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  • Alastair McLellan
    Leader

    Private sector takeover not as imminent as some may have it

    2011-01-18T00:01:00Z

    The week began with a media feeding frenzy around the government’s NHS reforms created by the imminent publication of the health bill. Dire warnings were ten a penny, while the PM adopted a Thatcherite “no alternative” stance.

  • money
    News

    US health giant Humana to pull out of UK

    2011-01-18T00:01:00Z

    The giant American private healthcare firm Humana plans to pull out of the NHS commissioning support market and wind down its UK business within six months, HSJ has learned.

  • MPs: NHS white paper lacked 'credible plan'
    News

    MPs: NHS white paper lacked 'credible plan'

    2011-01-18T00:01:00Z

    The Commons health committee has strongly criticised the government’s approach to NHS reform - particularly its “surprise” announcement of the abolition of primary care trusts and strategic health authorities.

  • David Cameron
    News

    Cameron steps in to defend health reforms

    2011-01-17T12:33:00Z

    The prime minister has defended his government’s NHS reform proposals, saying there is “no quiet life option”.

  • doctor
    News

    Consultants highlight hidden costs of NHS white paper

    2011-01-14T10:44:00Z

    Plans to ramp up commercialisation in the NHS will lead to more money being paid out in overtime as trusts are unable to plan for the future, consultants have warned.

  • feet in running shoes
    Comment

    Nick Bosanquet: Five steps to security

    2011-01-13T00:00:00Z

    The pre-Christmas snow shower of documents did little to gather momentum towards better services. Rather, it added to the risk of planning blight for new organisations which have to find personnel and trial their powers and budgets. These are my five steps to rescue the change programme:

  • money
    News

    London reviews future of PCT support body

    2011-01-13T00:00:00Z

    An agency launched less than two years ago to support London’s primary care trusts could be shuttered in March, after nearly £70m of public investment.

  • handshake
    HSJ Knowledge

    How to create healthcare without walls

    2011-01-11T00:00:00Z

    A spirit of cooperation between clinicians has helped a London primary care trust improve productivity and patient experience by moving services into the community. Laura Guest explains how they achieved it

  • Modified Barthel index before and after care and Euroqol PROM before and after care
    HSJ Knowledge

    Acute stay management and PACE

    2011-01-05T14:20:00Z

    A co-provision approach to post acute re-enablement has reduced lengths of hospital stays in pilot areas, as Katie Donlevy and James Heffron explain

  • GP talking to patient
    Comment

    Tim Riley on GP attitudes to commissioning consortia

    2010-12-30T07:00:00Z

    The reservations about the establishment of commissioning consortia are not uniformly expressed among all GP colleagues.