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‘Disarray’ as providers resoundingly reject 2015-16 tariff proposals

29/01/2015‘Disarray’ as providers resoundingly reject 2015-16 tariff proposals

Providers have rejected the controversial 2015-16 tariff proposals, Monitor has announced, leaving financial uncertainty looming over the NHS as it enters a period of change while attempting to c... more >
Public satisfaction with NHS near record levels

29/01/2015Public satisfaction with NHS near record levels

Public satisfaction with the NHS has risen to 65%, its second highest level ever, according to data from the British Social Attitudes 2014 survey published by The King’s Fund.  Th... more >
Strike off: Unions to consult members over potential pay deal

27/01/2015Strike off: Unions to consult members over potential pay deal

Unions have reached a potential breakthrough deal on NHS staff pay and called off this week’s planned strike action by health workers.  The costs of the new pay deal will be borne... more >
NHS England rejects two CSU bids to be included in provider framework

29/01/2015NHS England rejects two CSU bids to be included in provider framework

NHS England has rejected bids from two commis... more >
‘Disarray’ as providers resoundingly reject 2015-16 tariff proposals

29/01/2015‘Disarray’ as providers resoundingly reject 2015-16 tariff proposals

Providers have rejected the controversial 201... more >
Public satisfaction with NHS near record levels

29/01/2015Public satisfaction with NHS near record levels

Public satisfaction with the NHS has risen to... more >
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Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation Conference 2015

10 Feb 2015

This three day international conference will ...

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PAG-PLDP 2 Day Training Course

06/01/2015 - 07/01/2015

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PAG-PLDP 2 Day Training Course

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NHS England North - Medical Appraisal Lead Network Events

22/01/2015

As agreed in September's Appraisal Network meetings, NHS England North are arranging two events, one on each side of Pennines in January 16th Leeds Quarry House and 22nd Manchester Manchester, The Place Aparthotel for medical appraisal leads. These events will provide a further opportunity to share good practice and explore the current position for delivery of medical appraisal across all DBs in the north and as a consequence consider opportunities for collaboration by sector and appropriate geography to complement the actions of the newly established lead networks.

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Welsh NHS Confederation conference and exhibition 2015

28/01/2015

Building on the success of this year’s event, the next Welsh NHS Confederation annual conference and exhibition will take place Wednesday 28 January 2015 at Cardiff City Stadium.

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NHS England South Responsible Officer Conference

29/01/2015

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Developing a healthcare product

28/01/2015Developing a healthcare product

Guest blog by consultant patent attorney Kate Lees, who has some advice for entrepreneurial clinicians. General practitioners are not usually thought of as inventors, but they are often the best-placed people to assess the type of equipment or instruments that may assist in the care of the... more >
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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 >
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 >
Thirty-two CCGs – one voice

14/11/2014Thirty-two CCGs – one voice

GP Dr Marc Rowland, who chairs Lewisham CCG, ... 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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Are we in sight of a smoke-free Britain?

22/01/2015Are we in sight of a smoke-free Britain?

Dr Mike Knapton, associate medical director a... more >
Time to tackle obesity

13/01/2015Time to tackle obesity

Professor David Haslam chairs the National Ob... more >
Mind the gap: the NHS funding question

14/11/2014Mind the gap: the NHS funding question

Dr Janet Harrison, director of MSc Healthcare... more >

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14/11/2014Breaking down barriers

The commissioning landscape continues to change, with the latest announcements showing that NHS England got some of its initial decisions on organisational structure wrong – or, more charitably, that it has more confidence now in the ability of CCGs (most of them, at least) to take on new responsibilities and to handle conflicts of interest. The current fragmented picture never made much long-term sense, and most welcome the coming changes. Primary care co-commissioning and... read more >

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A plan for the NHS that must be transformational

A plan for the NHS that must be transformational

Steve Fairman, managing director at NHS Improving Quality, sets out his view on Simon Stevens’ important Five-Year Forward View document. Five-Year Forward View, the new vision for the NHS in England, is a breath of fresh air compared... more > more last word articles >