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Queen’s Speech delivers new patient safety legislation

21 / 6 / 2017 5.56pm

New legislation which could give official powers to the Health Service Safety Investigation Branch (HSSIB) has been unveiled in the Queen’s Speech.

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A Healthy State of Mind: improving young people's mental fitness

Mental health network

21 / 6 / 2017 2.58pm

Localis, an independent cross-party think tank, has launched a new report on young people’s mental health. The report aims to identify what the system requires to be able to work better to both offer immediate help to those with serious conditions and a wide and flexible variety of support for all those who feel they need it.

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Brexit negotiations underway

NHS European Office

19 / 6 / 2017 6pm

The first of the Article 50 negotiations took place on 19 June, with the European Commission and UK government agreeing terms of reference – the guiding principles for the negotiations.

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Confed chief and members recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

19 / 6 / 2017 1.15pm

NHS Confederation chief executive, Niall Dickson, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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‘There's rarely a perfect answer’ - Vaughan Gething

15 / 6 / 2017 5pm

Vaughan Gething shared the view from NHS Wales and called for collaboration and sharing of learning with England to improve health and care in the UK.

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Stevens sets out programme of action for NHS

15 / 6 / 2017 4.15pm

Meeting the A&E waiting time target and turning the corner on primary care investment will be key priorities for the NHS over the next 12 to 14 months, the head of NHS England has said.

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Jeremy Hunt outlines new government's NHS priorities at Confed17

15 / 6 / 2017 12.30pm

On day two at Confed17, the newly reappointed health secretary outlined the the government's immediate and longer term priorities for health and social care.

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Look after current staff to secure the future NHS workforce, says Ian Cumming

15 / 6 / 2017 Midday

Read our summary of Ian Cumming's keynote address at day two of Confed17

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‘Stop launching life rafts and start fixing the ship’ – Niall Dickson

14 / 6 / 2017 6.30pm

Niall Dickson calls for the government to have a national conversation on what's needed across health and social care.

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Praise for progress but tough times ahead, says Mackey

14 / 6 / 2017 6.24pm

The head of NHS Improvement has praised system leaders for their efforts to bring the NHS’ books back into balance, but warned that tough times lie ahead.

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The NHS had a wake-up call after the WannaCry cyberattacks – what is Europe doing to respond? | Sarah Collen

21 / 6 / 2017 11.03am

Recent cyberattacks show a consolidated effort is needed to prepare the NHS for any future cyber security incidents, writes European policy expert, Sarah Collen.

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