Hospital managers have been branded ‘immoral’ for introducing ‘extortionate’ parking charges for staff who need their cars for work.
A project that aimed to reduce death rates in hospitals using financial incentives has seen its initial period of success tail off, research reveals.
The NHS acute sector is expecting to record a net deficit in excess of £750m for the current financial year, exclusive HSJ research shows.
Hospital trust financial problems have now spread across England, with the acute sector in the majority of health economies expecting an overall deficit in 2014-15.
Our map highlights the health economies expecting to record a deficit for 2014-15
NHS England and Monitor have floated proposals for sweeping reform of the payment systems for emergency healthcare, to help bring about the changes envisaged by the Keogh review of urgent and emergency care.
The Foundation Trust Network has urged Monitor to stay independent when setting the national pricing tariff, despite pressures on the NHS budget.
The government’s ambitious plan to integrate health and social care is on track to go live next April despite the ‘tough’ financial climate, the health chief overseeing the project has said
The trusts bucking the trend of widespread unit closures
A clinical commissioning group has spent more than £1m developing and tendering one of the most high profile service restructures in the NHS.
Wide variations in NHS funding for the continuing care of people with dementia have been uncovered in a report by a Labour prospective parliamentary candidate.
The five year strategy being developed by NHS England will set out ‘a range of care models’ aimed at putting the service on a sustainable financial footing, it has said.
Outsourcing giant Serco has announced plans to withdraw from the clinical health services market in the UK after making a multimillion pound loss on its NHS contracts.
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NHS mental health providers have slashed beds and staff levels as they cope with real term funding cuts and the soaring cost of sending patients hundreds of miles away for treatment.
The cost of treating mental health inpatients in hospitals outside their local areas has spiralled, research by HSJ reveals.
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