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Few STPs meeting ‘scale and pace’ required despite 30 June deadline

25/05/2016Few STPs meeting ‘scale and pace’ required despite 30 June deadline

Despite “lots of good initiatives” in NHS providers’ sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) so far, few are at the “degree of scale and pace” required by NHS... more >
CQC to target struggling providers with more unannounced inspections

24/05/2016CQC to target struggling providers with more unannounced inspections

Providers struggling to deliver good-quality care will be subjected to more targeted unannounced inspections as part of the CQC’s five-year strategy, launched today. The regulator also... more >
FYFV ‘outdated’ as CIPFA predicts NHS deficit could reach £16bn

23/05/2016FYFV ‘outdated’ as CIPFA predicts NHS deficit could reach £16bn

The NHS deficit is likely to be much worse than previously expected despite measures to relieve it, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has said in its latest report... more >

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NHS Confed to host workshop on inclusive leadership

25/05/2016NHS Confed to host workshop on inclusive leadership

NHS leaders will discuss ways to make health leadership more diverse at a workshop at this year’s NHS Confederation conference. The workshop, named ‘I love the sound of breaking glass’ after the concept of the ‘glass ceiling’, will consider the benefits of inc... more >
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The future starts now

07/04/2016The future starts now

As NHE went to press, Forward Thinking Birmin... more >
Good mental health within our reach

06/04/2016Good mental health within our reach

Shortly after the publication of the Mental H... more >
Capping, bank conversion and collaboration key to tackling agency spend

26/01/2016Capping, bank conversion and collaboration key to tackling agency spend

Stephen Dangerfield, chief executive of NHS P... more >
The impact of last year’s procurement regulation changes

11/01/2016The impact of last year’s procurement regulation changes

Helen Lisle, chair of the Health Care Supply ... more >

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The challenges in moving closer to place-based commissioning

12/04/2016The challenges in moving closer to place-based commissioning

Dr Graham Jackson, chair of NHS Aylesbury Val... more >
Be wary of mental health labels

07/04/2016Be wary of mental health labels

Writing for NHE in his capacity as a qualifie... more >
Can we make the hospital a safer place at night?

05/04/2016Can we make the hospital a safer place at night?

It has been 10 years since the introduction o... more >
NMC set for a big year of change

01/04/2016NMC set for a big year of change

Tom Kirkbride, director of registration at th... more >

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02/03/2016Prioritising change in mental health

In this edition there is a special focus on mental health, particularly how we fund and deliver services going forward while making them easily accessible.  Following the launch of the long-awaited Mental Health Taskforce’s report, we spoke to its chair, Paul Farmer, who suggests that we are at the start of a 10-year journey which will, hopefully, result in physical and mental health parity.  But in order to get there many obstacles have to be overcome. For... read more >

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Facing the financial challenge head on

Facing the financial challenge head on

Paul Briddock, director of policy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), on why financial and clinical staff need to work together much more collectively in the future to plan services. As we near the end of the 2015-16 ... more > more last word articles >