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Mandatory budget pooling with councils will improve care outside hospital, local commissioning leaders believe. However, they believe it is likely to mean NHS funds are used by councils to subsidise their non-health functions and could damage quality in hospitals.
NHS England should not “becomean agency that begs for more money for business as usual”, Sir Malcolm Grant has said.
Outsourcing giant Serco underestimated how long it would take to restructure community health services in Suffolk, its health managing director has told HSJ.
The Department of Health paid £1.5m to the financial advisers who acted for the government in the sale of the majority stake in Plasma Resources UK, the blood products company.
Unpredictable financial flows caused by unsettled commissioning structures are causing problems for trusts, according to Trust Development Authority chief executive David Flory.
Community providers have urged Monitor to support the development of new payment systems which will take investment away from the acute sector.
Three plans to join up patient records across a number of health and social care organisations are among 135 projects to have secured a share of NHS England’s £260m technology fund.
FINANCE: North Tyneside clinical commissioning group is showing a year to date deficit of £278,000 as of 30 September 2013, according to board papers from its November governing body meeting.
Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals Foundation Trust is predicting that it will fall short of its cost improvement programme delivery by £1.2m by the end of the year.
Surgery for knees, hips and eyes is under pressure across the NHS, with evidence of rationing to save money, a report suggests.
The Treasury has signed off NHS England’s £260m technology fund, the body’s technology chief has announced.
The chancellor used his autumn budget statement to warn of public sector pay restraint beyond 2015.
The government’s plans to create a national standard for social care eligibility could place unfunded new burdens on councils and lead to an increase in legal challenges, ministers have been warned.
The NHS Trust Development Authority is seeking more funding from the Department of Health to cope with an increased workload in the aftermath of the Francis inquiry, it has emerged.
The publication of the first national plan for the health workforce has been delayed by Health Education England as discussions with the Department of Health over its budget allocation continue.
The government has axed an annual study of spending in mental health services a year after HSJ revealed it had shown the first fall in spending for a decade.
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