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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... more >
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editor's comment

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 prog... read 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, has just been appointed chair of the London Clinical Commissioning Council too, which represents all... 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 at the Nursing and Midwifery Council, talks about the urgent need for legislative regulatory reform. ... 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 Foundation Trust Network, and Rick Stern, chief executive of the NHS Alliance, discuss how the two organisat... more >

featured events

Empowering allied health professionals to transform health and care services

09 Dec 2014

Find out more> Allied health professionals (AHPs) play a key role as members of multi-d...

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Urgent and emergency care

16 Dec 2014

Find out more> This conference provides a key opportunity to gain an update on progress...

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Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation Conference 2015

10 Feb 2015

This three day international conference will welcome digital health professionals from around t...

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The King's Fund Annual Conference 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


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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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  • 19/11/2014NHS urges people to use pharmacies not A&E

    I agree with this in principle but can't help feeling it hasn't been thought through properly. Has anyone considered the effect this could have on...
  • 11/11/2014Children’s mental health services

    I'm really not surprised to read of the dire state of CAMHS. I have had three ineffectual interactions with CAMHS on behalf of my daughter, who is...
  • 05/11/2014Tea and coffee ban

    Dehydration and hunger lead to people making mistakes. Any members of the public who'd complain at a nurse, doctor etc grabbing a drink are the ones...
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last word

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 >

health service focus

How better procurement can save time, money and lives

14/11/2014How better procurement can save time, money and lives

Chris Slater, head of supplies and procurement at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and the t... more >
Mixed messages on eProcurement support

14/11/2014Mixed messages on eProcurement support

NHE’s David Stevenson looks at the issue of compliance with the government’s eProcu... more >

latest healthcare news

3,300 mental health nursing posts lost in the last four years

24/11/20143,300 mental health nursing posts lost in the last four years

Mental health services across the UK are under “unprecedented strain”, with a steep fall in nurse numbers and available beds at a tim... more >
NHS staff stage second mass strike in as many months over pay

24/11/2014NHS staff stage second mass strike in as many months over pay

NHS workers, including nurses, midwives, paramedics, radiographers, administrators, cleaners and managers will be manning picket lines today as h... 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 increasingly difficult for NHS boards to justify spending on its own staff health and wellbeing progra... more >
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