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Commissioning news

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Investigation: ‘Unwarranted and unfair’ disparity in elective surgery revealed

1-Oct-2015 | By

Wide variations in elective surgery rates among the most affluent and deprived areas in England raise serious questions about the use of NHS resources, a leading public health expert has warned.

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Charts: Disparity in elective surgery commissioning

1-Oct-2015 | By

HSJ has examined the rates for elective surgery by the clinical commissioning groups covering the 10 most affluent and 10 most deprived populations in the country, revealing huge disparities.

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Exclusive: NHS England seeks freeze in better care fund transfer

30-Sep-2015 | By

NHS England is seeking a freeze in the sum the NHS is required to pool with local government in the better care fund, HSJ has learned.

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Updated: Private firm wins first full commissioning support tender

29-Sep-2015 | By

A private sector supplier has won the first tender for commissioning support services to be completed via NHS England’s procurement framework.

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Addenbrooke's recovery could take 'years', warns McNeil

25-Sep-2015 | By

Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust’s recently departed chief executive has warned he ‘does not know how the trust will cope’ this winter and that its problems could take years to address.

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Simon Stevens

Stevens: 'Decisive action' needed to keep NHS in the black

24-Sep-2015 | By

The NHS will struggle to stay in the black this year unless ‘decisive action’ is taken to reduce the cost of temporary staffing, the NHS England chief executive has warned.

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NHS property company shrinks capital spending forecast by £60m

24-Sep-2015 | By

The government owned company that manages thousands of primary care premises has reduced its capital spending forecast by £60m compared to last year’s plans, HSJ has learned.

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GPs in small practices earn more than those in large ones


The average incomes of GPs working in single hander practices are slightly more than 8 per cent higher than those of their counterparts working in large practices, figures show.

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Exclusive: Lack of interest delays support service procurement

21-Sep-2015 | By

A major procurement of commissioning support services in the north of England has been delayed after an initial lack of interest from suppliers.

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Lambeth: The area with an appetite for service change

24-Sep-2015 | By Tom Beresford, Denis O'Rourke, Dr Adrian McLachlan

It started with open breakfast meetings

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