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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 >
A third of GPs considering retirement in next five years – BMA

15/04/2015A third of GPs considering retirement in next five years – BMA

A third of GPs are considering retirement in the next five years because of their excessive workloads, un-resourced work and not being able to spend enough time with patients, a BMA survey has in... more >
Labour health manifesto criticised over ‘detail’ and ‘funding’

14/04/2015Labour health manifesto criticised over ‘detail’ and ‘funding’

Labour’s health manifesto has outlined a positive vision for a modern health and care system based on much greater integration, but falls short on detail in key areas, according to influent... more >
Integration won’t solve all financial woes, says new ADASS chief

17/04/2015Integration won’t solve all financial woes, says new ADASS chief

The future of health and social care has to c... more >
Cash for diagnosis leads to 25% hike in dementia cases

17/04/2015Cash for diagnosis leads to 25% hike in dementia cases

Newly released figures show that the controve... 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 se... 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 >