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CCGs reveal large backlogs of death reviews

2019-01-18T06:25:00+00:00By , 1 comments

NHS England has been urged to dramatically increase its funding for reviews of learning disability deaths, as clinical commissioning groups have revealed large backlogs with their investigations

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Acute trust rated 'outstanding' after quality improvement drive

2019-01-18T00:01:00+00:00By Alison Moore4 comments

An acute trust in the south east has been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission, with its chief executive putting it down to quality improvement by clinicians and leadership stability.

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NHS England wins legal dispute over largest medicines procurement


NHS England has seen off a legal challenge to its largest ever medicines procurement, which is aimed at acquiring drugs to help eliminate hepatitis C in the country by 2025.

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Anger as NHS England accused of public health 'land grab'

2019-01-18T11:25:00+00:00By 4 comments

NHS England has been accused of a “crude” attempt to engineer a “land grab” after its NHS long-term plan suggested a diminished role for local government in public health.

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CQC issues first of its kind penalty

2019-01-18T17:34:00+00:00By Alison Moore2 comments

The Care Quality Commission has, for the first time, fined a trust for failing to comply with its duty of candour.

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NHSE no-deal Brexit head picked

2019-01-17T06:47:00+00:00By 6 comments

NHS England director of acute care Keith Willett has been seconded to jointly lead a 200 strong team preparing the NHS for a no-deal Brexit, HSJ has learned.

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Trusts banned from using land sales to meet 'control totals'

2019-01-17T11:00:00+00:00By 6 comments

NHS trusts will no longer be able to meet their financial targets through land sales, after regulators scrapped a controversial accounting measure which has had a distortive impact on provider finances.

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Regulators hire two chief execs to top national roles

2019-01-17T15:28:00+00:00By 12 comments

Two NHS chief executives have taken up national director roles at NHS Improvement and NHS England, it has been announced.


Mental health trust chief retires


The chief executive of a mental health trust in the South West has announced her retirement after 13 years at the trust.

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Concerns raised about lack of consultation on targets review

2019-01-16T12:00:00+00:00By 2 comments

Concerns were raised this week about the consultation process and the “brave” implementation timetable for a major review of NHS performance targets, due to publish recommendations in the spring.


Exclusive: Patients' body parts were stored dangerously for six months

2019-01-16T05:49:00+00:00By , Russell Scott1 comments

Human body parts from NHS patients have been stored in unrefrigerated units for more than six months resulting in a smell of “decaying flesh” at a scandal hit waste management company, according to Environment Agency documents seen by HSJ.


Trust must pay out after losing trademark court battle

2019-01-16T11:00:00+00:00By 8 comments

One of the country’s biggest mental health trusts faces paying tens of thousands of pounds in legal costs after losing a court battle over the name of one of its services.

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Regulator considers acquiring efficiency company from government

2019-01-16T07:11:00+00:00By 7 comments

NHS Improvement is considering whether to take ownership of the new company set up to deliver billions of pounds of savings to the NHS, it has emerged.

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Plans for first integrated care trust delayed by a year

2019-01-16T07:05:00+00:00By 3 comments

The creation of the NHS’ first integrated care trust has been delayed until 2020, due to the complexity of the contractual model.


'Extremely slow' progress on consultants' contract talks

2019-01-16T11:00:00+00:00By 2 comments

The progress of the consultants’ contract negotiations “remains extremely slow” and has not moved on since last year, a doctors’ trade union has said.

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Primary care should 'direct' community health teams - official review

2019-01-15T06:34:00+00:00By 9 comments

Community health teams have not integrated with GP services and should in future be “based in” and “under the clinical and service direction” of primary care networks, the author of a government review of general practice has said.

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Bonuses at NHS PropCo top national health agencies

2019-01-15T06:44:00+00:00By 23 comments

Four executive directors at NHS Property Services were paid around £180,000 in bonuses in 2017-18, which is significantly higher than nearly every other national NHS body, according to HSJ analysis.