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Hospital and primary care leaders at odds over ICS boundary changes

2021-06-23T10:34:00+01:00By 6 comments

Primary care leaders in Essex and Suffolk are at loggerheads with some of their acute counterparts over proposals which would make integrated care systems coterminous with the county council boundaries.

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Council chief executive applies to be next NHS England CEO

2021-06-23T04:40:00+01:00By 18 comments

A leading council chief executive has applied to succeed Sir Simon Stevens as the chief executive of NHS England, HSJ understands.

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Updated: England’s 2,000 covid vaccination sites

2021-06-23T11:40:00+01:0013 comments

HSJ has mapped the more than 2,000 locations across England which have begun delivering the covid vaccination, according to NHS England.


Ministers seek greater powers over NHS patient data

2021-06-22T12:13:00+01:00By 4 comments

Ministers will legislate for more power over how identifiable patient data is collected and stored, as well as imposing a ‘duty’ on NHS organisations to share patient information, a new strategy outlines.


Multiple reports of problems with new payment and pension system

2021-06-22T05:50:00+01:00By 3 comments

There have been multiple reports of problems with a new pension and payment system introduced for GPs.

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Trust racially discriminated against staff member who was refused specialist training

2021-06-22T12:16:00+01:00By 6 comments

A trust racially discriminated against a biomedical scientist by refusing to allow him to undertake training, an employment tribunal has ruled.

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North by North West: Give deprived areas more vaccine and staffing support

2021-06-21T11:28:00+01:00By 1 comments

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National guardian quits

2021-06-21T14:46:00+01:00By 7 comments

The NHS ‘national guardian for freedom to speak up’ has announced she is stepping down after five years in the role.

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ICS boundary changes will worsen patient care, Hancock warned

2021-06-21T11:51:00+01:00By 9 comments

Plans to change integrated care systems’ boundaries risk worsening patient care, the health secretary is warned today.

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Distancing measures now ‘impossible’ in overcrowded EDs

2021-06-21T05:13:00+01:00By 12 comments

NHS England officials are examining a recent spike in emergency department attendances, with multiple reports that crowded units can no longer meet distancing guidelines.

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Trust fined £733,000 in groundbreaking CQC prosecution

2021-06-18T13:01:00+01:00By Alison Moore14 comments

An acute trust has been fined £733,000 for failing to meet fundamental standards of care, in a groundbreaking case brought by the Care Quality Commission.

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Daily Insight: ICS era puts jobs at risk

2021-06-18T12:00:00+01:001 comments

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Senior NHS England staff face redundancy with creation of ICSs

2021-06-18T04:56:00+01:00By 26 comments

Some senior posts in NHS England and NHS Improvement could be made redundant as part of the creation of integrated care systems, the organisations have said.


Long-serving NHS chief announces retirement

2021-06-18T10:53:00+01:00By 2 comments

The long serving chief executive of Community Health Partnerships — the government-owned NHS property firm — has announced her retirement.

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Dido Harding applies to be NHS England chief

2021-06-17T12:25:00+01:00By 87 comments

Dido Harding has applied to become NHS England chief executive, it has been confirmed.

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Independent Reconfiguration Panel will not be abolished by new legislation

2021-06-17T10:22:00+01:00By Alison Moore

The Independent Reconfiguration Panel will not be axed in the government’s health and social care bill, HSJ understands.

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