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Deficit crisis ‘must be addressed’ with urgent £2bn cash injection

26/11/2014Deficit crisis ‘must be addressed’ with urgent £2bn cash injection

An NHS financial crisis is “inevitable” in the next financial year without new money, according to the King’s Fund analysis. The health think tank is urging the government ... more >
FTs must get control over staffing costs and finances – Monitor

25/11/2014FTs must get control over staffing costs and finances – Monitor

NHS foundation trusts (FTs) need to get better control over their agency and contract staffing costs, while improving their efficiency through savings, health regulator Monitor has stated.  ... more >
NHS staff stage second mass strike in as many months over pay

24/11/2014NHS staff stage second mass strike in as many months over pay

NHS workers, including nurses, midwives, paramedics, radiographers, administrators, cleaners and managers will be manning picket lines today as hundreds of thousands of staff stage a fresh strike... more >
Government failing those in learning disability care – report

26/11/2014Government failing those in learning disability care – report

The government has failed to keep its pledge ... more >
GP practices getting set for FFT roll-out

26/11/2014GP practices getting set for FFT roll-out

The NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT) roll-ou... more >
A&E care at Medway Maritime Hospital still ‘unsafe’

26/11/2014A&E care at Medway Maritime Hospital still ‘unsafe’

The A&E department at Medway Maritime Hos... more >
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Urgent and emergency care

16 Dec 2014

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Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation Conference 2015

10 Feb 2015

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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

25/11/2014

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One too many?

26/11/2014One too many?

How many people who drink too much and want to cut down will actually be prescribed nalmefene, the drug that dulls any pleasure people get from drinking? One estimate is 35,000 people – three-fifths of those getting psychosocial interventions. Considering the potential public he... more >
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Thirty-two CCGs – one voice

14/11/2014Thirty-two CCGs – one voice

GP Dr Marc Rowland, who chairs Lewisham CCG, ... more >
NMC: ‘Unbelievably disappointed’ at lack of desperately-needed legislative change

14/11/2014NMC: ‘Unbelievably disappointed’ at lack of desperately-needed legislative change

Jackie Smith, chief executive and registrar a... more >
Bridging the divide between primary and secondary care

14/11/2014Bridging the divide between primary and secondary care

Chris Hopson, chief executive of the Foundati... more >
Procurement champion: NHS trusts should know what good prices look like

14/11/2014Procurement champion: NHS trusts should know what good prices look like

Lord Carter of Coles talks to NHE’s Dav... more >

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Integrated care – from whose perspective?

14/11/2014Integrated care – from whose perspective?

Integrated care is heralded as the way forwar... more >
Shared responsibility and shared reward

14/11/2014Shared responsibility and shared reward

Sir Charlie Mayfield, chair of the John Lewis... more >
Growing older positively: The challenge of commissioning for an ageing HIV population

14/11/2014Growing older positively: The challenge of commissioning for an ageing HIV population

Matt James, research fellow at think tank 202... 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 >

last word

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 >