The national leadership of the NHS has issued an unprecedented warning to politicians that it cannot continue at current funding levels, and will need additional resources worth more than 1.5 per cent a year in real terms over the next parliament
Private providers treated fewer than one in 10 of the patients left on NHS waiting lists for more than 18 weeks during the government’s summer drive to cut queues, HSJ analysis reveals.
Nick Clegg is pushing for next year’s NHS budget to be topped up with enough winter pressures funding to leave the service in a ‘healthy state’ for the next government
Smaller hospitals could be paid more for the work they do in a bid to ensure they remain viable, under plans set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View.
The next five years could see large scale sell offs of unused NHS property to release funds to help the health service move rapidly to new models of care
The better care fund should not be extended until the impact of its first full year of operation has been properly evaluated, NHS leaders have said
the shadow health secretary has admitted that Labour has not yet solved the issue of health service funding, after NHS England challenged the next government to commit to year on year real terms annual funding growth of more than 1.5 per cent
The NHS will become an ‘activist agent’ of social change in a ‘radical upgrade’ of prevention and public health, under plans announced today.
The head of a respected foundation trust has called for a major overhaul of financial rules to help popular hospitals cope with the extra demand their reputations attract.
The chief executive of University Hospital Birmingham Foundation Trust has admitted its first attempt to “test the concept of the chains model” with a trust from a distance has not worked.
The NHS England chief executive has said he wants to make “much faster progress” to clinical commissioning groups receiving their target funding allocations.
Foundation trusts could be ordered to sell surplus land or reduce the pay of senior managers as a condition of securing additional funding from the Department of Health
A prominent private provider of elective surgery to the NHS has seen a ‘slower’ than expected growth in demand for its services, despite the government’s £250m drive to clear waiting lists.
The NHS England official who ran Cheshire and Merseyside Commissioning Support Unit is still employed as a managing director, despite his organisation having merged with a neighbouring support unit.
Hospitals that blinker themselves to the potential of working with mental health providers will usher in their ‘own financial demise’, the NHS England official overseeing the service has warned
Parts of the mental health service could be destabilised by the ‘cluster’ payment system proposed for the sector, the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists has warned.
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