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NHS England is planning to continue the health service’s current savings drive after 2015, and to recast it as a programme of “ambitious and radical” service change led by its area teams.
Scandal-hit Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust has been put into special administration by health sector regulator Monitor, it was announced this afternoon.
Exclusive: NHS England could 'ratchet up' financial pressure on private mental health providers, analysts warn
Private mental health providers could see pressure on their profit margins “ratcheted up” by the centralisation of secure and specialised mental healthcare commissioning in the hands of NHS England, according to a new report by market analysts Laing and Buisson.
Hospitals are “dangerously close to full”, Labour has warned, after it emerged that the number of hospital beds available to patients in England has shrunk by almost 6 per cent since the coalition government took office.
FINANCE: Bexley CCG has set a £16.9m QIPP target for 2013-14.
STRUCTURE: Oxfordshire CCG has confirmed that building work is to go ahead for the redevelopment of Bicester Community Hospital is to go ahead from June.
Serco is gearing up to bid for the Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust contract and expand its NHS portfolio, the company’s director of community services Sharon Colclough has indicated to HSJ.
Business leaders are preparing transparency guidelines for private companies running public services
STRUCTURE: The board at Western Sussex Hospitals Trust has approved a business case costing nearly £1.2m to improve surgical pre-admission accommodation at Worthing Hospital.
Health economies have been invited to bid to become integration “pioneers” running large-scale experiments in integrated care, in an initiative launched by health minister Norman Lamb.
How the troubled implementation of a new IT system exacerbated financial woes at Rotherham and what lies ahead for the trust
Rotherham Foundation Trust is planning to save £5m from its “corporate overheads” as it battles to deliver £50m cost cuts in the next three years.
FINANCE: Barts Health Trust is aiming for £77.5m in savings during 2013-14
FINANCE: Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust are planning savings of £10.8m this year, HSJ research reveals.
Capita is in talks with the Department for Health over government plans to axe its NHS Choices contract, HSJ has learned.
Clinical commissioning groups will be encouraged to experiment with different ways of paying for care next year, in what could be the start of the biggest reform of NHS payment systems since the introduction of payment by results.
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Monitor’s Christian Fielder on reform
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