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NHSX senior adviser: Slow IT at your trust? Quit

A senior NHSX technology adviser has urged clinicians to move to more digitally-advanced trusts if they are unhappy with their current workplace’s technology.

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Revealed: Government preparing for nurse funding U-turn

The government is gearing up to announce reforms of financial support for NHS student nurses – likely to include a major reversal in funding policy – to boost applications.

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Government’s new training funding ‘not enough’

The chancellor today confirmed a real terms increase in the NHS education and training budget next year – but was warned this is “not enough to tackle the workforce crisis”.

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Exclusive: Trust bosses back threatened four-hour target

More than seven in 10 hospital trust board members want to retain the four-hour accident and emergency target, despite NHS England proposals suggesting it could be ditched next year, an exclusive HSJ survey has found.

Stevens: Nursing bursary question ‘clearly back in play’

Simon Stevens has said the debate over reintroducing a nursing bursary is “back in play” because the NHS needs a bigger pipeline of newly qualified nurses.

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Fourteen trusts to be excused from reporting A&E target during controversial trial

Fresh concerns have been raised about how NHS England is conducting its controversial pilot of new accident and emergency standards.

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Surveillance of managers is 'toxic' says Don Berwick

The government’s former patient safety adviser has warned too much surveillance of NHS managers could be “quite toxic”, after the health secretary agreed to adopt proposals for stronger regulation.

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NHSE changes primary care network funding rules

NHS England has changed the rules around what entities are allowed to be fund holders for primary care networks, HSJ has learned.

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HEE £900m budget boost needed to tackle workforce crisis – report

An extra £900m for Health Education England and a new international recruitment programme is needed to address the NHS’ workforce crisis, a major review published today has said.

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Sir Chris Ham joins health consultancy

Sir Chris Ham, the NHS Assembly co-chair and until recently the King’s Fund chief executive, has signed up as an adviser to a healthcare management consultancy.

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Confused data policy risks 'almost irreparable' mistrust – NHS data boss

The head of the national safe haven for NHS patient data has warned a confused policy on data sharing risks sowing “deep and almost irreparable” public mistrust.

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NHS could lose its funding by underspending budget, ex-DH chief warns

The NHS is at risk of losing significant amounts of its additional funding growth because of the time it will take to address its workforce shortages, according to a former Department of Health senior official.

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NHS surveys exempted from 1.6m patients' data sharing opt-outs

The preferences of 1.6m people who do not want to share their health data will not apply to patient experience surveys after concerns were raised it would undermine improvements in care.

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King's Fund chief to chair STP

Outgoing King’s Fund chief executive Sir Chris Ham has been appointed as independent chair of a sustainability and transformation partnership in the West Midlands.

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Hancock calls on NHS leaders to create 'learn not blame' culture

The NHS must develop leaders who will foster a “learn not blame” culture, the health and social care secretary Matt Hancock said today.

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Sir Andrew: One CCG per ICS is ‘logical way forward’

Each integrated care system should have just one clinical commissioning group, according to one of the NHS’s most influential figures.

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Hancock wants ‘mid career business leaders’ to turn 'NHS trailblazers'

Matt Hancock wants to take “mid career business leaders and turn them into top tier NHS trailblazers”, under plans for health service leadership he is due to announce today.

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Local health systems to be measured on new performance metrics

New metrics are under development to measure local health systems against the ambitions of the NHS long-term plan.

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King’s Fund chief: Regulators poised for 'huge mistake' on integration

National leaders are threatening to make a “huge mistake” in the NHS long-term plan by imposing a national blueprint for integrated care systems, the King’s Fund chief executive has said.