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'Critical pressures' in NHS workforce put Five Year Forward View in danger

29/04/2015'Critical pressures' in NHS workforce put Five Year Forward View in danger

Delivery of the Five Year Forward View is in danger due to shortages and “critical pressures” in the NHS workforce, The King’s Fund has warned. In a new report, the health ... 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 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 >
Private out-of-hours GP providers give worse care than NHS

01/05/2015Private out-of-hours GP providers give worse care than NHS

Private providers of out-of-hours GP services... more >
Monitor to investigate finances of three month old foundation trust

01/05/2015Monitor to investigate finances of three month old foundation trust

Monitor is to investigate the finances of St ... more >
Chief executive of King’s College Hospital FT resigns

30/04/2015Chief executive of King’s College Hospital FT resigns

The chief executive of King’s College H... more >
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NHS Employers Disability Summit 2015

13/05/2015 09:30 - 16:00

Nearly 1000 disabled staff from across the NHS have taken part in a consultation about what it's like working for the NHS as a disabled member of staff. The free Disability Summit - being held in Leeds during NHS Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week is an opportunity for staff, those with responsibility and interest in advancing workplace disability equality, and leading system thinkers to join together to hear about the key findings, and help to agree next steps

The Second Annual Future of Nursing & Midwifery Conference

13/05/2015

The Future of Nursing and Midwifery Conference 2015 will provide delegates with the opportunity to discuss and debate how nurses and midwives can renew their focus on high quality, compassionate care.

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Fifth annual NHS leadership and management summit

20/05/2015 08:00 - 17:00

Primary Care and Public Health 2015

20/05/2015 - 21/05/2015

With a highly successful 25 year track record and a refreshingly different approach,Primary Care and Public Health 2015 provides unrivalled learning and networking opportunities for health care professionals working in primary and community care, public, prison and global health. With excellent speakers, hands-on workshops and an exciting exhibition, it will equip you and your colleagues with plenty of examples of best practice and ideas to take back to your work place.

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Primary Care and Public Health 2015

20/05/2015 - 21/05/2015

With a highly successful 25 year track record and a refreshingly different approach,Primary Care and Public Health 2015 provides unrivalled learning and networking opportunities for health care professionals working in primary and community care, public, prison and global health. With excellent speakers, hands-on workshops and an exciting exhibition, it will equip you and your colleagues with plenty of examples of best practice and ideas to take back to your work place.

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Is the NHS getting ahead of itself chasing the forward view?

29/04/2015Is the NHS getting ahead of itself chasing the forward view?

The NHS appears to be looking a bit too far forward judging by the latest King’s Fund report on the state of its workforce. It’s all well and good setting out plans for how you want to integrate care, treat people in the community and reform the model of care in five years, but... 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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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 >