Clinical commissioning groups appear to be split over whether to penalise providers for breaching planned treatment targets as they seek to clear backlogs over the summer with government cash
NHS England is to cut hundreds of roles and is likely to carry out a major restructure of its area teams over the next nine months
Andy Burnham to say that David Cameron was ‘not up front’ about his intentions for reform during the 2010 election campaign
Acute trusts must say whether they accept local forecasts for cutting emergency admissions under better care fund
Sickness absence is costing the NHS around £1.5bn a year, NHS Employers has claimed as new analysis reveals that hospital managers and doctors have some of the lowest rates.
Most cancer and end of life care services in Staffordshire are unlikely to change providers following a £1.2bn contract procurement, one of the directors behind the commissioning process has said.
A reorganisation of specialist cancer and cardiac treatment across north east London and West Essex that will see two major hospitals host one specialism each was given the green light by commissioners last week.
The NHS Trust Development Authority is undertaking “urgent work” to investigate the “unexpectedly high” demand for acute services that has seen winter pressures continue into the summer.
The number of times GP surgeries in England are forced to turn away patients for appointments next year will pass the 50 million mark, new research predicts.
The regulator has lodged a High Court claim against Grant Thornton in a bid to curb potential losses from its imminent legal clash with its former deputy chief executive
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Two judicial reviews to block the dissolution and downgrade of Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust have been rejected by the High Court.
Acute providers lack the power to save
The NHS hospital run by private provider Circle has been forced to withdraw an offer to pay local GPs a £50 ‘administrative fee’ for surgery referrals, claiming the proposal had been ‘misunderstood in some areas’.
STRUCTURE: A teaching hospital, whose services are threatened by a major shake up of acute care in Greater Manchester, has called for a ‘flawed’ consultation on the plan to be suspended.