NHS CB able to obtain patient data

The NHS Commissioning Board will be allowed to use patient data to enable CCGs to compare their performance against other commissioners.

Row over NHS tendering rules deepens

The new rules for tendering of NHS services have been defended by Health Minister Earl Howe and condemned by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

UK medics prepare obesity crisis strategy

The UK medical professions have worked together to develop a strategy to address the national obesity crisis – the worst in Europe.

Wave 3 CCGs given go ahead

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has backed all 62 clinical commissioning groups in the third wave of its authorisation process to take on new their responsibilities from 1 April 2013.

NHS procurement rules enforce competition

New regulations for NHS procurement laid before Parliament will force CCGs to put virtually all services out to competitive tender.

DH pledges to improve child health outcomes

The Department of Health has published a ‘pledge’ to improve health outcomes for children and young people through co-ordinated activity across the NHS.

DH blocked NHS Direct statement on homeopathy

The Department of Health blocked NHS Direct from telling the public that there is “no good quality clinical evidence” to show that homeopathy is more than a placebo.

Janssen team partners with NHS to find dementia solutions

An entrepreneurial team within Janssen’s R&D operation is working with the NHS to promote innovative dementia care. Janssen Healthcare Innovation and the...

Sexual health in UK is worsening

Funding pressures on sexual health services are driving an increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies, a new report warns.

Mid Staffs report emphasises ‘transparency’

The public enquiry report on preventable deaths at Stafford General Hospital has placed emphasis on improving the ‘transparency’ and regulation of the NHS.

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