NHS England and Monitor have floated proposals for sweeping reform of the payment systems for emergency healthcare, to help bring about the changes envisaged by the Keogh review of urgent and emergency care.
Hospital trust financial problems have now spread across England, with the acute sector in the majority of health economies expecting an overall deficit in 2014-15.
Our map highlights the health economies expecting to record a deficit for 2014-15
The Foundation Trust Network has urged to Monitor to stay independent when setting the national pricing tariff, despite pressures on the NHS budget.
Stroke patients are more likely to die in units with lower nurse staffing levels at weekends, according to latest UK research.
The number of trainee doctors recruited to work in England’s A&E departments has increased to its highest ever level, Health Education England has revealed
The five year strategy being developed by NHS England will set out ‘a range of care models’ aimed at putting the service on a sustainable financial footing, it has said.
FINANCE: Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group has launched an investigation into a “significant increase” in the cost of accident and emergency at one of the city’s major hospitals.
NHS mental health providers have slashed beds and staff levels as they cope with real term funding cuts and the soaring cost of sending patients hundreds of miles away for treatment.
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of a trust recommended for special measures is to retire at the end of the year due to ill health.
Many patients are ‘shocked’ that lots of accident and emergency doctors do not have automatic access to their GP records, a poll suggests.
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NICE has taken the unprecedented step of expressing its ‘disappointment’ with a multinational drug giant in a row over a new breast cancer drug and the government’s pricing deal
Clinical commissioning groups have become concerned about the burden of being involved with ‘system resilience groups’, which are expected to oversee efforts to clear waiting lists and ease winter pressures.
The role of probing claims made by NHS whistleblowers could be taken out of the hands of hospital trusts, the head of a major government inquiry has indicated in an exclusive interview with HSJ.
Less than 40 per cent of patients are offered a choice of provider when referred by their GP for an outpatient appointment, according to a survey report published today by NHS England and Monitor.
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