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All healthcare organisations must publicly display CQC ratings

30/01/2015All healthcare organisations must publicly display CQC ratings

All public and private healthcare organisations will be required to publicly display their CQC inspection rating under new rules proposed by the government. The new rules, introduced to Parl... more >
‘Disarray’ as providers resoundingly reject 2015-16 tariff proposals

29/01/2015‘Disarray’ as providers resoundingly reject 2015-16 tariff proposals

Providers have rejected the controversial 2015-16 tariff proposals, Monitor has announced, leaving financial uncertainty looming over the NHS as it enters a period of change while attempting to c... more >
Public satisfaction with NHS near record levels

29/01/2015Public satisfaction with NHS near record levels

Public satisfaction with the NHS has risen to 65%, its second highest level ever, according to data from the British Social Attitudes 2014 survey published by The King’s Fund.  Th... more >
Government releases extra funding for social care to ease NHS pressures

30/01/2015Government releases extra funding for social care to ease NHS pressures

The government has released £12m of ext... more >
11 new Integrated Care and Support Pioneers announced

30/01/201511 new Integrated Care and Support Pioneers announced

The Integrated Care and Support Pioneers prog... more >
All healthcare organisations must publicly display CQC ratings

30/01/2015All healthcare organisations must publicly display CQC ratings

All public and private healthcare organisatio... more >
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Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation Conference 2015

10 Feb 2015

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Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation Conference 2015

10/02/2015 - 12/02/2015

This three day international conference will welcome digital health professionals from around the world to unite in a common goal – to accelerate developments in eHealth through Open Innovation. Created for digital health professionals who are keen to leverage the power of open innovation in their own organisations, Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation, will feature internationally renowned presenters sharing their insights and experiences of how they are enhancing the evolution of healthcare through Open Innovation.

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Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation Conference 2015

10/02/2015 - 12/02/2015

This three day international conference will welcome digital health professionals from around the world to unite in a common goal – to accelerate developments in eHealth through Open Innovation. Created for digital health professionals who are keen to leverage the power of open innovation in their own organisations, Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation, will feature internationally renowned presenters sharing their insights and experiences of how they are enhancing the evolution of healthcare through Open Innovation.

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Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation Conference 2015

10/02/2015 - 12/02/2015

This three day international conference will welcome digital health professionals from around the world to unite in a common goal – to accelerate developments in eHealth through Open Innovation. Created for digital health professionals who are keen to leverage the power of open innovation in their own organisations, Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation, will feature internationally renowned presenters sharing their insights and experiences of how they are enhancing the evolution of healthcare through Open Innovation.

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Health Policy Summit 2015

26/02/2015 - 27/02/2015

Our Health Policy Summit aims to provide a forum for health care experts to assess evidence and experience from home and abroad. We will discuss and explore solutions to the challenges facing the NHS ahead of the General Election in May.

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Health Policy Summit 2015

26/02/2015 - 27/02/2015

Our Health Policy Summit aims to provide a forum for health care experts to assess evidence and experience from home and abroad. We will discuss and explore solutions to the challenges facing the NHS ahead of the General Election in May.

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Developing a healthcare product

28/01/2015Developing a healthcare product

Guest blog by consultant patent attorney Kate Lees, who has some advice for entrepreneurial clinicians. General practitioners are not usually thought of as inventors, but they are often the best-placed people to assess the type of equipment or instruments that may assist in the care of the... more >
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Bridging the divide between primary and secondary care

14/11/2014Bridging the divide between primary and secondary care

Chris Hopson, chief executive of the Foundati... more >
NMC: ‘Unbelievably disappointed’ at lack of desperately-needed legislative change

14/11/2014NMC: ‘Unbelievably disappointed’ at lack of desperately-needed legislative change

Jackie Smith, chief executive and registrar a... more >
Thirty-two CCGs – one voice

14/11/2014Thirty-two CCGs – one voice

GP Dr Marc Rowland, who chairs Lewisham CCG, ... more >
Procurement champion: NHS trusts should know what good prices look like

14/11/2014Procurement champion: NHS trusts should know what good prices look like

Lord Carter of Coles talks to NHE’s Dav... more >

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Are we in sight of a smoke-free Britain?

22/01/2015Are we in sight of a smoke-free Britain?

Dr Mike Knapton, associate medical director a... more >
Time to tackle obesity

13/01/2015Time to tackle obesity

Professor David Haslam chairs the National Ob... more >
Mind the gap: the NHS funding question

14/11/2014Mind the gap: the NHS funding question

Dr Janet Harrison, director of MSc Healthcare... more >

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14/11/2014Breaking down barriers

The commissioning landscape continues to change, with the latest announcements showing that NHS England got some of its initial decisions on organisational structure wrong – or, more charitably, that it has more confidence now in the ability of CCGs (most of them, at least) to take on new responsibilities and to handle conflicts of interest. The current fragmented picture never made much long-term sense, and most welcome the coming changes. Primary care co-commissioning and... read more >

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A plan for the NHS that must be transformational

A plan for the NHS that must be transformational

Steve Fairman, managing director at NHS Improving Quality, sets out his view on Simon Stevens’ important Five-Year Forward View document. Five-Year Forward View, the new vision for the NHS in England, is a breath of fresh air compared... more > more last word articles >