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The Government is to cap the costs that lawyers can recover in clinical negligence cases | King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has predicted that it will need to borrow nearly a quarter of a billion pounds | Dr Simon Eccles has been confirmed as the new NHS national CCIO.


The share of NHS spending in England allocated to GPs will drop to 7.1% in 2018/19 | The Welsh NHS is spending more than £1m every week on paying agency nurses in a bid to plug gaps in rotas | Only a fifth of the 600 extra GPs from EU countries promised by April have been recruited so far, according to NHS England board papers.


Liaison launch latest upgrade to the TempRE system. TempRE Multi Worker is a single multi worker platform that saves time, supports NHSi reporting and delivers control and compliance | Councillors AGAIN call on CCGs to rethink community bed closures. Elected members split on whether Jeremy Hunt should be criticised for failing to act | Mental health funding not reaching services, trust governors warn. Nurses are among senior members of London rust who are calling on local MPs to take action.


NHS nursing vacancies at record high with more than 34,000 roles advertised. NHS ‘on Theresa May’s doorstep’ only able to fill one in every 400 nursing posts being advertised | Senior doctors from overseas who have been appointed to fill key roles in hospitals around the UK are being blocked by the Home Office because their NHS salaries are too low under immigration rules | STP and CCGs fail to find new leader from ‘limited’ pool. Healthcare leaders in the South West have postponed recruitment after failing to attract suitable candidates.


One of the Government’s most important contractors collapsed into administration on Monday as a result of its lenders refusing to provide any more financial support | NHS medical blunders dating back more than two decades are still costing millions of pounds a year in compensation | A new £48m centre for major trauma complete with a helipad is due to be built at Salford Royal Hospital.