More than 2,100 mental health patients were forced to travel out of area for an inpatient bed in May this year, according to data published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.
Trusts have told regulators they will not be able to improve their financial positions without affecting frontline services, senior acute trust leaders have told HSJ.
NHS Supply Chain has pledged that it will use the ‘opportunities’ for greater savings highlighted in the Carter review as part of a deal that will see its contract extended until 2018.
Three of England’s most well respected foundation trusts are working on a partnership through which they can lay the groundwork to build and run hospital chains, HSJ has learned.
Unions reacted with anger today after the Treasury warned there should be ‘no expectation’ that every worker will receive a pay rise in line with the 1 per cent ceiling George Osborne set for public sector pay.
Almost 4,000 people detained under the Mental Health Act are still being forced to stay in police cells rather than a hospital, despite a 54 per cent fall over the last three years.
NHS England faces a ‘direct cut’ in its ability to provide care to patients as a result of a change to the deal that caps the price the government pays for branded medicines, a senior health economist has said.
At least two procurements for commissioning support services have been paused, HSJ has learned. This comes amid uncertainty over how stranded costs will be paid for if a commissioning support unit loses a contract.
NHS staff who fail to disclose payments and hospitality received from drug suppliers and medical device makers will be sanctioned under new regulation, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
The urgent and emergency care vanguards are the ‘battering ram of change’ and should quickly test new ideas to be replicated nationally, the director of NHS England’s new care models programme has said.
Cutting public health budgets by £200m is ‘short sighted, short term and unwarranted”, according to the Local Government Association and the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers.
Private hospitals could see a steep cut in their income from NHS funded services under draft prices proposed for 2016-17, Monitor has warned.
Over recent weeks, HSJ has been looking at the state of the foundation trust sector’s finances and highlighting key figures and trends. Here is a roundup of some the talking points from our series.
Talks are under way to identify high profile treatments to be removed from the cancer drugs fund in the coming months, HSJ has learned.
NHS England is looking at how to bring down financial barriers deterring GPs from taking on out of hours work, participating in new care models and expanding primary care, HSJ has learned.
Hospitals have been told by national officials to focus on improving access to medical consultants and diagnostic services as part of efforts to improve care for NHS patients at weekends.
Delving below the tip of the iceberg
An efficient collaborative culture
The importance of swift and accurate data capture and processing