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Exclusive: CCG whistleblower sacked days after raising conflicts of interest

A whistleblower was dismissed just days after raising concerns about conflicts of interest in Barnet Clinical Commissioning Group, HSJ can reveal

HSJ inquiry: Non-clinical workforce

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It’s time to celebrate and study the NHS’s non-clinical workforce

A new inquiry by HSJ is highlighting the crucial role of the non-clinical workforce as well as exploring ways in which their contribution can be maximised

We must nurture all the apples on the NHS tree

HSJ and Serco launch an inquiry which sets out to recognise the invaluable work of non-clinical NHS staff and explore ways of ensuring the drive for savings does not undercut their work. By Douglas Ritchie and colleagues

CCG Barometer

CCG leaders expect surge in A&E reconfiguration

More than a third of commissioning group leaders responding to an HSJ survey expected the publication or implementation of plans to close or downgrade accident and emergency services in the next year.

Junior doctors’ dispute

The British Medical Association has announced three 48 hour strikes and plans to launch a judicial review against the government’s plan to impose a new junior doctors’ contract

Berwick: Government ’should apologise’ to junior doctors over dispute

The government’s former adviser on patient safety, Don Berwick, has said it “should apologise” to junior doctors over the contract dispute


NHS providers facing £2.8bn deficit for 2015-16

NHS providers have reported a combined deficit of £2.3bn for the nine months to December and the sector’s current trajectory would result in a full-year deficit of £2.8bn for 2015-16, according to performance figures published by Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority

One per cent pay uplift in new GP contract

A deal announced on the 2016-17 national GP contract includes a 1 per cent pay uplift, part of a £220m overall increase in funding.

Maternity/Patient safety

Exclusive: Baby death investigation uncovers systemic failings at trust

A midwife who retrospectively altered the clinical notes of a dead baby girl has claimed she was told to do so by the supervisor responsible for investigating the death, a new investigation has revealed

Women should control maternity care budget, review says

Women should be given their own budgets to spend on their maternity care, a national review has said, as part of a series of recommendations to increase the proportion of births outside of hospital settings.

The National Maternity Review’s 14 key recommendations

Delivering Change

How India can help the NHS to see further

There is no reason why the NHS cannot plug some of its funding gaps using lessons from India’s affordable, high value healthcare model, writes Daloni Carlisle