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Unaccredited counsellors providing NHS-funded care

2019-08-19T06:09:00+01:00By Alison Moore

Counsellors without the required accreditation are providing NHS-funded therapy services, despite NHS England tightening the rules for providers.

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Trusts face ‘barriers’ to apprenticeship funding

2019-08-19T06:21:00+01:00By 1 comments

Trusts are unable to take full advantage of subsidised training under the government’s apprenticeship levy because the scheme is not flexible, HSJ has been warned.

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NHSE director slams local authorities for ‘relentless retendering’ of health services

2019-08-16T05:48:00+01:00By 16 comments

NHS England’s national director for mental health has reignited the debate over local government’s stewardship of public health services by claiming “relentless retendering” is damaging integration, quality and staff morale.

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CQC criminal prosecutions jump by a third

2019-08-16T06:02:00+01:00By 7 comments

The Care Quality Commission has increased the number of criminal prosecutions of health and social care providers by more than 32 per cent in a year.

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PM’s new health adviser says ‘ill-equipped’ NHS does not need ‘more money’

2019-08-16T11:53:00+01:00By 31 comments

The prime minister’s new senior healthcare policy adviser believes that “more money is not the solution” to transforming the “hopelessly ill-equipped” NHS from “the monolith we have today”.

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Dozens of patients admitted in feed supply emergency

2019-08-16T09:59:00+01:00By 4 comments

Dozens of patients including children have now been admitted to hospital because of the national shortage of intravenous food supplies for patients who cannot eat normal food, HSJ has learned.

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Daily Insight: Out to tender

2019-08-16T08:34:00+01:00

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Eight STPs say no ICS until 2021

2019-08-15T11:35:00+01:00By Mike Waites8 comments

Many sustainability and transformation partnerships will leave it to the April 2021 deadline to become integrated care systems, HSJ analysis suggests.

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Scandal-hit trust to leave special measures

2019-08-15T06:19:00+01:00By Alison Moore2 comments

A trust, which was at the centre of a scandal around diverting ambulances, is to exit special measures after nearly three years.

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Trusts could pay consultants through companies to avoid pension tax

2019-08-15T10:00:00+01:00By Nick Kituno12 comments

A group of NHS trusts had explored letting doctors set up their own companies as a workaround for consultants who have cut their additional hours to avoid being hit with “punitive” tax bills, HSJ has learned.

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Daily Insight: Paper fail

2019-08-15T08:34:00+01:00

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Boris-backed inpatients unit may face CQC challenge

2019-08-14T11:50:00+01:00By 2 comments

A new inpatient unit for patients with learning disabilities, which received £33m in capital funding from the prime minister last week, might not meet national standards set by the Care Quality Commission.

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Medical leaders must tackle 'untouchable' doctors

2019-08-14T05:15:00+01:00By 42 comments

Medical leaders need to prevent and tackle “problematic subcultures”, which can include groups of “divas” who are viewed as “untouchable”, new General Medical Council research has concluded.

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Trusts to get ‘cutting-edge’ cyber security upgrades after £40m deal

2019-08-14T11:58:00+01:00By 3 comments

NHS Digital has signed a £40m deal with a multinational technology company in a bid to improve NHS trusts’ cyber security with “cutting-edge technology”.

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Daily Insight: The diva will see you now

2019-08-14T08:31:00+01:00

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STP plans to axe all trauma services at DGH

2019-08-13T11:56:00+01:00By 4 comments

Cambridgeshire leaders have set out plans to remove all trauma work from a struggling district general hospital as part of a major clinical reconfiguration.

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CQC forecasts year-end deficit

2019-08-13T06:03:00+01:00By 10 comments

The Care Quality Commission is forecasting to end the current financial year with a deficit of £1.7m.

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Exclusive: NHSE declares emergency over IV shortage

2019-08-13T15:49:00+01:00By 8 comments

The shortage of intravenous feed supplies affecting hundreds of patients across the country has been declared a national emergency incident by NHS leaders.

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Capital funding boost gives new life to long-delayed trust merger

2019-08-13T11:50:00+01:00By 2 comments

A merger to create a £600m turnover trust is back on the cards after last weeks’ government capital funding announcement.

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Daily Insight: Blazing row

2019-08-13T08:32:00+01:00

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