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Virgin Care hires former NHS regulator boss

David Bennett, the former boss of the competition regulator Monitor, has been appointed chair of Virgin Care, HSJ has learned.

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Health and care world backs far-reaching NHS legislation

Patient, staff and NHS groups have joined with NHS England to ask government to put forward an “NHS integrated care bill”, which would scrap big chunks of the last major piece of health legislation.

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NHSE finance chief: I’m not holding my breath on estates deals target

NHS England’s finance chief has cast doubt on a government target for GPs and NHS trusts to agree leases with a property quango saddled with debt.

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NHSE agrees confidential settlement in overcharging allegations row

NHS England has agreed a settlement with one of the country’s largest clinical waste companies following allegations of “substantial overcharging”.

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Regulators propose curbs on foundation trusts' freedoms

National leaders have proposed significant curbs on the freedom of foundation trusts, including the ability to enforce mergers and subjecting them to controls on capital spending.

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New fines for leaving patients waiting more than a year

NHS providers and commissioners will both face fines for each patient waiting more than a year for treatment, according to new plans.

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Waste firm accused of overcharging NHS by £30m

NHS chiefs have accused a clinical waste disposal firm of overcharging the health service by around £30m over the last six years, HSJ can reveal.

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Exclusive: Screening IT system 'ageing and risky' - official review

England’s breast screening programme is running on IT systems with “multiple practical issues and risk associated with their operation”, according to an official investigation report obtained by HSJ.

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David Nicholson: NHS efficiency 'paid the price' for Lansley reforms

The NHS “paid the price” for the Lansley reforms by losing sight of important efficiency programmes as senior managers were left “running around applying for jobs and changing structures”, the health service’s former head has said.

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Exclusive: Hunt pushes for big cancer pledge in new NHS plan

Jeremy Hunt wants an ambitious cancer pledge to be a core plank of the government’s new NHS plan, with senior figures pushing for the service’s £7.5bn cancer budget to be doubled over the longer term, HSJ understands.

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Government not planning to repeal Lansley legislation

Government sources have told HSJ today there are no plans to bring forward legislation to reform the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

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Professions call for more regulation following patient death

A patient’s death has prompted representatives of radiographers and radiologists to call for more regulation of sonographers.

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NHS manager numbers return to pre-Lansley reform levels

The number of senior managers working in NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups has increased by more than a quarter since 2013 – and is now higher than before the reforms introduced by Andrew Lansley.

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Stevens and Hunt in a Mexican standoff at the top of this year’s HSJ100

Little has changed, yet much has changed. The same five individuals occupy the top spots in the 2017 HSJ100 as did in the refreshed rankings produced after this summer’s general election, but their interactions will be very different. By Alastair McLellan

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Exclusive: Internal market and FT 'islands' hamper safe care, says Hunt

The NHS internal market and the independence of foundation trusts are hampering efforts to deliver standardised safe care, the health secretary has said.

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Exclusive: Multiple CCGs consider minimum waiting times

An increasing number of clinical commissioning groups are considering the introduction of controversial minimum waiting times for “non urgent” NHS procedures, despite clinical and legal concerns, HSJ has learned.

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NHS England to 'strongly resist' legal case against accountable care contract

A judicial review has been launched against NHS England, claiming its accountable care contract is “unlawful”, HSJ has learned.

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Labour confirm they will not repeal full 2012 Health Act

Labour will not roll back the entire Health and Social Care Act if it forms the next government, the shadow health secretary has told HSJ.

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Health secretary 'committed' to new patient safety laws

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt is lobbying the prime minister for legislation on new reforms to the health service to be included in next year’s Queen’s speech.

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Lansley: NHS should get £5bn Brexit bonus by 2019

The NHS should get a “Brexit bonus” of at least £5bn a year no later than the 2019-20, former health secretary Andrew Lansley has said.