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Private health giant Spire reveals 20% profit hit after NHS funding cutbacks

19/09/2018Private health giant Spire reveals 20% profit hit after NHS funding cutbacks

NHS funding squeezes have hit private firm Spire Healthcare as it forecasted a large decline in annual profits. Spire Healthcare has unveiled a 20.6% decline in pre-tax earnings in the six m... more >
CQC takes enforcement action amid safety fears at Shrewsbury trust

06/09/2018CQC takes enforcement action amid safety fears at Shrewsbury trust

The CQC has decided to take “urgent enforcement action” against a trust that was last week embroiled in controversy after more cases of poor care were allegedly identified at its mate... more >
Campaigners lose High Court fight against Dorset service reorganisation

06/09/2018Campaigners lose High Court fight against Dorset service reorganisation

Campaigners have lost their High Court bid to put a stop to a proposed reorganisation to Dorset’s healthcare services. In a statement, Dorset CCG said it was pleased with the judge&rsq... more >
Council and NHS consider merging into a single public authority

20/09/2018Council and NHS consider merging into a single public authority

Scottish Borders Council has put forward plan... more >
Sir Robert Francis chosen as new Healthwatch chair

20/09/2018Sir Robert Francis chosen as new Healthwatch chair

Healthwatch England has appointed Sir Robert ... more >
Integrated care systems ‘need dedicated funding and law changes to succeed’

20/09/2018Integrated care systems ‘need dedicated funding and law changes to succeed’

National health leaders need to invest time i... more >
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Council and NHS consider merging into a single public authority

20/09/2018Council and NHS consider merging into a single public authority

Scottish Borders Council has put forward plans for a single public authority in the region in a proposed submission to a local government review. Ahead of the council’s meeting next we... more >
Sir Robert Francis chosen as new Healthwatch chair

20/09/2018Sir Robert Francis chosen as new Healthwatch chair

Healthwatch England has appointed Sir Robert Francis QC as its new a chair, taking over from current chair Jane Mordue after her three-year tenure. Sir Robert is most well-known for leading ... more >
Integrated care systems ‘need dedicated funding and law changes to succeed’

20/09/2018Integrated care systems ‘need dedicated funding and law changes to succeed’

National health leaders need to invest time into developing appropriate legislation, reforming regulation, redesigning financial architectures and earmarking funding in order to truly support the... more >
Integrated care systems held back by ‘conflicting messages’ from national bodies

20/09/2018Integrated care systems held back by ‘conflicting messages’ from national bodies

While there have been encouraging signs of progress, integrated care systems (ICSs) are nevertheless being held back by their regulatory relationship with NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSI), ... more >
Solicitor who overcharged NHS millions with ‘obscene’ clinical negligence bills fined £30k

19/09/2018Solicitor who overcharged NHS millions with ‘obscene’ clinical negligence bills fined £30k

A solicitor who overcharged the NHS millions of pounds for clinical negligence has been fined £30,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. Andrew Good, who had been the joint owner... more >

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Lord Darzi: Seize the opportunity

19/09/2018Lord Darzi: Seize the opportunity

Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham is the Paul Hamlyn chair of surgery at Imperial College, a surgeon working in the NHS and, from 2007-09, was health minister under Labour. Here, he highlights the importance of innovation in the NHS, and the exciting prospects it might bring if we’re bra... more >
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Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

24/01/2018Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

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Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

In an era of so-called ‘fake news&rsquo... more >
Tackling infection prevention locally

04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in... more >
Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02/10/2017Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurem... more >

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The Hospital Energy Project

19/09/2018The Hospital Energy Project

The Hospital Energy Project is an ambitious e... more >
Social media's role in health

19/09/2018Social media's role in health

Social media has a massive role to play in he... more >
Dickson: Hancock finds an NHS in need of digital rebirth

19/09/2018Dickson: Hancock finds an NHS in need of digital rebirth

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Con... more >
GDEs: Never stop learning

19/09/2018GDEs: Never stop learning

Paul Charnley, director of IT and information... more >