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HEE approves more nursing course placements

17/12/2014HEE approves more nursing course placements

The number of places on nursing courses is to increase for the second year in a row.  The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said this is a “step in the right direction” but sai... more >
CQC rates Imperial College NHS Trust as ‘require improvement’

16/12/2014CQC rates Imperial College NHS Trust as ‘require improvement’

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust – widely regarded as one of the best-performing in the country – actually ‘requires improvement’ in key areas, according to the Care ... more >
NHS struggles to cope with surge in A&E visits

12/12/2014NHS struggles to cope with surge in A&E visits

The NHS in England is struggling to cope with a massive rise in demand as 30,000 more people than average attended A&E last week, leading to only one in seven major units meeting targets for ... more >
Peer support programme for senior clinicians to be piloted in 2015

18/12/2014Peer support programme for senior clinicians to be piloted in 2015

A new strategic peer support programme to sup... more >
Staff survey shows an increase in optimism in Scotland

18/12/2014Staff survey shows an increase in optimism in Scotland

NHS employees in Scotland are more optimistic... more >
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Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation Conference 2015

10 Feb 2015

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HFMA Annual Conference

03/12/2014 - 05/12/2014

This year's annual conference - the most important event in NHS finance - takes its title from the president's theme, ‘Leading by Numbers’. During the three days, you will have the opportunity to hear from some of the most prominent figures in the NHS along with key policy makers, politicians, clinicians and professional and technical experts.

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HFMA Annual Conference

03/12/2014 - 05/12/2014

This year's annual conference - the most important event in NHS finance - takes its title from the president's theme, ‘Leading by Numbers’. During the three days, you will have the opportunity to hear from some of the most prominent figures in the NHS along with key policy makers, politicians, clinicians and professional and technical experts.

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HFMA Annual Conference

03/12/2014 - 05/12/2014

This year's annual conference - the most important event in NHS finance - takes its title from the president's theme, ‘Leading by Numbers’. During the three days, you will have the opportunity to hear from some of the most prominent figures in the NHS along with key policy makers, politicians, clinicians and professional and technical experts.

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Empowering allied health professionals to transform health and care services

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Royal college commitment to integrated care

17/12/2014Royal college commitment to integrated care

A joint statement by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has set out their “values, vision and commitment” in working together at a national level to promote person-centred care, integrated care and collaboration.  En... 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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Mind the gap: the NHS funding question

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

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

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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 >