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Councils’ public health spending plans revealed

Councils’ public health spending plans

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Call for NHS 111 rollout slowdown undermined

Just eight clinical commissioning groups have asked the Department of Health for an extension to the deadline for the rollout of NHS 111, despite widespread calls for the process to be slowed down.

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FT ambitions will be 'very challenging' for community trusts

A leading provider of integrated health and social care looks set to abandon its ambitions to become a standalone community foundation trust in a move lawyers say could be repeated elsewhere.

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30th annual HSJ Awards winners revealed

The 30th HSJ Awards took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London, recognising trusts and organisations for outstanding excellence in healthcare service and innovation across 18 key health categories.

London trusts top of patient complaints list

London trusts top of patient complaints list

London hospitals are the subject of more serious patient complaints than any other type of secondary care trust, a review by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Ann Abraham reveals.

All but two of the provider arms for PCTs in the North East have plans to merge with acute foundation trusts

SHAs contrast sharply on community proposals

The Transforming Community Services programme is taking primary care in different directions at opposite ends of the country, research by HSJ shows.

‘Clunky’ contracts raise questions on GP quality

‘Clunky’ GP contracts raise questions on quality

There are huge variations in what different PCTs pay for the same services, yet there is no detectable correlation between cost and quality or patient satisfaction. Sally Gainsbury looks at why commissioning has not yet addressed these stark contrasts

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Cornwall PCT looks for leader as another chief goes

Cornwall’s primary care trust and hospital trust are both looking for new chief executives.

Ambulance services: urgent attention for non-emergency care

Ambulance services: urgent attention for non-emergency care

Complex forces at work in urgent care mean too many costly ambulance trips are being taken by non-emergency patients. Dave West analyses the figures and looks at the explanations

Kevin Snee, chief executive of Devon primary care trust, has resigned to take up a new post in New Zealand.

Changes at the top at Devon and Hampshire PCTs

The chief executive of Devon primary care trust has resigned to take up a new post in New Zealand.

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Nurses back NHS operating theatre initiative

A programme that encourages operating theatre staff to work as a multi-disciplinary team can save time and improve the working lives of staff, according to health experts and nurses.

Care Quality Commission completes its management team

The Care Quality Commission has filled the remaining director posts on its senior management team.