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The future of clinical commissioning

13/03/2017The future of clinical commissioning

Dr Graham Jackson, co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and chair of NHS Aylesbury Vale CCG, discusses the changing landscape facing commissioners.  Since they were set up more than three years ago, CCGs have demonstrated a g... more >
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22/03/2017New additions and unexpected announcements

As NHE went to press, many of us were still recovering from the chancellor’s unexpected health announcements in his last Spring Budget.   While the sector welcomed Philip Hammond’s revelations, centered on capital funding for advanced sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) and A&E triage schemes (page 24), the government failed to address the funding gap still facing the NHS.   Even the &... read more >

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  • 02/12/2016Greater Manchester: 30 years ahead

    Jon Rouse, the new chief officer of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, speaks to NHE’s Luana Salles about the region’s latest and...
  • 01/10/2015Inbox – September-October 2015

    From: Morris Heseltine Subject: Revised contract to be given to all junior doctors – NHS Employers Perhaps Mr Mortimer [CEO of NHS Employers]...
  • 19/08/2015Paramedic workforce crisis

    If universities and governing bodies introduced more courses that allowed shortened courses for already skilled workers, for example nursing to...
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Foreign patient charges are a distraction from the real issues

Foreign patient charges are a distraction from the real issues

Vivek Kotecha, research officer at the Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI), explains why the charging of foreign patients distracts from our home-grown NHS issues.  The Department of Health’s (DH’s) PR team mus... more > more last word articles >

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Firefighters and pharmacists: empowering the wider public health workforce

28/03/2017Firefighters and pharmacists: empowering the wider public health workforce

Shirley Cramer CBE, chief executive of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), explains how... more >
A holistic approach is needed to tackle estate issues

24/03/2017A holistic approach is needed to tackle estate issues

Julian Amey, chief executive of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (... more >

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Reassurance over STPs needed or NHS risks entering era of permafrost

16/03/2017Reassurance over STPs needed or NHS risks entering era of permafrost

The recent intervention by Simon Stevens to ensure that mass bed closures will not happen in STP areas unless alternative arrangements are put in... more >
Betts: STPs will only work if all players are involved

13/03/2017Betts: STPs will only work if all players are involved

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) are only going to work if all players, including local government and the voluntary sector, are in... more >
Extra STP cash ‘pointless’ if NHS budget is raided to plug running costs

09/03/2017Extra STP cash ‘pointless’ if NHS budget is raided to plug running costs

The chancellor’s decision to back the first tranche of good-to-go STPs with £325m over the next three years, with more money to come ... more >
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