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NHSI chair: Regional teams will become fiefdoms ‘over my dead body’

2018-11-19T12:38:00+00:004 comments

The NHS’ seven new regional directorates will become fiefdoms “over my dead body”, NHS Improvement chair Dido Harding said last week.

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Long-term plan must end 'scandalous neglect' of over 65s

2018-11-19T09:28:00+00:00By 1 comments

A “scandalous” neglect of older people’s mental health care needs to be addressed in the NHS long-term plan, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has argued.

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GMC checking 3,000 doctors’ records after fraud case

2018-11-19T12:42:00+00:00By 2 comments

The General Medical Council is reviewing up to 3,000 doctors’ records to verify their authenticity following reports about the use of a fraudulent qualification to join the register.

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Four CCGs appoint single leader

2018-11-19T12:43:00+00:00By 1 comments

Four clinical commissioning groups in Cheshire have appointed a single accountable officer, ahead of a planned merger by 2020.

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GP at Hand safety restrictions lifted after NHS England review

2018-11-16T12:22:00+00:00By 4 comments

All safety restrictions on the type of patients GP at Hand can deliver care to have been lifted following a review by NHS England, HSJ can reveal.

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Public Health England to integrate with NHS England regions

2018-11-16T07:28:00+00:00By 3 comments

Public Health England will integrate with the new NHS England structure by adding a director of public health to each of the seven new regions, PHE’s chief executive has said.

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Health minister appointed Brexit secretary

2018-11-16T16:48:00+00:00By 5 comments

Minister of state for health Steve Barclay has been appointed Brexit secretary today, in the wake of a string of resignations to hit the government as Theresa May unveiled her Brexit withdrawl deal with the European Union.

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Fifty senior posts cut under regulators’ new joint structure

2018-11-16T13:00:00+00:00By 8 comments

NHS England and NHS Improvement will axe nearly 50 senior manager posts as they combine their structures, according to proposals issued today.

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Full details: New NHS England and Improvement structure

2018-11-16T13:21:00+00:0022 comments

These charts show NHS England and NHS Improvement’s proposed senior national and regional management structure.

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2018-11-16T09:29:00+00:001 comments

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NHS Supply Chain considered surcharge for trusts

2018-11-16T07:32:00+00:00By 5 comments

Supply managers considered charging NHS trusts extra for equipment purchased through a new efficiency model, HSJ can reveal.

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RCS: Outsourcing surgery damages training

2018-11-16T11:45:00+00:00By 7 comments

The transfer of a “substantial volume” of NHS work to the independent sector has “negatively impacted” surgical trainees, the Royal College of Surgeons has warned.

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Matt Hancock tells chief execs: Get a CIO on your board

2018-11-15T05:51:00+00:00By 14 comments

The health secretary has said NHS chief executives should “be asking serious questions” of themselves if their board does not include a chief information officer.


Ex-Capita boss set to lead CCG as council link dropped

2018-11-15T13:02:00+00:00By 4 comments

A clinical commissioning group in Greater Manchester is set to appoint a new accountable officer after revoking its shared leadership arrangement with a local authority.

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Behan appointed Health Education England chair

2018-11-15T17:01:00+00:00By 7 comments

Sir David Behan has been appointed chair of Health Education England, it has been announced.

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RCN appoints new president and deputy president

2018-11-15T10:54:00+00:00By 4 comments

The Royal College of Nursing has appointed a new president and deputy president, who will both take up office in the new year.


NHS England overhauling national cancer screening programmes

2018-11-15T13:09:00+00:00By 2 comments

NHS England will overhaul cancer screening as part of the long-term plan and has called on England’s first national cancer director to lead the work.

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Two trusts to unite after triple merger fails

2018-11-15T16:04:00+00:00By 1 comments

Two mental health providers previously involved in failed plans for a triple merger have now decided to become one trust.