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Surgery for knees, hips and eyes is under pressure across the NHS, with evidence of rationing to save money, a report suggests.
The Treasury has signed off NHS England’s £260m technology fund, the body’s technology chief has announced.
The chancellor used his autumn budget statement to warn of public sector pay restraint beyond 2015.
The government’s plans to create a national standard for social care eligibility could place unfunded new burdens on councils and lead to an increase in legal challenges, ministers have been warned.
The NHS Trust Development Authority is seeking more funding from the Department of Health to cope with an increased workload in the aftermath of the Francis inquiry, it has emerged.
The publication of the first national plan for the health workforce has been delayed by Health Education England as discussions with the Department of Health over its budget allocation continue.
The government has axed an annual study of spending in mental health services a year after HSJ revealed it had shown the first fall in spending for a decade.
Private providers of health service funded care will be granted access to the NHS Pension Scheme under proposals announced today.
Commissioners are slipping behind on their efficiency plans
Circle Partnership – the private provider that runs Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust – has signed a deal to advise one of China’s biggest multinationals on how to duplicate its own employee-ownership model.
COMMERCE: Papworth Hospital Foundation Trust has named construction group Skanska as its preferred bidder to develop a £165m hospital building under the private finance initiative.
FINANCE: North Bristol Trust was behind its finance plan by £1.4m at the end of October.
Health Education England is to take a lead in managing the national supply of the NHS workforce, starting with a major campaign to tackle a crisis in nursing numbers, HSJ has been told.
Royal Liverpool plans to reach financial close and sign the contract for its new hospital build before the end of the year, the trust’s recent board papers state.
A majority of the trusts placed into special measures following Keogh review inspections have expressed concern about the costs of improving care, even if most have backed the additional scrutiny they have received, according to HSJ analysis.
There is greater support for non-profit groups running NHS services than private companies, with support for private firms providing services falling markedly, a survey shared exclusively with HSJ has revealed.
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