• Hunt for Hunt demo planned
  • HSJ analysis of AHSN learning event

5.28pm We’ve featured this in HSJ Live before, but we’re still keen for people to fill out our survey on female leadership in healthcare.

The survey is being run jointly with the King’s Fund, and only takes about three or four minutes to complete. It isn’t just for women – we’d like to hear the views of men on this subject, too. Click here to take part.

4.36pm Coachloads of protestors are heading for Farnham in Surrey this weekend to “hunt” for health secretary Jeremy Hunt. Members of the union Unite and the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign will join forces to “find” the South West Surrey MP in his home town, reports local news website Get Surrey.

3.24pm Health secretary Jeremy Hunt told MPs he has “full confidence” in the children’s heart surgery unit in Leeds during health questions in the Commons this afternoon, reports the BBC.

2.11pm The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is “pushing” for more mums to give birth naturally having issued new advice that says women who request a Caesarian section should have a “documented discussion” with their maternity team about the risks, reports The Daily Telegraph. Read the full story here.

1.57pm Health campaigners including the NHS Confederation’s European Office have successfully warded off a threat to the routine use of MRI scanning technology in the NHS after winning crucial changes to proposed EU health and safety legislation. Read more here.

1.16pm This evening some of the NHS’s top clinicians will be at the Royal College of Physicians where HSJ’s editor will announce our list of the 100 most influential clinical leaders.

With the role of clinical leaders in driving high-quality, safe care becoming ever more important, the HSJ Clinical Leaders list is our first attempt at identifying the key players.

Our list - judged by an eminent panel of healthcare leaders and experts - contains a mixture of the well-known and some more surprising choices. We want to know what you think of our names and who you would pick. Follow the announcement on Twitter using the hashtag#HSJClinicalLeaders, and visit https://www.hsj.co.uk this evening to see the rundown in full. 

12.31pm The creation of a £6million burns research centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham will be formally announced this week as part of the Birmingham Burns Congress.

12.08pm Health service big hitters are slugging it out to be the people’s champ, according to HSJ editor Alastair McLellan. Read his leader article here.

11.45am Are the best leaders the “special ones”? Management expert and former local authority director Blair McPherson doesn’t think so. Check out his blog on hsj.co.uk

11.01am “Jeremy Hunt has officially arrived as Health Secretary,” tweets HSJ reporter David Williams. “Someone has done a rap about him.” You can enjoy the rap on YouTube by clicking here. It’s to the tune of MC Hammer’s sort-of classic “U Can’t Touch This”.

10.57am Peterborough City Hospital has apologised for an error that led to a mother having a stillbirth after being prescribed acne medication not suitable for pregnant women. Read the full story on hsj.co.uk here.

10.48am The main story on The Daily Telegraph’s front page this morning highlights a Oxford University study that suggests 25 years of breast screening has failed to significantly reduce deaths from the disease.

10.39am More than 900 GP surgeries are still using premium rate 0844 numbers despite the practice being outlawed by the Deparment of Health three years ago, according to a story in today’s Daily Mail based on research by the Fair Telecoms Campaign.

10.33am Robert Francis is due to debate patient scrutiny in the NHS with Tim Kelsey, NHS England’s national director for patients and information. Follow @Jamesillman for updates.

10.29am A survey of nearly 800 hospital doctors by the Medical Protection Society found 55 per cent see the Chief Inspector of Hospitals’ role as just another layer of bureaucracy that will achieve no real change.

10.21am Efforts to recruit more GPs will fail unless the “anti GP tide is turned”, says the National Association of Primary Care in a statement on the National Review of PMS.

9.56am News of the extra waves of integration pilots come as news has emerged of the plans of three areas, which hope to be selected as “pioneers” in this year’s programme. See HSJ’s story on the plans of Greater Manchester, Cheshire West and Chester, and Essex.

9.55am There are likely to be another two waves of integration pilots, with a total of about 30 areas becoming integration “pioneers”, an NHS England official has revealed. Keith Holden, NHS England deputy director for systems policy, said at the NHS Confederation conference that the opportunity to participate in the integration programme would not end on the 28 June deadline for applications to join its first wave.

8.40am: Good morning, amid the turmoil of NHS reforms, groups of providers and medical schools are now collaborating locally through AHSNs. One of these is Imperial College Health Partners. The group took part in a learning event, called Lateral Play, which took place over three days.

Participants included chief executives, medical directors and finance bosses, as well as leaders and GPs from clinical commissioning groups. Axel Heitmueller reports on what happened.