling environment supports and empowers leaders who can move beyond working as leaders of single organisations to take a key role in their health economy, by Niall Dickson 

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    NHSE: Cuts need to stop if public health to stay with councils


    NHS England has hit back over the health secretary’s assertion that public health budgets should stay with local government, saying it is ”potentially workable” but requires “an end to cuts… and a guaranteed continuation of the ring-fence around the public health grant”.

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    Government rejects NHS move on public health services


    A departmental review has decided local government will “continue to lead” on public health, putting to an end speculation the NHS would take control of these services.