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NHS faces biggest challenge for many years – King’s Fund

23/04/2015NHS faces biggest challenge for many years – King’s Fund

The NHS is facing it biggest challenge for many years, with mounting deficits, worsening performance and declining staff morale, warns The King’s Fund. Its latest quarterly monitoring ... more >
NHS performance management putting standards of care at risk

22/04/2015NHS performance management putting standards of care at risk

An obsession with targets in the NHS has encouraged behaviours that inflate achievements and mask problems, a report has warned. Efforts to improve NHS care standards are being undermined by... more >
CCGs failing to monitor and enforce contracts for outsourced services

21/04/2015CCGs failing to monitor and enforce contracts for outsourced services

CCGs are struggling to monitor and enforce the services they have outsourced to private providers, according to a new report. FOI requests sent to the 211 CCGs from the Centre for Health and... more >
Greater Manchester to get seven-day GP access by end of year

24/04/2015Greater Manchester to get seven-day GP access by end of year

Seven-day GP access could be available to eve... more >
Outsourced primary care ‘worse than traditional GP practices’

24/04/2015Outsourced primary care ‘worse than traditional GP practices’

Alternative providers of primary care, includ... more >
NHS faces biggest challenge for many years – King’s Fund

23/04/2015NHS faces biggest challenge for many years – King’s Fund

The NHS is facing it biggest challenge for ma... more >
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Health secretary: I don't know the full situation

22/04/2015Health secretary: I don't know the full situation

Yesterday the health leaders of the four main English political parties engaged each other in a ‘Question Time’ format debate, chaired by Sarah Montague of the BBC.   Health secretary Jeremy Hunt turned up late for the event and when the debate topic turned to pay, La... more >
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Ambitions far beyond the better care fund

01/04/2015Ambitions far beyond the better care fund

The number of Integrated Care Pioneers has ex... more >
‘We’ll never get £22bn savings by driving Down the Cost of Rubber Gloves’

01/04/2015‘We’ll never get £22bn savings by driving Down the Cost of Rubber Gloves’

Lord Carter of Coles, chair of the NHS Procur... more >
Beyond the islands of excellence

01/04/2015Beyond the islands of excellence

Andy McMinn is one of the leading lights in N... more >
The link between trust I.T. maturity and patient mortality

01/04/2015The link between trust I.T. maturity and patient mortality

A new study has claimed to find a correlation... more >

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The need for healthcare and societal resilience

01/04/2015The need for healthcare and societal resilience

Gordon MacDonald, director of Loughborough Un... more >
Acute hospitals and integrated care: what business are we in?

01/04/2015Acute hospitals and integrated care: what business are we in?

The King’s Fund’s Hugh Alderwick,... more >

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01/04/2015The Benefits Of Redesign

There is a new look and fresh feel to National Health Executive – as I am sure you will have already noticed. We wanted a redesign to ensure our great content – news, views, comment, analysis, interviews, features, updates, events and investigations – is as engaging and attractive as possible. Hopefully the new design, inside and out, will make it easier for readers to find the articles that most interest them, and ensure a great read. We still have our regular... read more >

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Squaring the circle – is competition in healthcare the wrong answer?

Squaring the circle – is competition in healthcare the wrong answer?

Dr Darren Leech, a director at NHS Elect, a members’ network providing high-quality support to in-house management teams, takes a step back to examine the ‘competition question’. Circle Holdings recently decided to withdra... more > more last word articles >