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Trusts at risk of losing millions in tariff row

Hospital trusts along the Welsh border are at risk of losing millions of pounds this year, as a cross-border dispute over tariffs drags on.

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Revealed: New national patient safety director

NHS Improvement has announced Aidan Fowler will be England’s new national patient safety director.

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Safe staffing laws needed in England and all settings, warn nurses

Safe staffing laws should be introduced across the whole of the UK and in all health and care settings, nurses have urged as they committed to lobby government more on the issue.

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Revealed: 2015 winners of the Patient Safety Awards

Celebrating innovative and creative initiatives

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English trust to take hard line on payments for Scottish, Welsh and Irish patients

One of England’s largest specialist providers is to take a stricter approach to accepting patients from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, after struggling to secure payments from commissioners.

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IBM to supply electronic record for 1.4m staff

Technology giant IBM is to be the supplier of the electronic staff record system covering 1.4 million NHS staff in England and Wales.

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HSJ Awards 2014 winners revealed

The winners of the 2014 HSJ Awards have been revealed at a ceremony in central London

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Welsh NHS should elect health commissioners, Conservatives say

Elected health commissioners would be introduced to the Welsh NHS under a Conservative administration.

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Gynaecologist denies defrauding NHS

A gynaecologist who was unfit to work defrauded the NHS out of tens of thousands of pounds, a jury has heard.

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'Hostile' private provider ordered to pay whistleblowing nurse's costs

A private provider of nursing services across Britain must pay the legal costs of a whistleblowing nurse, according to a tribunal that described the firm as ‘unreasonably hostile’.

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Exclusive: Provider ordered to pay whistleblower £80k compensation

A whistleblowing nurse has been awarded £80,000 by an employment tribunal that found she was unfairly dismissed after raising patient safety concerns

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Welsh NHS Confederation pushes public health responsibility message

People in Wales are being urged to take responsibility for their health, rather than relying on the NHS.

UK performance gap closing, study reveals

The performance divide between the NHS in England and the rest of the UK has narrowed in recent years despite diverse policies in each country, a wide-ranging report found.

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Outgoing NHS Wales chief defends record

The outgoing chief executive of NHS Wales has defended the service’s performance in the country under his watch as he prepares to return to a leadership position within the English health service.

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'Admin burden’ blamed for hospital's block on some Welsh patients

PERFORMANCE: An English acute trust near the Welsh border has blamed two Welsh health boards for creating an “administrative burden” which has led it to stop carrying out non-specialist procedures on patients from their area.

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Border hospitals 'under pressure'

Pressure is increasing on hospital accident and emergency departments in England because of care failures in Wales, the health secretary has said.

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Organ donation rates vary across UK

There are “striking” geographical variations in the numbers of people who donate kidneys after they die, a study has found.

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Family demands inquiry over liver surgery deaths

Health chiefs are being urged to publish the results of an inquiry which caused a top flight liver surgeon to be banned from carrying out operations.

Liver surgeon suspended by GMC

Health chiefs have suspended a specialist liver surgeon linked to the “avoidable deaths” of eight patients he operated on in south Wales.

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RCS calls for urgent Welsh hospitals probe

The Royal College of Surgeons has called for an urgent review of all hospitals in Wales amid “public anxiety” over standards of NHS care.