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NHS heavyweight and trust boss Sir David Dalton announces retirement

20/11/2018NHS heavyweight and trust boss Sir David Dalton announces retirement

Sir David Dalton, group chief executive of the Northern Care Alliance (NCA) NHS Group, has today announced his retirement. In a letter written to staff across the organisation, Sir David ann... more >
Allied Healthcare to transfer or sell all home care contracts

19/11/2018Allied Healthcare to transfer or sell all home care contracts

Allied Healthcare is seeking to transfer or sell all of its home care contracts to other providers in the wake of CQC’s damning notice on its finances. The care regulator issued a warn... more >
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS trust put into special measures

08/11/2018Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS trust put into special measures

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been put into special measures by NHS Improvement. The hospital, which has received three enforcement action notices from the CQC, with the heal... more >

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Twenty-nine trusts and NHS boards have missed every single target this year

20/11/2018Twenty-nine trusts and NHS boards have missed every single target this year

A new analysis from the BBC has revealed that 29 hospital trusts and boards have missed every single one of their targets so far this year, while one in five local hospital services “consis... more >
A ‘requires improvement’ trust will temporarily close minor injury units to deal with winter pressure

20/11/2018A ‘requires improvement’ trust will temporarily close minor injury units to deal with winter pressure

A Herefordshire NHS trust is temporarily closing its minor injury units for five months to cope with winter pressure. Ross-on-Wye and Leominster community hospitals will close their minor in... more >
NHS heavyweight and trust boss Sir David Dalton announces retirement

20/11/2018NHS heavyweight and trust boss Sir David Dalton announces retirement

Sir David Dalton, group chief executive of the Northern Care Alliance (NCA) NHS Group, has today announced his retirement. In a letter written to staff across the organisation, Sir David ann... more >
Four Cheshire CCGs appoint a joint leader ahead of 2020 merger

19/11/2018Four Cheshire CCGs appoint a joint leader ahead of 2020 merger

Four CCGs in Cheshire have appointed Clare Watson as their single accountable officer ahead of a planned merger in 2020. Since September 2017, Watson has held the role of interim accountable... more >
May’s border control plans will 'cut off the supply of nurses from overseas'

19/11/2018May’s border control plans will 'cut off the supply of nurses from overseas'

NHS Employers has criticised claims made by the Prime Minister about border control as “of huge concern” to the NHS, and added that it was vital to get a new immigration policy role. ... more >

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More men please!

14/11/2018More men please!

Kirstie Stott, director of the Inspiring Leaders Network, flips the gender balance debate on its head and asks: why aren’t there more male nurses? As an advocate for gender equality, I was recently struck by the NHS Provider Board report from NHS Improvement, which is an interesting ... more >
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Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

24/01/2018Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

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Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

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Data: the oil of the digital age

07/11/2018Data: the oil of the digital age

Adam Steventon, director of data analytics at... more >
The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

10/10/2018The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

Jo Gander, director of the Clinical and Produ... more >
Recoup and recover

10/10/2018Recoup and recover

The ease and round-the-clock nature of making... more >
A push for digital in mental health

10/10/2018A push for digital in mental health

Sean Duggan, chief executive of NHS Confedera... more >