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Patients' choice of provider must be defended, says NHSE leader

Choice of provider remains “fundamental” and integrated care systems will “fail” if they do not offer it, according to a senior NHS England director.

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Super partnership prepares to lead GP networks nationally

A GP super partnership is setting itself up to run the bank and back office services for new primary care networks in England, its chief executive has told HSJ.

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Exclusive: Labour to nationalise GPs and private healthcare

Labour is considering adopting plans to bring all GP practices and private healthcare providers into public ownership, according to an internal party discussion document seen by HSJ.

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Clare Gerada's health service for doctors rated 'outstanding'

A health service that supports doctors and dentists with mental health problems, founded by prominent GP Clare Gerada, has received an “outstanding” rating from the Care Quality Commission, HSJ can reveal.

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Revealed: Digital providers in drastic safety turnaround

Digital health providers have drastically improved their quality of care a year after the Care Quality Commission deemed nearly half not safe, an HSJ analysis shows.

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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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GP networks need new leadership, says NHS England lead

Primary care networks typically need a new style of leader, rather than transferring them from clinical commissioning groups or elsewhere, NHS England’s primary care lead has said.


No substitute for graduate nurses – Stevens

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has said there is “no substitute” for graduate nurses and “we have got to see a meaningful expansion” of training places.

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Service cut warning over NHSE's GP at Hand bailout fears

Local commissioners are expecting a £10m hit for hosting digital practice Babylon GP at Hand and could be forced to cut other services after a promised NHS England bailout failed to materialise.

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NHS England appoints director to roll out ICS

NHS England has appointed a replacement for Michael Macdonnell, its previous director of transforming health systems, with responsibility for developing integrated care systems.

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Exclusive: NHS App can't connect to any online GP suppliers

The NHS App designed to be a digital ‘front door’ for all NHS patients is unable to connect with any current providers of online GP consultations, HSJ can reveal.

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Departing tech boss barred from lobbying for six months

A senior NHS England digital executive will be barred from lobbying government for six months after taking a job at a digital health company, NHS England has said in response to concerns raised by MPs.

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GP at Hand cleared to expand to second city

Controversial digital practice GP at Hand has been cleared to expand into its second city after NHS England lifted its objection.


CQC to inspect triage app use

The Care Quality Commission will inspect the safe use of triage apps in the NHS after receiving legal advice.


Regulator chiefs join pension scheme exodus

Nine of the most senior directors in the NHS opted out of the NHS pension scheme in 2017-18, HSJ has learned.

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Last minute talks save first of its kind joint venture

A last-ditch agreement has stopped a pioneering joint venture between a GP federation and an acute trust from falling apart.

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New GP contract will cut income for ‘digital first’ providers

NHS England has confirmed changes to the GP contract that will reduce funding for digital provider GP at hand from April this year.

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Major GP contract reform revealed

The number of non-GP care staff in general practice will grow by 20,000 under a new five-year contract deal, NHS England and the British Medical Association have said, probably outnumbering the GP workforce for the first time.

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CCG warned over conflicts of interest and collapsed roof

A governance review into a troubled clinical commissioning group has highlighted concerns over potential conflicts of interest, a disconnect with local GPs, and estate so poor that a roof caved in.

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Primary care should 'direct' community health teams - official review

Community health teams have not integrated with GP services and should in future be “based in” and “under the clinical and service direction” of primary care networks, the author of a government review of general practice has said.