NHS providers have been told to take a raft of emergency measures to try to reduce the huge deficit predicted by the sector this year.
Monitor has insisted it is “not telling trusts to stop recruiting clinical staff” in its letter to them outlining emergency measures to try to reduce their deficits.
FT finance: We list the foundation trusts with the biggest income from private paying patients in 2014-15.
COMMERCIAL: The main acute provider in Staffordshire has pulled out of a consortium bid to take on a £687m, 10 year prime provider contract for cancer services.
STRUCTURE: The ambulance service that covers Greater Manchester has resolved some expected difficulties with adapting its IT system to recognise the region’s newly designated ‘specialist’ hospitals, it has told regional leaders.
Irish nurses and midwives working in the English NHS are being tempted to return home in a new campaign by the Irish Health Service Executive.
Measures announced by regulators today have signalled a ‘fundamental change’ to the way the NHS is run, an expert said.
The first vanguard sites to receive transformation funding have been revealed this morning, as part of a wider package of support for sites working to establish new models of care.
Local authorities look set to face a flat 6.2 per cent cut to their 2015-16 public health budgets under plans put out for consultation by the Department of Health this morning.
Plans to publish safe nurse staffing guidance for emergency departments have been abandoned in a U-turn by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
A clinical commissioning group is proposing to hand its budget and nearly all its functions to a provider led ‘accountable care organisation’, in what could be a first in the NHS.
PERFORMANCE: A London hospital trust that only gained foundation status in February has been threatened with leadership change following an investigation by Monitor.
The ability of NHS acute trusts to employ sufficient numbers of nurses on hospital wards has worsened this year compared with 2014 despite record levels of recruitment, HSJ can reveal.
A High Court judge has concluded that the Health Research Authority acted unlawfully in applying new transparency rules on pharmaceutical companies carrying out clinical trials.
The health service could save £400m a year if the government changed the law to fix the costs for clinical negligence schemes alongside other measures, the NHS Litigation Authority has said.
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