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Staff shortages threaten to derail ability to deliver on the Long Term Plan   Current funding flows do not support partnership working and integration   STP payments have encouraged short-termi..more

17
Jan

NHS Improvement and NHS England have announced Hugh McCaughey will lead on driving improvements in care and efficiency across the NHS in the new role as National Director of Improvement in the new NH..more

17
Jan

Julian Hartley, a highly experienced leader, who is currently Chief Executive of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, has been asked to lead the new workforce implementation plan for the NHS. The role..more

16
Jan

An NHS programme in Somerset has helped patients avoid 7,500 nights in hospital and freed up at least £2 million for other services.   Somerset’s pioneering ‘Homefirst’ scheme offers patien..more

15
Jan

The HSE has announced a one-day course on asbestos management in non-domestic premises.    Asbestos can be found in any building built before the year 2000 and causes around 5000 deaths every yea..more

14
Jan

The number of NHS and local government bodies with significant weaknesses in their arrangements for delivering value for money for taxpayers is unacceptably high and increasing, according to the late..more

14
Jan

Responding to the NHS planning guidance for 2019/20, published by NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Chief Executive of NHS Providers, Chris Hopson, says: “NHS Trusts have been struggling for f..more

10
Jan

NHS Oxleas Foundation Trust has today been fined £300,000 after two members of staff suffered life-changing injuries when they were repeatedly stabbed by a service user. The Trust pleaded guilty to ..more

10
Jan

The NHS Long Term Plan sets a target for all providers across acute, community and mental health settings to advance to a “core level of digitisation by 2024, including clinical and operational pro..more

08
Jan

“ICSs [Integrated Care Systems] are central to the delivery of the Long Term Plan. An ICS brings together local organisations to redesign care and improve population health, creating shared leaders..more

08
Jan

It is disappointing that the much-anticipated NHS Long Term Plan once again fails to recognise the importance of estates and facilities services, and the staff who deliver them, in the future of heal..more

07
Jan

The West Midlands Branch Conference 2019, to be held on March 1 at the Village Hotel in Walsall, will focus on Sustainability.   Usually rightly associated with issues such as energy consumption ..more

04
Jan

Public procurement analyst, Tussell, believes the UK Government is learning from the collapse of Carillion early in 2018 and breaking more contracts down into smaller and less risky schemes.   Tus..more

03
Jan

Following the publication in December of the Department of Health and Social Care’s guidance for providers in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Permanent Secretary Sir Chris Wormald has written to all..more

03
Jan

In the NHS’s 70th year, dozens of NHS staff have been recognised in the 2019 New Year’s Honours list, including those who led the response to terror attacks and major incidents in 2018 as well a..more

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