Crispin Dowler is HSJ's senior correspondent. Crispin's focus is on finance and the private sector. He has been with HSJ since 2010 covering NHS finance, private healthcare providers, and the North West. He won staff journalist of the year (professional media) in the 2012 Medical Journalists' Association awards, and was shortlisted for writer of the year (business media) in the 2013 Professional Publishers Association awards.Follow Crispin Dowler on Twitter @CrispinDowler
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NHS England this afternoon approved plans to use more than half of the extra £2bn that has been freed up for health service spending in 2015-16 to bring underfunded clinical commissioning groups closer to their “fair share” of allocations.
There are two dates in 2015 that loom very large in the minds of all those on the HSJ100 with responsibility for the financial health of the NHS.
Sir David Dalton has predicted that ‘every single’ NHS provider in England will be touched by the options for organisational change described in his government commissioned review
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