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Early cancer diagnosis rates drop in several areas

The proportion of cancers being diagnosed at an early stage has dropped in several areas across England, according to recently released data.

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Exclusive: Examine ‘cost premium’ for smaller hospitals, says major study

A financial premium for remote hospitals, consultant contract changes and ending the practice of separating out services like ambulatory care are among the recommendations from a major study on the sustainability of smaller hospitals.

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'Alarming' figures show thousands still waiting too long for wheelchairs

Thousands of disabled children who need a wheelchair are still being forced to wait more than four months from the time of their referral to the equipment being delivered, an exclusive HSJ analysis of official data has revealed.

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Who is Matt Hancock?

Matt Hancock will head the Department of Health and Social Care after Jeremy Hunt - the longest serving health secretary in history - was moved to the Foreign Office. But who is Matt Hancock?

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Hospitals merger goes live

Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust and Ipswich Hospital Trust have completed their merger to create East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust.

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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.