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Consultation delays ACO introduction

Plans by NHS England (NHSE) to introduce Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs) have been put on hold whilst a 12-week consultation looking at the contracting...

Joint inquiry into the long-term funding of social care launched

The House of Commons Communities and Local Government and Health Committees have launched a joint inquiry into the long-term funding and provision of care...

High Court dismisses Ideal Carehomes’ challenge to publication of inspection report

The High Court has dismissed an injunction application from Ideal Carehomes, to prevent the Care Quality Commission (CCQ) publishing a report looking into one...

Two-thirds of English MPs believe there aren’t enough quality care homes for constituents

Two-thirds of England MPs, including just over half of Conservative MPs and 82% Labour MPs, agree that there aren’t enough ‘high-quality’ care homes for older...

40% rise in detentions under the Mental Health Act

The rise in detentions under the Mental Health Act may be are symptomatic of a healthcare system ‘under considerable strain’, says the Care Quality...

BMA will back GPs in legal action against Capita

The British Medical Association (BMA)’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC) has said it has been left with ‘no option’ but to support practices wanting to take...

Scottish Association for Mental Health wins £1.4m contract

The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) has secured a £1.4m contract to deliver a GP ‘link worker’ service in Aberdeen over the next...

Premier Choice appoints head of risk and protection

Premier Choice Group, the specialist health and risk intermediary firm, has appointed Steve Ellis as head of risk and protection. Ellis  has worked for...

People with continuing healthcare needs disadvantaged by system

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has said that the care of people with continuing healthcare needs is ‘too often being compromised’ because they are...

Preferred bidder named for private patient unit

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has named One Healthcare the preferred bidder to run its Coombe Wing, a suite for the provision of private patient...