Issue : 15 April 2010
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Noel Plumridge on the NHS budgetSubscription
Here’s a summary of the financial plan for the English NHS.
Five key changes must be fought for if autonomous foundation trusts are to flourish
Lookey-Likey: Richard Vize and Harry HillSubscription
As readers may have heard, HSJ editor Richard Vize is leaving us this week to take up a tricky new post as spin doctor in chief at education regulator Ofsted.
Hospital closures: the taboo has been brokenSubscription
At the first whisper of a service or hospital closing, local campaigners and politicians launch vociferous protests. But despite this opposition the idea that we need fewer hospitals and beds is gathering momentum, writes Richard Vize
Media Watch: NHS managers' paySubscription
Grim reading for managers returning to work on Monday as virtually all the papers ran with a report on managers’ pay increasing faster than nurses’.
The dire lack of information on the safety and effectiveness of much NHS care has been spelled out in a report by members of the NHS national quality board.
A London primary care trust is facing criticism from the chair of a neighbouring acute trust over plans to sell off a pre-war health centre.
PCTs pave the way for GP cash budgets in 2011-12Subscription
Primary care trusts in the East of England are planning on giving GP commissioners hard budgets next year, regardless of which party wins the election.
Trusts are taking tentative steps into the landmine riddled territory of their consultants’ productivity.
NHS West Midlands has mounted a robust defence of trusts in the region which failed to meet the target on delivering same sex accommodation.