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English parties debate healthcare live at 11am

21/04/2015English parties debate healthcare live at 11am

The health leaders of the four main English political parties are set to debate each other this morning in an event streamed live online. The health secretary Jeremy Hunt will represent the ... more >
Chief execs receive 6% pay increase compared to frontline staff’s 1%

20/04/2015Chief execs receive 6% pay increase compared to frontline staff’s 1%

NHS chief executives received £35m in pay rises in 2013-14 – an average rise of 6%, compared to just 1% for frontline staff. An investigation by the Daily Mail revealed that some... more >
Emergency doctor called in as trust leaves patients waiting in corridors

17/04/2015Emergency doctor called in as trust leaves patients waiting in corridors

An ambulance trust was forced to call in a senior doctor, normally on-call for serious incidents, to treat patients waiting in corridors at an A&E department after the hospital refused to adm... more >
English parties debate healthcare live at 11am

21/04/2015English parties debate healthcare live at 11am

The health leaders of the four main English p... more >
Chief execs receive 6% pay increase compared to frontline staff’s 1%

20/04/2015Chief execs receive 6% pay increase compared to frontline staff’s 1%

NHS chief executives received £35m in p... more >
TDA to conduct multiple reviews and send improvement director to troubled trust

20/04/2015TDA to conduct multiple reviews and send improvement director to troubled trust

The NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA) is ... more >
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More detail needed on Labour’s repeal of HSCA

15/04/2015More detail needed on Labour’s repeal of HSCA

This week the main political parties launched their 2015 manifestos, with Labour’s health commitments drawing both plaudits for its ambitions but criticism for its detail on funding. One of the key pledges made by the party is to “repeal the Health and Social Care Act to s... 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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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 >