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Health and Care Innovation Expo

25 / 8 / 2015 10:24 AM

NHS Confed, NHS Employers and NHS Clinical Commissioners will be at this year's Innovation Expo, as part of our wider work to support innovation in the NHS

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Proposed increase to marginal rate for emergency admissions

20 / 8 / 2015 13:19 PM

The marginal rate for emergency admissions could increase to 70 per cent under proposals put forward by Monitor and NHS England on Thursday (20 August).

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Changes proposed to method for setting relative prices

14 / 8 / 2015 12:07 PM

Monitor and NHS England have today (14 August) published proposed changes to how they set price relativities for national prices, launching the first of two documents outlining early proposals for the 2016/17 national tariff.

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'Radical proposals' for community pharmacy and general practice integration revealed

13 / 8 / 2015 14:03 PM

Aligned contractual frameworks and pharmacies as the first port of call for minor conditions among measures proposed by the National Association of Primary Care and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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Threshold for tariff objections under consultation

13 / 8 / 2015 12:52 PM

The threshold for the number of objections required to trigger a review of the national tariff could be raised to between 66 to 75 per cent of providers and commissioners – up from 51 per cent – under proposals in a new Department of Health consultation.

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Urgent care commission begins cross-country learning tour

5 / 8 / 2015 11:19 AM

An independent commission formed to drive improvements in urgent and emergency care for older people has begun a series of visits to discover more about innovative approaches to unscheduled care and initiatives keeping people out of hospital.

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Innovation in action in Wales

4 / 8 / 2015 00:00 AM

With NHS organisations continually on the lookout for innovative ways to improve patient care and experience, reduce costs and develop new treatments, the Welsh NHS Confederation has shared seven ways its members are putting research and innovation into action.

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National bodies must communicate and act as one to help local systems tackle the financial gap

4 / 8 / 2015 00:00 AM

Rob Webster, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, urges collaboration at all levels to enable the NHS to meet its efficiency challenge head on.

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Details of vanguard support and funding published

31 / 7 / 2015 11:51 AM

A national package of support to enable vanguards to make changes effectively and at pace, unveiled on Friday (31 July), will focus on eight key areas, including designing new care models, workforce redesign and local leadership and delivery.

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Frontline staff urged to share their views on NHS finance

27 / 7 / 2015 15:19 PM

Views will develop a picture of how medical staff interpret the NHS payment system

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Don’t overlook the power of storytelling in improving staff wellbeing and patient care, says Rhiannon Barker

24 / 8 / 2015 00:30 AM

Storytelling can help those working in healthcare organisations to reflect on some of the emotional aspects of their work, writes Rhiannon Barker. Doing so has myriad benefits for staff, she says, and patients too.

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