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Up to 200 ‘dangerous’ GP surgeries could face closure – CQC

30/09/2014Up to 200 ‘dangerous’ GP surgeries could face closure – CQC

Up to 200 GP surgeries across England could face closure or being put in special measures for providing potentially ‘dangerous care’ to patients, according to Professor Steve Field, t... more >
Cameron promises seven-day GP access by 2020

30/09/2014Cameron promises seven-day GP access by 2020

The prime minister has promised that everyone in England will have access to GP services seven days a week by 2020, if his party wins the next general election.  In his speech to the Co... more >
HEE to invest £4.7m in bringing nurses back to NHS

29/09/2014HEE to invest £4.7m in bringing nurses back to NHS

Health Education England (HEE) is investing £4.7m into training resources over the next three years as part of a major national campaign that will allow former nurses to return to the workf... more >
New procurement regulations delayed until 2016 for NHS

30/09/2014New procurement regulations delayed until 2016 for NHS

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will not... more >
All patients to benefit from ‘named’ GP for care

30/09/2014All patients to benefit from ‘named’ GP for care

Changes to the GP contract mean that all pati... more >
Up to 200 ‘dangerous’ GP surgeries could face closure – CQC

30/09/2014Up to 200 ‘dangerous’ GP surgeries could face closure – CQC

Up to 200 GP surgeries across England could f... more >
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Working better together: community health and primary care

09/09/2014 10:30 - 15:00

Running from 10.30am till 3pm in Central London, this Community Health Services Forum event will explore new models of care across community services and primary care.

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International Digital Health and Care Congress Improving health through the use of technology

10/09/2014 - 12/09/2014

What is the future for health and social care? Find out at this three-day event that will explore how the innovative use of technology, data, and social media is supporting improvements in the care of people with long-term conditions and other health and social care needs.

NHS ePrescribing Event

10/09/2014 11:00 - 15:30

NHS England is hosting this one day event with the aim of engaging the e-prescribing supplier community with Healthcare Professionals. NHS England will provide an update on the progress of the Technology Funds, with a particular focus on ePrescribing. Trusts who have implemented ePrescribing systems will share their stories of best practice and delegates will have the chance to engage with suppliers at the marketplace networking session and see their solutions demonstrated.

International Digital Health and Care Congress

10/09/2014 - 12/09/2014

Find out at this three-day event that brings together researchers, policy makers, practitioners and innovators to explore how the innovative use of technology is supporting improvements in the care of people with long-term conditions and other health and social care needs.

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International Digital Health and Care Congress Improving health through the use of technology

10/09/2014 - 12/09/2014

What is the future for health and social care? Find out at this three-day event that will explore how the innovative use of technology, data, and social media is supporting improvements in the care of people with long-term conditions and other health and social care needs.

International Digital Health and Care Congress

10/09/2014 - 12/09/2014

Find out at this three-day event that brings together researchers, policy makers, practitioners and innovators to explore how the innovative use of technology is supporting improvements in the care of people with long-term conditions and other health and social care needs.

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International Digital Health and Care Congress Improving health through the use of technology

10/09/2014 - 12/09/2014

What is the future for health and social care? Find out at this three-day event that will explore how the innovative use of technology, data, and social media is supporting improvements in the care of people with long-term conditions and other health and social care needs.

International Digital Health and Care Congress

10/09/2014 - 12/09/2014

Find out at this three-day event that brings together researchers, policy makers, practitioners and innovators to explore how the innovative use of technology is supporting improvements in the care of people with long-term conditions and other health and social care needs.

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Increasing Value for Patients through Enabling Effective Clinical and Financial Engagement

16/09/2014 13:00 - 16:00

This one-day conference will explore the benefits of improving clinical engagement with business decisions and offer tips and ideas from other NHS providers on how they have put this into practice through service line management or other management approaches. You will hear from acute, mental health and community service providers on how they have ensured decision-making is clinically led including tackling key issues such as leadership, culture, training and data availability.

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Making better decisions on public health spending: Getting to grips with value for money

18/09/2014

One-day conference at The King’s Fund! With local authority public health budgets being ring-fenced, there is an increased urgency to demonstrate return on investment in relation to public health interventions and explore methods of decision-support for public health priority-setting. This conference, run in partnership with the Local Government Association, will help public health professionals and health and wellbeing boards make better decisions on public health spending.

NHS Citizen Assembly + NHS England AGM

18/09/2014 09:30 - 17:00

We invite you to attend the NHS Citizen Assembly Meeting on Thursday 18 September 2014. The day will contain lots of opportunities for patients, carers and members of the public to debate, deliberate and work together to explore solutions to issues important to health and well-being in England.

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Realising the potential of primary care: the role of general practice

25/09/2014 09:00 - 16:45

This conference is aimed at general practices, and those working in community settings, who are considering how they can lead on providing an integrated system of care for their patients, and what organisational options are available for them to do this.

Realising the potential of primary care: the role of general practice

25/09/2014 09:00 - 16:00

Aimed at general practices and those working in community settings, this conference will give guidance on how to provide a co-ordinated experience of care for patients, outlining the organisational options available to do this.

The future’s digital: mental health and technology

25/09/2014 09:30 - 16:30

In the last twenty years digital technology has revolutionised the way we conduct our lives. Eighty per cent of homes now have internet access and we have the most developed eCommerce market in the world.

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Healthier Together consultation extended

24/09/2014Healthier Together consultation extended

Healthier Together announced yesterday that the consultation on its radical review of NHS services in Greater Manchester has been extended for another three and a half weeks in an effort to get more responses. Originally scheduled to close at the end of September, the consultation will now... more >
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interviews

Big data helping speech recognition become mainstream

28/09/2014Big data helping speech recognition become mainstream

Steve Young, Professor of Information Enginee... more >
The Friends & Family Test: challenges and opportunities

28/09/2014The Friends & Family Test: challenges and opportunities

Andrew MacPherson, managing director of The S... more >
‘Don’t rubbish doctors for not always acting like managers’

28/09/2014‘Don’t rubbish doctors for not always acting like managers’

Peter Lees, medical director and former found... more >
FFT must not create bureaucratic burdens for GPs

28/09/2014FFT must not create bureaucratic burdens for GPs

Dr Maureen Baker, chair of the Royal College of... more >

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Should CCGs let providers determine the local estate strategy?

28/09/2014Should CCGs let providers determine the local estate strategy?

Who is best placed to drive estate strategy i... more >
Making hospital and health system consolidations work

28/09/2014Making hospital and health system consolidations work

Healthcare experts Jonathan Pearson, Colin Lewr... more >
Paying for performance in the NHS – what can we learn from the latest evidence?

28/09/2014Paying for performance in the NHS – what can we learn from the latest evidence?

Ruth McDonald, professor of governance and publ... more >

editor's comment

28/09/2014You can’t please everyone

Healthier Together – the service reconfiguration plan for Greater Manchester – is not unique. We’ve heard many of the same concerns before when it comes to change in the NHS. Suspicion and distrust from some quarters; cries of ‘why not just invest more everywhere?’ from others; picking apart the process of the consultation from yet others, trying to find a loophole or technicality that invalidates the whole programme. Some don’t like the way the... read more >

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Time government got a grip on regulation

Time government got a grip on regulation

Paula Slater chairs the Alliance for Patient Safety, which represents the voluntary registers for clinical physiologists, cardiothoracic surgical assistants, ophthalmology and vision technologists, clinical technologists, clinical perfusionists ... more > more last word articles >

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