STRUCTURE: Imperial College Healthcare Trust is to sell off huge tracts of land across three of its hospitals to help fund a major revamp of services, according to clinical strategy papers released last week.
Monitor is seeking to save millions of pounds by beefing up its internal team of troubleshooters to reduce its reliance on consultants.
FINANCE: An NHS worker who played an integral role in a fraud that saw more than half a million pounds drained from a world leading cancer hospital has been jailed for four years.
Clinical commissioning groups appear to be split over whether to penalise providers for breaching planned treatment targets as they seek to clear backlogs over the summer with government cash
Sickness absence is costing the NHS around £1.5bn a year, NHS Employers has claimed as new analysis reveals that hospital managers and doctors have some of the lowest rates.
Acute trusts must say whether they accept local forecasts for cutting emergency admissions under better care fund
Most cancer and end of life care services in Staffordshire are unlikely to change providers following a £1.2bn contract procurement, one of the directors behind the commissioning process has said.
The regulator has lodged a High Court claim against Grant Thornton in a bid to curb potential losses from its imminent legal clash with its former deputy chief executive
The Department of Health plans to establish its own fraud investigation function by poaching senior officers from NHS Protect, shrinking the national body’s size significantly as a result.
The NHS hospital run by private provider Circle has been forced to withdraw an offer to pay local GPs a £50 ‘administrative fee’ for surgery referrals, claiming the proposal had been ‘misunderstood in some areas’.
English hospitals have reduced the amount they expect to save on wage bills this year, as they focus on cutting costs in other areas and boosting income
The number of NHS trusts referred to the health secretary over financial concerns increased almost three-fold in a year, a report has revealed.
The leading hospitals ‘buddied’ with failing trusts under the special measures regime received some £1.5m to cover their costs last year.
Lack of money is no excuse for poor care, the health secretary has said
Department of Health spending rose by 2.6 per cent in real terms last year – by far the greatest annual rise in health spending of the current parliament
Education and training posts across the country could be axed as part of the second phase of Health Education England’s cost cutting reorganisation.
Doctors feel outnumbered and managers have been arrogant
A look at the pros and cons of civil litigation against fraudsters
Forging more honest debate about costs
Fundamental issues must be addressed