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The NHS requires a national clinical leadership talent management pipeline

NHS Improvement is the perfect way to nurture early on the talent of potential clinical leaders of the future, writes Dr Na’eem Ahmed

Judge urged to allow minimally conscious patient to die

A judge is expected to rule tomorrow on whether a woman in the end stage of multiple sclerosis and who is minimally conscious should be allowed to die by withdrawing nutritional and hydration support.

Exclusive: NHS England to carry out secret audit of midwifery investigations

NHS England will not publish the results of a national audit into the quality of investigations into maternity incidents prompted by the death of a baby girl, HSJ has learned.

NHS England gives CCGs strict orders to impose provider fines

NHS England has been condemned this morning for instructing clinical commissioning groups in some parts of the country to apply severe contractual fines to providers.

HSJ roundtable: the need to get better at sharing data

There are still shortcomings in the way the NHS shares patient information. HSJ’s latest roundtable came up with some answers

HSJ annual lecture: Jeremy Hunt delivers a four point plan to help GPs

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt outlines his plan to open access to GP payment systems; eradicate time wasted on missed hospital appointments; make general practice paperless by 2018; and to root out bureaucracy through the smarter use of technology.

Analysis: Growth in off-framework agency spending revealed

The sum spent by hospital trusts hiring off-framework agency staff grew by 41 per cent over the last financial year, HSJ analysis reveals.

Two trusts slip back to old nurse staffing levels after leaving special measures

Two acute trusts that were taken out of special measures after recruiting scores of nurses have slid back to their old staffing levels, HSJ analysis shows.

Mackey: Regulatory duties must not stop NHS Improvement helping trusts

The regulatory duties of NHS Improvement must not stand in the way of creating an organisation focused on helping providers to improve, Jim Mackey has said.

Exclusive: Mackey backs calls for reduced savings target

The first chief executive of NHS Improvement has backed calls to significantly reduce the ‘efficiency factor’ savings target embedded in the tariff prices for providers in the next financial year.

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