James Clayton is a health policy freelance journalist.
Clinical commissioning is behind schedule in many areas with the transfer of staff from primary care trusts stalled and just over a year remaining before the NHS’s structural overhaul is supposed to be complete.
The number of outpatient appointments increased by 4.5 per cent last year, according to NHS Information Centre figures.
The American company behind the National Programme for IT has predicted it will earn up to another £2bn from its work with the NHS.
- NHS pension scheme deficit predicted within three years
- Views from the picket line