Robert Francis QC has expressed surprise at the decision by NHS England and Monitor to use his report into failures at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust as justification for higher funding cuts to mental health.
At least 57 local areas will see better care fund budgets rising, figures show
Another senior figure has announced he is leaving NHS England.
More than a quarter of clinical commissioning leaders open services up to competition out of fear of rules
The ability of the NHS to control costs and curb hospital activity has not improved with the government’s reorganisation of the NHS, according to many leaders of the clinical commissioning groups created by the reforms.
Clinical commissioning leaders have expressed serious concerns about the current state public health services.
Should any qualified provider be extended to new areas?
Mandating GPs in NHS 111 call centres as part of the revised specification for the service would be a “big mistake”, potential providers have told HSJ.
The Central Eastern Clinical Commissioning Support Unit has shelved plans to bid for a place on NHS England’s ‘lead provider’ network, throwing its long-term viability into question.
GPs signing up to Kent-based programme