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NHS finance directors pessimistic about health service finances

30/10/2014NHS finance directors pessimistic about health service finances

A new report from the King’s Fund highlights the pessimistic outlook of NHS finance directors as the think tank forecasts a “challenging winter” for the health service. &nb... more >
Ombudsman report details ‘shocking’ failures by NHS

29/10/2014Ombudsman report details ‘shocking’ failures by NHS

Hospitals are sending patients home too early and missing cancer diagnosis opportunities, according to a report from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman that details “devastating... more >
Devon CCG to deny operations to smokers and obese patients

28/10/2014Devon CCG to deny operations to smokers and obese patients

Smokers and morbidly obese patients will be denied routine operations until they quit or lose weight under cost-saving measures by a CCG in Devon. Northern, Eastern and Western (NEW) Devon C... more >

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The King's Fund Annual Conference 2014

14 Nov 2014

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Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) research conference

18 Nov 2014

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Changing provider landscape: taking the Dalton review forward

25 Nov 2014

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Urgent and emergency care

16 Dec 2014

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The King's Fund Annual Conference 2014

14/11/2014

The King’s Fund’s annual conference is a must-attend event for those responsible for leading improvements in the delivery of health care. It will feature proven, high-impact approaches to improving health care delivery that will provide the following professionals with inspiration and ideas that they can put into practice in their organisation.

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Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) research conference

18/11/2014

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Future of Health

21/11/2014 07:45 - 18:00

We see a world in which people with long-term conditions are empowered to manage their conditions themselves, with the support of the health and care systems as and when they need them. More than 15 million people in England are currently living with one or more long-term condition and this number is predicted to increase. This is one of the biggest challenges faced by the NHS today.

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Changing provider landscape: taking the Dalton review forward

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Tough crowd for politicians at the Best Practice Show

29/10/2014Tough crowd for politicians at the Best Practice Show

NHE attended the Best Practice Show in Birmingham last week on the same day as NHS England released its Five Year Forward View, which created a special buzz at the event. In the morning shadow health secretary Andy Burnham pulled out of his appearance to take part in a Commons debate on th... more >
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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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Prescribing of ADHD medications has doubled in six years

07/10/2014Prescribing of ADHD medications has doubled in six years

Dr Tony Lloyd, CEO of The ADHD Foundation, ar... more >
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 >

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 >