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Pay deal row erupts between government and NHS England

2019-04-23T09:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

A row has broken out between the government and NHS England over £50m funding for NHS staff pay.

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Large housing development to get 'integrated care provider'


An “integrated care provider” of a range of services including core general practice is due to be established in a major new housing development.


Patients struggling to contact new provider after service transfer

2019-04-18T06:41:00+01:00By Alison Moore4 comments

Patients have claimed they have been left hanging on the telephone for hours after a dermatology service was transferred to a new provider.

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NHSE regional director shifts to trust

2019-04-18T06:25:00+01:00By 4 comments

NHS England’s medical director for the West Midlands has left to take up a role at a hospital trust.

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Daily Insight: Point of Notts return


The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership.


'Watered down' Devo Manc gets regional line manager

2019-04-17T05:55:00+01:00By 7 comments

The leader of Greater Manchester’s health and care devolution project will report to the regulators’ new regional director for the North West, in what some see as another dilution of the region’s relative autonomy.

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Trust complains of 'fundamentally flawed' procurement process

2019-04-17T05:59:00+01:00By 2 comments

A community trust that lost a key contract has written to members of Parliament, claiming the procurement process was “fundamentally flawed”.

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Government misses NHS instructions deadline for first time

2019-04-17T11:40:00+01:00By 8 comments

The government has failed to publish its requirements of the NHS by the deadline set in law for the first time.

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Hospital group fined £300,000 after teenager died in its care

2019-04-17T11:23:00+01:00By Alison Moore2 comments

A private hospital group has been fined £300,000 after a 14-year-old NHS-funded patient died in its care.

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Daily Insight: What would Bercow say?


The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership.

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Exclusive: Government drops key safe staffing measure

2019-04-16T06:00:00+01:00By 12 comments

Publication of nurse staffing levels at each hospital in England – introduced after the Francis Inquiry to boost safety – has been quietly dropped, HSJ can reveal.


Trust picks 'NHS option' for pathology network

2019-04-16T11:07:00+01:00By 8 comments

A hospital trust has chosen an “NHS option” for its pathology work in the shape of a large provider outside its local area.


CCGs could face fresh pressures to fund costly drug

2019-04-16T06:09:00+01:00By Alison Moore3 comments

Clinical commissioning groups could face renewed pressure to fund an expensive thyroid drug under NHS England revised guidance, due to be published shortly.

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Daily Insight: Laboratory politics


The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership.


Ex-Barking director appointed to regulators' regional team

2019-04-15T05:55:00+01:00By 13 comments

NHS England and NHS Improvement have appointed a substantive finance director for one of their new regional directorates, while an interim appointment has been made in another.

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Regulator criticised for 'unbelievably arrogant' approval process

2019-04-15T06:07:00+01:00By 6 comments

Patient groups have called NHS England “unbelievably arrogant” for failing to listen to patients during drug funding reviews.

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Daily Insight: Market day


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Trust hastens action plan after string of never events

2019-04-15T06:23:00+01:00By 3 comments

A major London teaching trust has accelerated a trust-wide training programme after reporting seven never events in its financial year to date, including two in one month.

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Patients' choice of provider must be defended, says NHSE leader

2019-04-12T06:01:00+01:00By 16 comments

Choice of provider remains “fundamental” and integrated care systems will “fail” if they do not offer it, according to a senior NHS England director.


'Contaminated' A&E data 'minimal' problem, says NHSE stats chief

2019-04-12T11:43:00+01:00By 7 comments

NHS England’s data chief has told regulators he is “confident” any impact on the accuracy of the system’s accident and emergency data of increasing zero day admissions would be “very minimal”.