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Empowering dementia patients and their carers

Alison Moore reports on an award winning dementia care service that’s helping to keep people out of crisis.

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Extra costs for CCGs after NHS England pauses procurement

Commissioners in two counties have incurred extra costs after NHS England delayed their procurement for an NHS 111 and out of hours GP service.

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Hospital trusts set out merger plans

Struggling Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust and neighbouring Ipswich Hospital Trust are likely next week to approve plans to merge.

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Exclusive: Treasury belatedly approves £160m tech funding

The Treasury has approved £160m of funding for 16 flagship digital trusts, but concerns remain about delays in accessing the money, HSJ has learned.

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GP quality: Best and worst CCGs in the Midlands and East

In-depth analysis of Care Qquality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows pockets of good and bad primary care performance scattered across the England Midlands and East region.

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Hospital trust names new chief executive

Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust has appointed Jon Green, the executive chief operating office at nearby West Suffolk Foundation Trust, as its new chief executive.

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More South East CCGs plan cuts to IVF services

COMMISSIONING: Ipswich and East Suffolk and West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups have announced plans to cut NHS funded IVF services.

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Exclusive: 14 practices on course to form ‘single partnership’

Fourteen practices in Suffolk are close to agreeing to form a “single partnership” covering 155,000 patients, HSJ understands.

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NHS England accused of 'lots of talk but no action' on evolving primary care

The leader of one of the largest GP federations in the country has accused NHS England of doing “nothing” to encourage the development of general practice at scale.

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Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.

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Serco: Suffolk contract was ‘not long enough’ for change

The manager overseeing outsourcing giant Serco’s contract to provide community services across Suffolk has told HSJ its three year deal was ‘not long enough’ to carry out the level of transformation needed in the region.

Value in Healthcare Awards: Value and Improvement in Telehealth

Value in Healthcare Awards winners for 2015

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East of England Ambulance appoints new chief executive

WORKFORCE: East of England Ambulance Service Trust has appointed Robert Morton as its new chief executive.

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East of England Ambulance chief executive departs

WORKFORCE: East of England Ambulance Service Trust chief executive Anthony Marsh has left the role with the organisation yet to appoint a successor.

Social enterprise publishes clinical data via online database

TECHNOLOGY: A social enterprise which provides community services across south London has published anonymised clinical data onto a website created by the Greater London Authority to aid public scrutiny of the way services are run.

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Staff petition for chief executive to remain in post

WORKFORCE: More than 300 staff at East of England Ambulance Service have signed a petition to the health secretary calling for its departing chief executive to remain in his position.

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Value in Healthcare Awards 2015 shortlist announced

Book your table for the ceremony on 22 September.

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare to 'buddy' special measures trust

PERFORMANCE: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust has been appointed to ‘buddy’ Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, the first mental health trust to have been placed into special measures.