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NHS England to offer incentives for doctors to become GPs

26/01/2015NHS England to offer incentives for doctors to become GPs

Newly qualified doctors are to be incentivised to become GPs as part of a £10m plan to kick start expansion in the general practice workforce. The scheme is part of a new package of me... more >
NHS ‘creaking at the seams’ as problems spread beyond A&E

22/01/2015NHS ‘creaking at the seams’ as problems spread beyond A&E

Problems in the NHS are spreading beyond A&E, with waiting times for cancer treatment and routine operations worsening as the “risk of NHS crisis grows”, warns the King’s Fu... more >
CCG inconsistencies in how they try to avoid conflicts of interest

21/01/2015CCG inconsistencies in how they try to avoid conflicts of interest

A fifth of CCGs have required more than half of their board members to withdraw from a meeting because of conflicts of interest, an NHE investigation has revealed. After receiving 174 respon... more >
NHS England to offer incentives for doctors to become GPs

26/01/2015NHS England to offer incentives for doctors to become GPs

Newly qualified doctors are to be incentivise... more >
Requests to opt out of sharing medical records have been ignored

23/01/2015Requests to opt out of sharing medical records have been ignored

Thousands of requests to opt out of the healt... more >
NHS faces £65bn hole in finances by 2030 says think tank

23/01/2015NHS faces £65bn hole in finances by 2030 says think tank

The NHS faces a £65bn black hole in its... more >
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Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation Conference 2015

10 Feb 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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A capital idea: clarity and stability for the NHS in a time of political uncertainty

26/01/2015A capital idea: clarity and stability for the NHS in a time of political uncertainty

Ferelith Gaze, head of public affairs at NHS Providers, discusses what is needed from day one of the next government and beyond for the NHS. We are all prey to systemic amnesia, and in the final 100 days before the 2015 General Election, we need to be mindful of the particular vulnerabilit... 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 >
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 >
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 >

editor's comment

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 >

last word

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 >