A devolution deal for Cornwall, including greater integration and control over health and care spending, is expected to be announced by the chancellor next week, HSJ has learned.
Exclusive: Monitor’s chief executive will today warn that foundation trusts could see their freedoms ‘completely eroded’ if they do not do better to reduce a sector-wide deficit projected to reach £1bn in 2015-16.
Councils hoping to gain Greater Manchester style devolved powers over health and social care must convince NHS England that the benefits of the move would go beyond integration of the two services, the body’s chief executive has said.
Details have emerged of the Monitor team that will drive the clampdown on agency staff spending.
The NHS will not be able to afford many new drugs and treatments in the next few years because it is prioritising out of hospital care, a senior NHS England director has warned.
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A process for deciding which new specialist treatments NHS England will fund will not be developed until the end of the year at the earliest, it has emerged.
The penalty imposed on providers who breach the remaining elective waiting time target is to be increased, regulators have told all NHS providers and clinical commissioning groups.
More than 23,000 extra nurses will be trained over the next four years to help meet growing demand in the NHS, HSJ can reveal.
Consultancy firm Accenture has been awarded a £60m contract to deliver a replacement for the health service’s secure email system by the Department of Health.
The chief executive of Circle has said that a lack of flexibility in its contract to run Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust was a major factor behind its early departure from the franchise deal.
A trust in special measures believes regulatory intervention has made it harder to improve patient care, the minutes of a high level ministerial meeting reveal.
The chair of the inquiry into care failings at Morecambe Bay has warned of a “disastrous consequence” for the NHS if it focuses too much on financial savings at the expense of patient safety.
STRUCTURE: A consortium bid led by social enterprise Locala has been selected as the preferred bidder for a ‘prime provider’ community services contract worth £285m, HSJ can reveal.
The plan for £22bn efficiency savings outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View are ‘virtually impossible’ to achieve, a former health minister has said.
Public Health England’s chief executive has reportedly questioned whether the Treasury’s demand for a £200m in year cut to public health budgets was a ‘thoughtful’ decision.
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