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NHS England efficiencies means job cuts in primary care support services

01/04/2015NHS England efficiencies means job cuts in primary care support services

NHS England plans to implement “efficiencies” in its primary care support (PCS) services, closing offices and cutting jobs just weeks before it is due to announce the winner of a &pou... more >
HCPC proposes another fee increase, to £90

30/03/2015HCPC proposes another fee increase, to £90

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) wants to increase the renewal fee from £80 to £90 per year from 1 August 2015, with similar rises in its other fees.  The rise... more >
East Sussex Healthcare ‘inadequate’ but avoids special measures

27/03/2015East Sussex Healthcare ‘inadequate’ but avoids special measures

Services at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust have been rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  An initial inspection took place in September last year befo... more >
Hinchingbrooke handed back to the NHS

01/04/2015Hinchingbrooke handed back to the NHS

Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust was hand... more >
Secure email pilot to cut 90% fax rate from care homes

01/04/2015Secure email pilot to cut 90% fax rate from care homes

A secure email project being piloted in Shrop... more >
NHS England investing £78m in technology

01/04/2015NHS England investing £78m in technology

NHS England has announced £78m of techn... more >
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Should prescription charges be scrapped in England?

01/04/2015Should prescription charges be scrapped in England?

From today the NHS prescription charge has been increased by 15p to £8.20 per prescription item. This means that since 2010 prescription prices have increased by £1 under the Coalition government.  The government does state that 90% of prescription items are already provid... more >
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Ambitions far beyond the better care fund

01/04/2015Ambitions far beyond the better care fund

The number of Integrated Care Pioneers has ex... more >
‘We’ll never get £22bn savings by driving Down the Cost of Rubber Gloves’

01/04/2015‘We’ll never get £22bn savings by driving Down the Cost of Rubber Gloves’

Lord Carter of Coles, chair of the NHS Procur... more >
Beyond the islands of excellence

01/04/2015Beyond the islands of excellence

Andy McMinn is one of the leading lights in N... more >
The link between trust I.T. maturity and patient mortality

01/04/2015The link between trust I.T. maturity and patient mortality

A new study has claimed to find a correlation... more >

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The need for healthcare and societal resilience

01/04/2015The need for healthcare and societal resilience

Gordon MacDonald, director of Loughborough Un... more >
How healthcare assistants can transform cancer patient experience

01/04/2015How healthcare assistants can transform cancer patient experience

Jagtar Dhanda, head of inclusion at Macmillan... more >
NHS governance and financial resilience

01/04/2015NHS governance and financial resilience

Paul Hughes, head of NHS Providers at Grant T... more >

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01/04/2015The Benefits Of Redesign

There is a new look and fresh feel to National Health Executive – as I am sure you will have already noticed. We wanted a redesign to ensure our great content – news, views, comment, analysis, interviews, features, updates, events and investigations – is as engaging and attractive as possible. Hopefully the new design, inside and out, will make it easier for readers to find the articles that most interest them, and ensure a great read. We still have our regular... read more >

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Squaring the circle – is competition in healthcare the wrong answer?

Squaring the circle – is competition in healthcare the wrong answer?

Dr Darren Leech, a director at NHS Elect, a members’ network providing high-quality support to in-house management teams, takes a step back to examine the ‘competition question’. Circle Holdings recently decided to withdra... more > more last word articles >