Health economies seeking to be at the forefront of moving to the new models of care set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View have been given six weeks to submit an expression of interest to NHS England
Clinical commissioning groups have been told by NHS England to increase in real terms the amount of money they spend on mental health services as part of the 2015-16 planning guidance.
NHS England has dropped a controversial scorecard that was supposed to help it make decisions about whether to fund treatments for a number of rare conditions
One in 10 better care fund plans are predicting a first year return on investment of more than 20 per cent, HSJ analysis has revealed, prompting new suggestions that the financial planning of the fund is ‘wildly unrealistic’.
NHS England this afternoon approved plans to use more than half of the extra £2bn that has been freed up for health service spending in 2015-16 to bring underfunded clinical commissioning groups closer to their “fair share” of allocations.
The urgent and emergency care review being led by NHS England will conduct a national pilot in the spring to trial employing pharmacists in an emergency department setting.
One of the biggest teaching trusts in England has been forced to axe its once renowned acute dermatology service following an “exodus” of medical consultants following the transfer of their contract to private provider Circle.
The leaders of six clinical commissioning groups have written to NHS England criticising “apparent confusion and lack of clarity” in its proposals for primary care co-commissioning, HSJ can reveal.
National officials will create a ‘success regime’ in which struggling areas are directed to move quickly into the new care models proposed in the NHS Five Year Forward View, Simon Stevens has revealed, while warning local leaders against attempts to ‘re-spray’ their existing plans.
Multinational companies including G4S and arms manufacturer Lockheed Martin are among those that have expressed interest in a £1bn contract to run GP support services outsourced by NHS England, HSJ has learned.
A project in London has developed a model for diagnosing and treating the mental health co-morbidities of diabetes. Steven Reid explains