The government has admitted it does not know how it will decide which areas need extra GP provision, almost two years after it first pledged to help under-doctored areas.

Cancellations of diagnostic contracts with the independent sector could damage confidence in future deals, investors have warned. Graham Kendall, acting general manager of the NHS Partners Network, which represents independent healthcare providers, said investors might decide there were 'easier and safer opportunities to pursue'.

Trusts ended the last financial year in dispute over internal debts of millions of pounds - around 1 per cent of their turnover - analysis by HSJ has revealed.

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It is hard to escape the hunch that we could be getting a lot more out of our midwifery services, argues Simon Stevens.

Given the well-established research that some 60 per cent of people leave their managers, not their organisations, the issue of how we speak to staff and what we say is clearly important. Ali Mohammed explains.

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Dementia is far from the only mental health problem for over-65s, yet the millions who struggle with depression are scandalously neglected. Stuart Shepherd reports.

A fifth of children have mental health problems and one in 15 self-harms, but they are getting lost in a system with no idea what to do with them. It is time to do away with specialist services, writes Andrew McCulloch.

How can we ensure we collect payment from overseas visitors? Andy Finlay reports on how his trust near Heathrow is succeeding.

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