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Workforce efficiency: Short term and long term

In the face of rising pressures


CCG property sales 'will fund new care models'

Every clinical commissioning group in England has been directed to evaluate estate within its area to work out how much capital funding can be released by property sales.

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Richard Jeavons

NHS England director: 'Budget constraint' to blame for hepatitis C drug delays

Delays to the introduction of groundbreaking, cost effective hepatitis C drugs have occurred because of ‘budget constraint’, NHS England’s specialised commissioning director has indicated.

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Trust agrees living wage pay rise for 460 staff

WORKFORCE: A West Midlands acute trust is to increase salaries for its lowest paid staff to ensure they earn the living wage.

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NHS England unveils revamp of cancer drugs fund

The cancer drugs fund should become a ‘managed access’ fund, which would pay for new drugs for a set period before they are approved or rejected by NICE, NHS England has said.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust

First ever tariff hike agreed for troubled trust

FINANCE: Monitor has agreed to increase the tariff paid to University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust, which is likely to result in more than £20m of extra funding for the troubled provider this year.

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Breast cancer drug remains on CDF after ‘significant concessions’

A breast cancer drug will remain on the list of treatments patients can access through the cancer drugs fund after the manufacturer made ‘significant concessions’ on the price.

Richmond House

DH accounts show NHS ‘clearly in underlying deficit’

The Department of Health underspent its revenue budget by just £1.2m in 2014-15 – a fraction of its £110bn budget – the department’s accounts reveal.

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Wires and flash

Exclusive: NHS ‘needs at least £1.5bn a year’ for transformation

The NHS needs a dedicated transformation fund of at least £1.5bn a year to properly test and roll out new models of care, according to researchers.

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Simon Stevens

Eights lessons from MPs' quizzing of Simon Stevens

How heroic efficiency savings will be made, being assertive, and underwear sales: the key points from Simon Stevens, Sir Bruce Keogh and Jane Cummings’ answers to Commons health committee questions on Tuesday.

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Queen's Hospital, Burton

Trust signs estates deal to release millions of pounds

A Midlands trust has signed a deal with a private sector consortium to form a joint venture partnership aimed at raising millions for its revenue budget this year.

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Financial spreadsheets

Updated: £579m drawdown to commissioning system

NHS England will draw down a further £579m of historic surpluses to help the commissioning system this year, new board papers reveal.

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Clock doctor

The NHS could be world leaders in seven day working

With trusts offering all days services

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Exclusive: DH funds private prescriptions for drug denied to NHS patients

Taxpayers’ money is being used by the Department of Health to pay for private prescriptions for a £12,000 a year drug to treat narcolepsy, HSJ has learned.

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UK map

Analysis: Huge regional variation in NHS financial health

There is wide regional variation in the financial health of the NHS, HSJ analysis of the performance of clinical commissioning groups, providers and specialised commissioners in 2014-15 reveals.

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Surgeons in hospital

CCGs expected to fund 2.3 per cent rise in emergency activity

Clinical commissioning groups are expected to fund a 2.3 per cent increase in emergency activity this year compared to 2014-15, NHS England has confirmed.

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Nurturing leadership can go deeper

Delving below the tip of the iceberg


How to achieve a 'one team' culture despite outsourcing

An efficient collaborative culture

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Patient data scanner

Structure patient data to enhance clinical care

The importance of swift and accurate data capture and processing

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