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CQC ranks mental health trusts by risk of poor care

21/11/2014CQC ranks mental health trusts by risk of poor care

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a ranking of NHS mental health trusts according to risk as part of its method of deciding which trusts to inspect first. Part of the watchdog&... more >
Physical assaults on NHS staff in England increase 8.7%

20/11/2014Physical assaults on NHS staff in England increase 8.7%

The total number of reported physical assaults against NHS staff in England increased by nearly 9% in 2013-14, according to new figures from NHS Protect. The data, collated from 266 health b... more >
Expanding workforce is driving the FT sector deficit – Hopson

19/11/2014Expanding workforce is driving the FT sector deficit – Hopson

Growing patient demand and a shortage of funding to plug the skills gap are two of the main reasons why the foundation trust sector is “collectively in deficit for the first time ever&rdquo... more >
Greater evaluation needed to justify healthy staff programmes – NHS Employers

21/11/2014Greater evaluation needed to justify healthy staff programmes – NHS Employers

Financial pressure on the NHS is making it in... more >
CQC ranks mental health trusts by risk of poor care

21/11/2014CQC ranks mental health trusts by risk of poor care

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has publish... more >
New guide for good complaints handling across health and social care

21/11/2014New guide for good complaints handling across health and social care

A new report detailing the expectations of pa... more >
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Changing provider landscape: taking the Dalton review forward

25 Nov 2014

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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

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Integrated care a slippery term

19/11/2014Integrated care a slippery term

Everywhere you go in the NHS we hear conversations about the need for integrated and coordinated care, and it was the same at yesterday’s Foundation Trust Network. No-one majorly argues against the concept of integration as, hopefully, the end result will lead to improved outcomes fo... more >
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Big data helping speech recognition become mainstream

28/09/2014Big data helping speech recognition become mainstream

Steve Young, Professor of Information Enginee... more >
The Friends & Family Test: challenges and opportunities

28/09/2014The Friends & Family Test: challenges and opportunities

Andrew MacPherson, managing director of The S... more >
‘Don’t rubbish doctors for not always acting like managers’

28/09/2014‘Don’t rubbish doctors for not always acting like managers’

Peter Lees, medical director and former found... more >
FFT must not create bureaucratic burdens for GPs

28/09/2014FFT must not create bureaucratic burdens for GPs

Dr Maureen Baker, chair of the Royal College of... more >

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Prescribing of ADHD medications has doubled in six years

07/10/2014Prescribing of ADHD medications has doubled in six years

Dr Tony Lloyd, CEO of The ADHD Foundation, ar... more >
Should CCGs let providers determine the local estate strategy?

28/09/2014Should CCGs let providers determine the local estate strategy?

Who is best placed to drive estate strategy i... more >
Making hospital and health system consolidations work

28/09/2014Making hospital and health system consolidations work

Healthcare experts Jonathan Pearson, Colin Lewr... more >

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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 >

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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 >